Whether your business is in a farmers market, on a shelf in a big box store, or delivery only--or all three--make it easier for customers to shop any or all ways you sell though an omni-channel platform.Read More
Tofu, soy bean or bean curd, for many is a no go. It's also the item that many associate with a plant based diet. It is delicious in dishes fried or steamed because of it's ability to take on the flavor of the dish. Yet, soy is not everyone's go to food.
Thankfully for New Yorkers there's an alternative to soy, and it might be one of the most delicious things we've ever tasted.
Fofu, a tofu alternative, is a common ingredient you'll find at Quintessence, a quiet eatery in the East Village, run by soft spoken and charming Mun Chan.Read More
The number of smart phone users in the U.S. is now over 200 million people. Smart phones give users convenience and speed wherever they are. Used for searching for things they need on the spot or learning about something they want to buy, smart phones give consumers immediate information and decision making power.
Ordering food by phone--whether market fresh or pantry items--anytime and anywhere for shipping or local pick up is the next practical step. Enterprising food business will go places by connecting with smart phone users and providing a mobile ordering and payment option to customers. See why-Read More
Walking through the Santa Monica farmers market on Wednesday just a block away from the promenade is quite an experience. The streets are packed in all directions, customers are lined up at every booth several deep, and the market vendors are selling everything from vegetable baskets and almond butter to prepared food. Without question, business is happening.
It’s not much different than what you see in a busy neighborhood in New York City, where it may be a bit more spread out, but is nonetheless a concentrated mix of gourmet products and delicious food ready to eat. On the weekends, you can expect longer waits and fewer open seats because the hungry crowds arrive in great numbers.Read More
Gaining a competitive edge over the competition today, may come down to one thing: Customer service. According to a report from Garner almost 9 out 10 businesses believe that the customer experience will become the most competitive part of the industry. As businesses search for ways to elevate customer experience, one aspect that hasn't received as much focus as it should is the payment process and a seamless integration of that into the total shopping experience.Read More
After a year and a half of beta testing and a recent roll out and trial of digital loyalty, Treatmo is in New York with its first series of events under the theme, Pathways to Food.
This is an exciting time in the history of food where the push for transparency in ingredients and sources is greater than ever. Treatmo leads the way in providing the technology for businesses to interact with consumers more authentically.Read More
Mobile payments is quietly and quickly growing and will be the next major sales channel for merchants. The projected value of mobile transactions for 2016 in the U.S. is estimated to be $27B. Some large businesses like Starbucks are already benefiting from mobile payment apps. However, they don’t have to be the only ones. Small business can offer a mobile pay option to customers quickly and ‘affordably’ and obtain helpful marketing benefits in doing so.Read More
Awareness of mobile payments (paying with a mobile phone app instead of handing over cash or swiping a credit card), grew dramatically in 2015. An Accenture report from October 2015 indicated that more than half of consumers are aware they can use their mobile phones to pay at brick & mortar establishments, which is a 40% increase from 2014.Read More
The race is intensifying for restaurants and food merchants to create their own payments app. After all, Starbucks mobile purchasing app did and now accounts for roughly 20% of all sales at their coffee shops. With this level of commerce, every business now wants their icon on the home screen of every iPhone and Android smart phone. Staying top of mind among customers is usually key to getting an order and being visible constantly on a phone screen is a legitimate and modern way to do this.Read More
When a friend has done work for you or gone out of their way to help out, sometimes the best way to call it even is to buy them a great meal. After all, a full stomach goes a long way to keep people happy and eating out is generally a lot more social than compensating with cold cash. A new app called Treatmo allows you to do just that.Read More
For a small business to stand out during the last 10 years, it needed a solid online presence with a basic website and social media links. Over this time, lifestyles have changed as drastically as technology with increasing numbers of frequent travelers and on demand shoppers. The statistics paint an impressive picture: 74 million iPhones sold in the first quarter of 2015, and PC sales have declined 10% in the last year.
With the rapid growth of smartphone usage, having a mobile storefront--like the surge in health food--is less a trend than the way forward. A mobile-friendly storefront is similar to your web-based design for PC but is formatted in a way that makes reading and interacting with your site, shopping in particular, quick and easy.Read More