As Mobile Ordering Platforms Evolve, Expect More Personalization and Integration

Consumers are more likely to seek out restaurants that accept mobile orders, with 34% saying that technology is the reason why they’re ordering takeout more frequently. To keep these customers excited and engaged, vendors have to keep innovating and improving. Here are some predictions from top executives about where things are headed.

Case Study: Restaurant Increases Visit Frequency with Mobile Ordering Option

Cold-calling techniques have a notoriously low success rate for hyperlocal vendors trying to onboard new merchants, but it was an unsolicited drop-in that led to The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen’s successful three-year relationship with ChowNow, an online ordering system and marketing platform for restaurants.

Street Fight Daily: Social Networks Struggle with Ecommerce, Nextdoor’s ‘Neighborhood Favorites’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Social Networks Face Obstacles in Road to Ecommerce Domination (Gigaom)… Nextdoor’s ‘Neighborhood Favorites’ Gets Closer to a Business Model (Local Onliner)… Millennials’ Growing Distrust of Plastic Cards Paves Way for Digital Payments (Marketing Land)…

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6 Tools Restaurants Can Use to Accept Mobile Orders

The mobile ordering landscape is quickly evolving, with increases in consumer demand fueling the growth. Even independently owned restaurants with just one or two locations are feeling the push to offer their customers mobile ordering. Here are six platforms restaurant owners can use to meet the demand.

6 Tools Restaurants Can Use to Offer Mobile Ordering

Not only is mobile ordering something that customers are demanding, but it’s also something that can help restaurants improve operational efficiencies and boost marketing ROI. Here are six technology platforms that enable restaurants to accept mobile orders…

Street Fight Daily: Legacy Media Botches Digital, Microsoft Eyes Apple Pay

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… New Report: Local Newspapers Have Done A Terrible Job Building Local Digital Audiences (NiemanLab)… As Bill Gates Promised, Microsoft Will Soon Have Its Own Apple Pay Alternative (Business Insider)… SMBs Put Their Money Where Success Is: Website (eMarketer)…

Openings and New Hires at ChowNow, MediaPro Services, Rocket Fuel, xAd

Every two weeks, Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, new jobs and hires at Location3, Gannett, Where2GetIt, and many more…