Cash Discounting & Your POS

Cash Discounting & Your POS

We realize that your costs for accepting credit card payments increase regularly. As your source for Point of Sale, we can help by improving other aspects of your service that save you money and make you more profitable IN SPITE OF those rising costs.

There’s been a lot of confusion about surcharging in the past few years. Can you do it? Yes and no. They are specific rules and guidelines for each state regarding Cash Discounting and Surcharging.

For restaurants, the safest and most transparent method is to offer a cash discount for people paying with cash. Advertising the credit price throughout your restaurant with the expectation if they use credit, they pay that price.  This should avoid confusion and keep your customers happy with a Cash Discount Program.   In addition, you must notify patrons throughout your restaurant with a sign on the door, notification at a POS or cash register, and printed on the receipt.  Make sure you are following your local state rules.

Upgrade your Point of Sale System – it will pay for itself so quickly you won’t even think of it as an expense.  Our POS System will even automate the Cash Discount feature for you, so you don’t have to think twice about it!

For restaurateurs, the speed and efficiency of ordering alerts to kitchen staff, and payment processing will turn tables much, much faster in dine-in situations and faster yet for takeout. When customers key in their own orders – with descriptive, easy-to-use menu presentation and clearly stated instructions and payment options – it greatly reduces errors and streamlines the notifications along the order-fulfillment process that saves time. You and your customers will love that!

For other businesses, giving customers the ability to choose their items online saves clerks’ time (and prevents complaints about it taking too long to find a clerk!). Checkout is a breeze, and if there’s one thing everyone believes is in short supply today, it’s time.

Another great feature you should look for when choosing a new Point of Sale System is the ability to upload images and price changes instantly.   This process should be as easy as putting a photo on Facebook.

So what are you waiting for?  Call us today at (239) 549-5055 or check out our website www.cardsystems.com.

Generate More Revenue and Traffic with an ATM

Generate More Revenue and Traffic with an ATM

ATMs still Represent Easy Money for your Business, Restaurant or Store

With the rise of online shopping, brick-and-mortar businesses today need to do everything they can to stay competitive. Sometimes that means using a traditional, tried-and-true method of boosting traffic and earning some passive income.

We’re talking about the ATM machine.

Your store, restaurant or business just might need one.

Why?

Not everyone likes to swipe or dip the chip at a business. Credit and Debit card security concerns are causing some people to stick to the safety of cash. One-third of U.S. consumers (34 percent) say they are making more purchases in store with cash because of data breaches, according to ATM Marketplace.

Avoid card processing fees: Customers who use your ATM and then pay cash in your business save you in credit card processing fees.

Where’s my bank? In a tourist market, in particular, a customer’s regular bank may not be available or may be prohibitively far from his or her local destination. Your customer may want to withdraw money from or check his balance from an ATM before making a card transaction with you or another business.

“Now that I’m here”: Average 7-Eleven ATMs perform about 3,000 transactions per month, according to National Cash, an industry provider. That could be 3,000 times a customer visits your business just to use the ATM, and while there, they notice what else your business offers.

It’s a tax write-off: The ATM is a tangible personal property item which can be expensed. Your tax advisor can tell you about how the cost of an ATM machine can be depreciated or expensed beginning in the tax year that it is placed.

Earn income on surcharges: Talk about passive income! It’s the easiest way to make money on your money.

Operating an ATM is easy and a great way to drive more revenue and foot traffic into your establishment this year!  Call or email us today to learn more.

Is Managing Your Images on your POS this Easy?

Is Managing Your Images on your POS this Easy?

Is Managing your POS System as Easy as Posting a Picture to Social Media?  It Should be!

Imagine being able to upload an image of your daily specials or entrées as soon as they come out of your oven.  Uploading an image to your menu is as simple as posting to your facebook page.  Wow your customers and entice them into your restaurant or store today.  The power of an image is incredible!

As a business owner or manager, can you edit and make modifications easily from wherever you are?

Envision being able to make real-time changes to your menu, manage your staff and keep an eye on your sales from anywhere in the world.  Whether you are at home or on vacation the newer POS systems allow you to manage all of your operations in one place!

The newer POS systems are now state of the art, replacing the old legacy systems and improving your life as a restaurant or retail owner.

If your current POS system doesn’t have all these easy-to-use features, make the change and upgrade today!

Watch your Restaurant’s Revenue Soar with Mobile and Online Ordering

Watch your Restaurant’s Revenue Soar with Mobile and Online Ordering

Card Systems merchant using smartphoneIncrease Your Restaurant Revenue with Mobile and Online Ordering 

You know how important it is to get customers’ orders right. So why leave anything to chance?
With MobileBytes online ordering system, you won’t. Your customers will find it so easy to use from whatever device they choose to use.
We know that running a restaurant isn’t easy and competition is fierce, whether you are offering fine dining, a casual experience, takeout, delivery or a combination.

Move your restaurant into the future with mobile online ordering. Employees won’t need to spend time on the phone – they can serve customers.
Traditionally, online ordering was a term used to define restaurant orders that were placed through the internet typically from a customer’s desktop. Now 77 percent of Americans have smartphones, and they’re doing everything with them, including placing orders. Today, many restaurants are offering customers the chance to place orders and make inquiries online, on whatever device they use, without any interaction from the restaurant until pickup. This saves time and improves the accuracy of orders. Furthermore, applications such as Uber Eats, Door Dash and other food delivery services allow people to order food from multiple restaurants in one place. Are you poised to take advantage of this new method of ordering?
Today, more than half of takeaway orders placed in restaurants are done through the Internet. Furthermore, many different sources have cited revenue increases of up to 30 percent for restaurants who use online ordering.

Are you ready to see your revenues increase as well?

MobileBytes is your answer
Selecting a platform that is stable and easy for customers to use brings them back for more and leads to your success. You need a platform that helps you streamline and optimize your entire set of operations the front of the house as well as the back of the house in a social media

Here’s why MobileBytes is a cut above its competition:
It’s easy to use.  MobileBytes allows your customers to modify their orders easily and without the assistance of your wait staff. This frees your staff to focus on in-house customers. Also, the ease of use empowers your clients and makes ordering simple creating accurate orders and less wasted food and labor.

It’s simple to set up
MobileBytes is simple to set up and manage. You can add, delete or modify your online menus in minutes. It makes running your online menu simple and creates a great customer experience. Your restaurant staff can easily manage daily specials on site, or you can, on any mobile device from anywhere in the world. Anyone you authorize can log in to MobileBytes and manage your business.

It’s mobile-friendly
Today, this is essential. With a responsive design and customer engagement, you can be miles ahead of other restaurants, giving you the edge. MobileBytes can be operated by any and all mobile devices with ease, and your customers can order from you, no matter where they are.

MobileBytes gives you the most comprehensive online ordering system around.
Don’t have a website yet? We’ll help you develop one so you can use the MobileBytes system.
Give us a call today and make customers happy and your restaurant more profitable!

Broadcast your Happy Hour through your POS and ignite the room

Broadcast your Happy Hour through your POS and ignite the room

What’s new and Exciting in Clover APPS?   – The all new “Food & Drink Exchange”

Can you say “fast-paced excitement?”  It’s an app where you control the prices.   Think back to Economics class where we learned about Supply and Demand.  It’s that amount of commodity, product, or service available and the desire of buyers for it.  Those considered factors regulate its price.

That’s the stir about the new and exciting Clover POS Food & Drink Exchange app; it works off the various wants and needs of your customers along with scarcity.  Your guests see your specials on your big screen TV or devices throughout the restaurant and have a short time to order.  This all ties directly into your Point-of-Sale and drives sales through the roof.  Imagine what a 30% spike in volume would do for your business? Quickly and easily advertise wings, happy hour, daily specials…..in a few minutes.   The Food and Drink Exchange even gives your restaurant a money back guarantee if you don’t increase sales with this amazing app.

This app connects easily to your Clover POS and captures prices changing in real time.  They are comparing it to being on Wall Street, with the adrenaline rush and all.  Makes for an amazing Happy Hour as well!

Engagement is important when it comes to creative tools for your restaurant and POS systems now have amazing applications that can help you market your restaurant.    Turn a profit and keep a step ahead of the game by looking into deploying more of these valuable add-ons.

The reviews are stellar and maybe it’s time you think outside the box and bring the excitement, highs and lows into your establishment so your clientele can have their hearts racing as well.

The awesome thing about the Food & Drink Exchange app?  If you don’t see an increase in revenue, you are not charged for it.  What have you got to lose?  Try it today, contact us for a free demo.

POS Systems Dominate this Year’s Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show

POS Systems Dominate this Year’s Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show

POS Systems Dominate this Year’s Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show

The Florida Restaurant and Hospitality show in Orlando this past week was filled with three amazing days of great food and ideas to help your Restaurant become iconic and memorable.

MobileBytes POS was showcased by Florida Resellers,  Card Systems, Inc., Cervion Systems and JCR Systems.  Point-of-Sale Industry leaders all came together to share mega-trends,what’s new in online delivery, guest engagement with SMS text features, and kiosk order.  Delivery companies like Uber Eats and  POS delivery and tracking systems made restaurant owners re-think their position on having someone else deliver their meals.

To compete with the Amazons of the world why not harness the Digital Tools and Features in your Point-of-Sale Systems?  You can now reach out to your customers, using beacon technology and ping your daily specials right out to your customers as they drive by.  What about allowing your clients to order online to pick up in an hour or for dinner?  How about giving your customers an app to “skip the line” to order and pay without talking to anyone at your restaurant.  These features are just the tip of the iceberg of what the New POS Systems are capable of.  If they are not options in your current Point-of-Sale System, you should consider upgrading to one that has these features.

These trade shows are key to helping restaurant owners make sense of all the new technology available to make better buying decisions when choosing a POS System.  The education programs provided were practical and relevant for today’s food service personnel.  Industry leaders delivered business lessons, the latest information on trends and best practices in the market, as well as their own opinions of what creates success in the food world and now in a digital world.  Contact us for more information.

Are you Digital yet?  FL Restaurant Show - MobileBytes Booth

  • Streamline your Takeout Operations
  • Increase Revenue with Digital Gift & Loyalty Programs
  • Create Operational Excellence and Lower Costs
  • Boost Beverage Earnings
  • Deliver an Optimal Customer Experience

Don’t miss the show in 2019!