EatNow vs. Zagl

3rd party vs. 1st party ordering systems

Recently I was in conversation with one of my friends and I was telling him about why restaurants need 1st party ordering system and how Zagl can provide them one. He rightfully asked me, if receiving orders via. EatNow is 3rd party, how come receiving orders via. Zagl could be 1st party?

Checkout this blog post for a bit of background on 1st party vs. 3rd party ordering systems.

To understand the difference, let’s say that you are the authorised Nike retailer for Australia, you can sell Nike products using the following methods:

  1. Setup a free-standing store
  2. Setup a store in a shopping mall
  3. Supply Nike products to large retailer like Target

Given this example it’s easy to understand that 1 and 2 are first party outlets while 3 is a third party sales channel.

Translating this to the online world:

  1. Free standing store — Your own website or mobile app
  2. Store in a shopping mall — Opening your store on Zagl
  3. Supply products to large retailer — Listing on EatNow/UberEats

Until now there is no equivalent of a shopping mall on the internet, Zagl is the world’s first e-shopping mall to be modelled around the concepts of a real world shopping centre.

And before you make a choice, remember

East or West, Home is best

So opening your store on Zagl gives you a first-party outlet online, and it provides the same benefits as having your own mobile app, checkout out the getting started guide today and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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