The summer weather is finally here. You’ve found a great festival, theatre show or simply want to make the most of the beating rays in a beer garden. You’re in the mood to get together with family and friends – and so is everyone else. There is almost no limit to the time you can lose queuing for drinks at this busy time of year, and it’s one of the biggest frustrations of summer events.
But put your elbows away: you’re in luck. A new breed of apps is taking the hassle out of ordering drinks at even the busiest events, in the busiest season. With apps such as Bar Pass and Orderella, customers can order and pay for drinks via their smartphone, without needing to queue or to catch the bartender’s attention.
Guy Rathbone, who brought out the iOS and Android ‘Bar Pass’ app says he has already seen “Up to a 70 percent increase in speed of serve, as the staff aren’t handling the payment process – we are, instead”.
The ‘Orderella’ app is also gaining traction; once downloaded from iTunes or Google Play Store, it can be used at any of a growing number of participating establishments, events or festivals. With this option, even collection queues are avoided; when drinks are ready, users receive a message, with an option to collect the items themselves or have them delivered.
But how can these drinks be prepared and held for app-using customers at a busy bar, already three people-deep? This is where portable bars from Oasis come in. With optics, refrigeration and glass-storage capacity, our quick and easily assembled mobile bars are the perfect solution. When app-ordered drinks are allocated to a separate mobile bar, orders are managed as they come in, taking the strain from serving staff and the hassle from queuing customers.
This is great news for drinking establishments and customers alike. Anyone who’s ever been separated from their group by a lengthy bar queue, or unable to queue at a busy bar with children in tow will reap the benefits. Of course, customer satisfaction doesn’t end with the customer; word-of-mouth recommendations are among the best advertising there is for a business or event.
With more drinks sold and less time stood powerless in dense queues, mobile bars are the intelligent solution to the latest developments in ordering technology.