Email marketing is a cost-effective way for restaurants to promote themselves and stay in touch with regular patrons. Some businesses shy away from email marketing software because they are afraid of annoying their customers with “junk” mail or they think it’s too tech-y for the average business owner to figure out. But the truth is that today’s […]
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Whether you use website builder software, or you create your website with manual coding, you need to consider search engine optimization when putting together your business website. For those just starting out with website building, online web builder programs from WordPress to Squarespace provide easy-to-use SEO tools with the essentials that will help your site perform well […]
Just about every time I try to cook something, I end up forgetting to purchase one of the ingredients, necessitating another trip to the store, and usually ending up with me ordering a pizza instead. If I ran a restaurant in the same disorganized fashion by which I run my life . . . well, […]
In my last post on cloud point of sale reporting, I discussed the 5 types of POS reports that should come standard with your POS software. This time, I want to go a little deeper to show you some specific, more advanced reports that your POS reporting system might include. From real-time delivery reports to […]
Lightspeed is one of several powerful, cloud point of sale (POS) systems to emerge in recent years. This web-based POS technology allows small to medium businesses in the retail and restaurant industries to accept payments at their brick-and-mortar stores with just a few lightweight pieces of equipment, and a similarly light monthly subscription cost. Montreal-based […]
Clover POS is powerful and flexible, but it’s not a perfect point of sale system. If you’re not impressed by Clover, check out these alternatives to find a POS system that better suits your needs!
POS hardware setups can vary a lot from one merchant to the next, from big-box stores with self-service kiosks, to your small-time entrepreneur friend who only takes payments on his old-ass Samsung Galaxy. Most businesses, however, will find a happy medium between these two point-of-sale setups and incorporate a few core pieces of POS equipment into their hardware setup. […]
Employee Management With A POS System: The Secret To Simplified Timekeeping, Scheduling, & Reporting
If you know what you’re looking for and how to use it, your point of sale system has some of the best tools for successfully managing your employees. In this article, we’ll give you a breakdown of what POS employee management systems can do, why team management is a benefit for small businesses, and how to evaluate employee management features in a POS system.
I like to think iPad point of sale systems provide a kind of happy medium between mobile POS and traditional POS systems. In many cases, they offer all of the functionality of the older, more expensive point of sale systems, along with cool web-based features and mobility when you need it. ShopKeep (see our review) and Lightspeed (see […]
ShopKeep (see our review) and Revel Systems (see our review) are some very recognizable names in iPad point-of-sale (POS) systems. In the past several years, numerous merchants have switched out their traditional POS in favor of one of these cutting-edge, web-based POS’s. However, even though they’re both iPad POS’s, ShopKeep and Revel are actually quite different from […]