Coming back from lockdown, how eposmove could help

Published: 29/03/2021

Here at takepayments we’ve been beavering away behind the scenes to bring you the latest and greatest in payments technology.

We’re super proud to introduce our brand spanking new eposmove card machine, and in this article, we’ll explain how this nifty bit of kit can help businesses come back from lockdown stronger and more efficient than ever before - after all, helping businesses succeed is just what we do.

Plus, how you can get your hands on eposmove today. But first…

What is eposmove?

eposmove is essentially a full Electronic Point of Sale system (EPOS system) and card machine packed into one sleek handheld device.

So, with eposmove you can take card payments and manage your business on the go.

It has an inbuilt app store in your back office system for quick and easy integration, plus it’s Cloud-based, so running your business is a doddle, even when you’re not around. 

It might sound like we’re tooting our own horn, but eposmove really can help with the efficient, safe, and smooth running of businesses, never more so than post-lockdown, and now we’ll explain how. 

Ways eposmove can help

1. Table service

When those in the hospitality sector are allowed to welcome customers back once more in April, government guidelines state this must be a) outdoors (at first), and b) operating table service only. 

This could cause a bit of a logistical nightmare in terms of staffing, orders, and payments - but not with eposmove. It can be taken to the customer at their table, whether that’s inside or outside, and used to take their order and payment.

So, no running back and forth to fetch a notepad, the bill, and your card machine - it’s all in one place with eposmove making your life easier and the customer experience much more streamlined. 

2. Stock management

Just like the EPOS till system, EPOSmove comes with game-changing stock management functionality built-in, and the benefits of this are twofold:

Simple stock management for you

While you’re getting your head around the latest regulations, welcoming customers back, and ensuring your workforce is up to speed, the last thing you need is to run out of your bestseller or be left with heaps of stock you can’t shift. 

With eposmove you can check all of this from the palm of your hand, allowing you to make automatic purchase orders or custom promotions to shift the excess at the push of a button. 

Kiss goodbye to telling customers they can’t order their favourite dish and boost your bottom lines by avoiding waste and boosting sales. Plus, you and your employees can also identify excess stock and try to upsell it at the table.

Keep customers informed

Since eposmove is mobile, you can check stock tableside and inform customers of availability there and then, as well as vital information about ingredients. 

When it comes to food allergies and intolerances, it’s mission-critical you can provide accurate information, and it can be frustrating to diners if they can’t get the answers they need quickly. eposmove offers the solution.

3. Speed

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on many business’ bottom lines, so come April when you’re allowed to reopen once again, it’s time to do some serious damage control.

The more customers you can serve per day the better, and eposmove’s inbuilt payment technology and instant receipt printing will save you bags of time and allow you to reach your potential.

Just imagine if you don’t have to fetch the bill, wait for the cash, take it back to the till, and then bring out the change and receipt and instead can deal with the entire transaction tableside in a matter of seconds… game-changing, right?

4. Accounts

Like we said, squeezing as many customers in per day as possible (safely, of course) is going to be the aim of the game come April, it’s going to be super-rewarding but equally hard work, so the likes of end of day reporting and reconciliation will sound less appealing than ever.

Enter eposmove and you can concentrate all your efforts on sales and let your tech do the rest for you - you can integrate reconciliation and end-of-day reporting into your accounting package and integrate packages like Quickbooks, Sage, Xero, and heaps more. 

5. Staff

While social distancing remains in place, businesses will be faced with the challenging job of reducing the capacity, of both customers and staff members, in order to ensure everyone’s safety and reduce transmission risk.

With fewer employees on-site, those working will need to be on their A-game to maintain a top-class customer experience, and eposmove can help.

For example:

  • when taking orders they simply tap on the item within EPOS and voila, it’s sent through to the kitchen - no room for confusion. 
  • when it comes to paying, the order is saved on the device and the final price displayed - no room for error. And,
  • the integrated card terminal eliminates any chance of an employee making a mistake. 

Happy customers and less stressed employees can only mean good things for your business.

Not only that, but you can manage staff permissions, rotas, performance, and pay using eposmove.

6. Data

While the nation breathed a collective sigh of relief at the news the country would soon be opening up once more, no one is quite sure how joe public will behave once they’re given the green light to head back out. 

This means business owners will need to have their ear to the ground and adapt quickly based on consumer behaviour. eposmove will provide invaluable data about key selling times as well as quiet times which you can use to help efficiently manage your business finances and operations. 

You’ll also have access to real-time data, day-to-day, so you can make informed decisions and adapt your operations as you go.

You can stay one step ahead with eposmove. 

eposmove: getting started

If you’re sold on the benefits eposmove can offer businesses, the good news is getting your hands on this nifty bit of kit is simple and prices start from just £45 a month.

Reach out to one of our friendly experts on 08082 393660 or fill in this form, and we’ll get in touch to discuss next steps. 

We’ll provide comprehensive training to you and your staff members to get you up and running pronto, and remember, at takepayments we:

  • Don’t charge sign-up or exit fees - our pricing is transparent.
  • Offer short 12-month contracts - we won’t tie you down.
  • Are partnered with Barclaycard - one of the most trusted names in the industry.
  • Provide round-the-clock support. 



Terms and conditions apply

£45 per month. This is exclusive of VAT.

Rental charges for equipment with this functionality are £49 per month plus VAT

Apps provided by third parties are not the responsibility of takepayments and are subject to the terms and conditions of the relevant provider.

Bryony Pearce

Bryony Pearce

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