By Kevin Ash | January 11, 2024

Navigating the Pitfalls: Why Smart Businesses Steer Clear of Surcharges, Dual Pricing, & Cash Discounts In the ever-evolving landscape of business transactions, the allure of surcharge, dual pricing, & cash discount programs has taken center stage, promising a solution to the difficulty of credit card processing fees. However, as we navigate the complexities of these pricing strategies, it becomes imperative to scrutinize not only their mechanics but also the potential pitfalls they harbor. In this blog, we search into the dangers associated with adopting such pricing strategies, unraveling the risks and implications for both businesses and consumers. At BOSTON NORTH…

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6 Reasons to Invest in Digital Menus

By Kevin Ash | March 8, 2023

More and more establishments worldwide have converted to digital menus. These menus have soared in popularity during the Covid-19 pandemic, as they allow customers to order quickly, efficiently, and safely. Why should you allow your customers to order from a digital menu? Read on to find out more. 1. Improved Customer Engagement and Experience The customer experience is one of the most important aspects of any business, and digital menus allow your customers to engage with your establishment more efficiently. Customers can view the menu online and see what their order will look like before it’s prepped. They can share…

5 Benefits of Digital Gift Cards

5 Benefits of Digital Gift Cards

By Kevin Ash | February 6, 2023

Digital gift cards are a great way to give a gift without having to give something physical. According to CommentSold, the fact that there’s zero profit loss with digital gift cards makes them a smart source of revenue. Check out these five benefits of digital gift cards to learn more. 1. Convenience Customers don’t want to jump through hoops to make a purchase, and they don’t have to when they have sale solutions like digital gift cards. Not only are digital gift cards easy to purchase, but also customers can easily make a purchase online or in person using the…

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Why Is it Important to Accept Multiple Forms of Payment?

By Kevin Ash | January 6, 2023

In the digital age, it can be tempting for a small business owner to only accept credit cards. For older business owners, cash-only businesses are the gold standard. To workers in the gig economy, peer-to-peer payment apps are the norm. All these payment methods have unique benefits and ensuring that your point-of-sale system, or POS system, can handle them can be a huge asset. Benefit Of Cash There is an old saying that “cash is king.” In many ways, that’s still true. Cash is notoriously easier to use. Even if your POS system is a calculator and a balance sheet,…

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What to Consider When Bringing an ATM Into Your Business

By Kevin Ash | December 12, 2022

Bringing an ATM machine into your business can be lucrative. ATMs provide customers with convenient access to their money and these machines normally see a lot of traffic. However, you must consider some key points about having an ATM machine as part of your business. Here are a few things to consider before bringing an ATM into your business. How Much Will the Machine Cost You? There are costs associated with cash machines beyond the initial out-of-pocket expenses. There are maintenance costs, as well as labor and operation costs that will rack up over time. Evaluating the overall cost is…

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5 Ways a POS System Impacts the Customer Experience

By Kevin Ash | November 15, 2022

If you manage a business with a physical location, then you know how important it is to have POS systems. This system can help you keep track of your inventory, customers, sales, and more. But did you know that a POS system can also impact customer experience? Here are five ways this type of system can improve the customer experience. 1. Helps Track Customer Data If you want to provide your customers with the best possible experience, then you need to track their data. A POS system can help you keep track of their purchase history, contact information, and more.…

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Which Restaurant POS Is Right for Your Business?

By Kevin Ash | October 12, 2022

There are several types of restaurant POS systems for restaurants that track inventory and allow customers to order food and pick it up or dine in. Some offer complex programs that can add marketing and customer loyalty tracking to the services you offer. When deciding on the best one, look for ease of use, cost, the location of the system, and what special hardware or software it needs. Here’s a look into the different options to help you decide which is right for your business. In-Store POS Systems In restaurants, the POS system is often connected wirelessly and can be…

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3 Reasons Why Your Restaurant Needs Mobile POS Units

By Kevin Ash | September 13, 2022

If you run a restaurant, chances are high that you’re always looking for ways to increase your restaurant’s efficiency and boost your business’ profits. According to Statista, for ten years leading into 2019, drink and food sales in the U.S. restaurant industry experienced a steady increase, reaching over $773 billion. One way you can also experience these increased profits is by investing in mobile POS units. Here are some reasons why you need to install POS units in your restaurant. Increased Efficiency POS units help streamline your restaurant’s ordering and payment process, making it easier and faster for customers and…

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Should Your Business Buy an ATM?

By Kevin Ash | August 11, 2022

Are you considering improving your customers’ shopping experience and enhancing payments in your business? An ATM is one of the ways entrepreneurs bring customers’ banks into their business premises. Below are some of the reasons why your business should buy an ATM. Improved Access to Cash ATMs provide access to a person’s bank account, making customers visit your business without carrying cash or visiting the bank beforehand. Many customers prefer businesses that can provide solutions with minimal movement and within a short period. Therefore, investing in an ATM will make your premises a one-stop shop for potential customers. Increased Customer…

5 Benefits of Cloud-Based POS Systems

5 Benefits of Cloud-Based POS Systems

By Kevin Ash | July 7, 2022

Many organizations believe deploying cloud-based point of sale software is similar to implementing traditional systems. Because of this prevalent misconception, many retailers have hesitated to use cloud-based POS systems. According to Retail Consulting Partner, just 7% of retailers are presently utilizing cloud-based POS, while 28% expect to do so in the future. If you’re a retailer who’s considering a transition into using cloud-based POS systems, below are some of the benefits that come with that transition. Increased Data Visibility You can take your business everywhere there is an internet connection with Cloud POS. Inventory counts, labor utilization percentages, productivity statistics,…

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