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Full functionalities & requirements of a food delivery website – Plugins & codes

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Full functionalities of food delivery website

Off to creating a food delivery website? Food ordering delivery is different from almost every other eCommerce out there. Your customers are hungry, they want their ordering process to be fast. Your ordering process should be even faster. Here’s the Full functionalities & requirements of a food delivery website – Plugins & codes

Content table:

  1. Differences between food delivery & other ecommerce
    1. Comparison table
  2. Complete list of the functionalities required for food delivery + Plugins & codes
  3. Setups and installations

[Here’s all the codes required to build important functionalities of a restaurant/food-delivery website]

Differences between food delivery & other ecommerce

Your customers are hungry, not just shopping around. 7-8 times out of 10 when someone’s on your website, it’s most likely they’re planning their meal, deciding what to eat, or rather who what to eat.

2 or more friends gathered, deciding what to eat. That’s who you need to optimize your website for. Not that guy or girl who’s waiting for his/her paycheck to buy the shoes or the bag they’ve been checking for in their shopping card.

Here are the main specifications you need:

  1. Fast website
  2. Easy navigation
  3. Addons
  4. Ship in one city (unless you ship your burgers to the other side of the world)
  5. Distance based shipping
  6. Combo offers
  7. Reservations
  8. Quick add to cart ability without getting to the product
  9. Special offers
  10. Customer points & rewards

[Rank Your Restaurant #1 on Google]

Food delivery vs other ecommerce:

FunctionalityFood DeliveryOther ecommerce
AddonsAlmost always requiredRarely required
Ships in one cityAlways requiredUsually ships to countries
Takeaway optionAlmost always requiredUsually no take away
Fast checkoutDefinitelyMulti-step checkout
Single productsOften not requiredRequires single products
Special offersCombo menus & Special offersRarely required
Rewards & customer pointsVery useful for returning ordersUsually required
Distance based shippingAlmost always requiredAlmost never required

Complete list of the functionalities required for food delivery


Your customers want that extra sauce, double meet, cheese, jalapenos and all the extras they can have.

Your food delivery website MUST offer addons.


PPOM for WooCommerce

YITH WooCommerce Product Add-Ons

Combo menus

Whether lunch menus, special offers or any type of offers that you have. This is one of the most common things a food delivery business does. Buy two pizzas, get one free, buy a burger and a pepsi get the fries for free.

Your food delivery website MUST offer special offers and combo menus.


PPOM for WooCommerce

YITH WooCommerce Product Add-Ons

Distance based shipping

Probably one of the most important functionalities for a food ordering website. You’re not delivering to the entire world, and you can’t have a fixed price for delivery, not so good. So the only way is to actually set up a distance based shipping. So you can set up free shipping for up to 3 kilometers, then add a certain amount for each driven kilometer.


WooCommerce Distance Based Shipping

Ship in one city

You’re not shipping your burgers to the other side of the world right? Well then you MUST set up your website so that your visitors won’t have the ability to pick another city, and obviously can order delivery only in one city.


Download Code Snippets plugin -> Add New snippet -> Add the below code there and change ‘Rome’ with your city.

The Code for delivery only in once city in WordPress:

/* Ship in one city*/

// Only one city at checkout
add_filter( 'woocommerce_checkout_fields', 'custom_checkout_fields', 10, 1 );
function custom_checkout_fields( $fields ) {
    $fields['billing']['billing_city']['type'] = 'select';
	$fields['billing']['billing_city']['options'] = array('Rome' => 'Rome');
    $fields['shipping']['shipping_city']['type'] = 'select';
    $fields['shipping']['shipping_city']['options'] = array('Rome' => 'Rome');

    return $fields;


If you also have a physical location then it is important to offer reservations for your website visitors. It’s very simple and effective at the same damn time. (URL to 2chainz song)


Contact Form 7

Quick add to cart

Since you’re selling food, 8 out of 10 times your visitors won’t go to your product’s single page zoom in on your image and check it from different angles. So, you’d rather have a faster add to cart ability than going through a single page. This is done through a quick view plugin.


YITH WooCommerce Quick View

Customer accounts

You have to provide discounts, rewards and other advantages for your loyal customers. So having your customers’ accounts saved and giving them points based on their activity on your website is a great way to keep them coming back to your restaurant and eating your delicious meals.



YITH WooCommerce Points and Rewards

Setups and installations

In a week I will take you through the process of creating a food delivery website step by step, it will cost less than 99$, and probably some 2-3 hours. Here you can find the initial design of the website that we will be building. Let me know what you think about it in the comments.

So, until then make sure you provide your customers with everything they need.

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Although I don’t have a restaurant the urge to read it was too strong and didn’t disappoint. I guess if you have a restaurant this is a must-read. Thanks a lot.
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