Glance Technologies, the Vancouver based firm that owns and operates mobile pay app Glance Pay, has unveiled its upcoming mobile order-ahead capabilities which will allow customers to instantly order for pick-up off the menu of participating restaurants and pay instantly on their mobile device. “This is another natural evolution of our platform which allows us to continue to leverage our growing network of merchants and consumers,” said Desmond Griffin, Glance’s CEO.
This ability to cut the line and pay directly with a mobile phone is catching like wildfire. With the rise of mobile order-ahead apps tailored specifically for chains such as Taco Bell, and Starbucks’ order for pick-up mobile app, current evaluations of the mobile order-ahead market are estimated at $38 billion by 2020, and will account for 10.7% of the quick-serve industry sales alone. Already, Starbucks’ mobile in-app orders represents 10% of total orders at high-volume stores.
With Glance’s mobile order-ahead app, any restaurant or business can offer their customers more than just an in-store experience by tapping into the popularity of pre-ordering with digital expediency and security in mind. “We’re providing restaurants with a complete product for their entire ordering, payment, and loyalty needs that meets the new standard for services at restaurants that consumers have come to expect”, Mr. Griffin added.
Glance Pay’s order-ahead capabilities will be available soon to users, allowing them to select from previous orders then simply walk in and grab their food without dealing with payment in the restaurant.