Pizza is one of the most popular foods in the country and perhaps the most popular for delivery. Today, more people are ordering pizza online. If you haven't tried ordering pizza this way, there are a few things you should know.
There may be an additional cost of delivery
Many pizza companies will add a delivery fee to your order. Some of the larger pizza chains may not have a delivery fee, so you may not have been charged one before. Today, even smaller, local pizza places are taking orders online and delivering. But you shouldn't make that a deciding factor on whether to place an order or not. Many of the smaller, local pizza companies have larger overhead, so they have to charge delivery fees. When ordering online, this fee should be clearly stated. In addition, a delivery fee is not a substitute for a tip. You should still tip your delivery person at the door. Remember to have cash for a tip. It is easy to pay with a credit card online, but have cash handy for your delivery person's tip.
Make sure you understand the menu
A pizza business should have a website that is formatted for smartphones, and a menu that is easy to understand. There are many possibilities when ordering your pizza at a restaurant, and these same options should be available online without complexity. You should be able to easily choose the type of crust you want, cheeses, various toppings, seasonings, and side dishes. You should also be able to make changes easily before placing your order. If you don't find the menu easy to navigate, it is usually best to go elsewhere.
Many pizza companies have smartphone apps
You may want to order your pizza from your smartphone using an app. There has been a proliferation of apps created by businesses because they are usually low cost and easy to implement. Many pizza businesses have these apps. They want you to download their app because they know that if it is on your smartphone, they are likely to get your business when you want pizza. For this reason, they often offer discounts to people who have their app and use it to order pizza. Some of these companies even have rewards programs that are tied to ordering pizza online using apps. There are many free things you can earn, including free pizza, as part of a rewards program that is tied to the use of the app.
Of course, you can save money by picking up the pizza yourself. This may be inconvenient, and for many people, defeats the purpose of ordering pizza. So, if you're ordering online, especially with a smartphone, keep the information above in mind.