“We have had tremendous success growing our business online – going from a few hundred a week to our current volume of about $1,000/day.”
Julie Peterson is the owner of Sandwich Pizza House, a lovely restaurant serving Greek-style pizzas and subs in Sandwich, Massachusetts. She has been part of the GloriaFood family and one of our biggest supporters for 5 years.
From the very beginning of our journey together, our Restaurant Success experts provided her with all the support she needed, as well as other useful tips & tricks on how to get started and increase her restaurant’s sales fast.
Before long, Julie managed to save up a lot of money, whilst still having a great online food ordering website. Now, she makes about $1,000/day selling her food online using the GloriaFood system.
GloriaFood review: Taking the first steps to online ordering
Here’s what Julie had to say about our free restaurant ordering software only months after using it:
I have been using GloriaFood for a while and all I have to say is WOW! I recently switched my online meal ordering platform from a big company that was taking 13% of every order to your free online ordering platform. All I can say is that I am VERY PLEASED with your service — the ease of setup, functionality, multiple delivery zone, visually appealing layout and format all for a GENUINELY FREE COST.
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How to make a food ordering website from scratch
Once she started using GloriaFood, Julie decided to take it one step further and generate her very own profitable online food ordering website in a few easy steps:
After getting my full menu online, I was so impressed with your service I decided to purchase your sales optimized website ($9/mo). I liked your mobile web design better than my primary site for which I paid $200/mo. And so did everyone else I asked.
How to save $5,200 in commission fees, within 6 months
Fast forward 6 months and Julie is saving thousands while creating a solid online customer base:
In the 6 months I have been using GloriaFood, I have done about $40,000 of online orders. Before switching to GloriaFood, I had to pay up to 13% commission fees to my prior ordering service. This would have cost me $5200 for the entire 6-month period. So that means that I would have had to dig deep into my pockets to give them at least $866/month, worth of commission fees.
With GloriaFood, I pay a flat rate of $57/month for the premium features (credit card payments, advanced promo module, plus a Search Engine Optimized sales website). All that amounts to a total of $342 for the same 6-month period. I’m genuinely over the moon!
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There are many reasons why Julie chose to stick with GloriaFood for so many years. The main one is the success it has brought to her restaurant:
We have had tremendous success growing our business online – going from a few hundred a week to our current volume of about $1,000/day.
Another reason is our Customer Success team:
Your customer service has been stellar via chat/email despite no phone option. I was initially concerned your international location could be an issue, but you have delivered excellent, prompt and understandable customer service via chat every time.
Julie even recommends our solution to fellow restaurant owners who get in touch with her:
I have received numerous phone calls from prospective clients over the last few years (they looked me up from the review and reached out via Facebook or my website form) and discussed with them in-depth the benefits of GloriaFood’s system.
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Testing new territories: how to promote your food offers using Autopilot
Now, Julie is testing one of our newest features, Autopilot Selling, where you can create marketing campaigns to re-engage clients, prevent cart abandonment, and encourage second orders. This is what she has to say about it:
I have found the Autopilot email campaigns useful [and] relatively easy to set up. I would say I initially spent about an hour, no more than 2 hours to learn how to use them, slightly customize them and then implement them.
If you want to learn how to get started with Autopilot too, check out the video tutorial below:
Julie sums up her experience using our online ordering system like this:
GloriaFood has a 5-start product with superior performance and affordable pricing.
If you’d like to see for yourself, you can create an account for free and explore everything our system has to offer.