Lessons Learned from Years with Retail

  • Posted on September 18, 2017 at 2:06 am

Important Facts and Tips About Point of Sale Systems By definition, a POS of Point of Sale equipment refers to an order-entry computer-based technology used by many bars and restaurants for capturing orders, recording data, and displaying or printing tickets. Point of sale systems are used by cashiers, bartenders, and restaurant servers in order to enter food and beverage orders easily. In fact, a POS equipment can serve as a computer as well as a cash register. The POS can be set up for multiple stations that include credit card terminals, display screens, receipt printers, server stations, and hostess stations. In busy situations, especially during peak hours of business operation, a POS system greatly helps saving time, adding accuracy and providing convenience for your employees, including the following functionalities and features: automatic calculation of cash due for every order entered, keeping track of cash flow, recording the method of payment, automated calculation of payroll, recording daily checks averages, automated hourly and daily sales data reporting, tracking of menu items sold, and recording information of repeating customers. Remember though that some POS systems work differently than others depending on the developer and manufacturer, and user processes differs depending on the service style and the type of restaurant. In general, the procedure of taking and processing orders via a POS system begins with the employee entering a username or user code into the initial touch screen to allow access, then new orders are taken and food items entered into the system which will be sent to the bar or kitchen in a form of digital display or printed ticket, so that the bar or kitchen employees can read the orders and prepare them for serving. For fast-service restaurants, the employee reads the total charge on the POS display, and then collect the payment from the customer, while for full-service restaurants, the server brings a check, wait for the payment, and enter it into the POS marking it as paid. Depending on the service style and restaurant’s layout, touch screens can be placed in various areas around the restaurant, like having it set up in a visible place such as close to the front doors for fast-service restaurants. On the other hand, POS systems of full-service restaurants are usually located in discreet locations so as not to interfere with the dining experience of customers and the ambiance. Digital components are found among modern POS systems which are called bump screens or KDS screens, where orders pop up with the clear information of what time the order was placed, what food has been requested, the table number as well as the server’s name. We can help you in setting up your very own POS system in your restaurant, we service clients in Manchester and its surrounding areas, feel free to contact us or visit our website for more information.Case Study: My Experience With Systems

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