Coffee shops are busy places and you need a POS that can keep up. Here’s the cream of the crop when it comes to point of sale software for cafes and coffee shops, and all the features you should be on the lookout for.
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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?
Most bakeries have a whole bunch of things to sell, from bread and pastries to beverages, merchandise, and more. Customers may want to order ahead and pay with various payment methods. You also want reports, customer profiles, and employee management. So you need a POS system that caters to those abilities.
If you’re a business owner, you can use the consumer’s lust for gamification and free stuff to your advantage. While old-fashioned punch cards can still be an effective tool to lure in repeat customers, there are now far more sophisticated loyalty programs at your disposal. Loyalty programs have become a business unto themselves, and the added competition in the marketplace is good news for small business owners; these useful tools have only become more affordable.