The Bistroo Breakdown: Monthly Progress Report — November 2020

The Bistroo Breakdown cover for November 2020

Team

Since the inception of Bistroo two years ago the team has grown from the 2 founders to currently 8 employees. Our team covers all areas needed to continue with the current growth trend. We will be expanding our team on an as needed basis in line with our current growth projections.

All the current employees and founders that work the food cryptocurrency startup Bistroo from Eindhoven
All the current employees and founders that work the food cryptocurrency startup Bistroo from Eindhoven

Current stats

The Bistroo platform is currently up and running on the Dutch market on the Bistroo.nl domain. Since the launch in March 2020 we have:

  • 11207 users accounts created
  • $830.000 in platform volume
The month to date order revenue increase from August to december 2020 for Bistroo
The month to date order revenue increase from August to december 2020 for Bistroo

The Application

A lot has happend during the development progress of this month. We improved the usability in our flow for the consumer app. In addition, we have further expanded and optimized the options for the distribution channels in our merchant Dashboard.

  1. Distribution options for merchants
    In the current setup we used general options for both delivery and take-away orders. Think of shipping costs, minimum order amount, etc. With the new improvements, the merchants can indicate on the map where they deliver and how much it costs. From now on they can enter separate details for take-away and delivery. For example, the merchant can use a different preparation time or opening hours for take-away and delivery orders. And also disable them on a specifiek date and time.
  2. Credit vouchers (gift cards)
    In response to a couple of requests from our merchants, we have developed a system whereby companies can purchase Bistroo vouchers to give away as business gifts. This option is available platform-wide, but also possible to limit for specific merchants. For example, we have a Christmas package shop where both consumers and companies can spend credit. This is already live and operating.
  3. Print manager
    Merchants can connect a receipt printer to the Bistroo platform. Although this was already an existing feature, it lacked functionalities such as batch printing and a persistent connection. For this we have developed a client that batches incoming orders and saves them in case of failure (printer offline event). When the printer becomes out of range it tries to reconnect automatically if possible. As a result, there is more consistency in the stability of our direct print functionality within the platform.

The Token

We have been mainly working out token usability optimalization and design when it comes to the BIST Token. The overhaul will continue with our whitepaper and our other branding materials in the coming months.

Testimonials

Next to the consumer, the central part of our platform is the merchant. We want you to hear about their experiences using the Bistroo platform, particularly now with COVID-19 making it more difficult for them to run their operations.

Bistroo Merchant Lunch & More from Eersel that is available on the Bistroo marketplace
Bistroo Merchant Lunch & More from Eersel that is available on the Bistroo marketplace
Bistroo Merchant Xtra.Social from Reusel that is available on the marketplace
Bistroo Merchant Xtra.Social from Reusel that is available on the marketplace

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