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METHOD: Foodie For College Areas

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ExecutiveCloser, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. ExecutiveCloser

    ExecutiveCloser Regular Member

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    If you live in a college town this is golden!!!

    You basically start a website in a college town area.

    Name it related to the school and you offer online food ordering for the local businesses.

    You have carry out menu area, delivery etc.

    Everything must be programed in including but not limited to showing exactly what is open at that time.

    You will then go to local businesses and convince them to have orders placed online and then give you a % of the cut or a small fee per order.

    You process all the orders with your merchant account and then you have the system fax in the orders to their fax machines.

    Kids in the town talk! Soon enough you will have hundreds of orders bringing in a nice residual income.

    The reason this works so well is because people in general do not want to drop $1k+ to put up some system and have someone maintain it in hopes to get a few orders.

    This will obviously not work with franchises!

    Once you get enough sign ups and you want to generate an inital buzz try ordering some door hangers (get the permit from the city $15-40 and deliver to the area to advertise the new site ($300 investment roughly).

    This should be worth at least $xx,xxx a year or more

    enjoy!

    :D
     
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  2. ExecutiveCloser

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    I can't post links yet but if you go to the Big G and type in lion menus they are the top result.

    You can see how many businesses signed up!


    " facilitates over $600,000 each month to it's online clients."
     
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    dear sir, are there any free codes out there that does this?
     
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    There are directory sites but you will need a decent merchant account for this method as well as knowledge in security and php, html etc.

    I did not post this for a noob tbh, sorry not saying you are but if you cant code i would not attempt this.

    This will take dedication, money and knowledge
     
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    I feel this is pretty much a dead market.

    If you live on a college campus like me and it doesn't already have one of these sites, then odds are it doesn't need one. If you attend a large university then I'm sure someone already has a site such as this. Trying to compete would be stupid.
     
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    I looked into this a few years ago. For BH, and only focusing on a single campus might work. What stopped me was I was WH and it required a food permit and other shipping transportation licenses for delivery to be done. (insurance etc...).

    I am glad that You brought it up however. I think it might be revisiting, with a twist. Only focus on businesses that already deliver in the area. It might seem like an oxymoron, at first.

    But on second thought, not so moronic if included in a mobile app (this can be as simple as a mobile optimized version of your already existing site).

    Find out what social media is most popular at the campus and start the virus.

    You might not make as much on the monetizing as in delivery, but neither will be your costs.

    Then you can spend all of your time calling businesses who want to be in your app directory, for a fee.
     
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    Decent idea! I must say :) The idea is scale-able too. You could repeat the same thing across many such towns.
     
  8. ExecutiveCloser

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    For this you should not need a food license as you will just be processing the orders for the other comapnies around town that do not want the hassle of the marketing.

    You take a % or a $1 per order and then you send them the business.
     
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    I looked into this as well a year or two ago. It's actually a great idea of the town doesn't have it.

    You can set up orders such that you get paid directly and the restaurants get paid at the end of the month. That's how just-eat.ca does it.

    I know that otlob.com uses a sms print out system (once the orders are placed on the website, an email is sent to the restaurant owner and a sms of the order is sent as well). The restaurants have a small device that prints out sms onto papers or displays them on a big screen. otlob charges for that device as well.