Our plugin WPCafe comes with ‘Food Menu’, ‘Reservation’ and ‘Food ordering’. If you need, check food menu and reservation documentation from here. In this documentation, we will show you food ordering settings in detail.
Based on the type of food you serve and your target customers, you may have a single business hour schedule or multiple schedule. Business hour label will help you get conversions from visitors. With WPCafe, you can set ‘Business hour label’ on your restaurant website. To set a business hour follow 3 simple steps,
You can set both a single and multi-schedule for your restaurant. Check our documentation for setting up restaurant schedules.
Once you are happy with the schedule, now it’s time to set the label. Go to WpCafe -> Settings -> Order time settings -> Business hour label. After that, write the label inside the given input box and save the changes.
After setting up the schedule and label, you are ready to use the information at any page you want. Go to WpCafe -> Settings -> Available shortcode -> Business Hours (Pro). After that, click on ‘Generate shortcode’ and a pop-up will be displayed. Click generate again and then copy the icon. Now, paste the shortcode in the page.
Note- ‘Business hour label’ is a premium feature. If you use WPCafe free, you will not be able to use the feature.
WPCafe will help you create seamless ordering system that will lower the number of cancelled orders. Depending on customer demand, you can allow only pickup, only delivery, allow both or you can keep it none. If you allow only pickup then customer can select only pickup options during order. If you allow delivery option then customer can select delivery option during their order. If you set both options then customer can select only one from pickup and delivery.
In order to set ‘Allow order for’, Go to WpCafe -> Settings -> Order time settings -> Allow order for -> (select from dropdown menu) -> save changes.
Once you save the changes then your customer will get options on cart page and checkout page. Screenshot given below.
If a customer select pickup option, you can display a custom message to your customer. To set pickup message, go to WpCafe -> Settings -> Order time settings -> Pickup message -> (add custom message inside input box) -> save changes.
Note: Exact same way, you can set custom delivery message for your valuable customer. You will find delivery message input-text box after the pickup input-text box.
Few food items are specials and take extra time to prepare. Few items are deliver on special request basis. So, it’s not possible to deliver all the food items in everyday. You can set order preparation days duration from WPCafe. For example, if you set 5 days delivery time for the food, customer will not be able to select initial 5 days while selecting pickup/delivery day date. [Here 5 days is for example only. You can set any number instead of 5]Key- WpCafe -> Settings -> Order time settings -> Order preparation days -> (add custom preparation time) -> save changes.
Do you want to add exact time with delivery date? Well, WPCafe has the option to add delivery/pickup time. If you allow delivery time then your customer can add deliver time with delivery date. To set allow delivery time, go to WpCafe -> Settings -> Order time settings -> Allow delivery time -> Yes (click on toggle button) -> save changes.
Note: Exact same way, you can allow pickup time for your valuable customer. You will find ‘Allow pickup time’ after the ‘Allow delivery time’.
Worried about weekend? Do you have different schedule for week days and weekend? No worries! With WPCafe, you can define weekend for your customer. You can also define the holiday schedule with different pickup/delivery time.
To set ‘Pickup weekly schedule’, go to WpCafe -> Settings -> Order time settings -> Pickup weekly schedule. After that checkmark the day of your weekend and set the schedule form the dropdown input box. After that save the changes.
Note: Similar to the pickup weekend settings, you can set delivery weekly schedule. From the same directory, scroll down little more and you will get delivery schedule options. Go to WpCafe -> Settings -> Order time settings -> Delivery weekly schedule and set delivery schedule. After that save the changes.
How do you deliver your food? Is it 15 minute interval or 30 minute? You can set time interval for both pickup and delivery time from WPCafe settings. Go to WpCafe -> Settings -> Order time settings -> Pickup time interval/Delivery time interval -> Save changes.
You can set holiday special schedule for both pickup and delivery. To set weekly holiday for pickup and delivery, go to WpCafe -> Settings -> Order time settings -> Pickup weekly holiday/Delivery weekly holiday -> Save changes. In order to set multiple week days as holiday, checkmark all of the day and save changes. If you want to set specific date as holiday then add the date from ‘Pickup holiday’ option. For multiple day as special holiday, click on plus(+) sign and add all the date. You will get the option under Pickup holiday/Delivery holiday. Don’t forget to save the changes before leaving the tab.
Note: Setting up delivery holiday and specific date is same as pickup settings described above. Please scroll little bit and under pickup holiday, you will get Delivery weekly holiday and specials holiday.