User Posts: Jason Feemster

If you’re looking to save on Toast POS, for a limited time, Toast is now offering a Free Starter Kit and up to 35% off its restaurant software and ...

To help businesses take touch-free payments (Apple Pay, contactless cards, and more), Square is now offering free pos software plans with no monthly fees for ...

HungerRush Launches TextAI, an AI-Driven Text to Order Solution for Restaurant Chains. Innovative Digital Ordering and Marketing Channels Drive Revenue, ...

A point-of-sale (POS) system is a computerized system with several key components, including POS hardware and software used to complete a retail transaction. ...

Starting a new business is going to require a lot of learning. You'll be up to your neck learning new concepts and ideas that'll help your business grow. One ...

In simple terms, a knowledge management system (KMS) refers to an IT system that facilitates the storage and retrieval of information for purposes of aligning ...

If you're a restaurant owner running a modern restaurant, your takeout customers can be just as profitable as your dine-in clients. If you've struggled to ...

If you're searching for commercial-grade restaurant equipment, you might be using a local supplier. Many restaurant owners don't realize there are large online ...

1. Failing to set a budget for marketing The biggest marketing mistake a restaurant can make is not to allocate a budget for marketing at all. According to ...

Great food, pleasant atmosphere, and high-grade service are essential things for a positive experience to get at the restaurants. Yet, you’d stay current to ...

User Deals: Jason Feemster
Add to compare
Square POS
Deal
2 months ago

Square POS

POS Type: iPad POS
Free!
Square POS is a modern register system that's tablet-based with the primary goal of simplifying point of sale transactions for small business owners. Square offers a free version of its POS to help businesses get started.
Add to compare
BrewPOS Logo
Deal
4 months ago

BrewPOS

POS Type: Windows
BrewPOS is a Windows-based POS system with robust data reporting, restaurant management system tools, and plenty of customization for menus and promotions. Works for QSR to large restaurants and bars with multiple locations.
Add to compare
Future POS Logo
Deal
4 months ago

Future POS

POS Type: Windows
Future POS is the point of sale platform with a strong dealer network across the USA provided by Shift4 Payments. Since 1998, the company has years of experience providing POS solutions to restaurant and bar owners.
Add to compare
Maitre'd POS Logo
Deal
4 months ago

Maitre’D POS

POS Type: Android, iPad POS, Windows
Maitre’D POS is a comprehensive POS system with restaurant management software features that caters to a broad range of industries worldwide, including QSR, fine-dining restaurants, bars, nightclubs, cafe's, and hotels.
Add to compare
Lightspeed POS Logo
Deal
4 months ago

Lightspeed Restaurant

POS Type: iPad POS
There’s plenty to like about Lightspeed Restaurant iPad POS. You are afforded some of the best features in the industry. The company’s 14-day free trial period allows you to ensure it’s the right platform for your business.
Add to compare
Lavu POS Logo
Deal
4 months ago

Lavu POS

POS Type: iPad POS
Introduced in 2010, Lavu (previously known as POSLavu) became an instant success due to its ability to adapt and improvise to various small-scale food businesses like pizzerias, food trucks, cafes, and breweries.
Add to compare
Loyverse POS Logo
Deal
4 months ago

Loyverse POS

POS Type: Android, iPad POS
Free!
Loyverse is a free POS app compatible with various small businesses. It's available for iOS and Android devices with several paid add-ons. For those who want a free app, it's a good option. If you’re looking for something powerful, it may leave a bit to be desired.
Add to compare
Revel Systems Logo
Deal
4 months ago

Revel Systems POS

POS Type: iPad POS
Revel Systems is an iPad POS system that offers a wide range of features for restaurants, pizza shops, coffee shops, and retail stores. It has impressive features, but the price is high, and there are reports of customer service issues.
Add to compare
Toast POS Logo
Deal
4 months ago

Toast POS

POS Type: Android
Toast POS is the new industry standard and is one of the best options for new restaurant owners and industry pros alike. Toast offers sleek, easy-to-use POS software with features needed to attract new guests and drive repeat business.
Add to compare
Cake POS Logo
Deal
4 months ago

Cake POS

POS Type: iPad POS
Cake POS is a modern cloud-based restaurant management system by Sysco. Cake offers a wide range of hospitality features, including restaurant management, payment processing, offline payments, and more.
Browsing All Comments By: Jason Feemster
  1. Thanks for the great comments, David. I totally agree, but I don’t think many consumers realize that restaurants are paying these hefty fees. The last time I used DoorDash, I bought Chinese food for $25.25. With the delivery fee and tipping, the total was $37.88. So I paid almost $13 in delivery fees and tips. Was it convenient, I suppose. Will I do it again..no. I felt like it was a rip-off. At that price, I’ll just drive down a mile to save $13. I had no idea how the fee structures worked.

    The problem with restaurants passing on the cost is that DoorDash still charges a delivery fee, and you tip on top of that. So if the restaurant owner increases prices to cover the commissions, so now we end up paying even more for our $25 meal. A competitor would love this and could see a jump in business. I suppose a restaurant could have a separate menu with pricing for delivery to offset the fees, but this can turn into a management headache.

    I’ve talked to restaurant owners who say passing on 20-30% of the commission fees to the consumer will hurt business. Maybe a split of the fees with consumers could be reasonable. I’m not anti-DoorDash, it’s definitely a much-needed service. I just think the fees and commissions should be comparable to the services being offered. If restaurant owners are comfortable with the fees, then so be it. If not, they can consider passing on the costs or bringing delivery in-house.

    One thing I know for certain, it’s definitely not as simple as buying a plugin for WordPress, but there are POS systems that have the features built-in to make this happen, especially when working with a trusted POS reseller to handle the tech stuff.

  2. Hi Tunde, thanks for the great question. Here are a few general advantages and benefits you can expect.

    1) Faster service – quicker ordering and checkout, assuming you have a reliable POS.

    2) Boost productivity – with features like inventory control and employee management.

    3) Improves accuracy – Accurate pricing and detailed reporting.

    4) Prevents errors – fewer ordering errors and less chances of theft.

    5) Various payment and loyalty options give customers more options for making different payment types like credit/debit cards, contactless payments (Apple Pay), and loyalty points.

    6) Cloud-based – most modern POS systems are on the cloud and have options for mobile devices, which is almost a requirement for many industries these days.

    Anyway, there are just a few I could think of off the top of my head. I hope it helps!

  3. I agree, Marty. The more restaurant owners I talk to, the more I learn that the delivery fees destroy their bottom line. Some are grateful to have a service to help their businesses stay alive, but others, especially small restaurants trying to navigate a pandemic, can’t afford it.

    I know dozens of cities and counties have fee caps, but only two states – Washington and Oregon have approved statewide cap limits. States like California, New York, and Texas are considering legislation to limit third-party delivery fees charged. I think that’s a great step in the right direction, but hopefully not too little, too late.

    That being said, many restaurant owners have also taken it upon themselves to offer delivery services in-house and said to hell with these services. Some more advanced POS systems offer delivery features, so something to keep in mind.

  4. Hey thanks Thomas! Glad you found the information informative. Feel free to share on your social platforms. :)

  5. Kevin, thanks for taking the time for the comment. We actually gave Spoton POS a great rating, so I’m not sure why the hostility towards us and towards bloggers. We do our best to keep up on the latest pricing, however, we have many reviews on our site and we always recommend that everyone check the source as this is a fast changing industry.

    You say there are no hidden fees and you have the most transparent company on the planet, but you’re a partner. Honestly, that sounds potentially misleading and directional to me.

    As far as being wrong about hidden fees, here’s one example of a customer on your BBB page claiming hidden fees, so we report what we find. While I greatly appreciate the feedback and comment, I’m removing the link to your website, since your comment is more promotional in nature.

    If you would like to promote your company, you’re invited you to join our Point of Sale Directory for free. Cheers!

  6. Thanks for the clarification, Ryan. We’ll get that updated in the review, much appreciate the feedback.

POSUSA.com
Logo
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare
0
Shopping cart