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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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Top 5: Updates for Revel POS Version 1495

The Revel engineering team has been hard at work to bring you the latest and greatest updates to our iPad POS software. Below are the top 5 updates for Revel POS Version 1495, and as always, remember to contact your account manager for questions regarding the update. 1. Supporting linking class based discounts to customer groups If you set up class for your products, you can discount that whole group. 2. Printing suggested tips on...

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iPad POS | Delivery Strategy

Delivery Strategy & How to Benefit from It

Getting Started with Delivery Strategy For restaurant operators, the COVID-19 crisis has had a major impact on business. We’ve seen many brands make huge operational shifts in response to mandated shutdowns of dine-in service. Some restaurants are implementing a delivery strategy for the first time. The burden of establishing these new operations—in addition to adopting even stricter health and safety measures—is no small change for restaurateurs. However, there are a few ways restaurant operators can...

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iPad POS | Version 2.59 of Revel's POS apps boasts new features and functionality

Revel Version 2.59 Release Spotlight

New Features and Enhancements in Revel’s Version 2.59 App Revel version 2.59 is live! This release includes an array of new features and enhancements designed to help you streamline your business operations and equip you with the market’s most robust reporting tools. Let’s dive into some of our favorite features from the 2.59 update: Customer Display System (CDS) XT Revel is proud to introduce CDS XT — the newest generation of our customer display system....

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iPad POS | On the heels of COVID-19, is online ordering a necessity?

Is Online Ordering a Necessity to Revive Your Operations?

A New Normal for Businesses  By most accounts, 2020 was on track to be a record year for restaurant and retail sales. Then coronavirus (COVID-19) hit, decimating all projections and leaving a bleak, uncertain marketplace in its wake.  It isn’t hard to uncover bad news about the pandemic. However, the global event does have some silver linings, with operational innovation among them. As the adage goes, necessity is the mother of invention. Forced to consider...

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iPad POS | Woman checks email via sent via CRM

Dust Off Your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Potential

As COVID-19 forces business to adapt, a CRM can help you stay in touch with your customers. In light of today’s current climate, the personal customer touchpoints that so many businesses rely on to drive relationships and return customers have shifted. Restaurant and retail locations are considering new ways to communicate and encourage support of their operations, whatever those may be. Many operators are looking to CRM, and heavily relying on it to let customers...

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iPad POS | Be intentional about branding your business

The Importance of Branding Your Business

COVID-19 continues to impact brands of all sizes. However, while consumer behavior is adjusting, investment in your brand remains important in these unprecedented times. In business, the quickest way to get overlooked in the market is to blend in. When potential  customers search for a business like yours, you’ll want to make sure you aren’t outshined by your competition. The best way to stand out and succeed is to build a strong brand. But branding...

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iPad POS | Advice: Remitting Sales Tax in Response to COVID-19

Should I Stop Remitting Sales Tax During the COVID-19 Crisis?

Questions to Consider Concerning Remitting Sales Tax The uncertain environment brought on by COVID-19 has businesses struggling to hold onto as much cash as possible. Many business owners are asking whether they should stop remitting sales tax and instead use it as working capital. Question: Do the potential consequences of not remitting sales tax outweigh the benefit of having extra cash on hand? Answer: Under normal circumstances the answer is unequivocally NO! Using sales tax...

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iPad POS | Get the right POS for your coffee shop

Optimizing Your Daily Coffee Drip

Essential Features For a Coffee POS  Given the insatiable demand for specialty coffee and tea, there’s a huge opportunity to compete in the market. Statista reports indicate that revenue in the U.S. coffee segment amounts to 86 million dollars today. In the UK, Allegra World Coffee Portal reports the UK coffee market is now valued at over 10.1 billion euros across 25k+ outlets. Demand for these products has led to fierce competition in the space...

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