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Monthly Archives: February 2014

8 Reasons Why a POS Maintenance Agreement is a Great Idea

February 26, 2014

Almost everyone has faced the decision on whether or not to purchase an extended warranty.  How many times do we say “no”, only to have the product fall apart the day after the warranty expires? Most restaurants spend tens of thousands of dollars on their POS equipment and software. There are few other purchases that are more critical to the restaurant’s operation. In our personal lives, when we make large-ticket purchases, we often seek out some sort of warranty or maintenance for the item.  Take a car, for example. These days, most cars come with some sort of coverage that allows for regular maintenance on the vehicle. And this is a HUGE selling point for consumers! So why would this be any different forContinue Reading …

New Mobile POS Round-Up: A Look at New Mobile POS Options

February 18, 2014

Even if you have been living under a rock for the last year, you’d know that wireless solutions are the way of the future in the hospitality POS space.  We receive calls literally every day asking about the different options that exist and what solution would work best for specific concepts. To help those with questions, I wanted to quickly do a survey of some of the options that are currently available to the public. The following Wireless POS Round-Up is for educational and informational purposes only.  We are not saying that you should go out and purchase 10 of each of these devices and launch them in your store.  Our intent is to educate you, as a POS consumer, on some options thatContinue Reading …

3 Ways to Save Money With Your New Point of Sale System

February 11, 2014

As we all know, life is stressful.  According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, the top 5 most stressful events in a person’s life are death of a spouse, death of a child, moving, starting a new job, marriage and severe illness.  These are all very legitimate stress-drivers.  But if Holmes or Rahe were ever to own a restaurant, I would bet that they would agree that one of the most stressful experiences an owner will experience is an install or update of a POS system. From my experience with hundreds of installs, I know how stressful it is!  There are few aspects of the process that aren’t stressful: it’s time consuming, you have to learn a new product, there are strange (yetContinue Reading …

Infographic: NFC vs BLE. The future of Point of Sale is Going Into Your Customers’ Pocket.

February 3, 2014

The topic of mobile payments has been red hot lately. As we saw at NRF a few weeks back, the debate of whether Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or Near Field Communication (NFC) will be the clear winner has been heating up since Apple’s announcement of iBeacon and PayPal’s Beacon that utilizes BLE technology to submit transactions or to engage the consumer in ways that NFC cannot.  NFC supporters have delivered valid points that would suggest NFC as a clear winner, while BLE advocates also have some great things to say. But what is right for your business? Thanks to our friends at Retail Customer Experience, you now have this handy infographic that gives you the run down on these two technologies.  As you willContinue Reading …

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