User Posts: Jason Feemster

Assets form an integral part of any business enterprise. These are any items of value that a company owns in order to operate. They help keep the business ...

When it comes to promoting your restaurant, you have a lot of options. Billboards, newspaper advertisements, and, of course, promotional items. Whether you ...

Waitr Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: WTRH), a leader in on-demand ordering and delivery, today announced a new strategic partnership with Shift4 (Nasdaq: FOUR), a ...

Updated as of There are two major players in this industry: Clover POS system and Square POS system, which are competitors. Each company provides a ...

Business marketing nowadays exposes marketers to various digital marketing technologies. They can create marketing plans appropriate for multiple platforms ...

Restaurants are struggling to find and retain talent and staff across the USA, as they develop safe work environments for those who are coming back. Below ...

The ServSafe Manager Certification verifies that a manager or person in charge has sufficient food safety knowledge to protect the public from foodborne ...

Having a free online barcode generator is a must for your business because it saves you time and effort in checking your inventory and hastens the checkout ...

Release Summary: As part of the partnership, Chetu will maintain a spot on PAX’s Global Partner Network and will be able to extend the functionality of PAX ...

Recent research has indicated that a top objective for hospitality and retail leaders is finding technologies that optimize the systems they’re currently ...

User Deals: Jason Feemster
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1 year ago

Clover Go

POS Type: Android, iPad POS
$69.00
Clover Go is a small credit card reader with a mobile app from First Data (now Fiserv). Similar to the Square Reader for contactless and chip, Clover Go turns any mobile device into a payment processor to place orders and accept payments.
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Square POS
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1 year ago

Square POS

POS Type: iPad POS
Free!
Best budget-friendly POS (entry-level), easy to get started. 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. Current offers: Free version and up to 25% off POS hardware
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1 year ago

BrewPOS

POS Type: Windows
$69.00
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.
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1 year ago

Future POS

POS Type: Windows
$79.00
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.
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1 year ago

Maitre’D POS

POS Type: Android, iPad POS, Windows
$39.00
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.
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1 year ago

Lightspeed Restaurant POS

POS Type: iPad POS
$59.00
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.
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1 year ago

Lavu POS

POS Type: iPad POS
$59.00
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.
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1 year 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.
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1 year ago

Revel Systems POS

POS Type: iPad POS
$99.00
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.
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1 year ago

Toast POS

POS Type: Android
$69.00
Best for table service, full-service restaurants, and bars. 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. Current offers: Free starter kit hardware bundle
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1 year ago

Cake POS

POS Type: iPad POS
$69.00
Cake POS is a modern cloud-based restaurant management system by Mad Mobile. Cake offers a wide range of hospitality features, including restaurant management, payment processing, offline payments, and more.
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Square POS
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1 year ago

Square for Restaurants

POS Type: iPad POS
$60.00
Best entry-level restaurant POS, easy to get started. Square Restaurant POS is one of the significant new entrants to the restaurant POS market. The company acts both as a POS provider and a payment processor. Best for small restaurants. Current offers: Free version and up to 25% off POS hardware
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  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.

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