The Catering Cart is a complete online
ordering system for any catering outfit. You have complete
control over the products you sell, the prices you set, the
delivery dates and times, as well as a host of other features.
Users are required to sign up for an account to place an order.
You have the option to limit accounts to e-mail addresses
within a specific domain. This account will allow users to
see all past orders and all orders pending in the system.
This order history permits easy repeat ordering.
The Catering Cart allows for multiple
catering operations to run within the webware. Operations
can be viewed by all users, or you can invite certain users
to participate in a particular catering operation. (Especially
good on college campuses to allow administration and staff
to order separately from the student body.) Each operation
has a set of hours of operation (pick-up or delivery) as
well as a closing window so orders can be prepared in time
for the event.
Inside an operation, the Catering Cart
allows you to inventory any type of menu: simple items like
bottled water and a dozen bagels, minimal-choice items like
a boxed lunch with a choice of several sides, and complex
items like a build-your-own pizza requiring at least X toppings
but no more than Y.
Nutrition Addition will take your menus
and work with you to ensure what you offer in real life can
translate intuitively to the web so users will understand
what they are purchasing. We help you break down your menus
into relevant categories and help provide ordering instructions
and item descriptions where they are needed most.
The Catering Cart has the built-in capability to allow you
to upload images of the available items. Show thumbnails
and/or super-sized images to make product recognition easier.
Additionally, descriptive pages for pick-up procedures, delivery
procedures, and frequently asked questions are available.
The Catering Cart comes with several site templates preloaded.
Each comes with options ranging from different color schemes
to varying graphical elements. As always, your program's
logo and name will be incorporated into the webware to
brand it as your own.
Some clients may request a different
site layout/design. Nutrition Addition can accommodate any
requests and create a skin with a new look and feel from
scratch or can take direction from you, the client.
Administrative Control Panel.
The Catering Cart comes with an easy-to-navigate control
panel. Inside you are able to adjust values for any food
item at any time from any computer with Internet access.
To monitor the popularity of your site, we also feature
an extensive control panel dedicated to statistics gathered
from users. Some of the information featured includes:
number of visitors, time of visits, duration of visits,
frequency of visits, and much, much more.
Unique to the Catering Cart and the
Shoppers Club products is the Management Center located inside
the administrative control panel. Those preparing the orders
can utilize this control panel without having access to the
main control panel where pricing resides. The Management
Center allows you to track item popularity, identify upcoming
orders, draft invoices or delivery receipts, process payments,
track overdue balances, as well as a host of other useful