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POS systems for bars & restaurants: The what, why, and how?

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For any retail business to thrive, having the best point of sale system is imperative for multiple reasons, including profit, functionality, and even aesthetics. This is no different for bar and restaurant owners. First, a POS system for bars and restaurants should always work with minimal trouble in order to process payments in a timely fashion, so customers are not burdened when it’s time to pay. After all, if a customer has issues paying their bill and has to use cash they might not have, that could lead to a bad review, even if the actual service was exceptional up until the payment issue. Likewise, the system should be fully customizable, with dynamic features that make cashing out customers as easy as handing them a menu.

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Demystifying the Merchant Processing Statement

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A merchant statement is a document that is given to merchants at the end of every month that details customer transactions that have been processed and fees that are included for payment processing. Typically, statements appear with a deposit summary, breakdown of fees paid to the card issuing companies, and fees charged by the processor.

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Choosing a POS System: Advice for Small Business Owners

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Selecting the right POS system is a big choice for a small business. Get it right, and you help streamline your workflows and enhance customer experience. Get it wrong, and you can run into operational difficulties, customer service nightmares, and damage your reputation. There are a lot of POS solutions out there, and understanding what matters, what doesn’t, and what questions to ask can be difficult. In this piece, we’ll provide you with all the information you need when choosing a POS system for your small business. We’ll also help you understand this whole EMV thing everyone’s been talking about & what it means to today’s small businesses.

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Best Practices for Using Restaurant POS for Online Orders

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A 2018 survey reported by Hospitality Technology shows at least 45 percent of American adults planned to increase their use of online food ordering in the next year. From Seamless to Uber Eats, there are dozens of ways customers can order food digitally. If you're a restaurant owner, in addition to adding your restaurant to a third-party food delivery system, you may also want to offer online ordering for to-go orders. If you want to capitalize on the growing trend of online food orders for your restaurant, here are things to consider when setting up and optimizing your digital ordering processes through your restaurant POS systems.

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Credit Card Fraud Detection at Restaurants: How to Stay Protected

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There aren't many situations where we're willing to hand over our credit cards to strangers, but in the restaurant industry, the practice is all too common. That makes it a prime place to commit credit card theft, because in some cases, servers have been able to quickly skim the magnetic strips of credit cards to extract data that enabled them to create counterfeit cards.

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