There’s an old adage that refers to the act of “jumping off a bridge” to admonish children who foolishly copy acts that get them into trouble. The idea that copying what someone else does is foolish is meant to keep kids safe from harm. Of course, it’s great advice. But, in the business world, sometimes it really pays to do what others are doing. Take, for example, using wireless terminals to accept payments.
This is especially true if you’re a restaurant owner. If you accept credit cards and debit cards as methods of payment in your restaurant, you’re already answering the call of the Canadian public. However, it should be no surprise to you that restaurants all over this great country of ours are using wireless terminals to accept those payments. This happens to be one of those examples where it pays to do what others are doing.
Why should you copy competitors who accept payments with wireless terminals? In your industry, wireless terminals have practically become the norm. By today’s standards, restaurant patrons expect to be able to pull out their credit cards and debit cards right at the tables where they’ve eaten their meals. The idea of giving up their cards to be taken to another location in the restaurant by their waiters is, for all intents and purposes, archaic.
It’s simply the old way of doing things and, quite frankly, is considered unacceptable by most people’s standards. Today, wireless terminals and restaurants go hand in hand. The primary reason for this is security and fraud protection. It gives restaurant patrons a great deal of peace of mind to know that they never have to let their credit cards and debit cards out of their sights.
What unique advantage do wireless terminals give your restaurant? By accepting payments with wireless terminals, your restaurant will also be able to receive immediate payments when it makes deliveries. Also, gone are the days when your delivery personnel had to return to the restaurant in order to process a payment made at a customer’s doorstep. Today, payments can be made right at the doorstep!
Chances are that your competition is delivering food and accepting payments with wireless terminals. This provides an incredible convenience for both your delivery people and your customers. It rules out having to force people to pay with cash and therefore, rules out the need to have your delivery personnel walk with change.
How do wireless terminals save you time? Payments are made in real time. Therefore, you no longer have to wait until the close of the business day or even the next day to tally up all of the payments that have been made to your restaurant. Without wireless terminals, this is sometimes the case. With wireless terminals, on-the-spot payments become part of your day’s running total.
At Canadian POS Corporation, we offer the Verifone VX 680 as our wireless payment solution. For more information about how your restaurant can begin to take advantage of its benefits, call Canadian POS Corporation at 1-877-748-2884 or email us at info@localhost.