These days, a lot of things are being done on computers, though the computers in question may be the one in your hand that you also use to take phone calls, or the one at your cashier counter that handles debit and credit transactions, and maybe has even replaced your cash register. It’s not a big surprise; after all, it’s the 21st century, and the ways people buy things feel almost as varied as the different businesses that people can now choose to run for themselves. But the smart use of this digital technology can make running a business a little bit easier by connecting everything together.
The great thing about digital technology is that things don’t have to remain in separate devices, forcing you to jump from one machine to another in order to get the job done. In the same way that today’s phones let you speak to people by voice, text, email or even video all in one machine, the same is true of payment processing.
With the right configuration, the machine you use in your shop to take payments from customers can also double as your “business/accounting” terminal. You can get online to track your financial activity, you can use software on the same device to manage your employment scheduling and payments, you can even bring in software that allows customers to order food ahead of time before they even arrive in the restaurant, so that all they need to do is sit down and wait for the food that’s already being prepared in advance for them.
Take the time to look at what kind of digital technology is available, or even the technology you may already have in your outlet. You might surprise yourself with how much more you can do for yourself, your customers and even your accounting.
Posted in Payment Processing on Jan 17, 2017