With PayAnywhere, No Meal is Left Behind

By Brooke Tajer on

For the average 9-5er, time is money, but above all, time is precious. Hectic work schedules and family activities dictate the majority of how the average person's day is spent. Many of us come home from a busy day and the last thing we want to do is whip up a gourmet family meal or deal with a late night shopping trip. With the expansion of grocery and food delivery services, time spent prepping meals can be cut in half by having your weekly meals and groceries delivered directly to your door. For companies providing these services, being equipped with PayAnywhere's mobile point of sale solution can help ensure all items are accounted for and any last minute items can easily be purchased at the door.

For a food delivery company, providing customers with a time efficient way to put a meal on the table is the premise of their business model. Customers search online for their meal choices for the week or select individual grocery items, adding them to their cart. The checkout process is simple; enter the payment and delivery information and voila, meal problem solved.

But what happens when delivery day arrives and your customer realizes they forget the noodles for the fettuccine alfredo for the night's dinner? A simple swipe of the customer's credit or debit card through the PayAnywhere mobile credit card reader can eliminate the woes of a forgotten food item, and make you the hero of the meal time drama. With PayAnywhere customers can purchase and pay for additional items on the spot, providing they are stocked in your truck. Notice a certain item selling more in one neighborhood? Send your team out with extra stock and they can up-sell to customers when they make a delivery. If, for example, tiramisu is often sold with lasagna, have your drivers suggest the dessert to those who may have forgot to order. Have overstock of an item that needs to be sold right away? Send these items out with your deliver drivers so they can offer them up at the door as a special sale.

When you don't have to worry about how you will bill your customer for their purchases your delivery drivers are freed-up to offer your customers a host of additional items and services. PayAnywhere places a full mobile credit card processing solution into the hands of delivery staff. The capabilities offered by PayAnywhere allow food delivery employees to conduct face-to-face transactions on the spot, while also providing their employer with a detailed inventory of products sold, discounts accounted for and detailed reports for the day's deliveries. Why shouldn't your payment processing solution be as mobile as the bread and butter of your business?

For companies that serve customers who may not have Internet access and prefer ordering via catalog, the added security PayAnywhere provides means that you can swipe your customer's cards upon delivery and assure them that their information is highly secure, protected by PayAnywhere's PCI compliant service, and never stored on the device.

Ready to take the point of sale checkout directly to your customers? Getting started is easy! Simply download the PayAnywhere app, sign up for an account, and plug the free card reader into the audio jack of your device. The app and reader are compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android smartphones and tablets and Blackberry smartphones. With a low transaction fee of 2.69% per swiped transaction or 3.49% + $0.19 per keyed transaction, food delivery companies such as SchwanÕs and Delivered Dish need not worry about high fees, lengthy contracts, or extra charges. By eliminating these potentially profit swaying fees; companies can continue to keep their food prices reasonable and customer's wallets fat and happy.

PayAnywhere will be attending the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show at the Javits Center in New York City from November 10 - 13, 2012. Stop by the PayAnywhere booth (#1388) located in the Mobile Food Truck Pavilion inside of the Technology Innovation Center. Come see firsthand the innovation and technology behind their mobile payments solution. For more information on the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show check out