Whether you are a thick-sliced, or a thinny-, lot’s of fat- or wet-biltong-kind-of-guy, there’s only one way to stop the craving. Go buy it immediately, and get it over and done with (even if it costs an arm and a leg). Quenching customers’ appetites for a traditional bite of biltong from home can be tricky, especially if you need to speed up the delivery time. 

If you own a store like the Saffa Shop in Victoria, you’ll know that every South African living in Australia needs their biltong fix. 

With the right food delivery management software, like Locate2u for instance you won’t have to have a ‘cut-off’ time for your daily deliveries. The software is designed to automate deliveries and optimize routes. South Africans and some Australian mates are impatient blokes – they need their beer and biltong faster than you can say ‘sport’. 

Locate2u helps save time 

As a store owner and stockist of this much-loved South African delicacy, you need to live up to customer’s expectations. You may be looking at your delivery routes with your head in your hands, thinking, ‘How are we going to deliver this load of biltong.’ Let’s be honest, you may be a store owner stuck in the dark ages still using Excel spreadsheets to manage your orders. It’s time to close the Excel file and step into the light. 

Route optimization allows you to cut out traffic by choosing the shortest route, considers weather hazards, and ensures your delivery driver delivers that biltong in good time. Your mates will be so impressed by the speedy delivery, they’ll be recommending the software in no time. If you have several biltong deliveries to make, don’t stress. Route optimization gives you a delivery sequence so you can assist customers to have a great experience – and quench that craving! 

Live tracking 

When a customer places an order, a live tracking link is automatically generated for each individual. The eager sports enthusiast can view the live tracking of the delivery and following the biltong’s path, and when it will arrive at their doorstep. In the meantime, your customer feels at ease about the entire experience because they can stay in control. They’ll have peace of mind and likely keep your store’s number on speed dial. 

There’s another side to your biltong delivery mission. Locate2u can track your fleet, so on a day like the World Cup cricket final, you’ll have an oversight of your entire fleet in the field. You can also manage bookings, so you will have all your bases covered. Customers won’t have to keep phoning to check on delivery time, the live tracking app keeps them in control of the delivery. 

No delivery cut-offs 

Store owners know that customers are demanding. Cravings don’t wait. Using software like Locate2u will give you the freedom not to have delivery cut-offs. Your customer can order, track and take delivery of their biltong. 

About the author

Sharl is a qualified journalist. He has over 10 years’ experience in the media industry, including positions as an editor of a magazine and Business Editor of a daily newspaper. Sharl also has experience in logistics specifically operations, where he worked with global food aid organisations distributing food into Africa. Sharl enjoys writing business stories and human interest pieces.