Restaurant delivery has a price tag—often a substantial one. Profitable delivery relies on understanding and figure out ways to cover your standard costs. One common method is to charge a delivery fee.
Defining Delivery Zones
Depending on the size of your delivery area, your true costs for delivery will vary from address to address. Creating multiple zones keeps prices more affordable for customers ordering from locations close to the restaurant, and helps you recover your higher costs for delivery to customers further away. Read more
If you’re like a lot of busy restaurant operators, your delivery zones may be “set it and forget it”—perhaps set up when your POS system was installed, but not reviewed since. If you do a lot of delivery business though, it’s worth revisiting your zone setup regularly.
Tweaking delivery zone settings doesn’t take long, and automating things like charges, taxes, and minimum order size can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
Delivery zones help set accurate customer expectations around delivery times, and define delivery charges to recover costs. Read more
Is your delivery operation as efficient as it could be?
Trim delivery labor costs systematically with a point of sale system designed for pizza and delivery. Read more
The team at SpeedLine is gearing up for the “Largest Pizza Show in the World.” International Pizza Expo will take over the Las Vegas Convention Center in less than two weeks.
Visit SpeedLine at Pizza Expo 2017 in booth 421
Come down March 28-30, and check out what Pizza Expo 2017 has on the roster. This year there are many great seminars to check out.
On top of that, attendees enjoy outstanding food samples, cooking and baking demonstrations, the International Pizza Challenge, and the World Pizza Games. Attend the Pizza Expo Block Party or Acrobatic Dough Tossing Finals. And new in 2017, sign up for Scott’s Las Vegas Pizza Tour.
Visit SpeedLine at Booth 421
Where we will be happy to show you the latest in pizza point of sale.
- Bring your questions.
- Learn how a POS designed for pizza delivery can streamline operations and help you see more clearly into every area of your business.
See the impact of LiveMaps Visual Dispatch on delivery profit.
In the market for a new POS? Expo booth visitors get the LiveMaps software free with purchase through May 31, 2017!
We are also giving away an Apple Watch each day of the show.
Enter to win at Booth 421 daily.
Not registered yet? Save $50 off a 3-day pass with code SPEE50.
In the restaurant business, where you’re watching every dollar, the ability to trim your labor costs down to the dollar is critical. And controlling labor can be the key to a profitable week. Let’s look at at how to optimize labor, and why it’s so critical to get our labor costs under control.
We know that fixed costs such as rent and utilities are beyond our control, while labor is a cost we can control. But there are lots of moving parts to consider. Read more
Gone are the days of effectively running a pizza delivery operation with a pad of paper and a rotary phone.
Today, your business is sharing space with Amazon and Uber. And as a result, your customers’ expectations around delivery are very different today than they were a few years ago.
To compete in this new delivery space, a Visual Dispatch system gives you an edge. This can make it easier to plan routes and pair nearby orders for efficient delivery. Read more
Only two and a half weeks until one of the biggest pizza delivery days of the year: Halloween is just around the corner. On any given day, pizza delivery comes with a set of challenges. As recent news stories attest, pizza delivery in some areas can be a dangerous job. While most orders are legitimate, delivery drivers travel alone to strangers’ homes, and carry cash. That can leave them vulnerable to theft or worse.
And on the spookiest day of the year, there may be extra challenges for delivery drivers. Here are a few strategies to keep your drivers safe this Halloween. Read more
“Going green” always seems to be in the news, but is it a viable option for your restaurant business? Many operators find it not only makes for good press and creates goodwill with environmentally-conscious customers, but it also saves them money.
Today we look at a few simple strategies for green restaurant operations—and how they can pay off: Read more
“Going green” always seems to be in the news, but is it a viable option for your restaurant business? Many operators find it not only makes for good press and creates goodwill with environmentally-conscious customers, but it also saves them money. Read more
You’ve probably seen the videos: pizza delivery drones are out there now. But how many are actually delivering pizza for real, and how many are simply a brainchild of the company’s marketing department—a publicity stunt?
The truth is that, even for large, sophisticated companies like Amazon and Google, regular delivery by drone is likely some distance into the future.
Here are a few reasons why: Read more