Restaurants and Bars

The Best Restaurant POS for Every Type of Restaurant

In this article, we’ll point you in the direction of quality POS systems for your restaurant no matter what type it is. But more importantly, we’ll cover features specific to different types of restaurants, and teach you what to look for so you don’t get burned by a generic list that doesn’t take your needs…

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“Restaurant” is a broad category of business types. It can include fine dining, family dining, quick serve, delivery, pizzerias, cafes, pubs, and more. What’s great for a fine dining business might not accommodate the specialty needs of a pizza parlor.

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Credit Card Processing, Medical and Dental

Practice Management Software and Credit Card Processing

Unfortunately, many practice management systems lock you in to one or two processors, eliminating your competitive leverage to negotiate low pricing for your merchant account. So, what are your options? You can either resign yourself to continually watching your pricing and fighting off rate hikes, or you can consider a “non-integrated” solution. In this article,…

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Medical practices of all kinds use practice management software, which often includes credit card processing.

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Restaurants and Bars

Is MICROS the Right POS System for Your Restaurant?

Anyone who has ever worked in the restaurant business has likely come across MICROS at some point. The touchscreen systems are ubiquitous. But they’re also expensive, and with today’s broad range of choices in POS system, many restaurant owners wonder if it’s worth the cost. Unfortunately, no one can answer that question for you. But…

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Restaurants have more choices than ever when it comes to POS systems. How do the old classics like MICROS compare?

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Credit Card Processing

Clover vs Vital: POS Systems and Credit Card Machines

As First Data and TSYS are competitors, it’s no surprise that TSYS looks to challenge First Data on the equipment front. After First Data’s success with the Clover line of processing machines, TSYS had to do something to catch up. Enter the Vital line. In this article, we’ll compare the Clover equipment and the Vital…

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In this corner, Clover: the point of sale and mobile solutions available from processing giant First Data. In this corner, Vital: the newcomer from major processor TSYS. How do they compare?

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Credit Card Processing

Credit Card Machine Companies

Some credit card machine companies provide merchant accounts, while others are solely equipment manufacturers. We’ll take a look at why that matters and give a rundown of the major equipment providers in the United States. This article is specifically about credit card machine companies, not the machines themselves. Need details on particular machines? Check out…

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There are a lot of options when it comes to credit card payment machines. Here are some of the leading equipment manufacturers.

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Credit Card Processing

First Data Global Leasing Review

If you’ve browsed CardFellow’s blog, you’ll know we’re not big fans of equipment leasing. In most cases, leases are expensive and come with non-cancellable contracts separate from your processing agreement. Unfortunately, that holds true for FDGL. What is FDGL? Machines and POS Systems Are leases required? FDGL Costs Are leases ever a good idea? Alternatives…

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First Data Global Leasing, or FDGL, is the equipment leasing arm of processing giant First Data.

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Restaurants and Bars

5 Ways to Improve Your Restaurant Customer Service with a POS System

While you might initially implement one in order to decrease your payment processing time, a point-of-sale system can actually do wonders for all facets of your restaurant, especially customer service. There are several reliable methods for leveraging your point-of-sale system in order to upgrade your business methods and improve the customer experience. You can, for…

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Customer service upgrades can take are often hassles that take time and money, but one of the more unexpected and simpler ways you can boost customer service quality is with the right point-of-sale system.

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Credit Card Processing

POS Systems: Best Options for Retail and Restaurants

There are many factors to consider: price, features, processor compatibility, hardware and accessories and more. In this article, we’ll cover common features, popular brands, and other variables to take into account when choosing the right system for your business. We’ll address both retail POS systems and restaurant POS systems. Need a specialty system for a…

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Point of sale (POS) systems enable everything from payment processing to inventory management. But which system is right for you?

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