Let’s face it, in the Food & Beverage Industry it is very easy to lose track of time. With so many things to do in such a short space of time many businesses find tasks being left undone which often impact profitability or the customer.
That brings us to the question. As a Food & Beverage Business Owner, how can I save time?
EasyVend has put together 5 proven tips that you can use to save time at your business in 2023.
Let’s get into it!
1. Take Advantage of Online Ordering
Is your business still taking orders via phone, SMS, or Email? If so, you are seriously limiting your businesses performance. One of the fastest and easiest ways to save time and maximise customer satisfaction in 2023 is to implement an Online Ordering Website.
The benefit of having your own Online Ordering Website is you limit the amount of time you spend manually taking orders. Customers can place orders online at a time that suits them best. Streamlining your business’s ordering through a designated online ordering website will give your team more time to focus on fulfilling customer orders.
2. Automate Customer Payments
How long do you spend chasing customers for payment? Chasing customers for payment isn’t a fun job, it’s time consuming and costly. Your business shouldn’t have to assign or employ someone for the sole role of chasing customers for payment, it will set you back.
Another very effective way that your business can save time and increase cashflow is by Automating Customer Payments using a Payment Gateway. The benefit of implementing a payment gateway to your business is customer payments are automatically debited at the time of purchase – thus significantly reducing debtors.
3. Utilise Technology
It’s no secret that technology is changing the way that businesses operate. Every day new technologies are being released that both increase efficiency and reduce operational costs. To save time at your business it is important that you utilise industry specific technology like an Order Management System (OMS).
Using industry specific software like an OMS gives your business the power to automate many daily operational tasks like Ordering, Invoicing, Stock Management, Reporting, Route Management and more in one central application.
Automating daily tasks will give your business back more time to focus on the more important roles like fulfillment and accelerating growth.
4. Track Drivers
Delivery Speed often makes or breaks a Food & Beverage Business. To acquire and retain customers, it is absolutely vital that your business does everything to increase and fulfill delivery deadline promises.
The best way to save time during the delivery process is to Track Driver Routes. Using a Driver App, your business can predictively fulfil orders whilst your drivers are on a run. Your team can have the next batch of orders ready to go for pickup by the time they arrive – no down time!
5. Invest in New Equipment
When was the last time that your business updated it’s equipment? The Food & Beverage Industry changes rapidly, the equipment that you are using now, may not be the best solution available and it could be holding you back from fulfilling your potential.
To achieve sustained success, it is important that your business researches and continues to invest in new equipment when it becomes available. The benefit of investing in new equipment is they may speed up your process, save you money and increase your order capacity.
In the Food & Beverage Industry it can often feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get jobs done. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are strategies that you can use to save time and get more tasks done! The 5 Tips presented are a few proven ways Food & Beverage businesses can save time in 2023.
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