Whether you own a taco truck, pizza joint, or high-end boutique, finding new ways to serve customers who are looking to shop and place orders from anywhere is key to adapting to today’s challenges.
If you’re looking to take orders online, on social media, or over the phone, you have a variety of options when it comes to how customers can pick up or receive their items.
From curbside pickup to delivery, here are a few options to easily expand the ways customers can get your pizzas, sweaters, cinnamon rolls, artwork — without missing a beat.
Add curbside or in-store pickup
If you’re located in a neighborhood where customers can come to you, you can provide them with the option to buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS), or pick up their order curbside.
If you use Square Online Store and you enable in-store pickup, customers placing orders will see a selection for in-store pickup at checkout, and they can come inside your brick-and-mortar space when their order is ready for pickup.
If you enable the curbside option, customers will see a selection for curbside pickup at checkout. Your customer will receive a text message letting them know to call your pickup location’s phone number upon arrival, and you or your staff can bring their order out to their waiting car.
Set up local delivery
With Square’s local delivery, you can offer delivery for customers within a geographic range that you determine, and use your own staff (or yourself) to deliver goods. Eligible customers can select delivery at checkout and opt to receive delivery text alerts.
- Local food delivery: When you enable local delivery with Square Online Store at your restaurant, order tickets sent to your kitchen will print all delivery details in the notes section.
- Local retail delivery: When you enable local delivery with Square Online Store at your retail store, customers can select delivery at checkout. Order tickets sent to your Point of Sale will print delivery details in the notes section.
For both retail and food, you can also set an estimated delivery time, delivery fee, and a minimum delivery order value.
Learn how to set up local delivery.
Work with delivery partners
You can also set up delivery through integrations with Square partners. These integrations can help you offer customers delivery by courier, receive online orders from customers, and manage orders from these platforms within your Square Point of Sale.
Here are a few of our partners that can help you get set up.
- Postmates can help you reach new customers with food pickup and delivery orders. Square customers new to Postmates receive one month of commission-free service with no setup costs. Get started with the Square + Postmates integration.
- Chowly helps streamline and integrate orders from multiple third-party delivery services in one place. Square customers receive an extended 60-day free trial with no setup fees. Get started with the Square + Chowly integration.
- The Ordering.app, now part of Google, can help you get your menu online to easily accept food orders from search results and your website. Square customers can take advantage of all order fees being waived until July 1, 2020. Get started with the Square + The Ordering.app integration.
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Alise is an editor at Square, where she writes about how to start, run, and grow a business, highlighting our sellers around the world.