Adele from Radio Mexico is a self-confessed old-school operator. But that’s precisely why she needed Doshii’s help.
Radio Mexico in St Kilda, Melbourne, has been serving up authentic flavours for the past eight years. And even though she’s been cautious of the booming restaurant tech industry, Radio Mexico boss Adele soon realised that for a modern restaurant to truly flourish, it needs more than just great food — it needs to find a way to harness the chaotic world of apps and online delivery. So Adele decided to keep things simple by connecting Mr Yum and Deliveroo using the Doshii platform.
“It’s important to me to only connect to a few, select apps,” Adele explains. “It’s easy for a restaurant to get swallowed up in the many apps that are available and suddenly they’re dictating the service, not you, unless you can get control. That’s why I like to use just a couple of apps, and use them well.”
Doshii grants Adele exactly the kind of control over her business she was looking for. “What was great about Doshii is that they made it easy, got the job done and the second something wasn’t right they had real people trying to fix it. I just felt like they were on my side.”
And even though some new tech seems like it’s designed to spend more time eating into your margins than encouraging customers to eat your food, Doshii actually improves profits. Doshii puts back in.
“I’m old school,” Adele says. “I’m suspicious of the technologies out there and the pieces of margin they’re potentially pinching because I love my business and the feeling of putting down awesome food in front of a customer in a restaurant. And I’ll fight to protect that.”
“But ultimately Doshii doesn’t stop the best parts of my business, it allows me to keep up with the digital side of things, keep things streamlined and allow me to make sure that we’re always focused on the customer’s experience.”
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Tim runs Mulita BBQ, a small restaurant based in Geelong that specialises in American BBQ. It’s a time-consuming cuisine. Some dishes require up to 12 hours of smoking before they’re ready to eat. So Tim is always on the lookout for new ways to simplify his workday.
Before COVID-19, Tim mainly focused on servicing big sporting events and music festivals with food trucks, as well as dine-in customers at Mulita BBQ’s bricks and mortar restaurant.
“Pre-lockdown we didn’t do takeaway at all because the restaurant was so busy. But since COVID-19 started, we discovered two new markets, one of them being online customers.”
The problem was that Tim wasn’t able to keep up with demand: “We simply couldn’t sustain the extra staff, especially because of the pressures of the pandemic.”
That’s when he decided to enlist the help of Doshii. As Tim explains, “Doshii allows us to run a very busy service with only two people, rather than needing a third person.”
Doshii helped Tim connect Deliveroo and FROLO, via his existing POS, Square, so online orders could be sent directly to his kitchen staff — no manual oversight or re-entering of orders needed. And now Mulita BBQ processes anywhere between 30 and 40 takeaway orders on a busy night, which simply would not have been possible 10 weeks ago before Tim connected with Doshii.
“Harnessing technology like Doshii allows us to focus on what we’re actually good at without being distracted by apps and all their 1s and 0s,” Tim says. And by connecting with Doshii, Tim has been able to focus more effort on connecting with his customers.
“The positive feedback, whether in person or via reviews or messages, to all the hard work we put in to be able to make our food — which is very time consuming to do, American BBQ — really makes it all worth it. People who enjoy what we do so much that they have standing orders even during the pandemic, every Thursday or Friday or Saturday, have been the best part of running our business.”
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Digital ordering made simple for Outback Steakhouse, with Doshii, Micros and OrderUp!
Outback Steakhouse has turned to Doshii to help streamline its digital ordering process, meaning more time for staff to focus on what matters: juicy steaks.
Pre-COVID-19, Outback Steakhouse’s eight venues collectively received around 3500 app orders per month. Chris and his team calculated the labour cost of manually re-entering these orders into their in-house POS at 80 cents per order, meaning Outback Steakhouse was wasting around $2800 per month just to retype customer orders.
“Doshii sends customer orders from Apps, like OrderUp! directly to the Micros POS which prints the food to the kitchen and any drinks to the bar, with no need for staff to waste time on re-entering orders,” explains Outback Steakhouse CEO Chris Noble. “Time and money saved!”
“If only we were aware of Doshii earlier, we’ve been thrilled with the results” he adds.
Doshii can help you connect your Micros POS to a world of Apps to drive revenue and reduce costs, if you want to find out how we can help you and your venue, get in touch with Doshii directly at email@example.com
Early Doshii data reveals dine in ordering via apps increases by 24% after lockdown
The Doshii team has been analysing data over the last few months, specifically delving into the period prior, during and following (hopefully) the global Coronavirus pandemic.
Now, everyone will know that out of venue ordering and delivery has gone through the roof during lockdown, but interestingly, as we’ve come out of lockdown (a false start for VIC sadly) we’ve started to see a rise in transactions across dine in digital ordering.
The results show a sharp increase of 24% across dine in ordering apps, up from a 31% pre-Covid to a huge 55%, tracked via the data Doshii can access across a plethora of apps in Australian venues. This was certainly a transformation already well under way before COVID-19 but the pandemic has clearly accelerated things further.
Doshii CEO and Founder, Sean O’Meera, said: “At Doshii, we love to see venues adopting new technology – particularly when it can drive new efficiencies for restaurant businesses. We work with a huge range of ordering apps and it’s been great to see so many of them ‘pivot’ quickly to provide venues new features over the last few months – hats off to them!”
Stay tuned for a full report coming soon on post-Covid trends, but in the meantime if you want to talk more about the data and insights Doshii has access to and the trends that could impact your business, simply get in touch.
Allow your customers to order via Facebook Messenger?
Yes, that’s the future and Botty already has you covered.
Botty was launched across South East Asia and United States throughout 2019 and recently connected with Doshii – enabling venues and their customers to place orders directly through to a POS system using Facebook Messenger, Web and Google ordering.
Doshii already works with a growing list of the key Apps a venue needs to run a modern business, and those you’ll need in the future. We are pleased to welcome Botty to the list of new Apps available to venues.
Helping more venues connect with Square.
In just over a month since Doshii welcomed Square to its ecosystem of connected Point of Sale (POS) we’ve seen a huge increase in bars, restaurants and cafe venues connect to the Doshii platform, to access the growing range of delivery and in-venue ordering Apps.
The new connection enables any venue with Square to connect to Apps available via theDoshii App Marketplace that can help them operate their digital business – driving efficiency by putting you, the venue, in control of your digital menu and removing double entering of orders at the POS.
Doshii is excited to welcome Square to its ecosystem of connected Point of Sale (POS) systems across Australia. The connection enables any venue with Square POS to connect to the growing range of e-commerce applications available via Doshii App Marketplace to help operate and run their digital business.
Helping more venues connect
Doshii CEO and Founder, Sean O’Meara explains, “With the current COVID-19 environment venues are having to adapt and connect specifically with a range of ordering Applications (Apps) to run and drive digital sales to their business. Directly from Square POS, sellers can enable Doshii and gain access to the growing list of ordering and delivery Apps”
Connect today, Connect for FREE.
As part of the partnership, venues can access Doshii for free for the next six months (until October this year) and connect multiple Apps directly to their venues’ POS. Doshii connects to a range of ordering Applications such as Deliveroo, Mr Yum, OrderUp!, Mobi2Go, me&u , FROLO and WebPOS, through to reservation platforms including Resy and OpenTable.
Doshii GM, Greg Williams explains “Our goal is simple – we want to provide venues with the one platform to manage and maintain all of their digital e-commerce applications to reduce labour costs and drive revenue in a sustainable manner”
Venues can get connected immediately today.
More ordering & delivery options for Australian sellers
A number of venues have signed up to Doshii directly from their Square POS with Todd Gawn, owner of The Bearded Jaffle in Ascot Vale providing some insights:
“I wish all our Apps were on Doshii connected to our Square POS. No more copying over orders from multiple different tablets to our POS means there’s no room for error, orders automatically appear on the POS – instantly! As soon as we view the order it prints to the printers – 100’s of orders means lots of time re-entering orders, from multiple tablets. We are saving 2 minutes on each order coming through, freeing up lots of time and making service flow so much better!”
I wish all our Apps were on Doshii connected to our Square POS
“Doshii essentially removed an entire process for us on every order – meaning we can focus on service and speed up our preparation time. It’s only the first few days, but we couldn’t be happier with Doshii if we tried!”
More resources & support
Square has announced support for businesses during this time, including waiving software subscription fees and offering additional business assistance through their dedicated resource hub.
It’s Doshii’s view that on the other side of COVID-19, merchants and their customers’ willingness to adopt in-venue and out-of-venue digital technology will sky rocket. The Square and Doshii connector, opens the door for even more Australian venues to quickly and easily find, evaluate and manage connected Ordering App solutions for both out-of-venue and in-venue (when it starts again) ordering.
More ordering & delivery options for Australian sellers
“We are excited to partner with Doshii to provide Square sellers with additional options for ordering and delivery, especially during this time,” said Square Australia’s Business Development Lead Colin Birney. “This is an integration we know our hospitality businesses will appreciate, enabling them to use one simple system for all their ordering and payment needs, eliminating the hassle of juggling multiple apps and potentially missing sales.”
For assistance, get in touch with Doshii directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I activate Doshii with Square?
- Simply find Doshii in the Square Marketplace and select ‘Square’ as your POS when signing-up to Doshii. You will be asked to verify & activate your account – please check your email and authorise Doshii to access your POS when prompted.
What is the cost?
- As of April, Doshii is waiving all Standard and Premium subscription fees to assist venues digitising during COVID-19, until October 2020.
- Doshii has a Free plan offering for venues to connect one App for free on its basic plan. Doshii also offers more advanced, Premium and Enterprise starting from $49.90 per location per month. See: doshii.io/pricing
- Square has simple pricing, charging one flat fee for transactions, with no long term contracts. Square also offers a 30 day free trial for their dedicated Restaurants POS software to help businesses get started.
What’s the catch?
- There’s no catch – Doshii may charge Apps a nominal amount to connect to specific locations.
What’s the benefit to me?
- Using Doshii’s Digital Menu Management features available within the Doshii Dashboard, venues can manage their menus across all of their Doshii connected Ordering and Delivery Apps, giving power back to the venue to save time in managing pricing, naming, images etc…
Are my images from Square available in Doshii?
- Yes, if you have images attached to your menu in Square these will be automatically synchronised and appear within the Doshii Digital Menu management platform where you can also manage specific images of food and beverage across each of the connected Apps.
Where do App Orders show up in Square?
- Orders will automatically pop-up on your Square POS, and be available in your Active Orders list. You can choose ‘View New’ to view the order and choose from a range of options – all available in the Orders section of your Square POS.
Do I need to manually set order wait times?
- If your Ordering App supports this (most do) you configure the setting in your Ordering App.
Can I change the Order Status?
- Yes. The Order status can be changed per order by navigating to the Orders section of your Square POS. New Orders are automatically marked as ‘new’ and you can then toggle the order to ‘Mark as in Progress’ and ‘Mark as Picked Up’
Who do we contact?
Doshii and Square have inked a deal to connect Square merchants across Australia to Ordering Apps using the Doshii Platform.
The Doshii-Square integration will provide significant savings by allowing restaurants to focus their time and resources on key front-of-house operations, with any orders from a variety of Apps going straight to the kitchen and removes the need for restaurants to reconcile at the end of the night across a range of Apps.
Doshii and Square anticipate rolling out across pilot venues early next year.
Doshii connects Apps to venues and is continuing to add a growing number of Apps to the Doshii marketplace.