Updating Your App
When you toggle on the new HTML5 version or republish your app to Cherry or later for the native version, you'll need to do some back-end work:
Add category images.
Set the opening times for each location.
Select how many days in advance orders are accepted.
Create a Braintree account if you wish to accept credit card or Paypal payments.
Make Delivery Fee and Convenience Fee taxable if desired.
Choose a Free Delivery amount (min. order total for free delivery) if desired.
To the New HTML5 Version
To the New Native Version
When you update your app to the Cherry source or later, it will begin using the native Food Ordering feature, which includes all the awesome new benefits.
See below for setup info on each new feature and upgrades!
Under the Restaurant Information section you can select the order types your business accepts and how many days in advance you accept them.
- The Dine in option is only available for same-day service.
Takeout and Delivery can be set anywhere from same-day to 6 days in advance.
- Delivery Radius: Only users with delivery addresses within this radius can successfully place orders. (Enter zero to disable this limit.)
Delivery Minimum: The minimum order total (before tax and fees) required for delivery.
Delivery Fee: The monetary value that will be added to delivery orders. This can be set as taxable or not.
Free Delivery Amount: The minimum order total for free delivery. When this total is met, the delivery fee will automatically disappear. (Enter 0 to always charge the Delivery Fee.)
Lead Time is the average amount of time it takes for an order to be prepared. This gives users a more accurate estimate and avoids rush orders. The Lead Time calculation works as follows (example uses 15-min. Lead Time):
- Opening time of 10 AM = first available "ready" time of 10:15 AM
If user chooses "ASAP," the system will take the current time and round up to the nearest 5 minutes, then add the Lead Time:
Current time is 11:12 > rounds to 11:15 = first available "ready" time of 11:30
This buffer gives the user a more accurate "ready" time by allotting a few extra minutes for them to actually place the order through the app
Price List Display Option
See below for details on features from the user's perspective!
On the Food Ordering landing page, users can view their last 10 orders:
- They can remove one by swiping left across that order.
They can re-order the same things (depending on availability, time, etc.) by clicking a previous order then selecting "Reorder."
Leaving Location Prompt
Time & Availability
- Time zones are ignored. The user is assumed to be in the same time zone as the business.
Menu items can be location-specific. You can pick one, multiple or all locations when adding items.
Menu items can have specific available times (think Breakfast Menu).
GPS coordinates will be required for each location.
You can Enable/Disable Order Types.
Dine-in is for same-day only.
Takeout & Delivery can be offered anywhere from same-day to 6 days in advance.
When items are added to the shopping cart, the cart icon will slide to the side to display the cart's current item count and order total.
Users can pick a quantity from 1-5. If they want to order more than 5, they can click the More button, which opens a dialog box for the user to input a larger number.
Shopping Cart Page
- Item quantity can be adjusted here. When the user sets an item quantity to zero, a prompt will ask them if they wish to remove the item from their cart.
Tip (if enabled) percentage can be selected. Tapping the tip percentage a second time will deselect it.
There is a summary of the order type and selected time.
Cash and Card can be accepted (depending on your back-end settings):
Cash: User enters the necessary information and checks out.
User enters necessary information. The app will then navigate to the Braintree checkout window.
If enabled through Braintree, the purchase through PayPal button is also available.
The card information is entered and additional validation (if required by business) is supplied.
Dine in and Takeout
With both options, users can toggle on Email Receipt. When enabled, an email address is required.
All fields are required.
- The Address field uses a map search that requires a valid delivery address. This is necessary for the app to determine whether or not the address is within the dictated delivery radius.
The Address page stores user's favorite addresses. The user can give each location a nickname, and these nicknames appear on the cart page so they can quickly select their desired delivery location.
Reworked Review Orders page