The Packages Feature - Caterers

Be MyCaterer

THE NEW PACKAGES FEATURE - HOW IT WORKS FOR CATERERS

We’re excited to announce that we are launching a new feature on Be MyCaterer: the “Package” feature. We are bringing something new and redefining the catering industry.

The “Package” feature will allow customers to book catering packages instantly without having the need to post their details and wait for a quote. This was always a feature we wanted to introduce, as it is gap in the market and solution to a problem. 

We are confident this is a positive addition to our platform for you.

WHAT IS THE “PACKAGE” FEATURE?

Currently, our system allows you to a) list your business so that customers can see your profile and invite you to quote b) customers request quotes for your catering services.

The addition of the “Package” feature will enable you to upload catering packages for a range of events and customers can instantly book this package. Customers can view all details of the package including: the cost, the guest numbers, the menu, dietary information etc. Customer will then simply choose the items from the menu and book instantly. Simply, accept the booking and deliver the package. Less time and more orders!

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS NOW?

Through our market research, we found customers spending hours looking for caterers and sometimes customers want to book a package instantly. Simply, customers want to be presented with an option. We also found that caterers can get frustrated in spending time providing quotes and not hearing back.

So we want to make the process simple for both customers and our caterers and the “Package” feature is our solution to the problem.

Our vision is to become the leading event-catering platform and this new feature is a step closer. We hope it’ll add huge benefits for you.

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

We are in the process of finalising our package form for caterers to fill in but once it is ready you’ll be able to do this through your dashboard. You’ll will be able to upload three packages for your chosen events or events you specialise in.

Our aim is to keep it simple so you’ll have the ability to give details about the package, dietary information, delivery details, payment method and finally upload menu items from starters/canapés right through to desserts. You’ll also be able to add extra services, free or at an extra cost, for customers to add to the package. You can add details or change price anytime you want.

Customers will now see your package and they can simply choose the items and book the package. We’ll verify every order and only confirm the order when you are happy it.

HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST?

Listing your business on our platform and giving quotes on jobs will remain free for the foreseeable future. Once a catering package is booked we’ll take a fixed cost depending on the offer you choose to go for with us.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  1. Receive instant bookings with payment made upfront.
  2. Have control with the bookings you accept
  3. Upload different packages to target a specific event or a range of events
  4. Receive customers feedback on every package booked for others to see
  5. Enjoy flexibility in the menu items you choose to add with easy access to change or amend anytime.
  6. Attract more customers with free extra services or at an added cost to make your package unique.

HOW WILL BE MYCATERER HELP YOU?

We are taking every step to get your packages on more screens, in front of more customers. We’ll promote the hell out of your package. So from day 1, you can expect:

  • Social media advertising on all your packages
  • Google Ad campaigns targeted at the events you specialise in or certain packages
  • Free promotion on any of your special offers
  • Click to buy campaign at no extra cost to you or your package price
  • We’ll verify every package order so it comes to you ready
  • Receive data analytics on packages, menu items, customer behaviour etc (coming soon)

We will do this whether you have a booking or not, all with the intention to get as many customers to book your package instantly.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?

The “Package” feature will come live in early August. Start to think about the sorts of packages that is your ‘best seller’, events that you receive the most bookings and the menu item you’d like customers to book. Email me: info@bemycaterer.com to discuss more.