Food Truck Hire App and Software

Food Truck Hire App

With this easy to manage booking system, you can now begin hiring out your food truck business to local events. Personalize the form to display your and other food truck menus and available dates for booking. All in an easily manageable and organized software.

1. Use the template

Head to the templates page and click "use this template". If you don't have a Paperform account, you will need to sign up for a free trial first (no CC Details required).

You can also start a form from scratch if you would like; however, using a template is a great way to get off the ground and familiarize yourself with Paperform.

2. Change the name, cover, and text in your form.

Editing the template is simple, to change the headings within the form simply click and treat it much like you would a word doc. This is the same for anybody of text throughout the form. Likewise, if you wish to edit any of the questions on your template, simply click on the question text and do as you please. You also have the option to change the positioning of your text, the font, and the font size.

Find out more about adding images to your forms.

This template includes a dummy logo as well as a cover image. If you wish to replace or remove, click on the image and a toolbar will appear above. Click the picture icon to replace the image with a file of your own or simply click the 'X' icon to remove the image entirely.

You can add a body of text, image, or question anywhere on your form builder by simply clicking the area on which you wish to create. A small toolbar will appear on the left, from this you can choose what you wish to add to your form by clicking the corresponding icon.

Find out more about adding page breaks to you form.

3. Change the look and feel of your form.

Now that you have changed the basics of your form it is time to make the form more personal to you. In the top right corner of your form editor is the 'Theme' icon.

Once you click on this you will enter your theme settings, from here you can personalize your form. Simple changes such as the font and color of the text can be done from here while you can edit the font and appearance of your text in more detail from the 'Typography' tab.

The look and feel of your buttons and questions can be edited from the 'UI Elements' tab, while you can change the background color and even upload a background image from this tab as well. Begin personalizing this form to suit your business.

4. Replace the current food truck choices and their menus.

This template has included six dummy food truck businesses within the multiple-choice question field as options for the submitter to select. Editing these is simple, hover your cursor of the multiple-choice question field and click the cogwheel icon to enter the field configuration settings. The configuration tab will open, now scroll down until you see options. In this box, replace the current six food trucks with your own choices; you can also replace the current images.

This template is currently set that upon the submitter's selection of a food truck, a specific menu correlating to their choice will appear. These six menus lay within six section breaks, each for a specific food truck. Each of these breaks is conditionally set to only appear if the submitter makes the selection of that food truck. We have implemented this through visibility logic. to edit the logic of each break simply enter the configuration of the break by clicking the cogwheel icon.

Learn more about the conditional logic Paperform offers

5. The food truck booking system.

The use of conditional logic continues through the form. After viewing the food truck menu of their choice, the submitter is taken to the page that prompts them to input their personal details: Name, Contact information, Event details, etc. Once they complete this page they move to the next page. Depending on their earlier choice of food truck will determine which of the next six pages they are redirected to. Each page is again set with visibility logic depending on their selection. The process to edit the logic is the same we followed for the menu section breaks.

Find out more about section and page breaks.

Each of the page breaks has three separate fields, one of these is the Appointment field. We are inputting six separate Appointment fields into this template to correlate with each individual food truck. You can connect your Google calendar to the Appointment field allowing the system to determine when the food truck is available. When a booking is made an event will be created in the calendar simplifying the booking process.

6. Put through a test submission.

Click the 'view" button to go to the live form. Fill in the form and submit it. You can access submissions via the dashboard.

7. Set up automatic after submission email.

Once a customer has booked their food truck they will hope to receive a confirmation.

So, we will want to send them an automatic confirmation email. This email should contain the details of the submitter and their booking. To set up a confirmation email that will automatically send once a customer has submitted their form simply go into After Submission > Emails. Then click 'add email' follow the prompts and create your automatic email. You can pipe answers from your submitter into this section such as their email or name.

Find out more about answer piping.

8. Final checklist.

Before making your form live and begin accepting bookings from excited students, you’ll want to do the following:

  1. Edit the title, description, cover image, and custom URL under Configure>Details.
  2. Customize the submission page message under After Submission > Success Pages & Redirect.

You're done! You can get the URL or embed code of the online order form under the Share menu in the form editor.

Happy form making!

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