If you’re investing in a point of sale system (POS system) to make checkout experiences faster and more efficient for your customers, it’s also worth considering other ways it can benefit your business. In addition to improving customer experiences, your POS system can help you reduce operational costs and improve your bottom line.
Utilize these seven POS system features and functions to lower expenses and get the greatest return from your technology investment:
- Optimized scheduling: With labor costs increasing, merchants are looking for ways to keep this part of their budgets under control. Data from your POS system will give you a better handle on which times, days, or events are likely to be the busiest — or the slowest — so you can schedule the right number of staff. The insights from your POS system can help you eliminate paying for unnecessary people scheduled during a shift while still having enough staff on hand to provide great customer service during high traffic times.
- Customized reports: With your POS system, you can create customized reports relevant to your business to optimize which items and services bring in the most revenue and how to best manage labor and operations.
- Time clock: A busy store, restaurant, or salon may make it hard for managers to account for the exact time that employees start work, take breaks, and end their shifts. Employees can clock in and clock out on your POS system, ensuring that you only pay for the time they work. By taking advantage of your POS system’s access control features, you can assign each employee a unique ID, so they can’t “buddy punch” for a late or absent coworker.
- Accounting integration: Your POS system may also give you the advantage of integration with your accounting system. Integration means that data is automatically shared with accounting, eliminating the hours each week you need to re-enter it — and eliminating the time it takes to fix errors that can occur when you rekey information.
- Vendor and distributor pricing: Your POS system can also provide you with information about your agreements with suppliers, helping you to get the best pricing. With data from your POS system, you can quickly see if buying a certain volume or placing orders by a specific time will help you keep costs down.
- Inventory management: Managing inventory manually can lead to overstocks that take up space, tie up capital, and often result in markdowns. Using the inventory management features of your POS system, you can track inventory and order products when they’re needed.
- Email receipts: Many consumers prefer email receipts because they’re easier to find and environmentally friendly. From an operational costs perspective, digital receipts mean your business will have lower printer costs and less paper to buy.
Use Your Time Wisely
We’ve all heard that time is money — and your POS system is designed to save you time. It automates many routine, manual processes allowing your business to run more smoothly. POS systems can also provide you with insights from data with just a few clicks that you can turn to when you make decisions about marketing, promotions, your business, loss prevention measures, and other aspects of your business.
Want to learn more about the potential ROI of a POS system for your business? Contact PlazSales.
To help pizzeria owners, pizza point of sale (pizza pos) is more than just a cash register or adding machine — it’s a hub where you can manage your entire business.
Pizza shops have long managed their business in the traditional, manual manner. Much like pizza itself, why stray too far from what has worked? This may mean using pen and paper to order ingredients, taking down orders over the phone. You may be using a non-integrated payment system to swipe credit cards. But that means workflows that take extra time through a shift and at the end of the day. Modern customers want the convenience of online ordering and payment. And like customers always have, they still expect prompt service and their food served warm and tasty as ever.
With Pizza POS, you can streamline your operations to reduce waste. It’s a win for everyone: The more efficiency you can build into your business, the more successful you will be at keeping your customers and employees happier.
Pizza POS Features
Point of sale systems for pizzerias are unique among those for other restaurants and businesses because pizzerias are a different kind of operation. Pizzas are almost endlessly customizable in a way that other restaurants are not expected to deal with. How big of a pie does a customer want? Which certain toppings only go on which certain halves? It’s easy for a mix-up or misunderstanding to occur when relaying these orders verbally and recording them manually. Better to have a system that is designed and optimized for these specific kinds of orders.
Pizza POS systems need to give your business these capabilities:
- Modify options for size and toppings on pizzas. When the menu changes, the system can easily adapt as well.
- Inventory management that lets you know exactly what you have, how much you use, so you never run out of ingredients while reducing food waste.
- Online ordering to suit busy customers’ schedules and for added convenience.
- Delivery management to provide your delivery drivers with directions and constant traffic updates to get them where they need to be on time. You can also let your customers know when their delivery is dispatched so they aren’t left guessing.
- Loyalty program features to keep your customers coming back by rewarding them for doing so. The right pizza POS system will allow you to digitally manage your customer accounts and rewards with ease.
- Customer relationship management (CRM) that allows you to optimize your sales and marketing campaigns, forecast future sales, and automate simple digital features to leave your staff more time for complex tasks.
- Integrated payments — no longer take that extra time at the end of the day to do your payment reports.
- Offline mode for business continuity, even if your network connection is interrupted
- Reporting that provides you with visibility into what your customers are ordering, their preferred methods of payment, the times the rush comes in, and track labor hours and employee performance.
Just What You Ordered
In this day and age, pizzerias face steep competition and small profit margins. To keep operating while making a profit, you need the ability to operate efficiently and build a base of loyal customers. When it comes to optimizing your business, in all specifics unique to pizzerias, pizza POS can help.
To learn more about point of sale systems that help pizzerias run efficiently and profitably, contact PlazSales.