Choosing Between Wix Restaurants and Wix Stores

Using Wix Restaurants, you can create a full-service restaurant site that showcases your offering with a professional menu, allowing you to take online orders, receive payments, let your customers book a table online and more. Although primarily designed for businesses in the food industry, you can also use Wix Restaurants for other services that require online ordering and delivery.

Wix Stores is a comprehensive e-commerce platform that offers all the tools you need to create a professional online store and grow your e-commerce business. With Wix Stores, you can showcase your products in galleries, accept secured checkout, sell on multiple sales channels, add dropshipping products and more.

When choosing between Wix Restaurants and Wix Stores, it's important to consider your specific business needs and goals. If your business offers time-sensitive deliveries or pickup options, Wix Restaurants is an excellent choice. If you're looking to sell a variety of products online and want a comprehensive e-commerce platform, Wix Stores may be more suitable for your needs.
To use the Wix Restaurants online ordering system for non-restaurant related services, add the Wix Restaurants Orders app.

When to use Wix Restaurants

Wix Restaurants is designed for businesses such as bars, pizzerias, cafes and bakeries that offer takeout and delivery services. You can customize your pickup options, delivery areas, and schedule for online orders. You can accept ASAP orders for immediate preparation or scheduled orders for a few hours or days before delivery time. Customers can choose to pick up their orders, have them delivered, or dine at your business with limited interaction with staff. With Wix Restaurants, you can also manage multiple locations with different menus using a single site. It's also a great option for businesses that offer catering services and need to manage orders and deliveries.

Use Wix Restaurants if you offer time-sensitive deliveries (sent with a delivery service) or a pickup option, for example:
  • Restaurant orders
  • Perishable food items
  • Flowers
Most of the text used in Wix Restaurants is generic and refers to orders in general, rather than specifically mentioning restaurant orders. For example, after a customer places an order they'll see the message "Your order is on the way" instead of "Your food is on the way".

When to use Wix Stores

Wix Stores gives you all the tools you need to create a sleek, professional online store and grow your eCommerce business. You can display your products in stunning galleries, accept secured checkout, sell on multiple sales channels, and add dropshipping products to your store. You can offer up to 50,000 products in your online store, and sell physical or digital products.
Use Wix Stores if your orders are not time sensitive and can be shipped by mail, for example:
  • Store orders such as clothes, beauty products, merchandise, etc.
  • Non-perishable (sealed) food items
  • Food items sold by weight
Some templates come with Wix Stores or Wix Restaurants apps built in. If your template comes with an app you don't need, you can easily delete it and add the right one.

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