The “New Normal”
I remember seeing on the news that there were a group of people who were being quarantined on a ship because of a virus.
I wasn’t paying nearly as much attention to that headline as I was the Impeachment Trial. It seemed all eyes were in one direction, and there was this deadly virus that was about to change the world in the other.
All of a sudden, there were talks of Coachella and Stagecoach being re-scheduled if not cancelled all together for the calendar year.
“C’mon!!! No way…”
Festival Season, which is 3 weekends in April, counts for close to half of our annual business. Most of us here in the Coachella Valley are Hospitality workers and we rely on this traffic.
There was an email that came in one morning. It was from a client who had to cancel their booking because plans were changing. Then about a day or so after, another one, then another one until EVERYTHING that was booked for festival season had CANCELLED.
No Vacation Rental Services!
No Eating Out!
No Dining In!
No In Person ANYTHING!
People were literally afraid to leave their homes.
Our Delivery / Courier service started to SKYROCKET!
Thru all of the chaos and destruction of the hospitality industry, which is a HUGE industry, came a NEW NEED. People now needed Delivery / Courier more than ever.
After having a few conversations with some very influential people, I decided it was time we switch focus back to the Delivery / Courier side of TRYPPS.com.
I was inspired to get back into the Restaurant Delivery Arena. But not in a traditional way. If you know anything about me or the TRYPPS Inc. brand, you know that we are always thinking Outside the Box.
I had the thought of partnering with restaurants, and assisting them in their online presence, and eliminating their need or dependency on the 3rd party platforms like Uber Eats, Grubhub, & DoorDash. I know their commissions are extremely high and unfair.
I figured, if we can help them with their websites and building their own online menu, and show them how to generate their own online orders, then the last piece of the puzzle was the delivery. Which of course WE will also be very happy to assist with, keeping ALL THE BUSINESS LOCAL.
I hopped on my computer and put in about a month to month-and-a-half of solid lab time. I’m talking about days were I did literally nothing, from the time I woke up till the time I passed out, but work on this delivery platform.
We put together some major components that are Essential to Online Business in today’s world of Restaurant Delivery.
– Sales Optimized Websites
– Online Ordering Capabilities
– Automatic Delivery Dispatch
– Reporting and Analytics
These are the 1st restaurants who have hopped on and are now taking control of their online presence. Please go visit these sites and take note of their functionality and ease of use. These sites are editable so it can be customized for any business who wants to offer online sales and / or delivery. These sites are “Optimized” with Google and other search engines and there is a dashboard where you can actually see your site climbing ranks within Google.
The analytics are the best though. You can see your website traffic from visits all the way to check out and see your conversion ratios every step of the way. You can run reports on your sales, trends, missed opportunities, etc. and have access to ALL OF YOUR customer data.
Please get in touch for more information.
I’m creating a movement against the “Big Guys” to Support Local.
Mike the Driver
#StaySafe #SupportLocal #ThankYou