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iPad POS | froyo trends

Frozen Yogurt Shop Trends

Frozen Yogurt shops are popping up just about everywhere, from downtown shopping spaces to larger mall locations. Froyo is increasingly popular as a lower calorie, nonfat or low-fat alternative to ice cream. A 2012 story on myfroyo.com¹ put sales of frozen yogurt at over $200 million annually, with the average person eating 4.3 pounds of frozen yogurt a year. There are hundreds of flavor combinations available, but at the end of the day Americans pick...

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iPad POS | restaurant hacking

Customers Beware—3 Big Fast Food Hacks

Hacking: it’s not just for government websites anymore. With the rise of computer-based POS systems, restaurants are increasingly becoming targets for hacking and cyber-theft. Restaurants are especially vulnerable due to the sheer availability of credit card and payment information–in order to pay for their meals, cashless restaurant patrons hand over their cards, which are then swiped at the point of sale. Depending on the system, payment data enters a server, which then sends the payment...

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iPad POS | Jessica Shin of Revel Systems account management

Top 5: Updates for Revel POS Version 1497

The Revel engineering team has been hard at work to bring you the latest and greatest updates to our iPad POS software. Watch the video below to hear our Account Manager Jessica give an update on the top 5 features from the Revel POS Version 1497. iOS7 – We officially support iOS7! Please contact your account manager to setup a time to upgrade. Labor Report – The new labor report will show all your employee hours for...

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iPad POS | Online Ordering

Online Ordering – Benefits To Your Business

Customer loyalty comes at a price. Patrons have expectation for customer service at every touchpoint of a restaurant. This isn’t a groundbreaking idea, but sometimes it is a little tough to grasp. While you may think that, as a restaurateur, the amenities and ordering options that you need to provide and ensure a good customer experience for your patrons has only to do with what you stock in the store (menus, a nice ambience, clean...

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iPad POS | A night of Revelry Thank You

A Night of Revelry Recap

A Night of Revelry was a smashing success, and we at Revel Systems would like to extend a special thank you to our sponsors, and to everyone who attended the event. You all made A Night of Revelry a night to remember! In particular, we would like to thank our sponsors: Epson, APG Cash Drawer, Mercury, USAePay, PayPal™, Merchant Warehouse, FARE, Vasquez Benisek & Lindgren, Vantage Point, Lappert’s Ice Cream, and Darn Good Food. For...

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iPad POS | pizza trends blog image

Trends in Pizza Restaurants

“When the moon hits the sky like a big pizza pie that’s amore!” With apologies to Dean Martin, Americans love our pizza to the tune of close to 70,000 pizza restaurants, and around $38 billion in annual sales according to Whether it’s a national pizza chain; a franchise pizza restaurant; or a small mom and pop pizzeria on a quiet corner in the city, the pizza business is changing and there are many challenges...

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iPad POS | Top 5 creative ways to display your menu featured image for blog by Revel Systems iPad POS

Top 5 Creative Ways for Menu Creation

Organizing a menu can be a challenging and complicated process, however, you have the power to create the perfect menu for your restaurant. Menu creation with Name, placement, and presentation all factor into a customer’s decision to purchase an item. Let’s look at the top 5 creative ways to display your menu to its full potential. 1) Interactive Menu Using advanced technology such as an interactive menu is a smart way to attract new customers....

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iPad POS | Personalized data on Revel POS

Personalized Data

Personalized data is gaining traction in our already tech-oriented society. One such trend is in fitness data tracking–with devices such as Fitbit or the Nike FuelBand. These wearable devices track how many steps you take, calories you burn, and distance you go in the course of a day. This data is added up over the week, and you are given personalized reports on your progress, as well as how to achieve your fitness goals. Fitbit...

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iPad POS | Printed or Emailed Receipts

Receipts: Printed or Emailed?

Receipts can come in different shapes and sizes, and, as mobile commerce increases, this is no longer limited to the size and type of the paper. Now many merchants have the option of offering printed or emailed receipts–some offer both, while others choose one option. Are there benefits to offering one option over the other? Here is a brief breakdown of the benefits for each option: Emailed Receipts: Convenient: Businesses can easily email receipts with...

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iPad POS | upgrade your system before the expiration of windows xp or you will fall out of pci compliance

The End of Windows XP Could be the End for Your POS System

Will your point of sale system be ready for the end of Windows XP? Microsoft has announced that Windows XP will reach the end-of-life on April 8th 2014. The retirement of XP means Microsoft will stop providing support services to customers, such as security patch updates. Without updates, POS systems running XP are no longer PCI Compliant and will become susceptible to viruses and fraud. Without the proper PCI security measures, your data could be lost, stolen,...

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iPad POS | Split bill capability

New Feature: Split Bill Capabilities

Splitting the Bill Going out to eat with friends is fun, but what about splitting the bill? If your group of friends is anything like mine, splitting the bill can be a huge hassle. Few of us carry cash, and those that do prefer to use it (but also will then need change). Or, those that have cash can give it to someone with a card, who then needs to put a specific amount on...

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iPad POS | improving wifi with heat mapping technology

Improving Wi-Fi for Restaurants and Retail

Have you ever noticed that sometimes a Wi-Fi signal is better on one side of your house than another? Or perhaps you are borrowing Wi-Fi from a neighbor and can only get a connection on the far side of your building. Walls, appliances, and other obstructions can affect your Wi-Fi connection, which is why we’re improving Wi-Fi for restaurants and retail. Revel’s hybrid architecture uses Wi-Fi to communicate with the cloud, and we take service...

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