New from Avanti Markets is a remote ordering solution that delivers fresh, local food and beverages to operators' clients. Called SimpleGet, the novel solution is available now with optional sanitizing storage lockers.
Operators can use SimpliGet to set menus supporting local food orders that are delivered to secure lockers or other designated pickup areas. Customers place their orders on the SimpliGet website with funds from their Market Card accounts. Additional payment options will be added soon, Avanti said.
According to Avanti, customers will enjoy the benefits of other common food delivery services, but without the fees and tips typically associated with those apps. They can expect freshly made options delivered during a set window, with contactless delivery to ensure a safe experience. Notifications arrive via text and email messages, so there is no wondering when food has arrived. Personalization options for the service will be released later this year.
“We expect SimpliGet to be a sea change event for our operators who are working diligently to meet changing demands of customers,” said Avanti head of product Lawrence Lerner. “By providing fresh and local food options at the workplace, our operators can continue to enhance amenities for their clients, resulting in happy and productive customers.”
Operators set up SimpliGet locations through Avanti Markets System, the company’s existing management platform. Menus, order cutoffs and delivery times are managed through the associated SimpliGet Manage site. Orders are managed through active and future queues, and fulfillment is tracked by the foodservice provider.
This flexibility allows operators to use their own commissaries, outside kitchens or third-party food services. Menus can be rotated or changed as desired. Delivery can be made to pickup counters or an optional lockers system.
Avanti’s locker system allows for contactless delivery whereby personnel will place the order in a secured cubby with a QR code. The customer will use a scan code delivered by email or SMS message to retrieve their order from the lockers once notified of delivery. Lockers run a UV-sterilization sequence after the order has been retrieved.
If not using lockers, an operator can drop off and order at a designated pickup counter and the customer will be notified for pickup. Avanti said its new application is especially useful for locations with onsite cafés or cafeterias that are looking to limit congregation at ordering or pickup sites.
“By offering multiple delivery options, we have made this solution relevant to many venues.” said Avanti president John Reilly.