How a Good Quality POS System Works
More and more establishments, and restaurants and bars in particular, are using point of sale (POS) systems nowadays. Because of this increase in demand, there has also been an increase in providers. Unfortunately, not all of them are good. Rather, you should choose a reputable, trusted provider, like Lavu. And then, you also need to find out how Lavu’s iPad POS works.
The Lavu iPad POS
The iPad POS designed by Lavu has been created to simplify operations. Unlike many other POS systems, they go above and beyond being able to take orders and payments. Rather, all the resources of a bar or restaurant can be managed. Additionally, they offer report capabilities, which ensures the restaurant can run seamlessly.
Lavu seems to have understood that everything needs to be mobile nowadays. This is why their POS system works on iPads and iPhones alike. This makes taking orders incredibly easy, enabling servers to simply tap the order onto the system, and remove them equally quickly. Once the order has been taken, a simply tap will send it to the kitchen.
One of the key things that Lavu has implemented as well, is the ability to take payments at the tableside. This ensures time is saved, thereby opening up space for the next customer. Furthermore, customers prefer tableside payments, enabling them to pay and get their receipt in an instant. Best of all, payments can be taken through credit cards, cash, contactless payments (including Samsung Pay and Apple Pay) and through chip cards, as Lavu is partnered with PayPal.
Lavu also understands that certain payments can be complex. Hence, they have enabled the system to split checks, accept handwritten and electronic signatures, print or email receipts, and select automatic suggestions for gratuity.
Key to their system is that it enables managers to do their job properly. They can change table layouts, change menu items, and more. Best of all, this can be done from any location that is connected to the internet, as the system is entirely on the cloud. Furthermore, the POS system focuses on specific management issues, such as:
- Setting payrates for each role.
- Shift trading.
- Clocking in and out.
- Monitoring levels of stock, including an alert system when something is running low.
- Planning the menu.
- Sales tracking.
- Setting up special deals, including Happy Hour.
Thanks to the reporting functions that the POS system offers, it becomes possible to retake control over a restaurant. These reports can also be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. They can also be completely customized. Two of the most important reports include:
- The real time real success report, which ensures sales reports can be obtained in real time. This will show all the financial details that are relevant, including sales made, hourly labor costs, a send log from the kitchen, and so on.
- The product and payment tracker, which provides reports on bestselling items, how each category performed, which ingredients were used, where people paid their bills, and more.