4 Benefits of Investing in New Point of Sale Equipment

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If you run a restaurant, you may be looking for a new point of sale system. Even if your restaurant serves the best food in a great environment, you customers will be left disappointed if you do not have an effective point of sale system. No one wants to see a waiter struggle to take their order or to hang around after the meal has finished collecting the bill. A modern point of sale system can cut ordering times, reduce mistakes, while also making it easier for customers to pay. Below is a guide to 3 additional benefits which you can enjoy if you upgrade your current point of sale system.

Online ordering

If your restaurant offers takeout food, you may wish to invest in a point of sale system which can deal with online orders. Online ordering is becoming an increasingly popular way for customers to place their takeout orders as it can sometimes be difficult to place an order on the phone. Due to the background noise generated in a busy restaurant, your staff may mishear an order and prepare the wrong food, leaving your customers disappointed when they arrive to collect it. A modern point of sale system can be linked to your website so that your customers can simply click the items they wish to order before paying online. When an online order is made, the point of sale system will alert your staff and print an order ticket which will then be taken to the kitchen and prepared.


Some Australian states have local laws which control the hours when establishments can serve alcoholic drinks. Installing a state-of-the-art point of sale system will allow you to program the digital screen so that staff cannot run alcoholic drinks through the till during certain time periods. This will ensure that you remain compliant with local laws.

Menu control

On busy nights, your restaurant may begin to run out of popular dishes. If this occurs, you should be able to remove these items from the menu on your digital point of sale equipment. Doing so will prevent staff from taking an order for a dish which has finished and then having to return to the customer's table to apologise.

Easy tipping

Many waiting on staff rely on tips. With increasing numbers of customers paying using their credit cards, the value of cash tips is falling. With a modern point of sale system, you can introduce the concept of electronic tipping, which will allow customers to add a tip onto their bill when they pay online or using a credit card. At the end of the week, you can easily print off a statement which details the tips taken before distributing the cash among your staff.

If you would like to find out more, you should contact a point of sale supplier today.


16 May 2017

Sara's Shopping Tips

Hello, my name is Sara and if there is one thing I know a lot about it is shopping. I used to believe I knew all there was to know about finding the best products at the best prices. However, in 2015, I went on an exclusive holiday to Dubai. While I was there, my hotel provided me with a professional personal shopper who would accompany me to the mall. The personal shopper gave me some fantastic shopping tips which I started to use once I got back to Australia. I have decided to start this blog to pass on everything I have learnt to other.s