Beginner’s Guide to Point Of Sale

Inside the Beginner’s Guide to Point of Sale

The Beginner’s Guide to Point of Sale was created for restaurant people by restaurant people to help you make an informed decision about which POS system is right for your business.

Commonly called POS, a point of sale system refers to the ordering and payment system used in establishments such as cafes, restaurants, pizzerias, bars, coffee shops, food trucks, and bakeries. These systems can be as simple as hand written tickets with a cash register, or as advanced as iPad terminals equipped with visual menu ordering modules.

Restaurant POS systems can go far beyond just taking orders and completing transactions. Your POS can improve the efficiency of your operation and double as a management platform, holding all your software needs in one place. An advanced restaurant POS system allows you to:

• Decrease server order times with an intuitive interface
• Delight customers by offering tableside payments and emailed receipts
• Utilize extensive reports to determine hours of operation and labor costs
• Track sales and inventory levels hourly, daily, monthly, and year over year
• Increase table turns

Our goal was to make The Beginner’s Guide to Point of Sale as easy to read as possible while still covering the most important topics related to a restaurant POS. If you own a restaurant, or are opening your first one, we highly recommend this guide. Every topic in this guide explains a different, yet equally important topic related to restaurant POS systems.

You’ll learn about:

  • Restaurant POS basics
  • Why you need a POS system
  • Restaurant POS options
  • How to start accepting electronic payments
  • Hardware requirements
  • POS regulations (compliance and fraud)
  • How to choose the right POS system for your business
  • And much more!

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