Online ordering software key to long-term survival

Surviving and thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a tough ask. We especially feel for those in Melbourne who are doing it especially tough at the moment.

And even though the rest of the country has been reopening, adjusting to limited table service and more stringent safety regulations, at any moment any venue could be in the same position too, with restrictions tightened up again and dine-in service stopped.  

Now more than ever, it’s important to build a long-term sales solution into your business model that has multiple revenue streams. And for many, that strategy should include online food ordering to continue selling direct to your customers.

Kelly’s Hotel in Cranbourne got back to 30-40% of normal trade during the last lockdown, thanks to pivoting quickly and driving trade through their Click n’ Collect drive-thru, developing iso friendly meal packages and promoting it via a robust social media strategy. Proving that online food ordering is key to hospos’ survival. You can read more about Kelly’s Hotel here

If you haven’t already, now’s the time to look at online ordering solutions and determine which is right for your venue(s).

The good news is, My Local Foodie is already partnered with many POS providers that have online ordering solutions for their customers. So if you have your POS linked to your Costimator already, chances are you can facilitate online ordering with them too – sand you’ll see all online sales come through to to your Costimator reporting. 



Cinch is an online ordering platform that drives sales, without taking a cut on your orders. Powered by Impos.

 Cinch is:

  • Designed specifically to suit the demands of the fast-paced hospitality scene
  • Easy to set up
  • Customisable for your brand
  • Facilitates takeaway and self-fulfilled delivery orders

For a flat $90 monthly fee.

And to help hospo during Covid, Impos has waived the usual setup fee, saving you $200

Another online ordering tool new to hit the market is Kounta – by Lightspeed. 

Powered by the Bopple app, Kounta lets your customers order and pay online.


Kounta lets you:

  • Pre-pay your POS orders
  • Leverage existing kitchen workflows
  • Set minimum order amounts, delivery feed and delivery areas
  • Continue to employ your service staff by assigning deliveries to them

Kounta’s order fee is 5.9% and right now they’re waiving the usual setup fees (saving you $299) and the first month’s subscription fee (saving you another $69).

Already got MPower for your POS? 

You can add Click n’ Order solutions to your existing POS to enable contactless delivery and takeaway ordering – called Click ‘N’ Collect and Click ‘N’ Deliver

MPower MSL lets you:

  • Facilitate online and phone orders and processing payments by Card, points or members’ account charge
  • Migrate full menu online
  • Provide contactless table ordering for dine-in patrons
  • In-browser ordering, so patrons don’t need to download an app.

OrderMate let’s your customers order directly from you, with your own custom built online ordering platform.  


OrderMate lets you:

  • Customise your online ordering website to your brand
  • Quick and easy to self-setup
  • Facilitates orders via the ooHUB app
  • Get help when you need it, with 24/7 technical support on hand
  • Receive payment on orders on time each week

In addition to online ordering, RedCat also offers a delivery service and ordering via Google too. So this is a great all-rounder solution if you already have RedCat POS.


RedCat gives you:

  • Your own online ordering website, with up to 60 menu items
  • Easy setup with your existing RedCat POS
  • Free training on how to use it
  • Receive payment on orders on time each week


RedCat online ordering has no setup fee. You pay 3% ex-GST on each order plus $25 per month and any Card fees.

SwiftPOS can move your food operation with them online with SwiftPOS Online Wb Store, so you can continue serving your customers.


SwiftPOS lets you:

  • Migrate your entire menu online
  • Secure payment at either ordering or upon pick-up/delivery
  • Offer delivery or Click ’n’ Collect, or both
  • Sell Gift Cards and merchandise
  • Be compatible with other ordering platforms, such as MenuLog, UberEats and Deliveroo.


Vectron is a complete, contactless ordering solution for takeaway and delivery orders, as well as Self-Ordering-At-Table POS too.


Vectron is:

  • Fully integrated and synchronised with Bepoz POS system
  • Customisable for your brand
  • Offers customised online pricing options
  • Supports pick up, delivery and COD ordering with tailored trading hours
  • Comes with advanced filtering options for allergies and cooking instructions 

Bepoz is also waiving their usual setup fee.

We are here to help


Whether that be sourcing retail items and packaging for delivery orders, re-costing recipes to reduce your COGs or engineering a whole new profitable takeaway menu, we’re here to help you survive and thrive. 

Get in touch with us today.