If you run a restaurant you’ll know all too well there’s no such thing as a single payment point. Sometimes customers come to the till, others you go to their table. Sometimes they sit inside, others outside. Sometimes they pay by card, others by cash.
It varies from customer-to-customer and day-to-day.
So, given all that variety, you need a solution that ticks all the boxes - because any customer turned away is one too many.
Cash payments are on a downward trajectory and there’s no sign of that changing - now or in the future. In 2008 they made up 60% of all payments, by 2018 that number plummeted to 28% and by 2028, cash is set to account for just 9% of all payments.
That’s nine out of every 10 customers potentially walking away if you’ve not got a cash-free alternative.
It’s not all doom and gloom though, there are plenty of options available to you and in this article, we’ll be answering some of the most commonly asked questions.
It depends on your exact requirements really, but, here at takepayments, we have three different solutions: a portable card machine, or EPOS till system.
Don’t worry, we send one of our payment consultants out to meet you before you make a decision to make sure it’s the right fit from the get-go.
It’s exactly what it says on the tin really; a type of card machine you can carry around your restaurant.
It doesn’t have cables and it doesn’t need to be plugged in 24/7, it just uses wireless Bluetooth technology and lets you take payments at the bar, in the dining area or out in the beer garden.
Here are just a handful of their pros, they:
As with a portable card machine, thanks to their detachable tablet, mobile EPOS systems can move around your restaurant with you - but they also do a whole lot more.
EPOS till systems come with all the same benefits we just listed for mobile EPOS systems, the main difference is it comes with a physical till to take cash payments and the screen itself isn’t detachable.
That said, you can easily link it to other devices, like a portable card machine, to get the best of both worlds; cash and card payments.
Here are a few things to know about our EPOS till systems:
It all depends on which option you go for. Because till EPOS systems require the actual till and screen they’ll probably be more expensive than the other two, outside of the outlay for the actual device though, the cost depends on your restaurant.
Why? Because, generally, the more you turn over each month the less you’ll be charged per transaction.
Because of this, unlike some of the other card payment providers out there, we don’t believe in giving out a blanket price. We always meet our customers face-to-face to understand their circumstances and then we create a pricing package based on what we learned.
Want to know more? Book an appointment with one of our payment consultants on 0808 274 2017.
Again, the option you pick will answer this. Here are a few things to think about though:
Where do I get it all from? Here at takepayments, we provide you with everything you need to get going. All that’s left for you to do is follow the set-up instructions and start accepting cards.
Absolutely. All our card payment solutions come with contactless built-in so your customers can start tapping right away.
If you’re ready to make the move over to card payments then you couldn’t have landed in a better place. Whether it’s a portable machine or complete EPOS till system you’re swaying towards, we’ve got the tools, expertise and price tags you’re after.
Get in touch with the team on 0808 274 2017 to chat about the next steps.