As a new, lighter POS approach emerges, Point of Sale (POS) solutions no longer must depend on PCs to operate. Depending on a system’s configuration, the new POS model can leverage thin clients such as tablets and handhelds, giving the cashier the freedom to transact business at the point of decision with fluidity.
Theft is one of the retail world’s biggest challenges. Especially in the independent convenience sector where stores are often manned by a handful of people that are not equipped with the latest security gizmos. In fact, nearly half of retailers (49%) have experienced theft of cash from their premises.1 This hurts businesses and their customers because merchants often have to pass on these losses by raising prices. With cash management solutions, businesses can fight back against theft and achieve an advantage over competitors.
Wellesley’s London Harness has been a town institution since 1951. The company specializes in leather goods, particularly luxury bags and luggage, and they also offer a wide array of other gifts and services including engraving and monogramming for customers and corporations.
Dale Pinney of Olaf Solutions Inc. — celebrating over 30 years in the garden industry, helping small business owners with their store's needs — took time to dive deep into how and why servicing garden centers can prove fruitful. Read on to learn why a POS system is crucial for garden centers, how stores can improive their ROI, and much more.
Evanston is a city located just north of Chicago Illinois, home to Northwestern University and is the world’s headquarters of Rotary International. Catering to Evanston’s diverse population is a new three-restaurant complex housing two familiar Evanston restaurants; LuLus and Taco Diablo and something new, Five and Dime.
Providing exceptional dining experiences is key to operating a competitive, profitable restaurant. A kitchen display system (KDS) can help enhance customer service by minimizing wait times, freeing staff members to spend more time with guests, and ensuring the order is right, every time.
Erik Metzdorf knows what it’s like to be a victim of your own success. When his food truck, Metzy’s Taqueria, rolled onto the streets of Newburyport, MA, in spring 2014, a line of customers wanting to buy tacos and burritos wrapped around the block. While it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to fulfill an order, customers were forced to wait much longer.
The ability to get customers in and out in fifteen minutes – as opposed to 30 minutes or longer – has tremendously increased a gastropub's business and cinched more repeat business.
In his vision for Fortina Italian restaurants, Rob Krauss saw a perfect combination of hospitality with expedience. His hostesses and servers would work in tandem to deliver service with a smile, with tableside orders going directly to the kitchen to accelerate food preparation and minimize waits. Customer information would be captured and stored for follow-up marketing.
When the Juice Bar at LVAC, a health foods eatery in Las Vegas, needed a new POS system that refl ected its light and modern corporate image, it turned to POS software provider Next Gen Dine.