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peter nguyen
Suitable Ecommerce Platform
on Jun 15, 2018 at 8:16:33 pm

Our restaurant needs to have a bilingual website in both English and Chinese. we currently do delivery and take-out orders, trying to finding a good solution to allow order online rather than phone calls. We don't know which local geek company can help. We are small restaurant, can't pay too much money, say something like $1000 would be feasible?


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Ronald Lindeboom
Re: Suitable Ecommerce Platform
on Jun 16, 2018 at 12:32:50 am

Save your money, Peter, and build your restaurant page free on Facebook and add another free page to Yelp. Forget a website, as for your business, your customers are on Facebook and Yelp and both of those services will walk you through the process step-by-step. A new Thai restaurant just opened in our town and he lit up a Facebook and Yelp page and is doing well. He has no website.

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Ronald Lindeboom
CEO, Creative COW LLC

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peter nguyen
Re: Suitable Ecommerce Platform
on Jun 19, 2018 at 4:50:17 pm

Hi Ronald,

Thank for your advices. I wonder will relying on Facebook and Yelp be enough for marketing ? What do you think about using Ubereat or some similar services.

Thanks.


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Andrew Kimery
Re: Suitable Ecommerce Platform
on Jun 27, 2018 at 4:29:25 pm

I agree having a presence on social media is important, but I think a website (with a non-spammy mailing list) is imperative because it will always allow the business owner to control their own message/marketing to customers directly without becoming beholden to social media middle men. Going with Facebook and Yelp only unfortunately means Peter's customers are primarily Facebook and Yelp customers which Peter may or many not be granted continued access to depending on the whims (or demise) of Facebook and Yelp.

Last year the popular web comic The Oatmeal had a strip about this very thing.
https://www.geekwire.com/2017/oatmeal-creator-rips-facebook-comic-facebook-...


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