JUST-EAT.ca Android app available for anywhere, anytime ordering
Canada’s largest and fastest-growing online food ordering service, officially launches the Android edition of its thriving mobile app today. Now owners of Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, Asus, and other mobile devices can order takeout such as Chinese, Pizza, Sushi and many more on-the-go via the Google-engineered platform. The app provides an improved user experience, with simple, faster, and more functional ordering. Without having to repeat any financial or delivery information, users can order lunch at the office, dinner from the gym, or late night snacks from the bar.
The Apple iOS version of the app was introduced in August of this year and has thus far proved wildly successful with over 15,000 downloads to date. As the nation’s largest and only coast-to-coast online food ordering and takeout service, the brand services more than 160 cities and towns through its partnerships with 3500 restaurants.
“We’re thrilled to expand our mobile first strategy with the launch of our Android app, ensuring convenience for an even larger group of users,” explains JUST-EAT.ca Managing Director, Todd Masse. “With this rounded out offering, we’re anticipating the portion of sales from mobile devices to rise to nearly 45% of all business. Our mobile first consumer strategy is carried across all of our marketing channels in order to help provide focus to our corporate mission statement to empower consumer to love their deliver experience”
Key App Features:
- Postal Code Search: a geo-targeted selection of restaurants available to a user in their vicinity.
- Restaurant List: a sortable list of dining establishments and their corresponding current status – open, closed or offline. This can be arranged by best match, alphabetically, rating or filtered by cuisine.
- Restaurant Information: establishment rating, user reviews, postal code, offers &/or discounts, menu, menu categories, and more are displayed.
- Basket: users can review and modify the contents selected for purchase and add a tip for the delivery driver. There are also additional suggestions and offers such as 'buy more to save money' or 'more needed for minimum'.
- Check Out: log-in or register as a new user, enter delivery information and payment method (cash and 100% completely secure transactions, including credit, debit, etc.).
- Order Status: the source for order information, including a button to call the restaurant and a help button for JUST EAT Canada customer support.
Why order with JUST-EAT.CA?
- Visit one convenient place to browse and compare takeout menus from local restaurants, often not available online
- Sort and discover new restaurants and cuisines such as Pizza, Sushi, Chinese and others that serve your area, anytime with 24/7 service
- Avoid feeling rushed over the phone – take the time to browse and build your orderManage your order cost, by keeping track of prices, and save with exclusive offers and discountsSkip being put on hold and verbal misunderstandings like address mix-ups and order errors (I ordered extra cheese - not NO cheese!)
- Receive an estimated delivery, provided in real time by restaurants
- Provide your choice of payment through a secure platform, including debit and credit card (including American Express)
- Re-order instantaneously by looking at your order history
- Receive 24/7 customer support, via live chat or the telephone
- Order form anywhere, anytime with the JUST-EAT.ca iPhone & Android Apps
Marketing matters: from IBM to Kyndryl
Prior to joining Kyndryl as Chief Marketing Officer, Maria had a 25-year career at IBM, most recently as the tech giant’s CMO where she oversaw all marketing professionals and activities across North America, Canada and Latin America. She has held senior global marketing positions in a variety of disciplines and business units across IBM, most notably strategic initiatives in Smarter Cities and Watson Customer Engagement, as well as leading teams in services, business analytics, and mobile and industry solutions. She is known for her work with teams to leverage data, analytics and cloud technologies to build deeper engagements with customers and partners.
With a passion for marketing, business and people, and a recognized expert in data-driven marketing and brand engagement, Maria talks to Business Chief about her new role, her leadership style and what success means to her.
You've recently moved from IBM to Kyndryl, joining as CMO. Tell us about this exciting new role?
I’m Chief Marketing Officer for Kyndryl, the independent company that will be created following the separation from IBM of its Managed Infrastructure Services business, expected to occur by the end of 2021. My role is to plan, develop, and execute Kyndryl's marketing and advertising initiatives. This includes building a company culture and brand identity on which we base our marketing and advertising strategy.
We have an amazing opportunity ahead at Kyndryl to create a company brand that will stand apart in the market by leading with our people first. Once we are an independent company, each Kyndryl employee will advance the vital systems that power human progress. Our people are devoted, restless, empathetic, and anticipatory – key qualities needed as we build on existing customer relationships and cultivate new ones. Our people are at the heart of this business and I am deeply hopeful and excited for our future.
What experiences have helped prepare you for this new opportunity?
I’ve had a very rich and diverse career history at IBM that has lasted 25+ years. I started out in sales but landed explored opportunities at IBM in different roles, business units, geographies, and functions. Marketing and business are my passions and I landed on Marketing because it allowed me to utilize both my left and right brain, bringing together art and science. In college, I was no tonly a business major, but an art major. I love marketing because I can leverage my extensive knowledge of business, while also being able to think openly and creatively.
The opportunities I was given during my time at IBM and my natural curiosity have led me to the path I’m on now and there’s no better next career step than a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity to help launch a company. The core of my role at Kyndryl is to create a culture centered on our people and growing up in my career at IBM has allowed me to see first-hand how to prioritize people and ensure they are at the heart of progress in everything Kyndryl will do.
How would you describe your leadership style?
I believe that people aren't your greatest assets, they are your only assets. My platform and background for leadership has always been grounded in authenticity to who I am and centered on diversity and inclusion. I immigrated to the US from Chile when I was 10 years old and so I know the power and beauty that comes from leaning into what makes you different from other people, and that's what I want every person in my marketing organization to feel – the value in bringing their most authentic self to work every day. The way our employees feel when they show up for themselves authentically is how they will also show up for our customers, and strong relationships drive growth.
I think this is especially true in light of a world forever changed by the pandemic. Living through such an unprecedented time has reinforced that we are all humans. We can't lead or care for one another without empathy and I think leaders everywhere have been reminded of this.
What’s the best leadership advice you’ve received?
When I was growing up as an immigrant in North Carolina, I often wanted to be just like everyone else. But my mother always told me: Be unique, be memorable – you have an authentic view and experience of the world that no one else will ever have, so don't try to be anyone else but you.
What does success look like to you?
I think the concept of success is multi-faceted. From a career perspective, being in a job where you're respected and appreciated, and where you can see how your contributions are providing value by motivating your teams to be better – that's success! From a personal perspective, there is no greater accomplishment than investing in the next generation. I love mentoring younger professionals – they are the future. I want my legacy as a leader to include providing value in work culture, but also in leaving a personal impact on the lives of professionals who will carry the workforce forward. Finding a position in life with a job and company that offers me a chance at all of that is what success looks like to me.
What advice would you give to your younger self just starting out in the industry?
I've always been a naturally curious person and it's easy for me to over-commit to projects that pique my interest. I've learned over years of practice how to manage that, so to my younger self I’d say… prioritize the things that are most important, and then become amazing at those things.