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Mobile Pay Apps: Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay vs Google Pay
The physical wallet is quickly becoming a relic. It's not always necessary now to carry around cash or a credit card to make a purchase. With mobile payment apps, your smartphone or smartwatch is all you need. These apps allow you to store debit or credit card information on your device. If you're shopping at a store with a mobile payment reader, you can scan your device at the point-of-sale terminal and pay digitally. Meaning, you can still use your American Express Credit Card, or any other card of your choice, without having to have the physical card on your person. Newer point of sale (POS) systems like Talus Pay easily accept mobile payments. You can check out how the Talus Pay POS system works here.
7 Ways Restaurants Can Celebrate Global Community Engagement Day
Global Community Engagement Day is a one-of-a-kind community-focused activity that takes place every Jan. 28 across the world. The goal is to encourage engagement practices…
How to Turn Seasonal Shoppers Into Year-Round Customers
Back in October, the National Retail Federation (NRF) predicted retail sales for the 2018 holiday season might reach more than $720 billion. To offer some perspective, that figure exceeds the national economic output for Saudi Arabia in 2017. In other words, the U.S. holiday shopping season packs an enormous economic punch. Not surprisingly, the holiday season represents as much as 30 percent of annual sales for some U.S. retailers, according to the NRF. Once these lucrative seasonal shoppers have wrapped up their gift purchases, how can a retailer turn them into year-round customers?
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
Tips on being more energy efficient, saving money, and being more environmentally friendly as a business. As climate change threatens the planet, businesses must do their part to reverse the tide. If you run a small business, there are many ways to be more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Not only will you help the planet, but you should be able to put a little “green” back in your pocket, those that are wanting to savea little extra money on their energy bills should be looking at energy comparison websites and reviews such as these cirro energy reviews and others.
5 Tips to Gain Customers to Your Wine Bar from Social Media
There are more than 43 million posts tagged #wine on Instagram alone. Posts tagged #winetasting boast more than 5 million. And the hashtag #winebar has more than 1 million posts behind it. If you love wine as much as these trends seem to, not only may you want to click here for a wine subscription, it looks as though you are part of a very large community that extends worldwide. The evidence is clear: If you're in the wine industry, you want to be a part of those conversations.
Customer Loyalty Programs that Work
It pays to keep your current clientele happy. And customer loyalty programs can do just that. For example, in the financial services industry increasing customer retention rates by just 5 percent can boost profits by more than 25 percent, according to research done by Frederick Reichheld of Bain & Company. In addition, 81 percent of consumers say loyalty programs make them more likely to continue doing business with brands, according to the 2017 Loyalty Report from Bond Brand Loyalty.
How to Serve Customers with Special Dietary Needs
If your restaurant is like most others, you cannot get through a single day without a customer making a special request: Can I get a lettuce wrap in lieu of a bun? Do you have cauliflower rice? Which appetizers are gluten-free? Does the orange chicken have nuts in it? Such requests should not be surprising. About 60 percent of Americans restrict at least one nutritional component in their diet, according to a 2014 Harris poll survey.
8 Holiday Marketing Ideas That Will Boost Restaurant Sales
Mother’s Day may still be the busiest day for restaurant owners, but that doesn’t make the winter holidays any less hectic. To deal with such huge demand it is imperative that restaurants have the best equipment possible. You should click here to view some of the most sought after refrigeration systems. According to 2014 data from OpenTable, nearly twice as many people dine at a restaurant on Christmas Eve as they do on an average day. Thanksgiving sees a spike, too, with 56 percent more people eating out than they do on the previous Thursdays.
How to Leverage Holiday Shoppers Into Long-Term Customers
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been notoriously huge days for retailers. This year you can add even more magic to the season with by a smart plan that’ll turn your holiday shoppers into long-term customers in the new year and beyond.