Share your menu/product catalogue and accept orders from customers simply by sharing a QR code! If that interests you, this Stravopys review is for you.
Doesn’t the paper menu sound outdated? Customers having to shift through pages trying to find what they want?
With Stravopys, they can get the menus delivered on their phones, in seconds. Then, they can simply search for their disch/item directly instead of having to search for it. Yes, it makes you look cool too, doesn’t it?
Let’s see if Stravopys is worth it. Oh, did I mention it’s 100% free to try? It is, so don’t reach into your pockets just yet.
What is Stravopys?
I agree, the name isn’t exactly descriptive. Stravopys is basically a QR Code menu generato (and a lot more).
In simpler words, you can create a digital menu that anyone can access simply by scanning a QR code.
When your QR code is scanned, users land on a website. This website contains all your menu, sub-categories and everything else.
What’s more is, Stravopys can also be used to take and deliver orders. This essentially means you can build your entire business right away, without a single outlet! Simply list everything you can cook/sell, take orders, deliver them directly to the customer. No restaurants or million dollar investments needed!
On top of the menu, Stravopys can also be used to offer passwordless login to your WiFi, monitor what users search for on your website and more.
I like to begin with the UI. That’s because if an app isn’t user-friendly, its features are nullified. The features mean nothing if they can’t be “used easily”, don’t you agree?
Fortunately, Stravopys agrees and follows the very traditional layout consisting of the top-bar, left sidebar and the centre-screen.
The left-sidebar is basically the “feature list”. Almost everything that you can do with Stravopys can be found on the left-sidebar.
The top-bar displays your “establishment” (restaurant/cafe or any other business) and lets you add new establishments.
There’s a secondary top-bar that lets you create categories for your menu.
Stravopys even starts you with a demo menu so you don’t have to start from absolute scratch. You can simply begin editing the items/images in these menu to get things done quicker.
The menu you have can be controlled easily and in single clicks using the three small buttons displayed next to the name of the menu.
So far, there’s nothing that seems complicated or hard to understand, is there?
Independent menu categories
Stravopys lets you create “menu categories”. By default, you get “Breakfast”, “Main course” and “Dessert”.
Of course, you can add anything else you’d like to the list. E.g. I’ve added “Updateland special” just to demonstrate how it works.
You can even create “subcategories” within a primary category. It’s best for scenarios such as “breakfast > continental / Indian / Chinese > veg / non veg” and so on.
With a single click, you can also “prohibit orders” for individual categories. Imagine you have items that are only available during specific times of the day, well, you can disable the category for all other times!
Dozens of item customizations available
- Being a “menu” app, I guess the customizations you can make to the individual food items is of utmost importance, isn’t it?
Well, each item you add gives you 4 primary options:
- And Special offer.
Let’s start with the general customizations?
- Title: The name of the food item
- Subtitle: It’s basically like a short catchy phrase you can use.
- Description: This is where you describe your food, ingredients and other details.
- Price: I’m sure you know what this is.
- And the image.
While this covers all the general details, you of course can add other information to your listing.
The ‘variation’ tab lets you add additional items to the primary item. E.g. if my primary item is a Pizza, I can add tomatoes, cheese, dips as additional items.
You can even add ‘groups’ to the same item. E.g. I can add a non-veg and a veg group, each with their own additional items to the primary item ‘Pizza’.
Then there are the ‘Extended’ customizations you can add.
- Item type: You can add the exact ‘type’ of item you’ve added. It can be a dish/drink/hookah etc.
- Cooking time lets you specify an expected cooking time for the dish.
- New: When enabled, a ‘new’ label would appear on the item indicating its a recent addition to the menu.
- Label for new: You get to choose what exactly the label should say when you enable the ‘new’ button. Some cool ideas are- ‘fresh’, ‘must try’ etc.
- Spicy level: This lets you choose from mild/medium/hot/ and extra hot.
- Allergens: If you’re adding ingredients someone may be allergic to, you can mention those here so your customers don’t get sick. It also may add trust and reputation for your business.
- Vegetarian: Enabling this would display a vegetarian icon next to the food.
Finally, the last possible customization is ‘special offer’. You can basically add make these special listings with special prices. They get highlighted on your menu and may get more orders.
Password-less WiFi QR Codes
If you thought Stravopys was only for menus and food, you were wrong.
Stravopys also allows your to offer free WiFi to the customers at your table easily. You can create WiFi QR codes.
All you need to do is enter your SSID (name of your WiFi) and the password. The process hardly takes a minute at best.
Simply ask your customers to scan these codes and they’ll be connected to your WiFi instantly.
Stravopys understands that running any business is easier with a team, you probably got one, haven’t you?
Of course you can invite team-members to your Stravopys admin dashboard.
No one likes long spreadsheets and crunching numbers. But, that’s a crucial part of your business, any business in fact, isn’t it?
Stravopys makes this easy. It displays nearly every crucial information as far as your Stravopys stats go.
For starters, it’ll display the total QR scans, total categories on your menu, total subcategories, menu items etc.
You can even check “number of menu views” by date and time. Helps you identify peak hours for your menu.
The good news is, these aren’t displayed as boring stats. Rather, everything is displayed in neat graphs and box charts which does make things way less boring.
As stated earlier in this Stravopys review, scanning the QR code takes users to your digital menu which basically is a website. j
Of course, you get to customise how your header looks like. You get to edit the header (generally the name of your business), add a tagline, and the image that’s displayed.
All of this takes less than 3 clicks and 1 minute at best, they sure made things easy, didn’t they?
Take orders and build a business
This is another side of the Strovopys coin. I personally tried Stravopys more for this feature than its QR code abilities.
So, it lets me ‘take orders’. Now, this practically let me set up my restaurant/catering/cafe or many other businesses. As long as I’ve a team that can cook/ deliver other similar products, I can build my menu, and start accepting orders.
It does offer a few pretty advanced order features, these being:
Absolutely no “website building” skills are required. There’s even an integrated form. It collects information such as client name, address, special comments for the order, phone no. etc.
Of course, these fields can be customised in a single click. You can even set an automated “success” message that’s displayed once an order is placed.
Similarly, you can set how you wish to get notified. You can set e-mail and/or Telegram. Setting up the Telegram chat automation is extremely easy as well.
Finally, you can enable/disable 3 modes of payment, these can be online/cash or terminal.
3 online modes of payment
I just said you can accept online payments, didn’t I? But how hard/complex or integrating that is? In this case, it’s a walk in the park.
On the “Order Settings” page, you get 3 online payment modes you can set. These are:
Stravopys Pricing Plans
So, the final question arises, how much does Stravopys cost?
Nothing! Well, not for the trial at least.
There’s a 100% free trial that doesn’t need your credit card or any such detail. Simply enter an e-mail ID and you get your free Stravopys trial account.
As for the paid plans, a single plan exists but the pricing differs based on your payment term.
- Standard plan/ monthly: $19.00/month
- Annual plan: $199.00/month (2 months free).
There’s an additional “Network” plan that lets you add up to 20 establishments/ businesses and costs $499.00/year.
Final words- Stravopys review
That’s about it folks. Time for my personal opinion here, eh?
In my opinion, if you own a business where your customers order food, Stravopys takes things to the next level for you. It’s easier, simpler and faster for everyone.
If you don’t own a business yet, and would like to start, Stravopys lets you do that. No coding, domain, landing page, server required. Simply list your products and start delivering the orders.
Using the platform is as simple as it could be, I’m sure the attached snapshots concur the same, don’t they?
All in all, I’d say I’m pretty impressed. However, why take my word for it? Go sign up, it’s 100% free and is the best way to judge it on your own, isn’t it?