iPad POS | drive-thru

Evolution Of The Drive-Thru

As long as we’ve been saying “would you like fries with that?” there has been fast food. Dating as far back as 1921, the restaurant industry introduced a new way to serve food, faster and more efficient.   Before the drive-thru was established, a popular way to experience restaurants was the drive-in. Queue images of roller skating servers, timeless dodge fords, and 29 cent milkshakes. Here, customers would simply drive into the restaurant’s parking lot,...

iPad POS | negative online reviews

How To Handle Negative Online Reviews

In part one to online reviews, we discussed how to set up the reviewal process for success. From designing, promoting, and integrating your online reviews – we’ve outlined a complete guide to getting started. | How To Set Up Online Reviews For Success | But no system is immune to the occasional, at times seemingly relentless, negative feedback. So, now for the tricky part. How are you going to handle feedback once you start hearing...

iPad POS | online reviews

How To Set Up Online Reviews For Success

Online reviews have really come a long way since the early days of Yelp. It is crazy to think that Yelp has really only been around for twelve years. Angie’s List, where users can search for recommended home-related services, has Yelp beat by a few years. Now, you can find reviews for pretty much any business type. Most salons, for instance, have a review function built right into their booking system and website. Curious who...

iPad POS | brick-and-mortar

3 Ways Going Online Benefits Your Brick-And-Mortar

Just as people have requested “no onions” on an In-N-Out Double Double, ordered their favorite color Nike’s online, or crafted hand written love letters—people have been customizing their purchases, experiences, and lifestyle. So much so, that 70% of consumers want a personalized shopping experience. The one size fits all approach is antiquated and customization and personalization have huge influences on customer satisfaction and your bottom line. Clearly consumers demand it but how does a well-deployed...

iPad POS | bubble bursting

4 Ways To Survive A Bursting Bubble

If you’re a restaurateur, there’s a good chance you know just how hard it is to stand out from the competition—especially since the market is very, very crowded. In fact, according to a recent series from Thrillist, there’s some pretty hard evidence to ignore that there’s a bubble on the verge of popping. But just because the writing’s on the wall, so to speak, for the industry as a whole, don’t get too overwhelmed with...

iPad POS | Marketing Resolutions

2017 Marketing Resolutions For Your Small Business

You (and the rest of the world) may have a complicated relationship with New Year’s resolutions. On one hand, setting goals provides an instantaneous feeling of accomplishment but on the other hand, sticking to them can feel challenging and overwhelming. Typically, one sets personal goals but as we say so long to 2016, you can also create meaningful marketing resolutions to accelerate your business’s objectives. Don’t let your small business development go to the wayside...

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iPad POS | grow your salon

5 Tips To Grow Your Salon

The beauty industry is fast growing, and with minimal barrier of entry, there is intense competition for the client dollar. Getting ahead of current trends, furthering brand recognition, and increasing operational efficiencies are necessary to becoming the salon of choice. In order to accomplish this, here are 5 tips to grow your salon: 1. Referral Programs About 80 percent of salon owners say most of their clients are from referrals, proving that word of mouth...

iPad POS | The Death Of Customer Service

The Death Of Customer Service

Customer service has been a pillar of good business practices since the motto “The Customer Is Always Right” was popularized in the early 20th century. Titans in the industry have long championed this concept, whereas brands like Nordstrom and Apple have become synonymous with the catch-all phrase. But recently, there has been a shift in the industry where promises of “superior customer service” have been replaced by “superior customer experience,” so much so that the...

iPad POS | cut labor costs

3 Simple Ways To Cut Labor Costs

The first step to reduce labor costs is predicting how these costs will affect your bottom line. But when your weather app can’t even accurately predict the conditions of tomorrow, how are you expected to forecast your gargantuan business costs? Don’t get trapped sans an umbrella in a rainstorm, and outfit yourself with Revel’s forecasting tools. With Revel Systems iPad POS, owners and managers have the ability to see projected labor costs and the percentage...

iPad POS | Amazon Go

What Amazon Go Means For SMBs

When the largest Internet-based retailer goes brick-and-mortar it raises more than a few eyebrows. In early December, Amazon announced Amazon Go, a grocery store where customers can grab what they need from the shelves and pay with the retailer app, eliminating traditional registers or check-outs. This movement to the physical store has caused a stir in the retail industry and begs the question what does this mean for small and medium sized businesses (SMB)? What...

iPad POS | Blog Posts

Top Blog Posts For Your Business

With the New Year quickly approaching, it’s important to look back and reflect on the previous year. For us here at Revel, 2016 was busy. We introduced Insights by Revel and Revel Guard, announced a partnership with Shell, and an integration with Expensify, all while finishing the year with a 158% year over year growth. Take a deep breath folks. Before we go full steam ahead into 2017, we’ve gathered the top blog posts of...

iPad POS | SMB Pain Points

Three SMB Pain Points (And How To Relieve Them)

Small and medium sized businesses face similar challenges to enterprises but have less resources to mitigate the pain points. Identifying and relieving these productivity drains is crucial to the success of your business. Here we take a closer look at common SMB pain points and their cures: Pain Point #1 – Time Management Mistakes Whether you are a one man show or managing a slew of employees, exercising time management is essential to the survival...

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