These days, it can be exhausting and chilly waiting in lines. Why not simplify your life with these apps that let you pre-order, pre-pay, and skip the line? Here are our top picks for 2021.
Starbucks Mobile App
Starbucks mobile app has revolutionized the way we consume coffee. This well known app allows you to pre-order your coffee all the while collecting bonus rewards or “stars” towards free swag or drinks. The app was built with an almost psychotic level of attention to detail and allows its users to create hundreds of different drink combinations. Throughout COVID a few stores have piloted a curbside pickup where you can get your coffee delivered to your car – think Sonic’s vintage drive up diners in the 1960s.
Gibson’s On My Way
For over 90 years Gibson’s has excelled in providing unparalleled customer service. We’ve surpassed our customer’s expectations by thinking one step ahead, and that includes investing in technology. We were one of the first dry cleaners in Toronto to launch a dry-cleaning app where our customers could check on their existing orders, update their payment information, and schedule a pick-up with our free pick up and delivery service. During COVID we decided to launch, “On My Way,” a in-app feature that allows our customers to pre-pay and skip the line when they pick up their dry cleaning. Customers simply let us know they’re “on their way,” so we can get their order ready to go. You can download the Gibson’s app on the GooglePlay or Apple Store.
UberEats is convenient, but the service fees and tipping can drive up the price. Ritual allows you to pre-pay and order ahead for contactless food pick-up from your favourite restaurant. Similar to Skip the Dishes or UberEats, Ritual keeps you up to speed with your order’s progress. Ritual encourages its users to walk and get some exercise (all too important these days. Take advantage of their awesome referral program which earns you money towards free meals.
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