The Science of Food Delivery Apps

Food Delivery

A hungry man is an angry man, no? So it is in your best interests not to
Delay the hunger pangs and get something to eat. But in today’s world where every single person is hustling 24/7, cooking at home is not even an option. In this scenario food delivery apps like Zomato ,UberEats, Swiggy and Foodpanda comes to the rescue.
These on-demand food delivery apps cash your appetite providing food at your doorstep saving you from the hassle. Gone are the days when these apps were one of their kinds. Now the ruthless and cutthroat competition in this industry is driving these companies to come up with more innovative ideas. Yet a lot of entrepreneurs and startups are thinking about trying their luck and experiment the market.
Before jumping into the arena of food industry it is better to do a market analysis first.

The Market Value of Food Delivery:

The worldwide market for food delivery is around $108 billion, which is 1% of the food market and 4% of the food sold through restaurants and its markets. The market experts also expect the market to reach a staggering amount of $300 billion by 2030.
So the statistics are quite encouraging. Now the question is how to develop a food delivery app that stands out among the rest. Here are some of the steps that are going to guide you through your journey:

1. Choosing the right business model:

There are two types of models in the food delivery industry i.e the aggregator model a.k.a the third party model or the logistics service model. In the former the food delivery app acts as a mediator between the customer and the restaurant while in the latter the order delivery is handled by the application itself. The aggregator model does not suit startups since the delivery part of the order is taken care of by the restaurant leaving you with no margin.

2. Decide the main features:

In order to be unique, your app must also have some striking features. Once you are done with this step, the rest is just a piece of cake. Some of the features that customers look for in a good food delivery app are
• Easy Registration
• Profile Management
• Easy search option
• Easy List for orders
• Preferences on homepage
• Order tracking
• Easy payment gateway
• Push notifications
And of course reviews and ratings.

3. Choosing the right developer:

Doing a thorough research on the developer part is also important because he will design the technical part that is the backbone of the app. The developer should understand your objective and implement updated software and agile techniques to bring out the best of your idea. Plus getting an app developed by an agency comes with proper product licensing, guarantee and commitment that freelancers often fail to offer. Thus, it is always advised that you go for an agency if you want quality service delivered within minimum time and budget.

4. The right niche:

Keeping the type of customers in mind before going for a food delivery app can be a plus point. Figure out what your customer’s want. Do they love fast food or prefer restaurant-quality dishes? Are they vegetarian or hard-core meat lovers? This kind of research can really be helpful.

5. Efficient Logistics System:

Strategically planning this part is what makes food apps favorable for the customer’s .Plan the routes of the city and calculate how much time it takes to deliver the food.
The food delivery industry is highly saturated so it is upto you what you make of it.If you want it, go for it and take risks because at the end of the day it is worth all the struggle.