B-Express app records £500k in three months
Northern Ireland developed B-Express app, which allows people to remain at their table to order and pay for food and drink ,has proved a massive success since becoming operational in June of this year.
And as of last weekend the app has recorded more than 80,000 sales, with over £500,000 worth of drinks processed and almost 17,000 new users across the province.
With ‘wet pubs’ in Northern Ireland having received an indicative opening date of September 21, the app is set to grow further with 10 venues currently using B-Express as their primary order and payment system.
App founder and Glens of Antrim native Eunan McKillop commented on the success of the app and future growth prospects stating he was ‘delighted’.
He continued: “We’re delighted to have been able to support the safe opening of bars through this difficult period.
“Reaching a milestone of £500,000 within a three month period highlights the efforts venues are going to in order to prevent congested bar serving areas and uphold social distancing guidance.”
Eunan added: “The reopening of wet pubs in September signals a further significant opportunity to grow the app, with further new clients coming on board in advance of the 21st.
“With the app now tailored to facilitate orders of food and drink across partnership venues, thus adhering to government guidelines, we expect to see significant growth in the coming months.”
Through the process of instant online payment, the app enables staff and customers to avoid unnecessary handling of cash and touching of payment points.
The app is compatible with any bar or restaurant’s current existing ordering and payment system, meaning rather than building a new system, B-Express can immediately meet the needs of any venue.
The app was initially envisaged as a means of pre-ordering drinks to avoid queues at large public gatherings including concerts, however, since the outbreak of coronavirus it has been repurposed and expanded to support the hospitality sector and government social distancing guidance.
For further information, please visit bexpressapp.com
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