In May, Google marked its official entrance into the NFC-payment space with the introduction of Google Wallet. HT takes an in-depth look at this mobile payment advancement and its potential benefit to restaurants. Plus, Robert Notte, VP of IT for Jamba Juice, reveals the details behind his company's Google Wallet pilot.
The mobile site enables the nearly 13 million Best Western Rewards members to manage their profiles, review their balances and redeem points for travel and merchandise.
The acquisition is expected to open the door for Google to capitalize on the $140 billion that small businesses spend on local advertising.
New service redirects customers coming to a restaurant's regular website from a mobile device to a more efficient mobile website where they receive essential information about the restaurant.
The acquisition will enable Google to supercharge the Android ecosystem and will enhance competition in mobile computing.
The application enables uses to find and share information on hotel rooms to secure the best room to fit their needs.
The launch of Pogo Mobile allows customers to browse, order, and pay from a smartphone, while businesses can identify, communicate, and reward from an iPad.
POS system allows servers to take orders and process payments directly in front of their customers, rather than visiting a busy, fixed workstation.
Suite includes a mobile wallet platform and a set of mobile marketing services that enable location-based offers, gifting and loyalty services.
Location-based services represent a new revenue stream for hospitality, just make sure you avoid the one major pitfall.