Make a Delivery App in 4 Easy Steps
1. Start with an app template
The takeaway template features an engaging food ordering menu, checkout system and loyalty program.
2. Brand your app’s appearance
Upload your logo and design your colour scheme in seconds using your Facebook page or website.
3. Customise your menu easily
Add your menu items, customise your delicious toppings and upload photos of your dishes with our simple drag and drop editor.
4. Launch your takeaway app!
Launch your app and get it ready for download in just a few clicks.
Online Ordering System for Takeaways
Built-in features to boost business
Smart Food Ordering
Build your menu with our simple drag-and-drop suite to create an intuitive food ordering experience for your customers – without having to write a single line of code.
Add all of your dishes and options for extras like toppings, sides and garnishes to give your customers a professional ordering experience.
Your new app’s online ordering system will integrate seamlessly with an Android powered wireless printer, meaning you can automatically print orders and send them to your kitchen with ease.
Simple Account Creation
Allow your customers to create an account and save their favourite meals and orders to keep them coming back for more. Give your users all the benefits of a food delivery site like Just Eat, without the margin stretching fees.
Easy Payment Integration
Take card payments using your preferred payment gateway directly through your mobile app. Our takeaway and delivery app builder integrates with a variety of popular gateways, as well as offering the option to take payments through PayPal or cash on delivery.
Reward Top Spenders with Discounts at Checkout
Incentivise loyalty by offering a discount and check-out for your top spending customers. Simply set up a minimum spend amount and loyalty percentage and give your best customers a reward for ordering food.
Your Own Wireless Order Printer
Our Android powered wireless printer integrates seamlessly with your takeaway app and prints off orders ready to to go to your kitchen – giving you your own online takeaway ordering system.
Advanced multi-location Support
Does your takeaway or restaurant have multiple locations? No problem.
Create multiple menus for each location within one app and allow customers to easily find the right location to order from.
Connect your printer to each location to make managing your restaurant chains simple.
Grow your food delivery service with our powerful app features
Customise your app with any combination of our built in features.
Perfect for takeaways and restaurants. Offer food ordering services from your own app.
Communicate directly with customers with a secure chat centre and send attachments.
Drive sales and incentivise app downloads with redeemable coupons with set start and expiry dates.
Customise your own stamp card and even create midpoint offers to keep your customers coming back.
Create a form for anything with features like photo upload, text and signature fields.
Provide contact details, directions, social links, reviews and your opening hours from one easy to access tab.
Promote your products, staff or events and allow users to rate your photos.
Let customers earn points to redeem again rewards by checking into your business.
Add text, upload images, embed videos or use custom HTML to create unlimited pages of content.
AppInstitute Case Studies
Halsey’s Deli and Eatery
Halsey’s wanted to introduce a takeaway and food delivery service to increase its reach and bring in more orders.
The restaurant needed an app builder that would give them control over service and how the brand was portrayed. This meant that aggregator apps were unsuitable.
The owner decided to use AppInstitute after seeing its powerful takeaway functionality.
Our user-friendly interface allowed Halsey’s to create and publish the takeaway app using AppInstitute in just a few days.
Since its release, the mobile app has been critical to Halsey’s business:
- The app was downloaded 400 times in just six weeks.
- Halsey’s now receives around 40% of orders through the app.
- It saw a steady increase in repeat business through the app.
- Halsey’s keep 100% of profits, which would not be the case if they used a third-party aggregator.
“It took less than two days to scope, design and create the initial web app and then a couple of days to go live. We were supported throughout by the AppInstitute team, although we needed little assistance because the build process was pleasingly straightforward. We now receive about 40% of food and drink orders via the app, and we are seeing excellent levels of footfall and a steady increase in repeat business.”
– Owner, Halsey’s Deli
Raglan Road Bar
Raglan Road Bar needed a way to generate revenue while the Covid-19 pandemic threatened the hospitality industry.
The bar initially accepted orders by phone or aggregator apps, but soon found the manual payments and commission fees overwhelming.
After researching several options, the owner of Raglan Road Bar decided that AppInstitute was the best solution for its needs.
This was because of our app builder’s user-friendliness, templates, loyalty program and contactless ordering services – to name just a few.
Between 4 July and 13 July 2020, this resulted in the following successes:
- The app was downloaded 540 times in the first ten days it was available.
- The app brought in £10k in revenue, at an average of £1k a day.
- The first ten days saw the app process 798 transactions, with an average value of £12.53.
“Operating a bar during the pandemic is unlike anything we’ve done before. We don’t typically provide takeaway or table service, but these two options are now necessary to survive. Thankfully for us, AppInstitute makes it really easy for us to offer both these services to our customers.
-Ged Dowling, owner of Raglan Road Bar
How can I make money from the app?
You can make money from your app by enabling your customers to do more of what usually generates revenue for your business. ie Sell products, food orders, bookings, offer services, all which can be paid for with Credit/Debit Card or PayPal.
Is there a minimum term contract?
There are no lock-in periods with monthly AppBuilder and AppBuilder Pro plans so you can cancel your account at any time. The AppSmart plan requires a 12-month minimum contract.
If I decide to cancel my subscription, what happens to the app?
Your app will be cancelled on the day your account is cancelled and will be unpublished from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Are there any hidden charges?
AppBuilder Pro and AppBuilder Pro+ plans require the creation of your own Developer accounts to submit your iOS and Android apps to the App Stores. Apple charges an annual fee of $99 for this and Google charges a one-off fee of $25.
What can I link my app to (ie websites, databases etc)?
Any web content, or web link can be embedded into the app. ie if you use a web widget like OpenTable for bookings, this can be integrated into your app.
iPhone or Android app? Which is best for my business?
If you’re choosing to publish your app on just one platform, either Apple App Store or Google Play Store, you need to consider which one is best for your app. Unless you’ve already done your research, it can be a difficult decision.
There are various factors to consider when choosing between Apple iOS and Android Apps, so I’ve done the hard work for you. In this post, I’ll highlight the factors you need to consider…
Firstly, these two companies account for over 90% of the smartphone market share.
Although Android currently dominates market share at over 80% (while Apple iOS sits at about 15%), Apple iOS dominates the profit share, generating 85% more revenue for app developers than Android.
Even though there are more people using Android devices around the world, Apple users are spending much more money in the App Store than Android users in Google Play.
The central reason for this is that Apple only sells premium products with a substantial price tag, whereas the Android OS can be found on a huge range of devices, and a lot of them are very moderately priced.
As a result of this, Apple users usually have more disposable income and are often more engaged with Apple’s technology compared to the average Android user.
Android tablets, for example, sell at a small fraction of the cost of, say, an iPad. Because of this, parents have started buying Android tablets for their children. Therefore, if you’re releasing an app for kids, Android is the best bet.
Apple users are also more loyal than Android users. Apple users tend to stay with Apple and are less likely to switch to different operating systems.
62% of iPhone users are satisfied with their device compared to only 48% of Android users.
To help you make the choice between Apple and Android, here are some more factors to consider…
If you’re planning on making money through In-App purchases or charging for your app, Apple has the advantage. Apple generates 45% more revenue per user from In-App purchases than Google does from In-App purchases on Android. iOS users are also 10% more likely than Android users to make an In-App purchase.
In addition to this, the spending power of Apple users is almost 5x higher than Android users. Hence why app developers focus on building for iOS first.
If you’re making a retail app, Apple also has the advantage. iPhone users are more likely to make a purchase from their phone.
23% of mobile shoppers are iPhone users, whereas 17% are Android users. Additionally, iPhone users are 15% more likely to visit online retail sites from their mobile phone.
Clearly, Android and Apple both have their advantages and disadvantages. Apple users are more engaged and loyal but Android allows you to reach a broader audience. Why go for one when you can have both?