COVID-19 lockdown restrictions give rise to Online Shopping Cart requirement
Shops having occupancy restrictions need to offer “click ‘n collect” options. An Online shopping cart meets this important need. Avoiding cash handling situations is another change.
Fifth Chapter is a popular cafe in the Bentleigh shopping strip. They have a website which displays its goods for sale. It has phone ordering but no online shopping cart. There is no facility to accept payments, therefore losing sales.
The cafe employs 3rd party food ordering sites like “Menulog”. The fees associated with those services however, are expensive. They require a cost effective secure payment gateway in order to increase profits.
The solution provided setup an Online Shopping Cart
Shopify is a very popular shopping cart solution for businesses. Many shops now are using this solution.
This secure site matches the style of the existing site. A simple link to the new site is all that is required. The client promoted the new site on their Instagram page. They also advertised the new facility on their paper menus.
Product photos imported from the client’s Instagram page are handy. This simplifies the build and keeps costs down.
Shopify is very flexible. Once the catalogue is finished, delivery options are then added. For example, “pickup” or “delivery” can be selected. In addition, you can control when the site goes live. The on line store automatically closes after business hours. This prevents customers from placing orders out of hours. There is an option to restrict orders by location.
Even more, there are options for coupons and discounts. The easy to use back end tracks the orders.
Intuitive by design, the site’s owners require little instruction. They are ready to go once the site is live. They now sit back and watch the orders come in.
And finally, the app will notify the owner when an order arrives. Customers are notified when their order is ready.