Online Food Ordering System for deliveries and take-outs. Need ideas about selling.

Hello everyone!

Long time lurker, first timer poster. Really appreciate all the content i read here. Thanks to everybody. I just posted this on /r/Entrepreneur

A little back story: I work in a restaurant in the UK. We were on Just-eat for years until we got really tired of their bullyness and extortionate amount of commission from our orders. They were making more money than us from our business. I decided to make our own website for costumers' convenience, as they've gotten used to this laziness. We decided that we need a management app to accept orders and make small amendment on the go. I have some experience with project management so I got a few freelancer devs, and provided requirements, tested and overlooked the whole project.

I started talking to people from the same field in my circle and they showed interest in it. I developed a listing app like Just-eat on a secluded local level with just a few restaurants. Its has been working flawlessly for months now. I am charging them a really low subscription fee on monthly basis without any commission or other charges. I don't have any significant user-base but with little awareness, I get enough business to make this product my worthwhile.

I started this a FUCK YOU to corporate bullshit, but now I have a tested, and working product in my hand which is proving to be helping a few other businesses too at the moment. I only closed them in because I knew them for some time now. But I really suck at selling. As I mentioned, I am the only non-dev in this accidental project. We don't have any expertise about sales, neither funding to hire anyone until it gets any substantial traction.

what do now?

As I have already established my credibility, and my individual journey as a customer of my own product, I know some bits about what to say to my prospective clients but that's about it. Any help about selling this product would be greatly appreciated. Especially about how to approach, what to take with me, and how to start.

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Crisp, the platform for demand forecasting the food supply chain, gets $12 million in funding

Crisp, a demand forecasting platform for the food industry, has today announced the close of a $ 12 million Series A funding round led by FirstMark Capital, with participation from Spring Capital and Swell Capital.

Crisp launched out of beta in January of this year with a product that aimed to give food suppliers and distributors a clearer picture of customer demand at retailers. Before Crisp, these organizations usually had several data scientists compiling data from various sources into an unintelligible spreadsheet, making it difficult to see general demand outlooks, and nearly impossible to spot anomalies.

Not only does this lead to losses in revenue, but it also contributes to a terrible amount of food waste.

Crisp looks to solve this by giving these suppliers and distributors a visualization of their data instantly and in real time. The company has built integrations with a large number of ERP software, ingesting historical data from food brands and combining them with a wide range of other signals around demand drivers, such as seasonality, holidays, price sensitivity, past marketing campaigns, changes in the competitive landscape, and weather that might affect the sale or shipment of ingredients or the product itself.

The end goal is to consolidate data across the industry, from brands to distributors to grocery stores, so that each individual link in the food chain can do a better job of matching their supply with their demand on an individual basis.

Since launching out of beta, Crisp has expanded beyond food brands and suppliers into retail and distributor space. The company has also expanded beyond product and dairy into verticals like beverages, bakery, CPG, flowers, meat and poultry. The startup says its seen an 80 percent increase in the number of customers using the platform since January.

Obviously, the coronavirus pandemic brings its own unique challenges and opportunities to Crisp’s business. On the one hand, grocery store shopping is booming and the supply chain behind it is certainly in need of better data science and demand forecasting as user behavior shifts rapidly. On the other hand, user behavior is shifting rapidly.

With state by state, and sometimes county by county lockdowns and shifts in the restrictions imposed on small businesses, Crisp has had to manually track what’s going on around the country in order to provide clear insights to its customers.

“This period we’re in has increased that willingness to share data and increased collaboration between everybody in the supply chain,” said founder and CEO Are Traasdahl. “We’ve seen a big shift there. Earlier, everyone assumed that everyone else was able to deliver, but now this ability to have a full, top-down visibility across a whole depth of companies, not just the companies next to you in your trading relationships, but being able to unify data and have more insights from multiple steps away from yourself, and get that data in real time been accelerated.”

Crisp currently has 33 employees (with plans to hire on the back of the funding), which is 33 percent women and 15 percent people of color. Half of Crisp’s management team are women.

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I and my friend are 15 years old from the East Midlands England, and we've planned out a stall which we run at the local car boot every week. We've worked out how to stock everything and the overall finance of it, however as we are selling food/drink which is packaged, I wonder if there are any regulations in terms of hygiene and whatnot.

We're only selling wrapped sweets bought bulk, like Haribo bags and cans of soda, etc. Are we in the clear? I don't really want to call up the council or the people who run the car boot sale thing as I feel that's a forgiveness>permission scenario.

If the business goes well, we may also invest in a portable coffee machine and sell sweets individually from those large Haribo boxes as well, what would be the regulations on that?


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A glint of hope for India’s food delivery market as Zomato projects monthly cash burn of less than $1M – Yahoo Finance UK

A glint of hope for India’s food delivery market as Zomato projects monthly cash burn of less than $ 1M  Yahoo Finance UK
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