iPad POS | liquid gold

Liquid Gold: Leaving Stability for Something Unknown

Do you ever feel stuck in your job, dreaming of what you really want to do with your life? Timothy Lee, now owner of Liquid Gold, gets it. He worked for numerous companies, jumping from job to job, before he took the first leap to pursue his dream of owning his own bar business. Lee always wanted to have a business of his own and he knew Liquid Gold was it. His love and passion...

iPad POS | The Evolution Of Self-Service

The Evolution Of Self-Service

Customers want to purchase what they want, when they want. Most importantly, they want the transaction to be effortless. This time-tested standard has gone through a number of iterations as technology has become an increasing driver of customer success. The concept of self-service originated in Memphis, Tennessee, at Piggly Wiggly, America’s first self-service grocery store. While the two words ‘Piggly’ and ‘Wiggly’ don’t exude innovation and dynamics, the store’s owner, Clarence Saunders, is lauded for...

iPad POS | back of house

The Restaurant Technology Ecosystem: Back Of House

The kitchen, or back of house (BOH), is another area of the restaurant that utilises technology to improve efficiencies and create innovative dishes. There are tools for the way ingredients are handled all the way from when they are received to when they reach a guest’s plate. Inventory management is essential to keeping food costs under control and making sure you have enough ingredients in stock so you don’t have to adjust menu items. Using...

iPad POS | How To Increase Servers’ Tips

How To Increase Servers’ Tips

Although it’s not a requirement per se, tipping has become more and more prevalent in Australia, especially in the mid to high end of the hospitality industry. Unlike the US where tips can make up as much as 70% of a server’s income, wait staff in Oz aren’t as reliant on tips, therefore there can be less of an incentive to go above and beyond in terms of customer service. However, should a customer deem the service...

iPad POS | franchising

What To Consider Before Franchising Your Restaurant

The opportunity to grow your business, tap into new markets, and build upon your brand identity is appealing to many restaurant owners. If you want to create a food empire, franchising may be the next step, and if done right, this can be a lucrative business venture. Pursuant to launching a franchise, there are a number of critical factors to consider. Keep your doors from closing with a well researched and thought out franchise plan. While...

iPad POS | 2.25

What’s New? 5 Exciting Features From Revel 2.25

Revel is excited to announce the release of Revel version 2.25! We’ve unleashed a number of enhancements and improvements to your iPad POS, Management Console, and eCommerce. As your platform updates roll out, we wanted to highlight five key features from the 2.25 release. 1. Brand New POS User Interface We’ve revamped our interface design to increase visual clarity for employees and shoppers, with a brighter and cleaner interface. This enhanced look is still met...

iPad POS | cut labor costs

Cut your overheads this month with Revel!

It’s no secret that operating a small business today is a tough gig. Competition is high, securing great staff is a challenge, margins are tight and keeping up with all the associated costs of running your operation can at times be overwhelming. While there are some overheads that can be cut relatively easily to maintain a steady cash flow, others are integral to your operation such as a robust POS solution. So much more than a...

iPad POS | Bar Pazzo: Growing Up In The Restaurant Business

Bar Pazzo: Growing Up In The Restaurant Business

Knowing what you want to do early on is easier for some than others. For Sam Agolino, owner of Bar Pazzo in Pennsylvania, he knew what he wanted do since childhood. Growing up in a family restaurant, Agolino was inspired by his father and what he made for his family. At the age of 11, he begged his father to let him work and he ended up starting as a dishwasher. After getting his hands...

iPad POS | questions

8 Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask Their Employees

Whether you are shopping around for new technology for your business or you want to gain insight into the successes and challenges of your current platform, your employees input matters a lot. From front of house—servers, hosts, cashiers, sales, shift leads, etc—to back of house—line cooks, expediters, stock-keepers, etc, your workforce is the backbone of your business. Your staff are the power users of your business’ technology. Their feedback is necessary in order for you...

iPad POS | How Revel Protects Your Restaurant Against Data Breaches

How Revel Protects Your Restaurant Against Data Breaches

Restaurant owners are replacing their bulky legacy systems for a sleek and feature-rich Point of Sale platform to streamline their operations and modernize their business. A major consideration behind the movement towards next generation Point of Sale platforms is security. Restaurants are a popular target for hackers, and data security has become one of the greatest threats to a restaurant’s bottom line and reputation. A study by Trustwave reported that the top four types of...

iPad POS | refferal program

Revel In Your Referral Program

It will probably come as no surprise that word-of-mouth recommendations account for 65% of new business according to the New York Times. That means that the majority of your new customers have heard about you from a friend or trusted resource and decide to come in and see for themselves what others are raving about. And get this – customers who are referred to your business end up more loyal than non-referred customers. Word-of-Mouth Marketing...

iPad POS | business crises

4 Business Crises & How To Avoid Them With A POS

Businesses are vulnerable to a number of consequential situations. From power outages to theft and data breaches, your business could be at risk of critical loss or even irreparable damage. The good news is this doesn’t have to be the case. You can keep your doors open and your business running smoothly with tools designed to navigate through unplanned business crises. With a Revel Point of Sale, you have the peace of mind that the...

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