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May 2012

Domino’s Launches World First Facebook Ordering Technology

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With the popularity of Facebook reaching so many New Zealanders, Domino’s has launched a world first allowing their users to order through the social network page.

Pizza-FacebookMedia release: Leading New Zealand pizza company Domino’s launched world first Facebook ordering technology so customers never have to stray from the social media site. With more than 2 million active Facebook users in New Zealand Domino’s has designed and built ordering capacity on their popular Facebook page. Domino’s Pizza has become the first pizza company in the world to offer Facebook ordering, featuring a live Pizza Tracker, with today’s launch of a dedicated app on its New Zealand and Australian Facebook pages.
With more than 2 million active Facebook users in New Zealand and the number of daily interactions high, Domino’s has designed and built an ordering capability into their Facebook pages to ensure customers can order their favourite pizza without leaving the site they spend significant time on each day.
Domino’s Online Marketing Director, Michael Gillespie, said the launch of Facebook ordering was an exciting step forward for the brand’s presence on the social networking site.
“More than 156,000 New Zealanders have connected with us through Facebook and our new ordering app brings them a more engaging and social ordering experience,” says Gillespie.
Our Facebook ordering gives pizza lovers the chance to order from their local store quickly, ‘like’ their favourite pizzas and share both experiences with their friends on Facebook easily all without leaving the social media environment.”
Mr Gillespie said the development included building two ordering approaches one with the open graph application enabling automatic sharing of a customer’s ordering experience with their friends, and the other giving the customer control of what they want to like and share during their ordering process.
“We wanted to create two approaches to the new Facebook ordering to give our fans the choice of what level of interaction they wanted to share with their friends,” says Gillespie.
“Placing an order is quick and easy in both apps and our unique Pizza Tracker is still available to track the pizza making process at the end of ordering.”
To celebrate the launch of Facebook ordering Domino’s is offering a special introductory price of $5.99 pick-up for Value and $6.99 pick-up Traditional pizzas for all orders placed through Facebook before 4 June 2012.
To order Domino’s through Facebook go to www.facebook.com/DominosNZ
A focused social media strategy has seen Domino’s become the 9th biggest New Zealand brand on Facebook.
Domino’s and its franchisees have 557 stores across Australia and New Zealand, employing more than 16,000 part-time and full-time staff and making more than 50 million pizzas each year.

For more information, visit www.dominospizza.co.nz

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Fleur Revell
Fleur Revell is one of the country’s most eminent PR consultants and public relations practitioners with more than 20 years industry experience behind her. Fleur is also a three times Qantas Media Awards winner and Feature Writer of the Year; and has an exceptional working knowledge of the New Zealand media landscape and its accelerating evolution in the digital age.
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