In the past, making a reservation at your favorite restaurant meant having to call their reservation line, spend time spelling out your name, contact info, and special requests. We have come a long way since then. Through the power of the internet, we are now able to make restaurant reservations in a fraction of the time online.
The only problem is, through their choice of booking method, some restaurants are making it just as difficult and time consuming to reserve a table online as it was in the past through a phone call.
One solution to this problem is through the use of online booking widgets. Read on to learn how a booking widget can help your restaurant increase online reservation while making the process easier.
Why do you need a booking widget?
A booking widget is the best method of taking reservations automatically on the web. Making your table inventory available online is now crucial, as people increasingly rely on their phones to do what they need to do. 25% of people now make reservations exclusively online and booking widgets make capturing this business possible.
A booking widget will:
- Allow guests to check availability and reserve tables online at any time.
- Reduce no shows by sending confirmations and reminders to your guests.
- Automatically add bookings to your digital reservation book.
How to get the most out of your booking widgets?
Many people think that booking widgets are only for websites. But today all good reservation software companies give you the ability to use widgets across the web, you can’t just rely on your website for business – you must be where your customers are.
Booking widgets make it easy for your customers to make bookings where they spend most of their time, this includes:
- Restaurant Website
Want a Booking Widget for Your Restaurant?
Eat App provides a cost effective reservation software that helps restaurants take no-commission online bookings. Our system provides an integrated reservation and table management system that empowers you to make better business decisions, provide a personalized guest experience and reduce mistakes.
We partner with both large global hotel groups and busy independent restaurants to provide front-of-house software that works.
Click here to request a demo of our restaurant reservation software (and receive a custom booking widget) or download our FREE guide to online booking widgets to learn how you can make your existing widget generate an increased number of reservations for your restaurant.