There once was a time when the role of a cash register was simply to store cash and tally up the sales at the end of the day. And while, for many hospitality venues, this remains a key priority of their point of sale equipment, consider the following benefits of upgrading to an integrated touchscreen POS terminal:
1. Tighter control on pricing – no guesswork
With complete menu itemisation, correct registration of meal options and easily configurable fixed prices, you won’t need to worry about your staff inadvertently undercharging.
2. Saves time and reduces staff order-entry errors
Detailed order entry at the POS means no bits of paper are misplaced, and order requests are not ‘lost in translation.’
3. Order accuracy improves barista and kitchen efficiency
Improved order entry accuracy and integrated communication between the POS and the kitchen also enhances food and beverage production efficiency, reducing waste.
4. Detailed table bill tracking
When it comes time to pay the bill, an integrated POS provides an accurate, itemised summation of all that has been purchased, so nothing gets forgotten.
5. Accurate historical sales reports improves business analysis
One of the keys to maintaining a successful hospitality venue is the ability to properly analyse your sales data, so you know what you are doing well and where you can improve. Comprehensive reporting from your POS system is crucial!
6. Manage customer loyalty and promotional initiatives
Your POS system allows you to automate and effectively manage in-house promotions and customer loyalty initiatives. More importantly, you can measure their success.
7. Examine staff performance and increase security
Evaluating waitstaff activity helps you to improve training and incentivise your operation. Your POS also lets you limit control of specific functions to key staff or management.
8. Enhances customer perception of your business
The improvements that an integrated POS system will make to your business will be tangibly evident to your customers. Service speed, accuracy and quality can all be improved with the aid of the right POS technology.
9. Operational improvements and easy staff training
A modern, graphical interface makes POS navigation far more intuitive. Training new team members is also simplified.
10. Use your POS as an active advertising tool
The latest touchscreen POS terminals can be fitted with LCD customer display panels capable of sharing high quality graphic images, providing you with endless promotional opportunities.
A properly configured integrated point of sale system is much more than a ‘supercharged’ cash register – it is a vital hospitality management tool.
If you are looking for a new POS system for your bakery, bistro, café, fast food outlet or restaurant – consider Uniwell4POS. Contact Uniwell Direct Sydney or your local Uniwell POS Reseller to find out more.