Top 5 Benefits Of Online Food Delivery
Start writing a post

Top 5 Benefits Of Online Food Delivery

Benefits Of Online Food Delivery

Top 5 Benefits Of Online Food Delivery

Here is a fun fact, did you know that the very first online food ordering was placed somewhere back in 1994? Yeah, it's that old! By 2019, fast food delivery UK, USA, Germany, and China became the world's leading online retail industries with a whopping income of $13.7 billion.

The truth is, humans have become digital nomads, living up a digital life. Everything you need is just a click away and you don't even have to get out of bed for it, literally!

The online food industry has grown ever since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world. The only way people could keep themselves somewhat entertained during quarantine and lockdown was by ordering food online to satiate different cravings.

So what do customers and providers get out of it? Here are the top 5 benefits of online food delivery.

1. Convenient

As a customer, having to physically visit the restaurant to pick up the order can be overwhelming at times. Especially with the current pandemic situation, personally going to pick up your order is neither convenient nor safe. Besides, you would even have to use up fuel for your car to get there and back.

Having ready-made food delivered to your doorstep, how much more convenient can it get? Having a party at your place, a midnight craving but you don't feel like stepping out or maybe unexpected guests show up at your doorstep, online food delivery is the saviour to all your problems.

You can place the order of your favourite food anytime, anywhere. All you have to do is access the delivery platform from your smartphone or tablet. You don't even have to speak on the phone with the customer representative anymore.

2. Endless Options

So, if you physically plan to visit a restaurant, you are given very limited food options, typically from that particular restaurant. However, a food delivery platform is loaded with restaurants, adding in a wide variety of foods. It's almost like an online food court.

Being an owner of a restaurant or home food service, registering on a delivery app can bring you great advantages in terms of exposure and profit. Moreover, you don't need a website to put your food out there. It's a win-win for a customer and a business owner both.

3. Expansion of Customer Base

Another great benefit is the rapidly growing demand for food delivery services by people. Many prefer to order their favourite food at their homes or during office hours when they are not able to physically visit the food chains. The convenience of ordering food at your doorstep has made many people regular customers. People even end up trying new food items from a variety of menus and discovering new eateries as well.

Due to Covid-19, the dynamics of society have changed drastically. The majority of the people had to stay at home either by choice or by force. Many restaurants lost their businesses because customers weren't able to visit their chain for having a meal. On the other hand, the food chains that provided delivery services saw a rapid boost in their businesses.

Therefore, online food delivery provides a great opportunity to target such a huge number of potential customers and make a great deal of profit by providing an efficient home delivery service to them.

4. Minimal Contact

Whether you consider the fact of this widespread pandemic or simply avoid gatherings that you think of as unclean/unhygienic, then you realize the potential of food delivery services. Especially during these trying times, a person is advised by medical experts to maintain strict social distancing from each other. Through minimal contact with the delivery boy, not only you will be saving the hassle of payments and payment of cash in physical form, but you will be practising the proper guidelines for the social distancing provided by the medical experts. This will keep you and your loved ones safe from the pandemic and various other diseases and allergies during these trying times.

5. Promotions and Offers

By cutting some of the costs incurred on food services provided inside the restaurants, you can easily provide a number of better and competitive deals and discounts to your customer base to increase your market presence. By taking out exclusive food deals, people will rush towards ordering food from your restaurant and this will drive your sales up for sure. It's a win-win situation for both the restaurant as well as the customers.

Key Takeaway

While the traditional dine-in eateries have their charm, the online food delivery services have tapped a new market for driving sales and increasing the customer base. By having a food delivery service available, your eatery will boost sales and increase the number of food orders which would have been impossible otherwise.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

2026: the year the Fifa World Cup Returns to North America

For the first time since 1994 the United States will host a world cup (for men's soccer)

2026: the year the Fifa World Cup Returns to North America
Skylar Meyers

The FIFA World Cup is coming to North American in 2026!

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

An Open Letter to Winter

Before we know it April will arrive.


Dear Winter,

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

6 Questions To Ask Yourself When Cleaning Up Your Room

This holiday break is the perfect time to get away from the materialistic frenzy of the world and turn your room into a decluttered sanctuary.


Cleaning isn’t just for spring. In fact, I find school’s holiday break to be a very effective time for decluttering. You’re already being bombarded by the materialistically-infatuated frenzy of society’s version of Christmas, Hanukah, etc. It’s nice to get out of the claustrophobic avarice of the world and come home to a clean, fresh, and tidy room. While stacking up old books, CDs, and shoes may seem like no big deal, it can become a dangerous habit. The longer you hang onto something, whether it be for sentimental value or simply routine, it becomes much harder to let go of. Starting the process of decluttering can be the hardest part. To make it a little easier, get out three boxes and label them Donate, Storage, and Trash. I'm in the middle of the process right now, and while it is quite time consuming, it is also so relieving and calming to see how much you don't have to deal with anymore. Use these six questions below to help decide where an item gets sorted or if it obtains the value to stay out in your precious sanctuary from the world.

Keep Reading... Show less

Why I Don't Write (Or Read) An "Open Letter To My Future Husband/Wife"

Because inflated expectations and having marriage as your only goal are overrated.

Urban Intellectuals

Although I have since changed my major I remember the feverish hysteria of applying to nursing school--refreshing your email repeatedly, asking friends, and frantically calculating your GPA at ungodly hours of the night. When my acceptance came in I announced the news to friends and family with all the candor of your average collegiate. I was met with well wishes, congratulations, and interrogations on the program's rank, size, etc. Then, unexpectedly, I was met with something else.

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Meet the creators making their voices heard on Odyssey.

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week
Why I Write On Odyssey

At Odyssey, we're on a mission to encourage constructive discourse on the Internet. That's why we created the response button you can find at the bottom of every article.

Last week, our response writers sparked some great conversations right here on our homepage. Here are the top three response articles:

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments