The 5 Biggest Frustrations in the Food and Beverage Industry and How You Can Solve Them

23 Nov 2020 Helpful Tips

Running a food and beverage business is stressful. Frustrations often occur that could cost you thousands!

Here are 5 of the biggest frustrations experienced by vendors and distributors today and the simple ways you can solve them.

1. Debtors

Sick and tired of chasing up debtors? Spend too much time manually allocating cash, cheque, or EFTPOS payments to different invoices? These frustrating tasks take up hours every week and end up impacting your cash flow.

The solution for vendors and distributors is a Payment Gateway. A payment gateway offers food and beverage businesses with a quick, easy and secure payment solution.

  • Automate your entire accounts receivable, never miss a payment again
  • Automatically allocate payments to specific invoices with complete accuracy
  • Restrict orders from being placed until payment is made

A payment gateway removes your frustrating process of having to manually allocate every payment to individual invoices, a task that ends up taking hours of your valuable time each week. With a payment gateway you will never miss a payment again! 

2. Invoicing Process

Repetitive manual invoicing is frustrating. Not only does it waste your time, but it often leads to errors which further impacts your bookkeeping.

EasyVend Web provides food and beverage businesses with a completely automated invoice system that slashes all errors and repetitive admin time.

  • One touch Pay Now button enables instant credit and debit card payments
  • Automatically allocate payments to specific invoices with complete accuracy
  • Automated credit card payment
  • Built-in functionality to seamlessly manage complex discounts, rebate structures, multiple price levels and price adjustments.

You will never need to go back to the repetitive, manual and time-consuming paper invoicing process!

3. Inventory Management

There is nothing worse than a customer requesting a product and discovering that you are out of stock. It looks bad on your business and could lead to customers going elsewhere. Manually recording stock in a booklet or spreadsheet takes so much time and often leads to mistakes that cost your business thousands.

EasyVend Web is the complete solution that makes inventory management simple.

  • Track orders, deliveries and updates
  • Track largest selling products
  • Complete inventory overview at all times 
  • Eliminate manual stock entry
  • Easy Stock control

4. Proof of delivery problems

Frustrated with carrying around a Docket Book, filling in the docket ripping it and handing it to the customer? The solution... MiniVend. MiniVend is a mobile app that syncs with EasyVend. 

  • Track orders deliveries, updates in real time
  • Pre-load customers products and information – you no longer need to manually write them down each time!
  • Print out professional docket from a handheld portable printer that can be given to the customer.
  • Live updates back to the vendor so you always know where the delivery is at.
  • Sign on glass

No longer will you need to manually write down products and information, rip it off and hand it to your customers. With MiniVend all Proof of delivery problems will be removed.

5. Finding new Income Streams

COVID-19 has swept the country, many businesses have been forced to close due to government regulations. A solution for food and beverage businesses is Online OrderingA staggering 80% of food and beverage businesses did not have online ordering.

An online ordering website creates a brand-new sales channel to drive new customers to your business.

    • Automate your entire ordering / payment process
    • Products and product images populated online
    • Use credit limits and customer debits

How EasyVend can help?

Using the latest technologies, the new EasyVend Web provides the complete solution for food distribution businesses, making business more efficient and streamlined today. Remove all your frustrations in your business with a complete system catered for your businesses specific needs.

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