April's POS Recap: Tech Partnerships Dominate, POS Shipments Trends & More

By Christina Volpe, Associate Editor | May 03, 2011

Certifications and partnerships dominated point-of-sale (POS) news in April, from Epson and ParTech to Shift4 and Squirrel. Meanwhile, Legends Sports Bar reveals how its mobile POS is helping to increase sales by 15 percent, and IHL Group takes a look at POS shipment trends. These stories, and more, are related here in Hospitality Technology’s April point-or-sale recap.
 
Top Stories
Legends Sports Bar Increases Sales by 15% with Handheld POS
Mobile POS helps Legends Sports Bar to increase sales via faster table turns and quicker customer service; meanwhile wait staff retention gets a boost thanks to the system’s ability increase tips.
 
POS Shipment Trends
A review of POS shipments from the end of 2010 show that hospitality is moving forward with both expansions and new POS purchases. IHL Group takes a look at POS shipment trends in the foodservice and lodging segments, plus the state of mobile POS systems.
 
Drive Loyalty Revenue, Profits at the Point-of-Sale
Taco Mac reveals how its POS-integrated loyalty program helps to engage beer enthusiasts by offering limited-time offer alerts, online account access and more.
 
Industry News
TransNet Certified with Ceridian Stored Value Solutions for Gift Cards for Arby's
Arby's can now route gift card transactions to SVS using the POSLynx220 with TransNet.
 
Beef 'O' Brady's Selects RTIconnect to Control Food & Labor Costs
Back office software deployment and standardized POS configurations to provide greater insight into business profitability for 220 franchised family sports pubs.
 
Hardee's and Carl's Jr. Franchisee Taps Managed Video to Drive Loss Prevention
By the Rockies operators can identify and reduce potentially fraudulent transactions, such as voids, refunds and no sales, with video-based business intelligence service.
 
Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group Turns to Tokenization to Secure Payment Transactions
Seven WPFDG locations, including the Spago restaurants in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas and Maui, have tapped Shift4 to assist with processing their credit card transactions.
 
Thief Swindles Credit Card Info from Indiana Eatery
A thief posing as an employee from Jade House Restaurant's credit card processor made off with guest info that compromised at least 15 individuals.
 
Does Mobile Ordering Make Fast Food Faster?
eMarketer reveals how casual restaurants can boost ordering efficiency for on-the-go customers.
 
Baskin-Robbins Taps Par to Drive Efficiencies, New Capabilities for Franchisees
Unified POS solutions will simplify Baskin-Robbins' new product roll-outs, improve its ability to control and update menus, and enable digital marketing.
 
Tech News
Hypercom M5000 Achieves PCI PTS 2.1 Security Approval
Next generation mobile payment product is designed to meet current and future PCI PTS, EMV, ZKA, APACS Common Criteria, JTEMS, Interac and other global and country-specific security requirements.
 
Seiko Instruments Announces New ISV Program
Program designed to ensure seamless integration with leading ISVs offering point-of-sale, mobile printing, and kiosk applications.
 
ParTech Certifies Epson ReadyPoint T20 for EverServ PixelPoint POS Software
PAR also offers Epson's award-winning TM-T88V, TM-U220 and EU-T432 receipt printers for its PAR EverServ 2000 and 6000 POS terminals.
 
Shift4 Pairs Payment Solution with Squirrel POS
Integration pairs Squirrel's state-of-the-art POS system with Shift4's SaaS-based enterprise payment solution.
 
First Data, SK C&C USA Partner to Prep Hospitality for the Mobile Revolution
Joint solution provides the infrastructure, functionality and service to enable over-the-air provisioning and management of a variety of accounts to any mobile device for use at a physical point-of-sale.
 
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