register

Food Delivery Website Development

More than seven years in web development!

Food delivery websites features

Time is the most valuable resource when you live in a big city. That’s why online food delivery services are in high demand. Pizza, sushi, or other ready-made meal delivery services have industry-specific features.

Food images

When designing the food delivery web app, focus on adding eye-catching photos. Since online visitors can’t taste or smell the food, they often decide on what to order based on visual experience alone.

Fast & easy ordering

Your website has to have a shopping cart with automatic calculations of the total cost. The fewer clicks a user makes to place an order, the better.

Multiple payment options

Make sure that your website has a couple of different online payment options (paying with a credit card, PayPal, online baking, etc.), as well as paying with cash on delivery.

Transparent pricing

The more information a visitor can get right on the site, the higher the conversion will be. For example, you can implement delivery cost auto calculation based on customer address and check amount.

Personalization

Users should have the option to save order templates. Also, consider implementing a system of personalized offers and discounts based on your customers’ food ordering history.

Current promotions

You should update this section so that there is information about the bonus program as a whole and temporary and seasonal promotions.

Case Study “Caterway”

A New Zealand-based online service for ordering and delivering food from restaurants.

Goal

To make the process of ordering food for corporate clients as easy as possible

Case Study “Citybuffet”

Food delivery service from a well-known restaurant chain.

Goals

  • Enable online ordering to replace ordering by phone.
  • Increase average check.

Sign up for a consultation

We’ll help you choose technologies and features for your delivery service, which will allow you to achieve your goal faster. We’ll also draw up a plan for the development and launch of your project.

Essential features of food delivery service

Delivery terms

Delivery terms should be clear and concise. It’s important to specify whether shipping costs are included when calculating the order.

Complete menu

Bright and large photos, ingredient listings, calorie content — all these things are must-haves on your menu.

Reviews from real people

This section is especially important because almost no one orders food from the new place without reading the reviews.

Contact + directions

In addition to the telephone number, email, and physical address, you should provide a detailed driving directions map for customers who choose self-pickup (if this option is available).

You’ll benefit from a delivery service if you’re a:

  1. Catering on-site service
  2. Cafe or restaurant
  3. Meal delivery service (without cooking)
  4. Food manufacturer

Cutting-edge
technologies for your business

Python is a secure, robust, and effective programming language. It powers Google, Instagram, YouTube, and other major platforms.

We started to use Python and its framework Django long before they became the most popular programming techs. Since then, we wrote and launched 100+ complex Python/Django projects. And it made us adepts of these technologies. Our clients might not know what concise source code is, but they do appreciate when we save their time and money building IT-solutions for them.

Python is #1 in the world according to PYPL rating

Easy food search

Choosing meals in a few clicks. Simple catalog with filters by types of dishes (pizza, sushi, salads, etc.), by flavors and features (spicy, vegetarian, children), or by ingredients (‘with shrimp’, ‘with chicken’, ‘without onions’, etc.).

 

Custom filling

Give customers the flexibility to choose food variations. The option to add different ingredients to the meal can help your project stand out from the rest.

‘Tasty’ content

Large and ‘delicious’ food photos. Invest in beautiful photos of dishes when developing a restaurant or food delivery website. Use ingredient icons instead of transitional lists. Write copy that conveys sensations and taste. Right words have the power to whet your customers’ appetite.

Delivery cost calculation

Displaying delivery time and cost on checkout. Free delivery option tied to minimum check amount or location.

Extra website features

Extended filters

Standard filters include sorting by name and main ingredients. You can also add filtering by flavor: spicy, sweet, salty, etc. It’ll be a plus to enable sorting dishes by calorie content.

‘Tasty’ content

Large and ‘delicious’ photos of food. Invest in beautiful pictures of dishes when developing a restaurant or food delivery website. Use ingredient icons instead of transitional lists. Write copy that conveys sensations and taste. Right words have the power to whet your customers’ appetite.

Online support

People need to get answers to their questions right away when ordering food, so your service will have a competitive edge with an online support module.

Accessible delivery info

When your client is hungry, he doesn't want to wander around website pages and wade through a sheet of text with the terms of delivery service. Placing important information in a concise form in an easily accessible place is a good UX practice.

Cross-selling at checkout

It’s important to offer complementary foods. For example, your client could have just forgotten about adding the sauce. So if you remind them, it's useful for them and beneficial for you in terms of profit.

Custom meal builder

The option to add favorite ingredients to a recipe and remove things people don’t like will significantly increase customers’ loyalty to your brand.

Live cooking broadcast

Let your customers see online how clean the kitchen is and how professionally your chefs are.

Thematic recommendations

When customers put chips and lemonade in the cart, offer them a party set. When holidays are coming up, make recommendations for this occasion.

Loyalty program

The loyalty program should catch the eye and encourage people to order more often.

Mobile-friendly design

When building online delivery services, pay special attention to how your web app looks and works on mobile devices. Most of the orders are made from smartphones these days. In development, we adhere to the "Mobile First" principle. I.e., First, we build an adaptive mobile version and only then — the desktop one.

6 steps to develop a food delivery service

1. Idea discovery

Discussion about your idea, working through the use cases.

2. Market Research

We dive into your business, research the competitors, and draw up a specification document.

3. Time & costs estimation

We write down the backlog items and estimate time costs for each module.

4. Legal guarantees

Singing the contract that includes fixed price, time, and work volume. Attaching the specs.

5. Step-by-step development

Breaking the projects down into sprints. We’ll also send you the results of each sprint for approval.

6. Test & launch

Setting up a server, training your staff, and final testing.

Client brief template for delivery website design

Our questionnaire will help you structure your vision of the project. It also ensures that we’re on the same page about your goals.

Thank you for your interest!

We will contact you soon