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iPad POS | Cycle count and inventory management

What Does Cycle Count Mean in Inventory Management?

What is Cycle Counting? (Solved) Inventory management is crucial for any business. Ideally, you want to have a product on hand when the customer wants it, where they want it and have the ability to sell it immediately. If you have a product and a customer doesn’t want it, then you must pay carrying costs (labor, rent, utilities) to store it. If you don’t have a product and a customer wants it, then you have...

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iPad POS | online retailers anticipate 2020 holiday fulfillment

Will COVID Steal Christmas? A Prediction for Online Retailers

The nightmare before Christmas or joy to the world for online retailers?  It’s tough to say with certainty what online retailers should expect from this year’s holiday shopping period. Data in the immediate aftermath of Amazon’s delayed Prime Day suggests that the biggest winners were, in fact, non-Amazon sellers. COVID has turned so much of our world upside down. Will ecommerce Santa be stuffing your stockings with coal this year? Or will they be full...

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iPad POS | Small business inventory

Creating a Small Business Inventory Management System

Small Business Inventory Management: Tips & Solutions Your Etsy store is more popular than ever. Your comic book store’s sales are skyrocketing. Your personal baking business is hot! But, there’s just one problem! You don’t have enough of your best-selling items in stock. Welcome to the challenges of small business inventory management. Inventory for small business can be just as complicated as inventory for a large business. In both, there’s generally never enough time to...

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iPad POS | data visibility

Why data visibility is the secret ingredient for restaurant success

Data visibility is not a term we’re used to hearing in conjunction with the restaurant industry. Restaurants conjure ideas of authentic cooking, true hospitality and good food equaling automatic success. In practice, there’s a bit more to it than that. Restaurants are businesses, and like all businesses, restaurants benefit from data clarity. In this blog, we break down exactly how a deep understanding of your restaurant’s data is the secret ingredient to success.  Data, data,...

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iPad POS | Delivery management solution

Spotlight: New Delivery Management Solution

The Evolution of Delivery Management Delivery isn’t new to the restaurant space. While the first adopters of the concept didn’t exactly have a sophisticated delivery management solution in place, the act of transporting ready-to-eat meals to others has been around for centuries. In fact, at its core food delivery can be traced back to ancient Rome, albeit in a very rudimentary form. The concept as we know it in western culture today gained popularity after...

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iPad POS | coffee shop equipment

What Equipment Do You Need to Start a Coffee Shop? An Essential Guide.

Coffee can be big business, especially in the United States. If you’re interested in breaking into those profits, you’ll want to make sure your coffee shop equipment essentials are covered.   According to The National Coffee Association, 64 percent of Americans drink coffee. In addition, the coffee industry is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5 percent, according to Michigan State University.  If you have a love for the coffee shop and a dream...

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iPad POS | Meet Vaiva, a UX product designer at Revel

User Experience (UX) Product Design Expert: Revel Employee Spotlight

How Vaiva Helps Execute UX Product Design at Revel We’re excited to share the newest edition of our employee-focused blog series. This time around, we had the chance to speak with a member of our team based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Revel’s Lithuania office is home to our customer support team, many of our product owners and designers, engineers, and other essential members of the “People POS.” In our most recent spotlight, we shared how one...

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iPad POS | COVID-19 could actually be good for the hospitality industry by encouraging use of robust technology, like this Revel L stand.

Why COVID-19 Could Actually Be Good for the Hospitality Industry [Opinion]

In this thought leadership series, Revel CSO Chris Lybeer shares his thoughts and predictions around the hospitality industry. This is an industry that has faced a year filled with obstacles. He pairs these thoughts with advice on how restaurants can continue to adapt and thrive. Chris brings insights from a career spent fostering technology for restaurants and retailers. In this post, he shares a positive take on how COVID-19 could actually be good for the...

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iPad POS | Order Ready Board

Order Ready Board for Easy Pickups

Improve Operations with an Order Ready Board Pickup orders, sometimes called “curbside pickup,” have become commonplace in the post-pandemic dining scene. Takeout orders soared in volume in the months following the outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent restaurant re-openings. With fewer people dining on-premise, there’s definitely value in a well-organized expo window. An order ready board may just be the tech your restaurant needs. It can help keep operations running smoothly as consumers, delivery drivers, and...

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iPad POS | cloud computing in retail store

How Cloud Computing Can Help Your Business Thrive

Cloud computing is a broad topic that covers a range of functions and services. Ultimately, it’s designed to make online operations smoother and more secure. In the past several years, we’ve seen a widespread trend of businesses adopting cloud technology to boost efficiency. In today’s climate, the cloud may be more important than ever. To expand on that notion, we’re going to address some questions about the ways the cloud can help your business thrive....

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iPad POS | customer communication strategy

4 Steps for a Strong Customer Communication Strategy

Customer Communication Strategy—Why It Matters Communication strongly determines the attitude of users towards the company. Hence, it affects whether they return. A customer communication strategy allows for better communication. It outlines both the information you provide in your promotional messages and the manner in which you communicate in person. And it’s worth working on constantly. Users, their experiences, and their requirements change. It is important to track these changes and adapt to them. In the...

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iPad POS | Owner calculating dead stock

What is Dead Stock? – Inventory Management Analysis

What is Dead Stock?  Inventory control is probably one of the trickiest aspects of running any business. If you’re understocked, you can’t make sales and customers will be inconvenienced. On the other hand, if you overdo it, you might have too much money tied up in your inventory. This also creates a potentially big problem in the form of dead stock. If you don’t get it under control, this can eat up your profits. So...

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