How to create your own Pickup & Delivery app
Written by Marie Pireddu on
Many brick-and-mortar shops had been facing a tough situation these past few months due to the lockdowns imposed in many countries by the Covid-19.
Groceries, Restaurants, caterers, retailers, drugstores are some example of those small businesses that had taken the right decision to move their business online. Their online shops allowed them to keep selling their products and stay in touch with their clients.
But as we mentioned in a previous article, e-Commerce is a tough competitive market. So how can your independent business compete? By becoming your neighborhood champion and taking advantage of your actual physical location.
By offering a fast local delivery option and a convenient in-store pickup, you provide your clients with the flexibility and convenience they need.
With the idea in mind, GoodBarber is now offering an app builder to create a Pickup & Delivery app, with key features dedicated to boost your sales and grow your local client base.
How to create a Delivery app and in-Store Pickup
This guide is mainly directed to people who already have a shop (physical or online) and wish to go bring their business to the next level with an app.
If you are at the very beginning of building an app, you may want to refer to this article to learn about how to create an app .
For this article, we'll use the example of a caterer, St Augustin, who wants to become the food champion of their neighborhood. So, let's build the app together.
Follow these steps to create your own Delivery app:
- Get everything you need ready for your app
- Start your Pick-Up & Delivery app
- Add your products to your Delivery app
- Design your Delivery app
- Add your business information to your Delivery app
- Customize your transactional emails and push notifications
- Add app extensions to deliver the best shopping experience on mobile
- Test and publish your Delivery app
Step 1: Get everything you need ready for your app
Your logo is designed
Your product catalog is in a .csv file
You've written your product descriptions
How about the images that will accompany your products?
And last but not least your business admin info (contact email, phone, address, hours of operations, etc )
Step 2: Start your Pick-Up & Delivery app
You benefit from a 30-day free trial to familiarize yourself with the platform, test your app, and make sure everything is ready for the publication.
You will also have full access to our support team, a detailed online help guide and video tutorials to help you along the way.
Step 3: Add your products to your Delivery app
Step 4: Design your Delivery app
You can now choose your theme, add your logo, launch screen, design your sections, and product pages. Don’t forget to pay attention to the design of your checkout page.
Step 5: Add your business information to your Delivery app
Step 6: customize your transactional emails and push notifications
Step 7: Add app extensions to deliver the best shopping experience on mobile
Step 8: Test and publish your Delivery app
Testing an exact copy of your app (called the AdHoc version), in the same version as the one which will be released on the stores, is a very important step you shouldn’t overlook. With GoodBarber, you will find in your back office dedicated online helps to generate the AdHoc version, for both the iOS and the Android version of your app.
Once happy with your app you can move on to the publication of your app.
You can find more info on the publication process in this article: how to publish your app on the App Store and Google Play
Don't forget to publish your PWA and install a domain name. A PWA is a great marketing tool to help you promote your app.
You can find a lot of resources and tips on how to promote your app, boost your downloads, and increase your sales on our blog.