Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)As on Thu, 21st Apr 2022
Mealboat is a platform that connect home chefs with food lovers. Here are frequently asked questions about mealboat platform.
How does Mealboat work?
Mealboat is an application for talented home chefs to efficiently maintain and publish their menus, take orders, and soon create a community to grow their business.
How do I start an online store on Mealboat?
Whether you are an established business or thinking of starting out, this app will take your busines online in less than 60 seconds!
Get started in 3 simple steps!
1) Download the App from Google Playstore. Sign in using your mobile number and OTP.
2) Enter your brand name, logo, address and a little story about how you started your journey. This will keep your audience engaged and get to know you better!
3) Enter your preferred delivery and payment methods.
Congratulations, your online store is ready!!
6 steps to create a great menu?
1) Make a list of all Menu Items
Once you've decided on the kind of food you want to put up, make a comprehensive list of all the items on your menu. Make sure the dish names clearly identify the item you are selling.
2) Categorize Menu items
Take time to think about the best way to organise your menu. When your menu is organised, it helps people find what they are looking for easier and quicker. You may want to categorize into starters, mains, desserts or any other category based on your menu. Decide which menu items are stars - high popularity, high profitability and you may want them to appear more promimently at the top of your menu.
3) Menu Descriptions
The best menu descriptions come straight from the heart - right from the source! Think about the story behind each and every dish - the inspiration for its creation, the sourcing of its ingredients, the effort it takes to make, how your friends and family have described it - and write down a short description for each item.
People absolutely love to see what their dish is going to look like.
High quality pictures are a great way to showcase your dishes, set expectations and increase orders. Recommended resolution: 512 * 512 Ensure the pictures are bright and the food is well represented.
5) Set Menu Prices
The rates you decide is completely up to you. To get an idea of how to price, compare with similar listings and also put yourself in your customers' shoes. As a new home chef, you might want to price lower than average to attract new customers who will be comparing your food with others chefs who have existing reviews. Once you establish yourself adjust your rate as required.
A tag is a word or short phrase that describes the menu item. Mealboat intends to match tags with customers' searches to find relevant results. You can add multiple tags for each item. Make sure your tags are accurate and relevant to increase chances of being found.
How do I add dishes to my menu?
Creating your menu on Mealboat is easy peasy!!
Once you've decided on how your menu shall be organised, just click ""Add category"" or ""Add dish"" and create away!!
You may rearrange dishes and categories by moving them up or down.
You may also hide certain dishes from your online store when items are seasonal or unavailable.
What is a Post?
Posts on Mealboat are items for sale with specific delivery dates.
You could post weekday or weekend menus for pick specific days. You could also create a festival posts or just randomly when you try something new.
Posts are a great way for you to regularly enage with your customers ensuring that you are always at the top of their mind.
Advantages of using posts:
a) Enables you to share new dishes regularly
b) Drives sales and leads
b) Increases brand awareness
c) Keep things efficient for you
d) Gives you the flexibility to sell at your own convience