A web-based e-commerce application for time-starved customers who now can order meals from local services in less than 15 seconds.
Customer T’s founders set out to develop a business that would help solve the problem of “lack of time.” This goal has been achieved with the new bussiness. Customers are now able to get a lot more done, in a lot less time. Currently, Customer T’s only service is meal ordering and delivery. But it plans to expand to other services in the near future, such as laundry or grocery shopping. LARION’s web-based solution enables Customer T to provide its customers with swift services as promised. It now takes less than 15 seconds to place and repeat meal order online.
Customer T is a US-based company founded by “time-starved” parents, who never seemed to have enough “time” in the day. It saves customers’ time by offering one-stop shopping for local services through their convenient website and mobile app. They can easily have lunch and dinner orders delivered to their work location, place lunch and dinner orders for take-out, track their to-do’s, and more. Customer T is an easy-to-use online tool that people can use every day to save time, simplify life and improve their health.
Modern city dwellers, especially those who are parents, always have to face the problem of lacking time. Preparing meals, waiting in long drive-through lines after work, or going to the dry cleaners on your lunch hour, or worse yet, on a Saturday, are some of the daily time-consuming activities. Customer T plans to take on all those problems, but started with the problem of meal ordering first.
Normally, people have 3 choices for having lunch at work and dinner. They can go directly to restaurants, order meals to be delivered to their place or order a take out, i.e. they pick up meals at restaurants. All of them take time and can be costly. If you have your meals at restaurants, traveling there will take time and cost some money for transportation.
Ordering delivery or take-out meals could take some time because restaurants can offer many items in their menus. In addition, each customer may have other specific demand, such as extra cheese or sauces. Therefore, the ordering and selection process could be quite confusing and time-consuming, especially if customers order by phone calls.
Sometimes, customers can hardly know which restaurants in their area are available for services. For instance, they may not be open at night for dinner. Or they just offer delivery service for a particular time slot. So contacting a restaurant that is not available is also a waste of time. In addition, the delivery process takes time and customers can hardly know exactly when their orders arrive. And restaurants often charge additional fee for delivery of take-out, not to mention tips for delivery staff.
Customer T’s challenges
In order to take on such problems, Customer T needs to overcome its own challenges.
As a start-up, Customer T must convince investors. It has to become potential and promising financially. In other words, it has to prove itself a good business idea.
One of the ways to prove itself a potential business is that Customer T must attract many users. To do so, Customer T must create real added value for users and make a difference by saving time and money for them.
To compete with other online ordering delivery service providers, Customer T must:
LARION developed an e-commerce platform for third-party sellers and buyers to complete transactions for local restaurant ordering services. Our web-based application provides an effective and easy-to-use solution for both Restaurants and Customers thanks to quick ordering and delivery processes.
Restaurants which are partners of Customer T can create and manage their online menus, choose the areas where they can deliver meals, and set the working hours when they are available for delivery and take-out.
A simple and straightforward process flow for customers is the key factor to achieve Customer T’s goal of saving time and money.
Core technologies used in the project: Ruby on Rails, Html/CSS, HAML, Bootstrap, Jquery, Postgres, MongoDB.
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