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The Annual Audit: How POS Can Make It Less Painful December 6, 2016

With so much to think about when it comes to running your business, accounting isn’t always front of mind — until the time for the annual audit. The audit doesn’t have to be a hassle, however, with help from the correct Point of Sale (POS) system, integration with accounting software will be seamless. Integrated, Not…

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Restaurant Chains Follow Panera’s Lead on Rules for Antibiotics in Meat November 30, 2016

Restaurant operators are facing increasing pressure to cut down on or eliminate antibiotics in meat in their menu items. Savvy restaurateurs are realizing that compliance with this standard can play an important part in their reputation among many consumers. What is “Meat Raised without Antibiotics”? Although the term “antibiotic-free meat” is occasionally used in place…

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Retail Mobility: Tips on Line Busting for the Holiday Shopping Season November 9, 2016

With the holiday season underway, it’s a great time to leverage mobile Point of Sale (POS) technology to offer customers the easiest possible shopping and merchandise returns experience. Retail mobility makes for a better holiday shopping experience by: Facilitating line busting. Sales associates can accept payments on tablets or other mobile POS devices anywhere in…

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5 Tips for Running a Retail Business or Restaurant Like a Campaign November 2, 2016

This year’s presidential election gave us a lot to think about. Among all of the takeaways from this election year, there is a subtle, yet important one for merchants: you should be running a retail business or restaurant like a campaign. Here are five ways business strategy aligns with political campaigns and how they can…

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How to Keep Up With Wants and Needs of Generation Z Consumers October 26, 2016

Just when you finally had a handle on how to cater to baby boomers and millennials, Generation Z is debuting as an important demographic. These consumers born between approximately 1995 and 2010 comprise 25 percent of the U.S. population and pack a collective annual purchasing power of $44 billion. There are characteristics of Generation Z…

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Secrets for Winning Over Any Type of Restaurant Customer October 12, 2016

In some ways, the needs of every type of restaurant customer are the same, whether they’re enjoying a meal on the premises or off-premises. For example, customers who are dining in or ordering food for delivery or takeout always want food that looks and tastes great. However, each type of restaurant customer has different priorities…

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Restaurant Technology Trends to Watch in 2017 October 5, 2016

Restaurant operators must remain on top of trends if their operations are to remain competitive, whether they’re related to food, business — or technology. Here are three new restaurant technology trends to watch as 2017 draws near. Chatbots Chatbots leverage artificial intelligence to communicate in a bidirectional manner, holding text-based conversations with users without any…

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Improving Restaurant Customer Service September 28, 2016

Whether you own or manage a quick service restaurant or a fine dining establishment, ramping up the level of restaurant customer service will keep people coming back. Diners are looking for a great experience as much as an enjoyable meal, and service can make the difference in meeting versus exceeding sales goals, because satisfied customers…

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Control Rising Labor Costs from Overtime Laws and Minimum Wage Increases with POS September 16, 2016

With new federal overtime laws taking effect soon and minimum wage changes on the horizon for many, restaurateurs and retailers are crunching the numbers to understand the impact the new rules will have on their businesses. If the numbers aren’t adding up to show profits, you may be looking for ways to operate more efficiently…

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The Importance of POS-Agnostic, Data-Driven Decisions September 9, 2016

It’s no secret that consumers are becoming increasingly selective, gravitating more than ever toward stores and restaurants where they have the best customer experiences. Coupled with increasingly demanding customers is growing competition, creating an environment that compels merchants to exercise greater care when formulating business strategies. Regardless of the Point of Sale (POS) system in use,…

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