In today’s fast-paced world, convenience is paramount. Coffee shops, the haven for many in the midst of bustling lives, are increasingly seeking ways to enhance the customer experience. Order-ahead mobile apps have emerged as a game-changing solution, particularly when integrated with popular payment systems like Square. This white paper delves into the transformative power of these apps, building on insights from Espressly, an innovative player in this domain.
As a coffee shop owner, you understand that your business isn’t just about serving beverages; it’s about delivering an experience. The morning rush, the mid-day pick-me-up, or the late afternoon lull — each visit presents an opportunity to create lasting connections. But in a digitized era, how do you maintain this connection without physical presence? The answer: Order-ahead mobile apps.
Traditional walk-ins are still a substantial part of the coffee shop model, but the digital realm is expanding rapidly. With over 80% of Americans owning a smartphone, the move towards mobile ordering isn’t just inevitable — it’s already here.
Many coffee shops use Square for its robust POS and payment solutions. Marrying this with an order-ahead app amplifies its potential. Here’s why:
Espressly stands out in the realm of order-ahead apps. Their emphasis on creating tailor-made apps for individual coffee shops ensures a personalized touch, strengthening brand identity.
Lucky Finn Cafe, with its three locations, exemplifies the success of integrating an order-ahead app with Square. Their collaboration with Espressly led to:
As the lines between the physical and digital blur, coffee shops must evolve. An order-ahead app, especially when integrated with trusted platforms like Square, isn’t just a trendy addition; it’s a necessity.
The transformation is more than just about sales. It’s about staying connected in a digital age, enhancing the customer experience, and ensuring that every cup served, be it in-shop or ordered ahead, is a testament to the coffee shop’s commitment to its patrons.
For those looking to embark on this digital journey, Espressly serves as the ideal partner, bridging tradition with innovation, one order at a time.