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Build A Multi Vendor Food Delivery App With StackFood

We all have our favorite food delivery app on our smartphones. It’s convenient and quick. It brings all our favorite restaurants together in one place. Whether grabbing takeout or ordering in, it’s just a tap away.

How about building your own multi vendor food delivery app

In today’s blog, I’m going to share the step-by-step process of how to build a multi vendor food delivery app with StackFood. 

Market Share of Food Delivery Apps

According to deonde.co, the online food delivery market is projected to grow by around $97.6 million by 2032. Apart from COVID-19 and technological advancement, what is fueling this market? Let’s find out 👇

  • Busier lifestyles and longer working hours lead to a higher demand for convenient food delivery options.
  • Younger people, like Millennials and Gen Z, love the ease and variety that food delivery apps offer.
  • The globalization of food culture has led to increased demand for diverse cuisines.
  • As cities grow, so does the demand for quick and easy meal solutions like food delivery.

Prerequisites to Build Your Multi Vendor Food Ordering System With StackFood

You need to have some prerequisites before you start to build your multi vendor food ordering system with StackFood. This includes- 

  • StackFood Multi Restaurant/Vendor Food Delivery Solution
  • A server where you’ll keep your website’s data
  • Domain for your multi vendor food delivery company
  • An SSL certificate to ensure a secure and encrypted connection 

With the StackFood multi restaurant food ordering system, you’ll get the following 👇

Web PanelsWebsitesMobiles Apps
Admin Panel
Restaurant Panel
Flutter Web App
React User Website
Business Website (Admin Landing Page)
Customer App
Restaurant App
Deliveryman App

Build A Multi Vendor Food Delivery App with StackFood: Step-by-Step Guide

StackFood is a ready-to-launch multi vendor online food ordering and delivery solution that comes in PHP & Laravel Script. StackFood’s simple yet powerful coding structure will blow your mind if you’re a technical person. And if you’re a non-technical person, all you need to do is follow this guide to install the StackFood multi vendor food delivery app solution successfully. Yes, building your own online food delivery app with StackFood is that easy! 

In this guide, we’re going to divide the development process into two phases. 

Phase 1: Build Backend 

In this phase, we will start from the beginning- from script download, installation, and setup to admin panel configuration and website launch. 

Phase 2: Build Frontend 

In phase 2, we’re going to learn how to setup and launch mobile apps on Google Play Store and App Store for Apple (including website configuration) 

So, let’s begin!

  • PHP version 8.1 or higher
  • MySQL version 5.7 or later 
  • Mod_rewrite for Apache
  • BCMath PHP extension
  • Ctype PHP extension
  • JSON extension
  • Mbstring extension
  • OpenSSL extension
  • PDO extension
  • Tokenizer extension
  • XML extension
  • Zip extension
  • Fileinfo extension
  • Gd extension
  • Sodium extension
  • Mysql PDO extension

If your server is ready, follow these simple guidelines to set up your multi vendor food delivery app with StackFood within minutes.

Phase 1: Build Backend (Software Installation & Admin Panel Config.) 

Before starting the installation, you need to ensure your server meets the following requirements accordingly 👇

  • PHP version 8.1 or higher
  • MySQL version 5.7 or later 
  • Mod_rewrite for Apache
  • BCMath PHP extension
  • Ctype PHP extension
  • JSON extension
  • Mbstring extension
  • OpenSSL extension
  • PDO extension
  • Tokenizer extension
  • XML extension
  • Zip extension
  • Fileinfo extension
  • Gd extension
  • Sodium extension
  • Mysql PDO extension

If your server is ready, follow these simple guidelines to set up your multi vendor food delivery app with StackFood within minutes.

Step 1: Setup your database 

  • Open the MySQL server and click ‘Create Database.
1-database Setup Your Database
  • Add a new user to the database. Provide a username and password. Avoid using hash (“#”) in your password.
Database Add User to Database
Database Setup Provide a Username and Password
  • Give privileges to the user you have created recently.
4 database setup manage user privileges

Step 2: Configure Domain 

  • Access your cPanel and locate the domain configuration page. 
  • Utilize your primary domain for the customer web panel, and establish a subdomain such as ‘admin.example.com’ for the admin panel.
domain configuration 1

Step 3: Purchase & Download the StackFood script

  • Purchase & download the StackFood script from CodeCanyon. 
  • Upload the Admin New Install.zip in your directory.
  • Extract the .zip file. 

Please Note: The StackFood script can be installed on both main and subdomains. For example: yourdomain.com or subdomain.yourdomain.com

Step 4: Install the StackFood software

Then, access your site’s URL, and you’ll be automatically directed to the installation page.

  • Now, begin the installation by clicking the ‘Get Started’ button.
Install stackfood multivendor food delivery app scripts
  • Ensure that all essential extensions and permissions are enabled, then continue by clicking ‘Proceed Next.
6 install stackfood check and verify file permissions
  • Input your CodeCanyon Username and Purchase Code, then click the ‘Continue’ button to advance to the next step.
8 install stackfood enter your user name and purchase code
  • Update the database information by providing the Database Host, Database Name, Database Username, and Password. Press “Continue” to move on to the next step.
StackFood Installation Update Database information
  • Press the ‘Click Here’ to import the database.
10 install stackfood import database

Step 5: Admin Account Setup

Provide your business name, admin name, phone number, and email to establish the super admin credentials for your admin panel. Then, select ‘Complete Installation’ to finish the process.

11 admin account setup

Step 6: Configure the admin panel

  • Click on the ‘Admin Panel’ button to go directly to the StackFood Admin Panel.
12 configure admin panel

In the StackFood admin panel, visit the following sections to configure your system 👇

✅ Business Settings

✅ 3rd Party APIs

✅ Payment & SMS Gateway Setup 

✅ Pages & Social Media

✅ Business Zone Setup

13 configure admin panel

Step 7: Launch website 

  • Return to the installation page and click ‘Landing Page.’ This will automatically redirect you to the StackFood Landing Page.
12 configure admin panel 1
  • From there, launch the StackFood user website. And our system installation is all done!

Now, let’s move on to the next phase- the front-end development of the StackFood mobile app. 

Phase 2: Build Frontend (Multi Vendor Food Delivery App) 

Before launching your food delivery app on the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store, here’s what you need to ensure on your device 👇 

  • IDE (Android Studio or VS code. Android Studio recommended)
  • Flutter SDK setup 
  • JDK with path setup (only for VS code)
  • Xcode for IPA file build

Once it’s done, you can start the app-building process. 

Step 1: Set up Environment 

Here are different environment setup procedures for different operating systems 👇


Procedure 
Operating System 
Windows LinuxMac 






Install Android Studio 
Download Android Studio from hereDownload Android Studio from hereDownload Android Studio from here
Run the installer. Extract the archive & move the folder to your location.Open the DMG file. 
Launch Android Studio.Run Android Studio Setup. Drag & drop Android Studio into the ‘Applications’ folder. 
Install SDK Components. Follow the installation wizard.Run Android Studio. 
Set up Emulator (Optional). Set up Android Studio as per instruction. 
Install Flutter SDKDownload Flutter SDK from hereDownload Flutter SDK from hereDownload Flutter SDK from here
Extract Flutter Archive.Extract the Flutter archive folder & move it to the installation location.Extract the Flutter archive folder & move it to the installation location.
Add the flutter\bin directory to your system’s PATH variable.Add Flutter to the system path. Add Flutter to the system path. 
Verify Flutter Installation.Verify Flutter Installation. Verify Flutter Installation. 
Install Flutter Plugins for Android Studio.Install Flutter Plugins for Android Studio.Install Flutter Plugins for Android Studio.
Restart Android Studio.Restart Android Studio.Restart Android Studio.
Watch Video Tutorial 👉For Windows For Linux For Mac

After successful setup, you have to run the following command: flutter doctor 

And test if the setup is okay. 

Step 2: Verify Flutter & Environment Setup 

It’s essential to verify that your Flutter and Integrated Development Environment (IDE) setup has been configured correctly. To do this, you need to run an existing Flutter Project on IDE. 

Watch this tutorial to run an existing Flutter Project on IDE 👇

Video Tutorial: Verify Flutter and Environment Setup

Please Note: Here, we’re only explaining the StackFood User App installation process. The same process will be followed for the StackFood Restaurant and Deliveryman App. 

Step 3: Change the App Logo & Icon 

Now, you need to change the ‘StackFood’ app logo and icon to the logo of your client’s food delivery business. 

Watch this tutorial to learn how to change the logo and icon in StackFood 👇

Video Tutorial: Change the App Logo and Icon

Step 4: Change the base URL

Changing the base URL in the app setup is important because it tells the app where to find the right server and information it needs to work correctly.

Watch this tutorial to learn how to change the base URL in StackFood 👇

Video Tutorial: Change the Base URL

Step 5: Change the App Package

Find the existing package name from the top of the /app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml file. And change the app package name. 

Watch this tutorial to learn more about how to change app package in StackFood 👇

Video Tutorial: Change the App Package

Step 6: Build App & Release 

In the final step, you need to build the APK for both Android and IOS. 

1. Build APK for Android: 

Watch this tutorial to learn how to build an Android app using StackFood 👇

Video Tutorial: Build App and Release

2. Build APK for iOS

There is no general way to generate apps for iOS. Apple doesn’t allow you to install apps like this. If you want to install it on your iOS device, then you have to deploy it on TestFlight or AppStore. 
To deploy the app, please follow this documentation: https://docs.flutter.dev/deployment/ios

Conclusion 

There you go. Your comprehensive guide to multi vendor food delivery app development with StackFood is done and dusted! Keep in mind the success of a multi vendor online food delivery business relies on an easy-to-use platform, smooth integrations, and robust tools for restaurants, delivery personnel, and customers alike.  With StackFood, you can provide all this and more to your clients with minimal effort and maximum returns.

I trust this blog will aid you on your food delivery app development path. Looking forward to the next one!

FAQs

Does StackFood offer a POS system for restaurants?

Yes, the StackFood restaurant panel has a built-in FREE POS system that restaurants can use to generate a manual order.

Can my client build a complete food delivery company with StackFood solution?

Of course! You can pitch your clients confidently as StackFood is a complete MVP and ready-to-launch solution.

What does the StackFood multi restaurant delivery software include?

The StackFood multi restaurant delivery software include- Laravel admin and restaurant panel, Flutter app for users, restaurants, and deliverymen, a business landing page, and a Fluter website for all.