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iPad POS | spare parts control system

Spare Parts Control System: Inventory Management Best Practices

How to Optimize Your Spare Parts Control System One of the more neglected parts in the operations of most retail businesses is spare parts inventory management. When not tended to, this can lead to higher storage costs, inefficient operations, and an inability to serve customers on time. That’s a lot of money that you potentially leave on the table. If you haven’t spent much time thinking about your spare parts control system yet, now would...

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iPad POS | Restaurant startup

Restaurant Startup Costs: Capital Breakdown for Opening

Restaurant Startup Costs: Breakdown of Opening & Ongoing Costs Starting a restaurant can be a daunting venture, but if the growing number of restaurant entrepreneurs in the U.S. is anything to go by, it’s a doable venture. Fulfilling even, especially if you’re turning a passion for food into a business. One of the biggest obstacles that budding restaurateurs face is restaurant startup costs. The most common question for people who want to get into the...

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iPad POS | Manage a restaurant

How to Manage a Restaurant: Your Basic Food Business Plan

How to Manage a Restaurant: 10 Tips for Running a Food Business Many of the principles for how to manage a restaurant effectively are drawn from general business management practices: establishing your ideal brand and developing an organizational culture that embodies your core values is essential to the longevity of any business. However, beyond basic restaurant management, the restaurant business is fast-paced and unpredictable with industry-specific best practices. In a role with many moving parts,...

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iPad POS | Checkout counter

Retail Checkout Counter Ideas & Sales Best Practices

How to Improve Your Retail Checkout Counter Many businesses treat the retail checkout counter as the end of a customer’s buying experience, and feel they don’t need to place much importance on it. It’s a shame, because this leaves a significant opportunity on the table. The thing is, the store register counter is where most of the magic happens. It’s an essential part of your relationship with your customers. If they leave your counters happy,...

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iPad POS | Business owners opens business

Retail Opening & Closing Checklist: Store Procedures Guide

Retail Opening and Closing Checklist  In retail, smooth-running store operations start long before a customer walks in. The clean floors, cool air, fully stocked shelves, and well-arranged aisles are a product of careful planning and efficient systems. One such system is the implementation of retail store opening and closing procedures to ensure nothing falls through the cracks in the daily, weekly, and monthly running of the store. A good store manager understands that closing and...

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iPad POS | tips to improve sales in retail

Tips to Improve Sales in Retail: Boost Customer Conversions

How to Increase Sales in Retail Are you looking to improve retail sales? As a retailer, many factors can affect your sales that are beyond your control, such as a public health crisis or recession. Unfortunately, some just accept the status quo, give up, and close shop. Of course, this doesn’t have to be you. The good news is, you can always do something about the sales challenges you face. There are plenty of ways...

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iPad POS | Online ordering

COVID-19 and Off-Premise Service

Learnings from a Pandemic on How to Leverage Off-Premise Service As though someone flipped a switch, a wave of restaurant closures swept the country and the globe following the outbreak of COVID-19. With doors closed and windows shuttered, businesses looked to innovation not through inspiration, but necessity. Off-premise service quickly emerged as a solution for restaurants.  Factors to Consider for Off-Premise Service Off-premise service may sound simple at first. Especially for full-service establishments, without a...

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iPad POS | Server takes order using mobile point of sale

Mobile Point of Sale: System Devices & Technology Explained

Things to Know About Mobile Point of Sale Technology Mobile point of sale applications, sometimes known as mPOS apps, are an example of advancements in technology that are changing consumer habits, creating a culture of convenience and simplicity. The innovation allows consumers to make fast, safe, and simple purchases on-the-go, while opening up a whole new world for small and large businesses. Mobile POS systems are a win-win for everyone: restaurant and retail giants have...

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iPad POS | Gift card program

Gift Card Program: Retail System FAQ & How to Sell

Gift Card Program Guide There’s a reason many major retailers around the world have a gift card program in place: when done right, it works on a number of levels. It’s a fantastic way to market your brand and adds revenue to your bottom line at the same time. Customers love these programs, too, since they’re the perfect gift in a pinch. Still unsure if selling retail gift cards is right for your business? In...

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iPad POS | Self-service kiosk in store

Check It Out: Pros & Cons of Self-Service Kiosks

Self-Service Kiosks Rise in Popularity Self-service kiosks are a hot topic for today’s restaurateurs as they continually seek new ways to engage digitally-savvy customers. With speed of service and order accuracy typically seen as the primary benefits of this technology, self-service kiosks also lead to more upselling opportunities and reduced labor costs.  Take QSR giant Moe’s Southwest Grill, which will begin rolling out all digital, kiosk-only locations in Pittsburgh and Charlottsville, Virginia during the first...

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iPad POS | Talk Online Ordering

ICYMI: Revel & Maple Street Biscuit Company Talk Online Ordering

Let’s Talk Online Ordering [Webinar Recap] COVID-19 is never far from anyone’s mind these days. And for many businesses, online ordering has been a critical operational addition in order to adapt to the environment and stay open. In a recent webinar — Leveraging Your Online Ordering Solution for Success — Revel client Maple Street Biscuit Company (MSBC) and Revel’s professional services team joined forces to talk online ordering, offering insight into launching and adapting Revel’s flexible...

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iPad POS | Transaction using contactless technology

The Past, Present and Future of Contactless Technology

All Eyes on Contactless Payments  Even before the sweeping effects of COVID-19, contactless payments comprised a heavy percentage of modern retail purchases. As once shuttered businesses begin to reopen and adapt to more germ-conscious customers, contactless payments have emerged as an essential solution to have in place.  Demand for contactless payments will continue to rise. Likewise, demand will increase for point of sale (POS) solutions that can easily incorporate contactless technology. We’ve gathered the facts...

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