This month I’ll dive into apps for Curbside Pickup, which is more important now than ever during the pandemic.
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About curbside pickup: A recent survey by consulting firm McKinsey & Co. found that about three out of four people have tried a new shopping method due to the coronavirus. More than half of all consumers intend to continue using curbside pickup and grocery-delivery services after the pandemic is over.
Nearly 70% of consumers surveyed intend to continue buying online for store pickup. The pandemic collapsed into three months a process of adopting e-commerce that otherwise would have taken 10 years in the U.S., the firm concluded.” (Wall Street Journal, Nov. 15, 2020)
Curbside pickup for merchants
- to see all your customer orders
- inform them through email that their orders are ready
- alerts you when your customers are outside.
Check out the Curbpost explainer video.
Starts at $9.99/month
Curbside pickup using Shopify
- Schedule store pickups, local deliveries, and date-based shipping orders in-store from the Shopify POS
- Control each store’s pickup times and availability
- Date and time picker gives your customers convenience.
- Set your entire store to pick up only mode, ideal if you don’t want to offer delivery
14-day free trial. From $29/month
Curbside Pickup By Gold Plugins
Curbside pickup plugin for WordPress
Curbside Pickup is a complete system to manage your curbside pickup experience. It features custom pickup links for your customers and a Dashboard for your staff, so you’ll be alerted right away when a customer arrives for pickup.
Your customers can even provide special instructions, a parking space number, and/or a description of their vehicle to make it easier for your staff to find the customer and deliver their order.
Pro version $99/year. Hire Mike Grossman Consulting to help you get set up!
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Curbside takeout orders for restaurants
4.5% + 45¢ per successful transaction. No other fees.
Location Sharing for curbside pickup.
- Internet mapping
- Map sharing
- Census data integration
Pros: In the wake of COVID they’re offering free location sharing for delivery and pickup.
The cross-platform SDKs and APIs are simple to integrate, so you can get up and running in no time.