Easier Transactions: Using a POS simplifies payment, not just for the customer but for the twenty or more customers that may be waiting in line, eager to make their purchases as well. How many times has someone held up an entire line trying to pay in coins, well POS eliminates the need for fumbling with the register, no longer will you have customers trying to pay with pennies infuriating you and the other customers alike making customers

Make every person who works out of your food truck into their own point of sale. They can each have their own free Square Reader, and you can set permissions to let team members take orders, give refunds, or send feedback to customers—and still keep your important business data confidential.

Card readers are the devices you or your guests will use to swipe debit and credit cards. Most of these products can be purchased for under $60, so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank to get one. Card readers are usually designed to plug into the audio jack of your smart phone or tablet, however there are models that can be hooked up to laptops. The affordability of readers combined with the usability of a phone, tablet, or laptop is what makes the mobile POS so attractive to businesses. Here are some popular card reader options that may work well for your business:

While PayPal Here does offer a number of card reader options, they are better known for their easy-to-use processing system. Since their system also allows you to accept cash and check payments, installing their app essentially gives you the utility of an entire cash register right from your mobile device, with the extra perk of generating an invoice at the push of a button.

The Sphere’s design combines playful looks with robust construction to create an unparalleled interactive display experience, making it an excellent enclosure to install as a brandable desktop-mounted point of sale (POS) kiosk with an optional card reader. Sphere is tough enough for high traffic, commercial settings in any industry from retail to healthcare. 

If you are looking for a sleek, minimalist and modern stand for your iPad POS then the Heckler Design Windfall stand may well be the ideal choice for you. It retains the slim profile of the iPad yet provides the strength and durability needed for constant use.

ShopKeep does not require internet access to accept transactions, so you can keep going even if you’re parked in the middle of nowhere. Conveniently, reporting (which tracks everything from low inventory to your top-selling menu items to the times of day business is best) is actually cloud-based, which means you can check it anywhere. Considering the typically cramped environment of a food truck, it’s nice to know that you don’t necessarily have analyze your data there! ShopKeep may be inexpensive, but it has an amazing array of features, including gift card integration, digital and traditional tip options, the ability to print, email, and/or customize receipts, and a large selection of modifiers. Like any good food truck POS, ShopKeep also allows you to change tax rates based on your location.

Improved button text editing when adding Custom labels to HotKey buttons. The $Tender button will now clear the Smart Display and launch the Keypad which makes completing a transaction, entering the amount received, easier. Improved the integration with Credit Card Terminal to accept Credit Card payments. Added Bold Text for better visibility. Select an Item’s $ value in the receipt to remove the item from the receipt. Select an Item in the Smart Display or select the $value to clear the Smart Display.

All your assets are controlled because of the inventory feature. You can know how much you have of each item without having to go to the stand. Within seconds, you can learn about what you have and what you need. If you have multiple concession stands to manage, it’s not a big deal. The Bepoz system will easily manage multiple locations from one handheld unit so there is nothing to worry about. Stock control will tell you what you have and you can add in the POS price to learn about total food and beverage costs and manage profits. Each time a price changes, the reports are updated to tell you more about your business.

Prices excludes VAT and import taxes if applicable. VAT will not be charged to companies if a VAT no. is validated at the order process. 25 percent VAT will be added to purchases made by private consumers and companies without a valid VAT number.

After a menu item is selected, the server/cashier will be prompted to select the modifiers for that item. The server/cashier is walked through the selections one at a time, leaving no room for error. Modifiers can be forced, meaning they must be selected or optional. You can configure modifier groups to allow more than one selection when applicable (such as toppings on a hamburger).

If you have or are considering adopting an iPad POS for your business then you may have given some consideration to where it will be placed. There are now a wide range of iPad POS stands on the global market and we have put together five of the most stylish and functional versions that could suit your business needs.

Does your food truck or produce stand only accept cash payments? If this limited form of payment is starting to hurt your business, then it may be time you made the switch to a mobile point of sale system. This growing method of payment utilizes smart phone and tablet technology to accept and process credit and debit cards. Besides their convenience, mobile point of sale systems can be easily modified to suit your preferences. Most of the programs available for mobile POS can even be used to track sales trends in your coffee shop, cafe, or bakery, so you can find out when your peak times of business are, as well as product performance.

Transform your transactions with PayAnywhere Mobile – the simple and secure way to accept credit cards. Offering ease of use, the most robust mobile payments processing app, and customer support, PayAnywhere will take your business where it needs to go.

Using coupons as a marketing tool is a proven method for creating repeat business from your customer base. Offer several promotions including percentage discounts, buy 1 get 1 free and other time sensitive sales promotions to generate repeat business from existing customers.

Not just that, it needs to be easy to use and easy to configure. You don’t have time to be messing around with anything complex. Your customers demand fast service, so ringing in an order can’t take more than a few quick taps. You need fast mobile credit card payments, and the ability to swipe or take chip cards (EMV) and contactless (NFC), Apple Pay and Android Pay. The best mobile payment processing for food trucks is also affordable, with low processing fees to keep more of your money in your pocket.

To make things even more appealing we offer a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If the software is not what you expected simply end the subscription before 30 days and get 100% of your first month’s payment returned.

Display your iPad in style with the Heckler Design Windfall stand. Laser-cut from a single piece of steel, the Windfall is a secure, slim stand perfect for any counter-top. Built with security in mind, the Windfall features a built-in Kensington security slot and the optional pivot tack accessory for extra security.

Revel (see our review) is an industry leader, known for its robust, feature-rich software and for developing specific apps for different facets of the food service industry, including pizza parlors, grocery stores, fro-yo shops, cafes, and – of course – food trucks. Revel is not the cheapest option available, but considering the number of valuable features offered, most people would agree that the software is priced fairly. Plans start at $119/month for one register (usually all that would be needed for a standard food truck). The second terminal, if you happen to need one, costs $70/month, and each additional one after that is $40/month. All plans include 24/7 live support plus unlimited data storage and security, unlimited software updates, and integration with QuickBooks. Revel doesn’t require you to sign a contract at any time, always a good sign, and they don’t charge cancellation fees, though you must give 30 days notice before discontinuing your subscription.

Alabama State University’s newly built stadium on Aug. 31 became the first such arena to use the iPad for concession sales, according to San Francisco-based point-of-sale tablet vendor Revel Systems Inc., which announced the installation on Monday. At the Hornets’ season-opening football game at home in Montgomery, more than 30 iPads handled 5,721 transactions, a record for the 26,500-seat stadium, Revel said. The iPad POS solution is being used only in fixed concession stands so far, but it could be used by roving concessionaires, the company says.

Forget clunky cash registers. iPad based POS systems are a growing trend among the millions of retail outlets, restaurants, gyms and other customer-facing businesses across the globe. They offer more flexibility, more saleability and lower start up costs than traditional POS equipment.

SuiteRetail recommends using iPad fixed, swivel or flip stands from a Apple exclusive design company, Studio Proper.  These sturdy stands are assembled in seconds and consist of a flip option for semi-mobile environments such as design studios and a swivel option for multi-lane retailers.

* All credit sale plans are issued by Square, Inc. Plans are not available to merchants located in AL, DE, MS, MO, NH, and TN. The individual authorized to act on behalf of the business must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and at least 18 years old. Valid U.S. bank account and Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number are required. Plans may be selected from 3, 6, 12, or 24 month terms and are based on the financing amount requested. The finance charge amount and installment payment amounts will depend on the repayment term selected. Sales tax, where applicable, cannot be financed and will be due upon acceptance of contract. The final payment will be equal to or less than the regular monthly payment. All plans are subject to approval based on credit and other factors.

It starts by choosing iPad vs. Android for your POS tablet. iPads reduce the need for user s to be tech savvy because it just works. Every manufacturer of Android puts it’s own “flavor” on their tablets, so who knows what you’re getting and if it will even be compatible with your POS hardware. Android is a mix and match, and that’s the last thing you want to get into when your business is depending on it. Sure, you can use a rock as a hammer, but wouldn’t you rather just go buy a hammer? The most reliable food truck POS will leverage iPad hardware and software reliability to keep you going!

The amazing thing about new technology is that every year it keeps getting smaller and cheaper. The fact that you can take advantage of the exact same top-tier iPad point of sale technology used by full-service restaurants – while working inside your little food truck or snack bar is a true modern marvel.

The Edge has been made with iPad POS applications in mind. Angled at 45° for use with or without card readers. Compatible with Square or iDynamo Magtek card readers. Simply plug in your card reader to the headphone or lightning connector. Our in-built pivot swivel base allows for full 360° operator and client access.

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