Those looking for booking systems for bakeries and wholesalers may find it difficult to find the right match. But Worldwide Webd
Wholesale Bakeries, once they get busy, and have many deliveries, often spend hours on the phone taking orders and arranging these deliveries and editing their orders, to ensure that customers get what they want. If they want to make life easier, and more automated, they may find it difficult to find the best booking system to match their needs. But Worldwide Webdesign can supply the answer to your paperwork problems.
A Bakery Booking System Combines Two Things:
Is a bakery booking system purely an E-commerce System, or is it a booking system? Well, it is really a hybrid of the two!
Customers not only have to book to buy the products the bakery has to offer, but also might need to book in a delivery slot to receive it during their own working hours. For some businesses that could realistically be an hour slot, but other times if the bakery has many deliveries in the area, and a route for the delivery vans, it might be a space of a few hours at different times of day. So the type of slots available will be different for each baker. If you have a big bakery, delivering to many hotels, cafes, other bakeries etc around a large area, your system of calendars, spreadsheets and collating and printing of picking notes, information, invoices, payments and so on can start to take up a great deal of time, and mistakes or omissions can creep into the duplication, leading to annoyed customers and delays for delivery drivers.
A Flexible, Paperless Booking System - If You Want It
Worldwide Webdesign has the ability to create booking systems that are both flexible yet comprehensive, so that all the logistics are connected up. It is designed to make bookings easier for both the baker and the customers, cover what the baker needs it to do and it will be easier for the end user to buy and order the delivery goods at the optimum time. Like the type of order and delivery booking systems used by major supermarkets, a consumer can set up a regular weekly or daily order and just edit it as necessary, and the order will appear in the baker’s manifesto, so that they can generate an up to date picking list at the time of loading their vehicle (the bakery is able to view confirm/deny any last minute orders if logistics do not permit, of course). You are in control of all times. The system can be as paperless as you choose, although lists can be generated and printed at any time, if required.
Set Up Deliveries and Automate Acknowledgements
You can set up your bakery booking system with delivery slots, if you deliver different days to different areas, and the consumer’s postcode will automatically allocate them to the correct day. You can edit your categories, to show off attractive images of your cakes and pastries, and pies, bread, etc, pretty much as a supermarket would. Bakers have full control over their ordering system at any time, so any delivery issues or omissions, shortages etc (say you are unable to make your usual Lemon Drizzle cakes because of a shortage of lemons) can automatically be notified to the consumer at time of the order, and alternatives suggested, so that they have time to make a substitute choice. You may also like to add an automatic email update or text message, to announce that their delivery is on its way, with approximate time of arrival, complete with any last minute substitutions made before the cut-off time.
Bespoke Booking Systems Designed For You!
If you feel the above booking system might suit you, or if you think that, with some adjustments, you could use it, then come and talk to us. Worldwide Webdesign have been creating bespoke booking systems for our clients for about 20 years and have a host of features with our modular, flexible systems, which have prices to match the services you require, so you are only paying for what you use. We were in the forefront of developing booking systems attached to websites, many years ago, which is still our core business.
If you feel your website could also do with some updating, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Feel free to give us a call to explore your options and get a price for our services. You may be surprised at the result! As always, a chat about your plans, and desires for your website is totally free and at no obligation; we can visit you at your bakery, to see what you do, and what administration systems you have in place, and create a booking system to suit your particular needs.