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iPad POS | POS Forecast: Digital Focus with a Chance of Innovation

POS Forecast: Digital Focus with a Chance of Innovation

Point of Sale (POS) Predictions for 2020 With the arrival of each new year, a wealth of predictions and trend forecasting precedes industry shifts and innovations. There’s increased speculation around “what’s next.” At Revel, we capitalize on industry-shifting predictions. This focus on challenging the status quo is the very reason we are the pioneering cloud-based point of sale (POS) solution. Let’s dive into some of the trends we’re forecasting this year. Digital-First Customer Experiences  Digital-first...

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iPad POS | Focus on product, people and partners earns Revel strong market position

Revel Enters 2020 with Strong Market Position

Early Vision In 2010, Revel Systems changed how people think about the point of sale (POS) by introducing the first cloud-based iPad POS. Why couldn’t a POS be an elegant piece of technology? The company challenged the status quo, offering a platform that connects all parts of merchant operations and significantly improves customer experience. A vast improvement over the clunky cash registers widely used to process payments at restaurants and retailers, Revel’s platform is a...

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iPad POS | Kitchen efficiency with KDS at CHAR Burger

Maximize Kitchen Efficiency with your Kitchen Display System (KDS) 

A perfect duo does exist — at least in the foodservice industry. No matter your restaurant concept, equipping your back-of-house (BOH) with a kitchen display system (KDS) is a huge factor in improving your kitchen efficiency and operational quality. A far cry from the very basic paper ticketing systems, a KDS integrates directly with the point of sale, capturing order information in real-time and displaying it digitally for kitchen staff to execute. The digital process is simply a...

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iPad POS | Food-on-the-go trends for QSR & grocery stores

Top Food-on-the-Go Trends: Everything You Need to Know

Did you know that 65% of Americans are scrambling to figure out what’s for dinner only two hours before dinnertime? The world is more fast-paced than ever, and as a result, a greater number of consumers are looking for expanded options when it comes to quick and easy meals. As a result, new food-on-the-go trends are impacting how consumers shop and eat in a big way.  While quick service restaurant (QSR) sales have long made...

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iPad POS | Quick service restaurant: flexible footprint

Is a Flexible Footprint the Right Move for Your Quick Service Restaurant?

It’s no secret that about 70% of a Quick Service Restaurant’s (QSR) transactions come from its drive-thru.  The continued popularity of the drive-thru, combined with the rise of third-party delivery services such as Uber Eats and DoorDash, raises a question about the future of standalone QSR:  “Do restaurants really need all that space?” One answer to this question is evident in one of the rising trends with QSRs — flexible footprint locations. There are several...

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iPad POS | Improve restaurant ops with preventative maintenance

How Preventive Maintenance Boosts a Restaurant’s Bottom Line

There are many competing demands on a restaurateur’s attention. Staffing. Food quality. Customer satisfaction. Profitability. Payroll. The list goes on… Amidst so many details to monitor, it’s likely maintenance isn’t always top-of-mind until something goes wrong. But there are some simple steps operators can take to help catch maintenance issues before they happen.  Preventative Maintenance  The implementation of regularly scheduled cleaning, repairs, lubrication, and parts replacement is known as preventive maintenance. Preventive maintenance is used...

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iPad POS | Online and mobile ordering are key factors in the digital customer journey

Digital Customer Journey: A Serving of Insights Into Its Rapid Evolution

Customer expectations are growing and intensifying. Today’s customer wants more than a meal — they’re looking for an elevated experience that’s faster, more in tune with their own preferences and available to them in whichever channels they desire. The digital customer journey includes mobile and web apps, kiosks, table-side tablets for payment and voice ordering applications, among many others. These channels and technologies are evolving and expanding quickly. What was once an opportunity for operators...

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iPad POS | New Year’s resolutions for business

New Year’s Resolutions for Business: Five Cost-Saving Strategies for 2020

When you’re running a business, every dollar matters. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to consider how you can save money. A great way to get started by setting clear and specific New Year’s resolutions for business.  The good news? Introducing cost-saving measures doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice offering an exceptional customer experience or stop providing high quality products and services. Instead, it can mean finding opportunities within your existing...

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iPad POS | Mobile food delivery

Mobile Food Delivery in 2020—and Beyond! [Tips]

Mobile Food Delivery Won’t Just Stay; It’ll Grow Recently, Restaurant Dive shared compelling information about mobile food deliveries:  By 2020, 44 million Americans will use third-party delivery apps, representing an increase of 6 million from 2019. By 2021, nearly 50 million U.S. consumers will use a food delivery app, bumping up to 60 million people in 2023, making up 23% of smartphone users. As of February 2019, DoorDash (27.6%), Grubhub (26.7%) and Uber Eats (25.2%)...

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iPad POS | Change Management and Your POS

Change Management and Your Point of Sale

Changes: Turn and Face the Strange To borrow from David Bowie’s iconic song, Changes, times of transition can feel strange and uncomfortable. Change can even be downright scary, especially when it comes to your point of sale (POS). But if you want to stay on top of industry trends — ghost kitchens, anyone? — offer the best customer experience, and ensure your POS is as cost and resource-effective as possible, it may be time to...

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iPad POS | Staying on Target with Revel CIO & SVP Art Beckman

Staying on Target with Revel CIO & SVP Art Beckman

The following Q&A offers executive insights from Revel Systems’ Chief Information Officer & SVP on how to stay on target in the constantly evolving point of sale (POS) industry. Art Beckman, Revel’s chief information officer & SVP, has been building software development, product management, and IT teams, along with corporate applications, for most of his career. Since joining the team 18 months ago, Art has led Revel’s engineering vertical to experience exciting growth, due largely...

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iPad POS | Point of sale tips for holiday shopping season

Insights for Surviving (and Maximizing) the Holiday Shopping Season

For the first time in history, 2019’s holiday shopping season is expected to surpass $1 trillion in revenue. If you’ve ever operated during Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, you very well know the chaos and challenges that start to surface this time of year.  Fortunately, there are some handy tools available to business operators and their staff to help them navigate a frenzied — yet lucrative — holiday shopping season. In the following article, a Revel Systems...

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