When you scan or insert your debit or credit card at the mall or your local convenience store, you probably don’t put a lot of thought into what type of machine is reading and processing your payment. And really, why should you? To consumers, they’re all pretty much the same (except for maybe those machines […]
iPads: “They’re not just a way for tourists to awkwardly take photos anymore!” (That is just one of the hundreds of rejected slogans I’ve pitched to Apple over the years, but I’m still optimistic. One of these days, I’ll hit the sweet spot and retire on the marketing royalties.) In all seriousness, the iPad has been […]
The restaurant industry is a hectic environment with a ton of moving parts. From taking orders to printing tickets to splitting checks, every function needs to work seamlessly if you’re to maximize your sales potential — and stay alive. Studies show that nearly 60% of restaurants close after three years, so choosing the right point […]
If you are in the market for a point of sale system for Android because you are fiercely loyal to your device, you may feel lonely in this industry, one that often feels dominated by the iPad. But there’s hope! We’re giving you a handy list of some of our favorite POS systems for Android.
Liquor stores are unique businesses with constantly fluctuating inventory and price changes, meaning that choosing an effective point of sale system is extremely important. Businesses that sell liquor, such as grocery and convenience stores, have the same needs. You’ll need to make sure the system is strong in certain very important areas. Read on for a list of the features you’ll want to have and a look at the best liquor store POS systems
Remember your initial confusion the first time you made a purchase at a store or restaurant and were handed an iPad to complete your transaction? It probably wasn’t as long ago as you think. In just a few short years, retailers (particularly SMBs) have been switching to iPad-based point of sale systems in droves. But […]
If you’ve heard the term “KDS” floating around the industry and have found yourself at a bit of a loss, you’ve come to the right article! Short for “Kitchen Display Systems,” these digital screens replace the need for receipt printers or handwritten orders (although some point of sale systems do still require a traditional thermal printer be used in conjunction with their KDS screens). But is this something your restaurant needs?
When they think of “seasonal businesses” most people immediately picture one of those enormous Spirit Halloween stores—the ones with the animatronic demon babies and horrible spring-loaded clowns that jump out from dumpsters, terrifying customers and yet inexplicably making my two young sons want to go back repeatedly. But not all seasonal businesses automatically prompt the […]
In the retail industry, operating a successful drive-thru can be a tricky but ultimately rewarding proposition. With a high level of customer turnover and orders being taken in rapid-fire, you need a streamlined system in all facets to maximize your profits. You may also be dealing with a large number of employees, all utilizing the […]
If you are opening a new business, whether you’re selling artisanal vegan beignets or specializing in novelty key chains featuring lesser-known Family Ties characters, there is a point of sale system that is perfect for you. If you’re, for some amazing reason, doing both of those things, you’re going to need a POS that matches up […]