Online Restaurant POS (Point of sale)
Online restaurant POS systems are modern technology that aims to change the way guests are served in the restaurant industry. These days, when people are moving around always wearing at least one mobile device, restaurants that count on old-fashioned POS terminals and ordering systems are at risk to becoming less popular. At the same time, modern establishments that implement different self ordering options, tablets or other touchscreen devices for the waiters etc, are more likely to gain sympathy and attract their visitors with their service.
The food service industry has already encountered the benefits of cloud technology. Online POS is the way to be modern, even bold, in the way you serve your guests, to build long-term engagement and get recommended as a fancy and entertaining restaurant. Clock POS is a cloud restaurant point of sale system that gives you the chance to offer outstanding service and leave a positive impression in your guests.
Android or iPad POS software
There are many reasons to switch from on-premise to online Point of sale system. Beside the quality of service you will achieve using a modern ordering system, the costs for an online restaurant POS are significantly lower. First, as it is a cloud based software, the online POS will work on any device you already have or are willing to buy. Whether you like or have
or you prefer to use
the cross-platform ordering system will work perfectly well on all of them, as well on your PC or Mac. It's still the same system and you can use it on as many different devices and with as many different users you need.
You also don't have to worry about IT infrastructure. The cloud POS needs no installations, no system administration or software updates. All you need to work is Internet connection, we take care for everything else.
As for the improved service you will offer thanks to your online restaurant software - it becomes faster, better organised, much more stylish and attractive to your customers. No wires, no pens and papers, no running waiters.
Restaurant POS software trends in 2014
The online restaurant software enables you to implement new services and change the way you interact with your guests slightly or entirely. The most popular features introduced by
vendors are self-ordering, table-side ordering, online table bookings, E-menus, tablet enabled ordering or payment, solutions installed on the table or mobile order-taking, etc.
The good thing here is that you can always take an order in the old-fashioned way for a particular customer. But the majority will appreciate your efforts to offer contemporary services using latest technology. The younger audience loves novelties and will enjoy the opportunities an
can let you offer.
The unlimited number of connected devices, the mobility of the POS system and the wide range of ordering options - anywhere, on any device - is what makes Clock POS a modern, up-to-date restaurant software.
Your online restaurant software on your customers mobile phones
All recent researches show that most people are wearing a mobile device everywhere they go. Customer self-ordering gains popularity as well as the opportunity to check-in in a place and share your experience. The option to use the patron's own device to offer your services online is called BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and
online restaurant software
is the perfect way to benefit from it. See how it works with our
Self Service Portal
To please and entertain your tech savvy visitors you can let them access your online ordering system via their own iPads, smartphones or tablets, browse your menu and order by themselves. This is something that a cloud or online
restaurant point of sale system
can offer with no additional efforts on your side. Guests could even pay their bill online, directly via the POS. This means that you can offer also customer self service at your restaurant, while cleverly saving the costs for table-mounted tablets or kiosks.
The power of online POS software
What is more in online restaurant software compared to on-premise POS systems? On the first place, lower costs for hardware, software and maintenance. Clock POS is charged monthly, thus turning long-term investment in operational costs, much lower than the purchase price of the software. And you don't need IT staff to work smoothly with the cloud POS.
As a second, you get the image of a modern establishment that people like and also recommend. The speed of service gets improved, which also increases customer satisfaction. The online point of sale gives variety of options to offer different and unusual services to attract your visitors and engage with them.
Last but not least, Clock POS is a cloud restaurant software that integrates with your
or Golf software, enabling you to transfer bills to room folios, offer room service, book tables for hotel guests as well as for non-residents, export data to the accounting software etc.
POS software for iPad, Android devices
Cloud based software solutions have reinvented the way restaurants work. Many food service business managers are still scared to embrace technology, which is a great opportunity for modern entrepreneurs to take advantage of online software and emerge ahead of their competitors. Implementing iPads or Android tablets in restaurants is often seen as elimination of human staff and personal attitude which are so important for the hospitality industry. In fact, switching to iPad restaurant POS software is a step towards service improvement and is far from replacing people and personal touch.
Tablet POS systems enter the restaurants to make the customer interaction and service faster, more entertaining, paperless. They bring wireless immediate transmission of orders to the kitchen, less time wasted in waiting at different serving points (tender, cash register etc.), attractive presentation of menus and order taking. Your customers will recognise you as a modern and evolving business. iPad restaurant POS is more than just an ordering system. iPads and Android tablets are common devices and can be used also to play videos, connect guests to your social networks to check-in and leave feedback. Besides, they are much cheaper than the old specific yet limited POS terminals.