Free Software Developed to Help Hoteliers During Lockdown

Press Release, Chester, April 6th 2020

Innovative Free of Charge eCommerce Software Developed to Help Hoteliers to Continue to Trade During Lockdown

A Cheshire-based software company, Hop Software, has developed a free-of-charge online shop to enable hotels across the UK to provide a click, collect and delivery food and drink service to local customers.

Hotels across the UK have been forced to shut their doors and cease trading during UK lockdown to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. This has resulted in a very unsettling time for the hospitality industry with fears around whether businesses will survive the next few weeks without securing bookings or generating any revenue.

The hospitality software company, Hop Software, which provides world-class tech solutions to hoteliers, along with Digital Marketing solutions, have developed a free-of-charge online click, collect and delivery platform to offer hotels the opportunity to sell their food and drink services, take secure payments and provide local customers with the option of collection or delivery.

The Smart Order Time feature ensures the ultimate safety of both hotel staff and customers,

by allowing customers to choose a convenient and safe time to collect or have their orders delivered directly to their doors.

Consumer needs and behaviours are constantly adapting to our ‘new way of life’. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted hotels, dine-in restaurants and bars around the world. Hospitality businesses are turning to tech solutions and online platforms to help maintain revenue streamline.

Food and drink delivery services from restaurants and takeaways are set to have an increasingly important role in keeping the nation fed.

Research from CGA shows that just over half (53%) of the public are either currently using, or planning on using, food delivery services as an alternative during the current crisis, with 13% ordering deliveries from a restaurant or takeaway for the first time, or more frequently, in the last two weeks.

Hop Software is one of the most advanced cloud-based PMS systems on the market, offering an industry-leading tech hotel solution; flexible, cost-efficient and outstanding value for money.

Combined with expertise in Digital Marketing, offering flexible and affordable packages focused on latest data and insights, to deliver anything from strategies to campaigns, Hop guarantees a scale of marketing initiatives and tools, to support businesses through the current difficult situation, and beyond, for continuous success.

Find out more and get set up on Hop Shop here.

For more information, please contact sales@hopsoftware.com or call us on 0345 301 0034