All week long, the Canadian POS Corporation Blog has been focused on the concept of cash-only restaurants and how much they are part of a dying breed. At least, they certainly should be. Our last two blogs have highlighted how much customers appreciate being able to pay for their meals in restaurants using their credit cards and debit cards. This is especially true since the advent of the wireless terminal
With wireless POS terminals, servers in restaurants can allow their patrons to pay for their meals right at their tables. No longer are they expected to give up their credit cards so that the servers can take them to other locations in the restaurants they work in. This has long been a security issue that is no longer necessary. Today, cardholders need not relinquish their cards to anyone, thus significantly decreasing the chances of fraud.
What is the best wireless POS terminal for restaurants? At Canadian POS Corporation, we highly recommend the Verifone VX680. It’s the perfect terminal for any environment where businesses need to bring the point of payment to their customers. This includes such services as curbside pick-up, food and flower delivery. It is also ideal for nail and beauty salons and restaurants. Verifone.com lists some of the key benefits of the VX 680.
“The VX 680 is ideal for merchants on the go and pay-at-the-table scenarios, enabling you to accept payment wherever your customers are,” reads the site, “Ample memory supports applications that allow merchants to offer a customized payment experience, including coupons and loyalty programs. A touch screen with intuitive buttons allows your customers to interact directly with the VX 680 without ever handing over their credit cards.”
What else makes the Verifone VX 680 so impressive? It supports a wide range of payment types including credit cards, debit card and even gift cards. Of course, it also accepts EMV “chip” cards which protect customers from counterfeit card fraud. The VX 680 also has integrated contactless technology that extends the convenience of “tap and go” payments and prepares you for the acceptance of mobile wallets.
This great wireless terminal accepts payments anywhere on the premises of your business, up to 200 meters from the communication base, depending on your environment. It also includes a removable, long-life Lithium Ion battery that provides up to five hours or 650 transactions per charge. This gives your service staff members enough power to cover their complete shifts. An onscreen battery indicator informs users of how much battery time they have left.
Are you still operating a cash-only restaurant? If you’re not yet convinced that remaining cash-only is bad for business, we advise you to give our last two blogs another read. Or, better yet, give Canadian POS Corporation at 1-877-748-2884 to learn more about the Verifone VX 680 and why it would make the ideal pay at table payment solution for your restaurant. You may also email us at info@localhost.