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Chow Local Vs. Big Delivery Apps
The video below shows the actual sales a restaurant got on Chow Local in February 2022.
10 Easy Ways To Get More Orders Through Chow Local than any big delivery app.
The video below shows 10 ways practical and easy ways restaurant owners on Chow Local can divert their loyal customers from ordering through high-commission delivery apps in order to get the most out of Chow Local or their own website.
Skip The Commissions
When it comes to ordering takeout or delivery, people prefer ordering through apps like SKIPtheDishes™ and UberEats™ because they offer a user experience that is ultimately more convenient than having to deal with separate restaurant websites or even placing an order over the phone.
Having hundreds of restaurants all in one app that already has your delivery address and credit card on file is as convenient as it gets.
Most users don't realize these apps charge restaurants as much as 30% in commissions. People have no idea that most restaurants don't make money on SKIP and UberEats orders. And who can blame them?
Many restaurants actually tell their customers to order through these apps. If they don't explicitly invite them to do it, they do it indirectly or unknowingly. For example, one of the most effective ways these big delivery apps get restaurants to send their loyal customers to their platforms is by placing their sticker on the restaurant's front door.
Local restaurants "know their customers". They know how to reach them and are usually good at marketing themselves. So the idea of restaurants driving their loyal customers to these big apps, to forgo up to 30% does not make sense. It should be the other way around. The big app should drive new customers to the restaurant, and get 30% as a reward for their marketing efforts. But this is sadly not the case.
One of the main reasons restaurants promote high-commission delivery apps is because they solve the restaurant's delivery problems.
Unless you have ever run a busy restaurant that offers delivery with in-house drivers, you will most likely have no idea how stressful it can get. Having one or two in-house delivery drivers just isn't enough for some busy restaurants than get lots of orders during peak hours. On the other hand, small restaurants that don't typically do a lot of delivery business simply can not afford to hire an in-house delivery person. Whether a restaurant gets one order or twenty orders in an hour, SKIP or UberEats' fleet has them covered.
If only there was a similar delivery app with a large fleet of reliable delivery drivers, that doesn't charge crazy commissions. Now there is. Say hello to Chow Local!
Since we launched in Regina late last year we have saved restaurants thousands of dollars each month, by not charging any commissions. Instead, we charge a one-time account activation fee ($300), and a flat monthly fee ($95-$200).
Our drivers have completed thousands of deliveries for restaurants that get orders through our app, as well as directly through their websites or over the phone.
We even do deliveries for restaurants that have in-house drivers, but occasionally need help during peak times.
Most of the restaurants on our platform are still on SKIP and UberEats, however, when it comes to promoting a delivery app, they now send their customers to Chow Local instead.
We not only believe in treating restaurants ethically, but we also believe our drivers should be treated as fairly as possible. This is why we give 100% of the delivery fee ($5.95) and tip to our drivers. We don't take a cut. Doing this ensures that our drivers are happy and take responsibility for their work.
Since we don't take a cut, our drivers have all agreed to cover the cost of any mistakes they make. Mistakes happen, however, due to the way our platform puts the responsibility on the driver, we rarely have any issues.
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