The Different Restaurant Point of Sale Systems
Every restaurant is different, which means each one has different
needs when it comes to restaurant point of sale systems. Understanding
what each system can do will help you decide which one will work best
with your restaurant.
Cash Registers and Terminals
term “point of sale” refers to any type of system you use to process
payments, whether it’s a cash payment, a credit card payment, a check,
or even a gift card. The most basic is, of course, a cash register.
These days, however, if you can’t process credit cards, you will lose a
lot of business. Therefore, every restaurant, big or small, needs the
proper equipment to process credit card payments. A small dining
establishment may only need one credit card terminal in conjunction with
a merchant account. These credit card terminals are usually fairly
small and allow restaurants to swipe the card, get authorization from
the merchant account provider, and process the credit card payment.
Full Service Point of Sale Systems
some small restaurants can get away with one or two credit card
processing terminals, a large, full service dining establishment needs
much more to keep track of reservations, orders, inventory, sales, and
payroll. These full service POS systems require the appropriate
hardware, in the form of a computer system, and the appropriate
software. That software helps a restaurant stay organized and run as
efficiently as possible. For example, a waiter can take enter an order
on one computer and it will automatically print out in the kitchen. The
software can then keep track of all the orders and generate daily,
weekly, or monthly sales reports. Managers can also keep track of staff
schedules, payroll, and any overtime.
purchasing a POS system, you can’t forget about the basic accessories
you will need to process all orders and payments. First of all, you will
need one or more printers. Some POS equipment comes with a built-in
printer, but you should always ask at the time of purchase. If not, you
will need to purchase printers separately. You also need to consider
other forms of payment, such as checks or gift cards, that may require
their own equipment.
Where to Find a Restaurant POS System
restaurant POS system has to be compatible with your merchant account,
so a good place to start is with your merchant account provider. Some
merchant account providers offer equipment, either as a part of the plan
or in addition to it. If yours does not, ask for recommendations from
other restaurants to find out what works best and what doesn’t.
POS equipment is a necessary and important part of your business.
Knowing what you need and where to get it will make your job that much
Get more restaurant point of sale information and advice from North American Bancard:
Restaurant Point of Sale System Fees
There are many different fees associated with a POS system. Find out what you’ll have to pay for when you purchase a new system.
Restaurant Point of Sale Software
POS software is both an organization tool and a payment processing system. Learn more about what this software can do for you.
Choosing a Point of Sale System
is a POS system for every type of restaurant. Discover what kind of
system you need, whether you own a fast food place or a full service
How to Get Free Restaurant Point of Sale Equipment
is possible to get free equipment if you know where to look. Read this
article to find out how to get that free POS equipment.