How to start an online meat delivery business?

Updated -   February 17, 2023 at 11:24 am   |  1340 Views

With busy lifestyles, customers are seeking the convenience of having fresh, healthy, nutritious, hygienic, and affordable products delivered right to their doorstep. To make this possible, it is crucial for there to be a reliable online platform connecting buyers and sellers.

In today’s digital age and e-commerce boom, having a strong online presence is vital for any industry or business. The global retail e-commerce sector generated a staggering $5.2 trillion in sales in 2021, and this number is expected to soar to $8.0 trillion by 2026, with a growth rate of 56%. Keeping up with this trend, it is essential for the meat industry to embrace the benefits of online sales and delivery services.

Meat consumption globally reached a volume of 328 million metric tons in 2021. Countries such as the United States, Australia, Argentina, Israel, Brazil, New Zealand, Chile, and Canada have particularly high meat consumption rates. And an average per capita meat consumption is 68 kilograms in these countries.


By searching online, you’ll come across various brands offering steak for sale on their websites. However, when it comes to dedicated raw meat delivery apps, the options are abundant in India, but not as widespread in other countries. The world’s top 10 meat delivery apps have proven to be successful and are generating high revenue by implementing a deep understanding of the farm to fork model and the cold supply chain.

If these apps have succeeded in a country with a lower per capita meat consumption rate, imagine the potential for success in your home country where meat consumption is higher. It’s time to think about how a meat delivery app could benefit your brand and bring it to the forefront of the industry.

Let’s discuss how you can start an online meat business using an app or website?

Website For Meat Business

As we all know a website is an initial step toward launching an online business. You can take a physical store to the online platform and target those customers who cannot visit the traditional shop due to time and distance. This website not only helps you to receive an order, but will also assist you in the management of the entire meat enterprise. Let’s discuss the benefits of having an online eCommerce website –

  • A business owner can upload the meat products catalog by adding photos, names, prices, categories, discounts, and descriptions. If a meat product is out of stock then they can update the product availability status so that customers can’t see it in their list. 
  • Using a website, customers can see the product information, search the meat items by entering the keyword, and can also filter it according to category and price.
  • After choosing the right meat products they can make an online order by doing payments through multiple options.
  • Meat business owners can see daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual sales and growth reports.
  • Apart from this, they can also see the new and existing customers in an admin panel. 
  • If an owner has multiple stores, branches, and meat outlets, then they can also manage it through an admin panel. This also includes the staff management feature to get control of overall operations.

Online Meat Ordering And Delivery App

By knowing the global retail eCommerce statistics of 2021, we found that 72.9% of the sale is generated through mobile commerce. Today, 6 of 10 people are using mobile to make an online orders. For making the customer experience better, a business owner needs both the solutions like a website and an app. Let’s discuss the benefits and functioning of order to delivery process through an app.

Like the website initially, a business owner needs to add detailed product information to the customer app using an admin panel. After searching for the required products on the app, the customer makes the order by doing payments through multiple options. And after receiving a new order from the customer, now store manager can pack the order for the delivery agent & update the ready-to-deliver status on the store manager app. Now, the delivery agent reaches the store for picking up the order. After delivering the order to the customer, a delivery agent can update the status of the order. For a better understanding, let’s break down the key points in each section.

Admin Panel

This is like the control panel where the business owner can manage all enterprise-based operations that may include –

  • A business owner can upload the meat products catalog by adding a photo, name, price, category, discount, and description. If a meat product is out of stock then they can update the product availability status so that customers can’t see it in their list.
  • Meat business owners can see daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual sales and growth reports. 
  • If an owner has multiple stores, branches, and meat outlets then they can also manage it through an admin panel. This also includes the staff management feature to get control of overall operations. 
  • On occasions, festivals, and special days, the business representative can send promotional messages, emails, and notifications to the customers. 
  • Now, you can easily track the vehicle location of each delivery agent and also their order status. 

Want to know more about the features of admin panel?

Customer App

Like a website, customers can see the meat products on the app and make an order using multiple payment modes. Apart from this, a customer app has lots of other useful features that you should know.

  • Customers can create an account using their name, email, photo, contact number, and password. And update the profile at any time as per their requirement. 
  • Using an app, customers can see the product information, search the meat items by entering the keyword, and can also filter it according to category and price.
  • After choosing the right meat products, they can make an online order by doing payments through multiple options.
  • They can track the delivery agent on the map until the order is delivered to their destination. 
  • After receiving the order at their doorstep, they can give ratings and reviews about the specific order.
  • Customers can give ratings to the app and share the app with their colleagues, friends & relatives. 

Apart from this, you can find out more about the customer app features.

Store Manager / Vendor App

This app is essential when a business owner is launching an online meat marketplace from where they are earning the commission on each sale from the vendor. Or they have multiple stores/branches/outlets to manage; in this case, each manager can be responsible for their store and control the operations for it on the app. Like the customer app and admin panel, this store manager/vendor app has lots of essential features that include–

  • Store managers/vendors can upload the meat products catalog by adding photos, names, prices, categories, discounts, and descriptions. If a meat product is out of stock, then they can update the product availability status so that customers can’t see it in their list.
  • After receiving a new order from the customer, now store manager can pack the order for the delivery agent & update the ready-to-deliver status on the vendor/store manager app.
  • Meat business owners can see the daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual earnings and send a request to support team for payment to withdraw through the app.
  • On occasions, festivals, and special days, vendors/store managers can send promotional messages, emails, and notifications to customers.

Know more about the store manager / vendor app features – 

Delivery Agent App

Unlike a website, this app is useful when you hire somebody to perform the delivery operations. A delivery agent/partner will use this app to find the collision-free direct roads to the destination that help the business owner to process more deliveries. Let’s discuss more features of this delivery agent app.

  • Apart from route optimization, a delivery partner can also update their profile information like photo, password, contact, etc.  
  • After delivering the meat order successfully to the doorstep of the customer, they can take the digital signature from the customer to maintain the electronic proof of delivery. 
  • The delivery partner/agent can see the daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual earnings and send a request to team for payment to withdraw using the app.

You can find more features of delivery agent app here.

If we talk about the setup cost that it takes less budget to start as compared to traditional physical shops. You can run the online meat ordering and delivery business anywhere, you don’t need to take the space in the busy area of the city.

Hope this information is useful that how you can start an online butchery business. Like Licious, Fresh To Home, Tender Cuts, Fipola, and other successful brands, you also want to be the pioneer in your country? And seeking to make an edge over competitors? If yes, then launch an online meat delivery app with your brand name and logo. And get ready to earn expected revenue by breaking the traditional physical shop boundaries.

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