Whether it’s a local brewpub, tap room or micro-brewery, it’s safe to say breweries have become the biggest thing. Here to stay, gone are the days of dingy warehouse brew factories. With craft beer culture expanding, breweries are stepping up their game, offering tours, merchandise, and in many cases, food. Quickly becoming an urban icon, with their increase in popularity, many breweries now need an integrated all-in-one Point of Sale (POS) system.
With so many options for processing payments, it can be confusing to decide which POS is the right one. When you’re running something unique such as a brewpub, your processes must run at an optimum level. A POS for a brewery needs to be able to handle services not normally offered by standard bar/restaurant POS systems. Forget old-school cash registers and basic card processing machines. Small and large businesses are upgrading to POS systems that operate on iPads and iPhones for more perks for less money.
To streamline all aspects of the business, here are the newest POS upgrades many breweries are tapping into:
A reliable brewery POS software system and easy-to-use payment processing lets you organize operations, automate tasks and boost productivity, saving you time and money. Want to keep track of your in-house brews and keg rentals with one system? Now, pubs can process transactions on the spot while delivering kegs to restaurants, events and festivals.
Create a full service experience. Run simultaneous tabs for customers who swipe their card and leave the tab open, an incredibly helpful feature. Categorize bar tabs by credit card or by a customer’s name. Remove the stress of storing and finding patrons’ credit cards. Now, it’s simple to keep credit card numbers associated with the tab for faster settling, and unparalleled service. Even better, visitors can add on merchandise during their visit, such as ordering a drink and a shirt at the same time, without the hassle of separate transactions.
Minimize your effort by maximizing efficiency with automated happy hour deals on drinks and food. Choose discount rates (“draft beers 20% off”), dates and times, or set up a fixed discount (“All apps $5 until 6pm”).
Work smarter, not harder. Keep track of what’s in-stock with automated inventory lists that regulate what is in on-hand, and what is sold. Take advantage of your most popular orders to increase your revenues, while reducing unwanted expenses on underperforming items. Grow sales by identifying purchasing trends and keep track of future stock changes. Keep on top of sales volumes and totals, identify trends that customers love and vice versa. With greater understanding of what your customers love, you now have the power for future business growth.