How to get your first delivery orders

Basically, you do all that you’ve been doing before for pick-up, but now you may also offer delivery to those few potential clients that you can reach within walking distance. Try only during lunch hours and dinner time if that’s when you have the highest chances to sell something for delivery.

Our system allows you to configure very granular opening hours for delivery and fine shaped delivery areas, just for a few streets, if you are not ready for more. Find one or two people in your staff that would pick this casual challenge together with you and get things gradually hire dedicated people for this or not.

Spread the news in your neighborhood

Make some flyers and spread them in your deliveries-covered neighborhood one afternoon every month. If possible, don’t leave flyers in the mailbox as people typically take all those and throw them bulk directly to the garbage bin.

If legally allowed, try hanging flyers on the door knocks or stuff them under car wipers. If there are office buildings in your area, dental clinics or other private but public places, try asking the doorman if/where is possible to display your menu flyers too. Chances are they have a newsstand designed exactly for such purpose so that their club members and/or clients can easily find information about where/how to grab some food nearby.

  • Make it clear on your flyer that your customers can place an order on your website or Facebook page. This will drive offline clients online and turn them into regulars. Put this flyer along with every meal order you deliver.
  • Don’t miss the opportunity even when clients meet with you. On every branded and printed item, you should also have a little promo space for your website, online ordering and loyalty promo, if any.

Don't be shy about your website. Mention it somewhere visible on your flyer, and include a coupon code for those first time clients. Here's an example of how a promotional flyer could look like. Feel free to use our template: download PSD file. Give this file alongside with your modification requests to the design / printing agency.

online ordering info card