There is a free way to add curbside ordering to Shopify. CurbAware offers Shopify customers the easiest way to add their menu and start taking curbside notifications.
We created this solution after we noticed that Shopify charges for features that should be free.
Shopify Monthly Cost Vs CurbAware
Currently at writing this you need to pay at least $29 per month to host your ordering site with Shopify. CurbAware currently charges no monthly fees. That means you can host your restaurant or store and add curbside for nothing.
Customizing Your Site
Currently CurbAware offers three customization options. Shopify does offer more ways to customize. However, keep in mind that CurbAware only picks designs that are optimized for ordering.
GloriaFood doesn’t come free, which is why we created a restaurant solution that makes hosting your own menu affordable so you can improve your profits.
We offer the features you need to keep your restaurant sustainable during the time of covid. This means curbside notifications, something that we simply do better than GloriaFood. At the same time we do it free.
Why Pay for a Mobile App?
Gloriafood charges for a mobile app. We include an app completely free. Why should you pay a high monthly fee for something we can easily develop? We’ll get you up and running in no time so you can offer your own app for online order as well.
Get a completely free ordering system when you get this UpMenu alternative available. What should you be looking for in a free alternative? You want a menu service that can provide you choices in managing your menu.
CurbAware Providing Curbside Notifications
When it comes to CurbAware, unlike services like UpMenu, it provides a free curbside ordering solution sending it right to your mobile phone. This is the best way to notify your customers about new orders.
With CurbAware we automatically generate your menu QR code so that your business or even restaurant menu can be accessed directly via a QR code. This allows an easier way to access your online menu for ordering goods and services without having to type in a url.
We automatically generate your QR code in your customer dashboard for easy access to online ordering. This means no need to print out menus.
Carrabbas – They offer both pickup and delivery. I had used their pickup option once and they do a great job of packaging the food and overall had a good experience with their curbside pickup option.
Outback Steakhouse – They let you get their great food like steaks to go. They do a great job making sure your food is hot and taste as great as eating in.
Applebees – They’ve been around and offering curbside pickup for quite awhile. They even have a place to park in order to get the items. Just drive to the restaurant, park in a designated pickup spot, respond to the order confirmation text.
Potbelly – Certain locations have curbside pickup. Options vary by store. Some locations provide curbside pickup.
With plenty of apps also offering curbside service, we wanted to give our take on the Swipe.By app that promises curbside service. We tried them out. Unfortunately their presence was small and their take seems to be on offering a platform for both restaurants and consumers. We feel they would have been better just being a behind the scene platforms based on its limited amount of locations.
Unlike CurbAware they don’t allow any web presence or web ordering. They are app only and require a phone unlike other curbside apps that allow text based ordering for those that don’t want to download yet another app.
With CurbAware you get a full online ordering system, with the ability to customize your store. Add text based and location based curbside ordering so your customers have flexibility in alerting when they are ready to get the order.
There is more reason than ever to take advantage of a Curbside pickup service. With a new update, businesses can now access a new ‘Curbside Pickup’ label. This label gets added to their local inventory ads for relevant businesses in the top feed.
At the same time, Google My Business profiles now have the option of showing curbside pickup.
Google provides a curbside guide on how to add this implementation to your business.