Restaurant POS Apps TrendsMay 6, 2018
As your restaurant business grows, so do your technology needs. The biggest POS companies create plugins that can make your life better. The right restaurant POS apps can be invaluable to your business.
Online Ordering Restaurant POS Apps
Data trends show that younger people often prefer to order food online. Online ordering is growing 300% faster than in-store dining. So here are a few apps that can plug in to POS and allow your customers to order online.
Chowly is a restaurant POS app that allows you to connect your restaurant POS to online delivery. It directly connects to Grubhub, Delivery.com, and Chownow.
Chowly integrates with:
- Revel Systems
- PAR/Brink POS
Open Dining Network is a great restaurant POS app. It allows for online ordering, and is highly customizable. It also has tons of upsell/marketing features that will help you increase your business.
Open Dining works with:
Inventory Management Restaurant POS Apps
A huge issue in restaurants is that of food waste, or worse, running out of ingredients. So connecting your POS to your inventory is paramount. With these plugins, you’ll be able to make sure you have what you need, when you need it.
MarketMan is more than just inventory. It’s a restaurant POS app that also connects you to ordering, and suppliers. It helps cut dozens of hours out of your month by automating your supply chain.
MarketMan integrates with:
PeachWorks is a restaurant POS app with a total management system for restaurants. It connects inventory with recipes, schedules, analytics, and forecasting.
It puts all your data at your fingertips, and creates an amazing dashboard.
PeachWorks integrates with:
- Digital Dining
Loyalty Restaurant POS Apps
The biggest trend in restaurants is loyalty/rewards software. Rewarding your customers is a great way to get return business. It’s so much less expensive to retain customers, than to acquire new ones. So here are a couple different loyalty apps.
Como is a great company. Como’s restaurant POS app has features for restaurants starting at small chains, to large. It has significant features for capturing data. It also has email blast, and list segmentation features.
Como integrates with:
- Point One
- 3S POS
- Cunninghams EPOS
- PAR Pixelpoint
- County EPOS Limited
- GA Tech Solutions
- WRS Systems
- Orbis Tech
- Soft Controls
- Robot POS Automation
- Sait Casa De Software
AppCard is an interesting plugin. It allows you to engage in loyalty not only with your customers, but with all AppCard members. Utilizing an app, (hence the name) AppCard shows you other places that accept AppCard. This means that your loyalty card works in tons of locations!
AppCard integrates with:
- Big Hairy Dog
- Brilliant POS
- Quality Retail Systems Inc
- Retail Pro
New technology is popping up every day. The more in tune with it you stay, the better you’ll stay in touch with your customers. These apps/plugins will help you make more money for your restaurant. And it will help you get a greater understanding of your customers, and their buying trends. Make sure you check out our other blogs, especially this loyalty blog.