The growing demand for food delivery of all types has taken delivery case design far beyond the standard pizza bag model of old. Thanks to delivery apps and independent delivery services, many consumers expect and demand prompt home delivery of their favorite foods in premium, ready-to-eat conditions. As a result, your food delivery cases must have the design features to meet customer expectations, regardless of environmental conditions or mode of delivery.
In this article, we’ll help you overcome these case design challenges by addressing the factors, problems, and possible solutions involved in designing the best food delivery case for your needs.
Factors, Problems, and Solutions
Whether your service is delivering from fast food spots, restaurants, or grocery stores, each form of food delivery comes with a separate group of problems and standards that require your attention when designing a food delivery case.
Food Quality Standards
Factors: Competitors in the food delivery market have escalated the food quality standards to the point of spoiling customers. As a result, consumers have developed a low tolerance for anything less than restaurant-quality food delivered to their desired location. This expectation applies to food delivered far away from the food preparer.
Problems: In attempting to outdo your competition in meeting the food quality standards, your food delivery case must keep food at the desired hot or cold temperatures, regardless of the:
Solution: With the help of an expert design team and carrying case manufacturer, you can create your food delivery case with materials and compartments that meet the steadily increasing requirements for food quality excellence. This design strategy uses insulation materials that maintain food temperature while controlling moisture and protecting the contents from weather conditions.
For the exterior and interior of your case, you can use nylon or vinyl for insulation from rain, sleet, or snow. Plus, these materials help foods stay hot or cold. Nylon-insulated food delivery cases cost more than vinyl. However, nylon is the better choice for keeping food hot because its breathability allows steam to escape before it has a chance to cool the food. In contrast, the cheaper vinyl’s lack of breathability traps moisture in the case.
You can further insulate your case by putting polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyurethane (PU), or polyester between the outer layer of the material and the interior lining. This step reduces the release of heat from its primary location. Although it is more expensive, polyester is the best insulator because it is lighter, more flexible, and the more breathable of the three options. For your convenience, Tetrafab has all the materials you need to design a food delivery case that helps you meet or exceed industry standards.
Factors: Using geo-mapping technology, food delivery companies can facilitate food delivery to almost any location, including ball parks, concerts, picnics, the beach, and poolside. Also, delivery transportation modes can be by car, bike, scooter, or on foot.
Problems: Many considerations must factor in the design of your food delivery case. Along with the various delivery mode challenges, you should consider the safety of the delivery person and the industry food handling safety requirements.
Fortunately, you have many design possibilities and accessories to help you design your food delivery case. There are top loading and side loading models that you can configure to mount on bicycles, scooter racks, or any other transporting vehicle. Other case styles are insulated saddlebags, backpacks, stackables, and reinforced cubic-shaped cases with interior shelves built in.
Along with the core design, several accessories make your case safer and easier to carry, including:
No design concept is too far-fetched for an experienced design team like Tetrafab. We use advanced design tools to create and manufacture some of the most complex case concepts imaginable. Plus, the nylon and vinyl Tetrafab uses for food delivery cases are safe, durable, easy to clean, and water-resistant.
Factors: Survival in the food delivery industry depends on a company increasing its market share by offering the most value to its customers at the least possible cost. However, the end product must not only include the ultimate in quality service — It must highlight your company’s unique brand signature.
Problems: Customers usually get a glimpse of a food delivery case. So, you only have a moment to display a resounding brand message. Also, wear and tear can make logos and emblems fade.
Solution: In designing your food delivery bag, it is critical to include materials that are durable, self-healing, and resistant to the elements. Nylon, polyester, and PVC have these qualities. In addition, they are very receptive to lamination, embossing, screen printing, weaving, and heat sealing to get the look you want. Tetrafab has countless design options for providing your brand signature, including branded materials like Cordura Nylon.
Shaping Up Your Food Delivery Bag Design
These design options allow you the opportunity to create a food delivery bag that exactly meets your requirements. Plus, when you combine these design possibilities with the expert design guidance and exceptional manufacturing that Tetrafab provides, you will be well equipped to meet the demand and competitive challenges in the food delivery industry today.