BOSTON, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LuvJo, an online ordering platform dedicated to local coffee shops, juice bars and food trucks and LevelUp, the leading provider of mobile engagement solutions for the restaurant industry, today announced a partnership that will allow participating merchants to effectively increase order ahead sales through LevelUp's exclusive distribution partners. With this partnership, LuvJo and LevelUp are leveling the playing field between smaller-scale neighborhood merchants and the large, name-brand coffee chains that offer consumers similar order ahead options.
LevelUp has built a robust user base, including millions of consumers across LevelUp distribution channels and partner apps such as Chase Pay, who have come to rely on the convenience, speed and flexibility provided to them when interacting with restaurant chains and local merchants. This newly developed integration provides LuvJo's merchant partners with free, tightly-integrated access to the LevelUp network, reaching millions of potential new customers whenever they happen to be in the area and are looking for a quick, seamless way to find and enjoy the local coffee and flavor that they can't find anywhere else.
"Local coffee shops risk losing business if they continue to force customers to waste time in lines," said Tony Kidd, CEO of LuvJo. "Not only are we now solving this issue – but through this LevelUp partnership we're actually driving an increase in customer volume while allowing our merchant partners to remain highly efficient."
Local coffee shops can now reach millions of customers with seamless order ahead functionality, baked right into apps already on their mobile devices, without devoting the marketing resources that would otherwise be needed to drive these same consumers to their own branded app. This exposure to new customers promises to drive higher order volume for these merchants, and they will continue to experience the benefits of the LevelUp network as the company announces more strategic partners in the months ahead.
"LuvJo is making big waves by powering the online ordering capabilities of independent coffee shops, and supporting local economies in this way is something we can truly get behind," said Seann Moriarty, head of partnerships at LevelUp. "This partnership will drive more orders to local coffee shops while introducing LevelUp users to great local establishments that they otherwise may have missed out on."
LevelUp aims to build the next-generation mobile payment network, connecting consumers and merchants with a seamless payments experience that blends payments, analytics and rewards. LevelUp is bringing this technology to market in three distinct ways; via the LevelUp app which lets consumers order ahead and skip the line at their favorite lunch spots, embedded into partner restaurant apps to provide a full-stack customer engagement solution, and via an open developer platform that powers over 200 mobile apps. LevelUp is based in Boston, MA and backed by leading investors such as Google Ventures, Highland Capital and JPMorgan Chase.
LuvJo works with local coffee shops so that you can spend more time caffeinating and less time waiting in line. Locate your favorite coffee shops and order, pay and schedule your coffee for pickup from your mobile phone. Delay your order if you are running late and cancel if you need to. LuvJo also allows for easy and fast re-ordering from your favorite cafes. #OrderEasy with LuvJo today!
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