iPad POS | sales tax revenue

Is Using Sales Tax Revenue to Run Your Business a Wise Investment? (The Answer is “No”!)

There’s an urban myth in the restaurant business that goes something like this: “I collect sales tax, therefore it’s OK to use it from time to time to run my business.”  However, this line of thinking, to be blunt, is very flawed. Merchants who use sales tax as working capital rarely take time to understand the true cost and potentially catastrophic legal pitfalls until it’s too late.  Merchants may be wondering, why isn’t it OK...

iPad POS | release

4 Exciting Features from Our 2.40 Release

With 2.40 Management Console updates underway, we are excited to share the hottest features from the 2.40 system update. Our updates are designed to streamline your processes, arm you with revenue-generating features, and expand your reporting tools. The update to the management console is underway; stay tuned for POS updates in the coming weeks! Here are the hottest features you can expect from the 2.40 update: The Revel Assistant In order to enhance Revel support...

iPad POS | Chirashi by Mr. 7

Chirashi By Mr. 7: Reimagining Front of House Experience

Chirashi by Mr. 7 Chirashi by Mr. 7 opened because they found a gap in the market. Chirashi was typically served in traditional Japanese restaurants and did not afford the diners the possibility of customizing their own chirashi bowl. With that in mind, Jack Zhang opened up his chirashi fast-casual concept, Chirashi by Mr. 7. Situated in central California, adjacent to a community college, Chirashi was welcomed by their neighboring millennial cohort. Chirashi by Mr....

iPad POS | Bakery Inventory

3 Must-Use Features to Increase Efficiency

So, you just purchased your brand-new Revel POS system, and you can’t wait to begin using it. By now you know that your new system includes many features that will help you run your business more efficiently. But, out of those features, which ones will help you manage your most important assets? Here are three features that will help cut down on the time spend on your operate your restaurant smoothly and efficiently. 1) Product Management...

iPad POS | customer engagement

Making Customer Engagement a Piece of Cake

Walking into Over The Top Cake Supplies, you feel like you’re living out a childhood dream as your eyes take in the wall-to-wall candy and cake displays. The retail chain is a one-stop-shop for everything to do with baking, all the way from supplies down to classes, and has been spreading the love of baking around Texas since 2011. Growing pains As a franchisee business, Over The Top Cake Supplies was searching for ways to...

iPad POS | wait times

3 Technologies That Reduce Restaurant Wait Times

While long wait times can look like a nice PR play, the reality is, lines can be detrimental to your bottom line. And in an era where convenience is touted above all else, younger generations patience when waiting for food is awfully thin. Long wait times are turning away valuable customers and slowing down operational efficiency. To delight your customers and boost your bottom line with higher table turns – leverage these three technologies to...

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iPad POS | customer engagement

The Dos and Don’ts of Customer Engagement

Every retail or restaurant chain should know that engaging with customers is critical to increasing loyalty and sales. In fact, customer engagement has always been a driving factor to grow retention. Consider the mom-and-pop shops of the past. They knew every customer on a first-name basis and would greet them at the door with a “hello” as well as personalized recommendations for the products they’d like. Today, the nature of these businesses has changed. Many...

iPad POS | Personalization

Proof is in the Personalization: Stats Roundup

Customers are upending the definition of customer service. Now, customers demand an end-to-end customer engagement solution. From the moment they walk into a store to the purchase, and now the new focus, the post-purchase.  The customer journey has evolved, so don’t treat your customers like a number. From restaurants to retail businesses – businesses are looking for new inventive ways to provide an exemplary customer experience. One such way is by providing personalized marketing and...

iPad POS | Edwin Mills

Edwin Mills by Equator: The Three Pillars of Success

Teddy Bedjakian opened Equator, a coffee house nestled in Old Town Pasadena. But Equator soon found itself stuck between a Starbucks and a Coffee Bean, feeling the heat, Teddy knew it was time to reinvent the brand. Thus, Edwin Mills by Equator was born and rebranded into a restaurant and bar. Tackling a whole new type of business, Teddy remarked, “you have to be the people’s people.” He adds, “You have to be able to...

iPad POS | Fun on the Menu: 7 Ways to Increase Check Sizes with Entertainment

Fun on the Menu: 7 Ways to Increase Check Sizes with Entertainment

It’s competitive out there in the restaurant biz. To attract patrons and increase check sizes, savvy restaurants are serving up food with a side of entertainment. From live trivia events to cooking classes, discover 7 easy ways to raise your restaurant’s fun factor – and boost your bottom line. 1) Let’s Get Live! Live Trivia for the Win Does your weeknight business need a little TLC? Try live trivia. You could see Friday night crowds...

iPad POS | National Restaurant Association Show: 2018 Recap

National Restaurant Association Show: 2018 Recap

Another great year at The National Restaurant Association Show 2018; and this year brought even more innovation and inspiration to the table. Over the four days, more than 60,000 restaurateurs, operators, industry experts, vendors, and more walked through the doors of the McCormick Center in Chicago. Our booth was home to demos, interviews, meaningful conversations, and yes, beer! And now that we’ve digested all the amazing food and information – here are our top highlights and...

iPad POS | Sales Key Performance Indicators

10 Best Sales Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Retail Businesses

If you’re in sales, you understand the importance of collecting and analyzing contact data. Without Key performance indicators such as Monthly Sales Target, Stock Turnover Rate, Average Customer Spending, and Cross-selling Rate, retail businesses are making sales optimization much harder than it needs to be. Sales managers should look to these and other KPIs we’re about to discuss in order to reach their sales goals faster. 1. Monthly Sales Target As the name suggests, Monthly...

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