Wood oven pizza is a crowd favorite in Yuba City, California, at the Rolling Stone Pizza Company. The authentic Italian pizza company offers dine in, take out, take and bake, and a full-service catering option for customers. But, after almost a decade in business, Rolling Stone Pizza Company started losing business to national chains with proprietary mobile ordering apps. As a small business lacking resources to develop their own app, the restaurant was worried about how they could keep their business competitive.
Looking for a mobile store partner, Rolling Stone Pizza Company then found Apptizer—a Silicon Valley company specialized in creating mobile stores for small and medium sized businesses. Apptizer provides a mobile platform which allows businesses to rapidly create, deploy and manage a mobile store app without any coding. Apptizer is integrated with the Apriva gateway to deliver secure payments via mobile smartphones and tablets.
Leveraging Apptizer’s mobile platform and Apriva’s payment gateway, Rolling Stone Pizza now delivers a world-class mobile store to their customers, allowing patrons to browse menu items, place orders and process payments right from their phones. And Rolling Stone Pizza Company can readily promote new menu items and special events, personalize offers, and use social networks to drive brand engagement and find new customers.
“Sales from our Apptizer mobile app grow each and every day,” said Jim King, founder of Rolling Stone Pizza Company. “Customers love using our simple, convenient app because there’s no waiting during pizza ordering and preparation.”
Rolling Stone Pizza has increased orders and revenue, while streamlining order-taking and payment processing workflows. Managing their resources and the technology tools of Apptizer, Rolling Stone Pizza is successfully competing with national chains in Yuba City, and finding new ways to engage their existing customers and new prospects.
“Technology today allows small businesses to compete efficiently,” said Dinesh Saparamadu, founder of Apptizer. "The Rolling Stone Pizza team used Apptizer’s app builder platform to create their mobile store with no coding, and quickly dazzled customers with a new way to purchase and enjoy their pizzas.”
~Julia Decker, Executive Account Manager at Apriva