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Sell food online

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Artwork Sample on Order Template from Shopboxo

Why sell food online

Selling food online in the Philippines can be a lucrative business idea due to the country’s growing e-commerce industry and the Filipino’s love for food.

Online food businesses offer convenience and accessibility to customers who prefer to order food from the comfort of their homes. In addition, food entrepreneurs can showcase their unique culinary skills and reach a wider market through online platforms.

The COVID-19 pandemic also highlighted the importance of online food businesses as more Filipinos opted for delivery services to minimise their exposure to the virus.

How to sell food online in 5 steps

1. Build your online store

Create your brand using a business name generator and logo maker (if you have not decided) then choose a theme to suit your branding.

2. Publish product pages

Upload your product images and descriptions to your digital menu to drive conversions.

3. Choose your shipping methods

Connect to Shopboxo Delivery and use delivery service providers that has been integrated into the system.

4. Select your payment gateway

Choose from multiple payment gateways and e-wallets (Gcash, Maya, GrabPay) to receive payments from your customers securely.

5. Promote your online food store

Market your brand through social media platforms, email marketing, and other marketing channels to boost sales.

Mobile interface sample of an online food store with order and payment boxes
Online Food Store Merchant Sample

We'll help you find the path to success

Effective management

Make mass edits in batches when uploading your products, or updating your order statuses. Save time by managing your inventory in one platform.

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Unified delivery system

Our platform makes it easy to schedule and fulfill deliveries all in one place, without the need to visit multiple websites for shipping quotes.

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Secure payments

Shopboxo ensures that all payments are collected and deposited safely into your bank account, eliminating the need for your customers to worry about manual bank transfers.

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Work on any device

Manage your store on any device. You can publish your inventory on desktop at the comfort of your home or on your mobile on-the-go.

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What are the legal requirements for selling food online?

In order for you to sell food online, you need to get permits and license before you can operate. In the Philippines, you need to have a permit from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and will also need to register with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). You need to also comply with the food safety regulations set by the Department of Health (DOH).

What are the platforms I can use to sell food online?

You can sell food online using an ecommerce builder like Shopboxo to create your own online food store. Another option is to list your storefront on third-party apps like Grab to sell your food. While these platforms charge a fee for every order, it is a good platform if you want to build your brand presence as you can leverage on their wide pool of audiences.

How can I ensure my food is safe for consumption?

Always follow the food safety regulations to ensure your food are safe for consumption. Some of these regulations include proper food handling, how you store and prepare your food. For the Philippines, always have your food products and ingredients inspected by the FDA for compliance.

How should I package and deliver my food safely to customers ?

All types of food should have proper packaging. For food that are more sensitive to temperature like desserts, always use insulated containers or packaging boxes that can keep the desserts at the appropriate temperature to prevent it from turning bad (melt in this case). Also work with reliable food delivery services like Grab or LalaMove who can send your food orders efficiently.

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