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How Do You Sell a Retail POS To A Restaurant?

2022年9月27日

Efficiency and service are two main ingredients in running a successful restaurant business and it is not just about keeping the customers happy and satisfied by providing a professional and fast service. 

Successfully managing a restaurant business also involves effectively managing the sales, admin, and inventory aspects, so profits can be maximized.

This involves a balancing act and a whole lot of patience.

Adding a retail POS to your business can effectively do the job. 

POS sales and inventory systems come in different shapes and sizes.

It can come in varied formats such as apps, computers, or cloud-based systems and there are also free versions available online. 

While all these can provide many advantages to the restaurant business,  it is also crucial to note the disadvantages. Well, how do you sell a retail POS to a restaurant? 

First, present to them the advantages and benefits that it can bring to the business.

And the disadvantages can follow next. 


ADVANTAGES OF A RESTAURANT POS

  1. A retail POS system can strengthen the coordination and communication between the back of the house which is the kitchen and the waiting staff.
    The result of good coordination is better service to the customers.
    The customer orders are coursed through the computer and then directly to the kitchen printer making it quick and easy to prepare the orders. 
  1. A retail POS can decrease accounting tasks and provides accuracy and efficiency in bookkeeping.
    Apart from the daily operations of running a restaurant, a retail POS system can do accounting tasks and help ease the burden of accounting.
  1. Retail POS systems help in creating profit and loss statements as well as tracking sales taxes easier, helping to better manage the financial side of the business.
    Apart from the daily operations of running a restaurant, a retail POS system can do accounting tasks as well as organize profit and loss statements and sales tax.
  1. POS sales and inventory systems have the capability of tracking inventory and assessing the different choices and options in the menu which are most saleable among customers.
    In this way, the inventory function helps to improve profits and reduce waste.
  1. Most retail POS systems accept credit card and debit card payments.
    This mode of payment is direct and straightforward which makes settling payment more convenient and efficient for customers.
  1. A retail POS system reinforces additional security by eliminating employee theft or perhaps a ‘friendly fraud,’ where an employee gives discounts to friends and family.

With its advantages, you can easily convince a restaurant business owner to implement a retail POS to make things easy.

But you also have to be open and present to them the disadvantages.

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DISADVANTAGES OF A RESTAURANT RETAIL POS:

  1. The connection is usually based on the power of the internet.
    If the retail POS is Internet-based, there will be a connection problem if the Internet connection goes offline.
    Now, this is quite a disadvantage.
  1. With software-based POS sales and inventory systems, there are costs to cover therefore, there is an additional expense. 
  1. If an upgrade and enhancement are needed, retail POS software upgrades may be quite expensive.
  1. There are ongoing fees if you have a subscription however, you need to consider the overall savings the POS system can offer your business.
  1. As with all forms of payment systems that are accessible by just about anyone,  there are some risks in security. 

Now there may be some considerations that you need to address so here are some queries that you may need to anticipate and ask before final purchase. 

  • First, determine the needs of the business. Which functions would you need to make the management of your restaurant more efficient? 
  • Second, ask what are the ongoing costs and if it is cost- efficient for your business.
  • Are training and follow-up information available for both employees and employers, and do they provide free trials so you can try it out before making the decision?
  • Are you well versed in the terms and conditions before signing up?
    Make sure to ask any questions you might have before agreeing on anything especially when contract signing will commence soon afterward.
  • How long will you be committed to having a retail POS?

A restaurant retail POS system is more advantageous and can be a cost-efficient investment for your business.

It has the power to change the way you serve your customers, manage your admin and accounting, and when used correctly and purposefully, it can reap exponential results.

With EasyPOS, you get the bang for your buck with these features:

  • Complete sales and inventory system with item components for backflushing inventory.
  • Two user Interfaces: Barcode (for grocery) and Touch screen (for restaurants).
  • Unlimited discounting, Multiple price levels, Unlimited pay types, e.g., Cash, Credit Cards, Gift Certificates, etc.
  • Customizable restaurant setups, from menu items to table groupings.
  • Multiple users with ordering capability for pharmacies and restaurants.
  • BIR Accredited

For a free 65-day trial, check out: https://human-incubator.com/easy-pos/

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Easy POS sets your establishment the right way by helping you manage day-to-day transactions on the dot.

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Easy POS sets your establishment the right way by helping you manage day-to-day transactions on the dot.

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EasyFIS is a Software-as-a-service (SAAS) sales, inventory and Accounting system designed for Micro, Small and Medium (MSME) Enterprises.

If you want to manage your business in real-time and in a WFH Work from Home Setup, EasyFIS can provide a turn-key solution to your most common business problems to effectively monitor your sales, checking your LIVE inventory stock quantity and most importantly the status of your business’ financial health.

On top of that EasyFIS is CAS (Computerized Accounting System) compliant ready for government taxation in the Philippines.

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EasyHR is a Software-as-a-service (SAAS) web application that helps to manage your Payroll and Human Resource Tasks easily and effectively.

Whether you are handling less than ten (10) employees or up to more than ten thousand (10,000) employees, EasyHR can do the job for you and saves you a lot of time in computing your Payroll and managing your Employee 201 Records anytime and anywhere.

But not only that, EasyHR further has an Employee Portal that allows your employees to access it online and check their own Payslips, Overtime, Leaves and Time Records. It saves a lot of time and money in printing these Payslips and paper wastage.

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EasyPOS is a standalone Sales and Inventory system designed for businesses with Physical Stores and does not necessarily need an Internet or cloud solution.

The software is very easy to use yet already fully loaded with the necessary daily functions in running a store.

It already has a complete Sales and Inventory system with Item components.

Barcode and Touchscreen Interface that can be used for both groceries and restaurant setup respectively. Plus it is already BIR Accredited to legally issue Sales Invoice (SI) and Official Receipts (OR).

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