Strengthen your business with powerful, efficient, and advanced FoodTech solutions. The expert foodtech software development team takes care of every step of your project and provides services to ensure your business goals are achieved.
At Anyforsoft, we develop sophisticated and reliable FoodTech management software to help business owners optimize and efficiently manage their operations. From booking a table to browsing a restaurant menu, ordering food, paying bills, and submitting reviews, Anyforsoft creates intuitive, modern, and easy-to-use web and mobile applications that completely transform the user experience. Improve your grocery delivery experience with robust software built for FoodTech startups, mid-sized businesses, and large corporations. Getting your attention in seconds can take time and effort. But you can only do something when you order, for example, a custom-made FoodTech site on a freelance basis. You need a professionally developed website with a unique design; it will help you:
- Improve customer interaction and experience. Consumers love convenience, simplicity, and intuition, and Personalization is the answer to all of these.
- Reduce time. Proper website design and development can significantly increase the performance of a website. Hire a team of professional developers from Anyforsoft.
- Order a more flexible and scalable website from Anyforsoft. Get exactly what you need today, and thrive in the future with custom website development at Anyforsoft.
- Ensure the security of personal data. Custom website development at Anyforsoft offers the latest technology, constant updates, and support to protect your customers’ confidential information.
- Add the custom features and customizations you want. Get truly feature-rich websites and add unique experiences and skills to your visitors.
- Increased automation of business functions. Use a solid content management system, integrate social media leads to get more of your leads, and improve your digital marketing strategy.
Why should FoodTech software be actively developed?
The food industry has grown and developed significantly in recent years. This is due to the proliferation of mobile apps for product delivery and purchase tracking platforms. IT services in the FoodTech industry are becoming increasingly crucial for profitability and subsequent customer success. Creation of modern, high-quality, multifunctional FoodTech software by Anyforsoft specialists provides:
- You are gaining a competitive edge: The opportunity to provide your customers with a user experience and significantly increase the number of conversions.
- Automation of processes: orders, deliveries, payment, personnel.
- Better communication: Customer-centric mobile apps offer more ways to communicate with customers.
FoodTech reliable software development functionality
The digital journey of your FoodTech business requires you to have a clear understanding of what you can do and what you want. Custom software development offers end-to-end capabilities to create world-class solutions for your business. Anyforsoft’s FoodTech software development focuses on affordability for consumers:
- Easy registration (possible using social networks).
- Profile management and personal settings management.
- Real-time order tracking.
- Loyalty program, discounts, cashback.
- Chat or technical support contact form.
- A large number of available methods to pay for the order.
- You are receiving a notification.
- View reviews and ratings.
Why Choose AnyforSoft for FoodTech Software?
The company is focused on developing software solutions in the industrial sector. They are focused on solving problems and providing practical, reliable solutions. More than 10 years of experience in software development, solving various tasks, and turning ideas into successful products allow us to fulfill your orders efficiently. AnyforSoft employees are always on the same wavelength as customers who seek to achieve their business goals by applying best practices and technologies.
The pandemic has destroyed the restaurant industry. According to the most optimistic estimates, over the past 18 months, a third of food enterprises had to close. However, the food market exploded during this period. The supply market grew 6-7 times, and at some point, delivery became the only reliable way of earning for restaurants. The best survivors of quarantine attacks could rely on Internet solutions. Digital maturity has become one of the critical factors for restaurant survival during the coronavirus crisis. The development of a strong presence on the Internet, a digital loyalty program, and a CRM system ensured the business’s survival and became its main guarantee. Digital user engagement increased significantly during the lockdown but has stayed the same since the restrictions were lifted. People are so used to ordering online that even the most technologically advanced market skeptics are forced to “digitize” for their customers. The impact of COVID on the restaurant industry has led to the emergence of new and complex forms of online work. “Virtual restaurants” and similar exoticism have been on everyone’s lips for two years. All these forms of work were necessary even before the pandemic. Virtual or online restaurants are open for delivery or takeout only. With the beginning of the blockade, almost all restaurants turned into virtual ones, which changed the approach to the production model. Since the physical hall is not accessible to customers, why connect the kitchen there? This is one form of work that focuses solely on delivery. These kitchens can be part of a specific virtual restaurant or offer multiple services.
How is a software developed for the FoodTech industry?
The most common features of the software can be described as follows; this software provides you with functionality to:
- Purchase of goods from suppliers.
- Collection of goods from the warehouse.
- Ordering products through the online platform in the application.
- Receiving payment.
- Receiving feedback from customers.
Traditional restaurants and fast food chains are responsible for these steps. The company buys and prepares the goods, and the courier is reliable for delivery and feedback. However, online restaurants are shutting down entire chains on their own to be hassle-free, transparent, and under complete control. To do this, online restaurants must become IT companies and create a whole food technology ecosystem. This is possible with the help of Anyforsoft services, where experienced professionals can fully develop a complete ecosystem for the field of FoodTech. Each step in the chain requires automation and additional functions. All phases must have a holistic effect based on the same data. Purchasing goods from suppliers may require integration with B2B platforms and goods receipt for inventory automation. Production requires proper management and monitoring of employees’ productivity and supplies; that is, the process of integration of payment services is taking place. Companies must be able to rely on effective customer experience management. This means you need a CRM function that you can order from Anyforsoft, where it will be quickly developed according to your needs and requirements. The easiest way to get all of these tools is with off-the-shelf software. There are inexpensive ready-made solutions on the market that allow you to start delivering products. Anyforsoft can develop an application or website available for restaurants in literally a week. The resulting software should provide a digital foundation but may only partially meet the specific needs of individual companies. At the same time, the software may contain elements that the client does not need, and over time, subscription costs and the need for new modules will be deducted from the client’s budget.
Experienced employees of AnyforSoft recommend creating a unique system for online restaurants that want complete control over their production and supply chain. This improvement costs more but is better in the long run and has no technical limitations for your business and your customers.
Development of a system of individual solutions for the field of FoodTech
What does an individual solution look like? An ecosystem for the FoodTech field is being built with the help of robust CRM solutions. Several functional cross-platform applications are being created, interconnected through a cloud server, organized in a SaaS model, where franchise partners are given different access rights and different types of authority. At the same time, the system provides a single database for all franchise stores, inventory accounting, sales and production control, and integration with external companies (from terminals to biometric scanners). Couriers and packers use cross-platform applications that simplify their work and allow customers to track the status of their orders in real-time. This development made it possible to simplify or automate many processes in the production chain, and an improved user interface allows operators to perform more tasks. The WebSocket protocol synchronizes all devices in the system, and information is updated in real-time. This enabled the company to process orders faster, set up work with clients, control the production chain at all stages and receive transparent analysis, speed up work and attract new partners.
A new look at FoodTech technology
Digitization of consumer segments is a global trend. The volume of the food supply market will increase 3-4 times, leaving room for further growth. With the right ideas and Anyforsoft technology, you can be successful in no time. Internet life is gaining momentum; almost every aspect of human life is online. With the advent of touch smartphones, technology has become integral to everyone’s life. This started a new trend: food technology. The direction includes the integration of digital technologies into the processes of food production, preparation, and delivery. The term “food technology” refers to online food delivery services to stores and restaurants, but the actual time is much broader.
Foodtech solutions from AnyforSoft integrate digital technologies in the food chain, from agri-food production to food packaging, storage, preparation, distribution, and disposal. Technologies are gradually replacing traditional ways of communicating with shops and restaurants. Why go to the supermarket when potatoes, eggs, bread, soap, shampoo, and clothes can be delivered to your door? You don’t need to go to a restaurant or order food by phone when all your favorite dishes appear on your table with two touches on the screen of your favorite smartphone. It is also worth noting the development of traditional food. Currently, the offer of a wide range of products for cooking certain dishes at home, delivering them from the store, is gaining more and more popularity.
About 60% of global investment in food technology is spent on online food delivery from stores and restaurants. Forecasts show that food delivery orders will increase 20-30 times. In particular, delivery of goods from stores is expected. To buy cucumbers and tomatoes, it is optional to go to the supermarket or look for eggs in the nearest supermarket. All this can be ordered in one click on a smartphone. Wait for the products to be delivered to your home.
Forecasts show that food delivery orders will increase 20-30 times. You can open a restaurant if you want to cook your food and feed it to other people. You can easily prepare food in your kitchen and use delivery services to sell meals. All this is possible with the help of specialized, high-quality software that AnyforSoft experts can develop for you, your business, and your customers. Nowadays, food delivery services are mainly used by millennials (people born in the early 1980s and late 1990s), who are active participants in social networks. Such people are consumers; they lead an active lifestyle and love to travel. The field of food delivery in the future will go beyond this group of people: food will be ordered not only by the elderly but also by those who do not call because of too much work.
The main technological trends of today also do not bypass the Foodtech segment; modern technologies have created a new direction for the business. Technologies such as mobility, robotics, social media/messaging, and virtual reality will be key drivers of transformative reality in 2022. In addition, the general development of e-commerce has had a significant impact on the Foodtech industry. Like real business, food delivery is moving online.
Modern food technologies: main directions of development
The name Foodtech follows two trends. The first is home or office food delivery from a restaurant, but the order (payment) is made through a website or responsive app. The second is a physical presence in a restaurant or cafe, but choosing to order food from the menu, receiving bonuses, and paying through websites, special mobile applications, or messengers. On average, online orders are two to three times larger than visiting a restaurant. 15-20% of all Internet users buy ready meals. Up to 20% of all restaurant sales are online, which could rise to 50% in the future. The main problems in the food industry are the selection of professional personnel, the expensive rental of premises, and the difficulty of collecting analytical data. With the help of modern technologies and solutions, specialists of AnyforSoft know how to perform work at the highest level of professionalism, creating high-quality software that aims to simplify the creation of customers and staff.
Order from your smartphone: order on the website or in the mobile application without waiting for the waiter and pay with your mobile device (at any time, even before the food is delivered). Firstly, the customer saves time, and secondly, the server can serve more guests at the same time. Another way to communicate with visitors is to use Viber or Telegram chatbots. You can make an order in just 15 seconds. The software developed by AnyforSoft specialists ensures the process of automating food delivery to the home. Optimizing couriers’ work and increasing efficiency is an essential aspect of food technology. This includes determining optimal routes, monitoring the work of each courier, and managing a fleet of carriers. The essence of such FoodTech projects is to create a courier service center that automates the management and optimization of delivery routes and offers card payment functionality during delivery. The use of FoodTech projects is beneficial for the cost-effective development and modernization of processes, the maximum use of non-traditional solutions and services, and ensuring the appropriate level of security.
Anyforsoft’s FoodTech software predicts delivery times when placing customer orders, solves the “empty path” problem, offers sophisticated routing logic, and considers customer types when distributing orders. A mechanism for distributing orders to external couriers, as well as courier evaluation and cargo identification, may also be provided. For example, if a customer orders frequently, he will be assigned the best (most experienced and fastest) courier.
A large number of companies and supermarkets are working on automating the work of their employees. For enterprises, this process consists of two stages. First, the product ordered by the user on the website is picked up by the packaging manager and delivered by cargo to the specified address. It is essential to optimize both phases. First, a product packer receives a categorized list of products for multiple customers simultaneously through a mobile application. This makes it possible, for example, to collect two or three orders simultaneously. This saves time because the courier does not have to return to the department for another order.
Anyforsoft also strives to maximize delivery efficiency. For this, optimal traffic routes are created, which include several delivery points at the same time. Special conditions must apply to regular customers, and products will be delivered to you first. After all, regular customers take more than 80% of orders.
FoodTech with augmented reality technologies
Another significant trend that is expected to affect almost all areas of our lives shortly, as well as in the FoodTech segment, is Augmented and Mixed Reality (AR and MR).
With AR and MR, you can preview products and dishes before ordering by looking at a full 3D model instead of just a stock photo. Smartphones allow restaurants to “put” their food on the table before ordering, allowing them to make more informed decisions about how tasty the dishes are. Thanks to this solution, you can present your products on an absolute scale, view and download 3D models, and create shelves for your products in virtual reality.
To start using augmented reality, you must register on the augmented reality browser page, select the template you want, and follow the instructions to create an ad or product catalog with augmented reality. In addition to qualitatively different advertisements and promotions, this solution allows analyzing the behavior of users: what products or dishes they look at, what they are most interested in, etc.
Experts predict an increase in meal subscription services and b2b destinations (services that deliver food from restaurants). FoodTech trends that appeared in 2022:
Active use of big data. For example, to get information about supply and demand in a specific area.
A variety of food. For example, currently, you can only order pizza and sushi, but the need for restaurants in places far from the center limits the offer. The service makes it possible to order food from locations far from the center.
Distribution increases the presence of the service in the region. As food suppliers begin to invest in development, we expect local markets to be actively shaped based on local characteristics. Food technology companies face regional barriers, such as ordering products only during the holiday season.
The increase in offerings in the delivery area leads to affordable personal products that everyone knows about: meatballs, soups, fries, rice, and salads. As a result, people begin to cook less and order food from home more often to improve their health and spend time with loved ones. Another exciting feature is that customers care more about the speed of delivery than accuracy, which is to deliver on time.
Home delivery is from more than just restaurants. Companies will begin to make purchases not only in restaurants but also in the market. You may also have an exciting opportunity to combine your food delivery service with other services.