Loyalty Cards
Gift & Loyalty Restaurant Retail

“How To” Guide for Loyalty Programs

How do you compete if you’re a small retailer or restaurant? Loyalty cards are an important part of retail or restaurant businesses these days. You compete everyday with big box stores, fast food chains, and online shopping.  And honestly, you can’t give shoppers the rock bottom pricing these places can.  So how do you compete? It’s all about customer experience.  The customer should WANT to come to your store, or
hotel and restaurant data breaches
Payments POS News Restaurant Retail

Hotel and Restaurant Data Breaches…..

Hotel and Restaurant Data Breaches With new technology coming out every day, comes new threats.  But with these threats, how prepared is your business?  The hospitality industry, is the most under-prepared for this. Ransomware, spyware, and data breaches are almost common these days. It's beginning to be ridiculous.  But where do your weaknesses lie? Legacy Systems / Hotel and Restaurant Data Breaches 70% or more of hotels, and restaurants are
Focus POS
POS News Restaurant Retail

Focus POS moves to the cloud!

Focus POS moves to the cloud Focus POS, a leader in restaurant POS, is introducing a cloud based system. At the NRA show, they unveiled their new cloud based system. While I only had a few moments to look at it, their iPad solution does look great, and seems very familiar to Focus users.  Focus POS has long been a legacy POS provider, and this step shows that the future
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Restaurant Uncategorized

NRA Show Technology Insights

NRA Show Insights I returned from the NRA Show just about a week ago. And let's not kid ourselves. The National Restaurant Association knows how to put on a show.   I was there to meet up with some of my POS partners, and prospect new business. I spent 2 solid days walking around, talking to technology companies. And there were some interesting things I noticed that seem to be
posera partners with solink

Posera Partners with Solink to Boost Security

Posera partners with Solink. Hospitality software colossus Posera, is teaming up with Solink. Solink, has been at the forefront of loss prevention technology.  Solink, at the beginning, sought to circumvent ATM fraud. Its been instrumental in developing loss prevention technology. Its chief achievements have been in the video monitoring categories.  In recent months and years, Posera has focused on making transactions more secure. From EMV solutions, to pay at the

ChowBot Acquired by ShopKeep

POS Behemoth ShopKeep acquires ChowBOT. One of the most obvious trends in the restaurant business, is the move to delivery. Even quite upscale restaurants are now starting to offer delivery. ChowBOT is an awesome system, that allows restaurants to take orders online. It also integrates their online ordering with apps like GrubHub and DoorDash.   But what led to this? People feel drawn to simple and convenient solutions. What's better
pos moving to the cloud

POS Moving to the Cloud? NRA Show 2017

Is the Restaurant Industry POS Moving to the Cloud? The NRA show is coming up in 2 short weeks. It's time to get ready for Chicago, talking with restaurant owners, and POS providers alike.  It should be an exciting year at the show. It's this opportunity many POS companies take, to launch new products. And while the focus is moving to the cloud, it's interesting to see how legacy POS
ipad pos system
Restaurant Retail

iPad POS System? Will it fit my business?

Why should I pick an iPad POS System? The iPad POS system has exploded in the last 10 years. They're everywhere, even in some of the bigger restaurants and retailers. But what's made the iPad such a magnet for POS providers?   It has a lot to do with cloud computing. An iPad POS system will be a cloud based system. This is an invention of the 21st century, that
cayan partners with aldelo
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Cayan Partnering with Aldelo?

Cayan partnering with Aldelo POS Payment giant Cayan, partnering with Aldelo POS?  In an release last week on Cayan's website, they detailed the new deal.  This partnership will offer a huge technology boost to Aldelo.  A handful of new features, as well as a seemless EMV integration, now that Aldelo is EMV certified with Cayan. EMV technology is often overlooked in restaurants. It's exceedingly rare that you'd key in a PIN at
Learn about Cloud POS
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Cloud POS VS Onsite POS

Cloud POS.  It's the biggest single advance in POS Technology of the last 20 years.  Rather than buying $20k worth of server and POS Hardware, you can now start with a couple of iPads and cash drawers.  This was a sweeping revolution for small retailers, but now it's even becoming smarter for larger retailers. Retail juggernaut Nordstrom has decided to move to Infor's cloud based retail technology.  And they're not