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This profile will focus on the Aldelo POS. It comes in two versions – Pro and Lite. The company also offers an iPad POS solution, called Aldelo Touch.
Aldelo advertises that the Pro is “feature rich,” while it touts the Lite version as being perfect for quick service restaurants. Both versions support Aldelo’s integrated merchant payment processing solution, so it’s easy to connect a merchant account from a payment processors. Aldelo’s payment processing solution processes payments through a large number of payment processors, so you’re not locked into one specific company; great news if you’re looking to secure competitive pricing. Is either of these POS right for your restaurant? Read on to learn more about Aldelo’s features, rates and fees, pricing, and more.
To use either version of Aldelo’s POS, you will need a computer that supports the POS system (Aldelo recommends something that’s 1.8 GHz or better with 2GB of RAM or more). The computer needs to have a touch screen. You’ll also need a printer for receipts, and if you want to accept cash payments, you’ll need a cash drawer. To run either POS, you’ll need a POS server to store the POS database and host payment software. Internet connectivity is a must, too. If you’re accepting credit cards with Aldelo, you’ll need a merchant account with a compatible processor.
Aldelo POS systems are supported by multiple processors. The company pushes it's on processing (Aldelo Pay) but the POS company confirmed to CardFellow that it also works with TSYS, First Data, and Vantiv.
Aldelo Pro is designed for table service, quick service and bar operations, and it supports dine-in, take-out, and drive-thru. Users can manage seating, delivery and routing, finances, customer history and rewards, workers, inventory, and recipes.
Customers can order with a click through Aldelo Pro. The POS has a build-your-own-pizza feature, too. It also lets servers split the check quickly.
Aldelo Pro provides you with graphical table management to ensure the restaurant operates at peak efficiency. You can see a seated guest count, and there’s a feature that manages reservations and waiting lists.
If your business offers delivery, you can take advantage of features specifically designed to assist staff. The Pro version’s MapPoint integration creates a simple map and offers turn-by-turn instructions, so drivers arrive at customers’ locations quickly. Restaurant staff can see the status of delivery orders on route.
With Aldelo Pro, restaurants can create and redeem gift cards and credit, track customer order histories, and track charge accounts.
Managing staff can be time-consumer, but Aldelo can help with that. Aldelo Pro tracks employee time cards, creates work schedules, prepares payroll reports, and sends electronic messages to employees so they can easily communicate.
You can manage recipes and inventory out of the box with Aldelo Pro. The POS automatically creates purchase orders when inventory runs low, and it generates reports on inventory to help you identify costs.
Aldelo Pro can generate several types of reports. Users can review sales and operations performance, financial accountability, customer order history and payments, employee attendance and payroll, and inventory order history.
Aldelo Lite is a cash register replacement designed for quick service and fast casual restaurants. As with the Pro system, the Aldelo Lite offers one click ordering, a pizza builder, and delivery tracking. The main difference between the two systems is that the Lite doesn’t offer the range of employee management features that come with the Pro. Additionally, the Lite has fewer reporting options.
Aldelo’s iPad POS solution, called Aldelo Touch, is an app that offers the flexibility of a point-of-sale system in a portable iPad. With convenient features including check splitting, kitchen printer routing, unlimited menu options, and employee scheduling, the iPad POS handles a wide range of restaurant functions for dine-in, fast casual, and delivery restaurants.
Additionally, Aldelo Touch functions during internet outages and automatically syncs your data when internet becomes available. Information is stored on the cloud, allowing you to access it from any internet-connected device.
The Aldelo iPAD POS solution costs $49.99 per month per iPad and is compatible with iPad 3 and 4, iPad Air and Air 2, iPad Mini, Mini Retina, and Mini 3. There is no contract or cancellation fee. iPads are not included.
You can choose to use Aldelo Pay or a compatible processor for your merchant account. The credit card processing company that you choose to work with will set the costs for processing. The fees for credit card processing are in addition to the POS software and the hardware and accessories you may need to purchase.
Aldelo doesn’t publish the costs of either version of its POS software online. The POS software costs are in addition to credit card processing fees and the hardware and software you may need to purchase.
While Aldelo doesn’t sell accessories for either the Aldelo Pro or Lite versions directly, it can support optional equipment including cash drawers, card readers, kitchen display systems, barcode readers, coin dispensers, and more.
With three different POS options (Lite, Pro, and Touch) Aldelo systems are sure to have features for almost any type of restaurant or food service business.