From October, 2015

Halloween Prep in the Pizzeria: How to Plan for Scary Great Sales without Scary Waste

pumpkinHalloween. On a Saturday.

For the average pizza delivery restaurant, it’s a guaranteed banner night. So how do you prep for a night like that to maximize its potential?

On a regular day, it’s pretty clear at the end of the night when you haven’t forecasted your sales accurately. On a potentially record sales night, “guesstimating” sales can be a disaster. Read more

Profile: Meet Craig Baker

craigLoyalty is a valuable commodity, with customers and staff alike. And at SpeedLine, we are proud of the tenure of our talented team.

This month, we profile Enterprise Sales Manager, Craig Baker, as he celebrates a milestone anniversary at SpeedLine: his fifth. Entrepreneurial at heart, with more than a decade of hands-on experience developing channel sales for a West Coast media group, Craig came on board as Sales Manager in 2010. In recent months, he has moved into the new role of Enterprise Sales Manager, consulting with new and long-term chain clients on technology strategy and point of sale implementations. Read more

Top 6 Reasons Why Your Business Should Start Accepting EMV Chip Cards

EMV cardsThe EMV migration deadline has finally arrived in the US, and questions about why businesses should accept EMV chip cards are pouring in. A lot of these questions are based on incorrect information and myths that are rampant in the industry right now.

(Debunk these myths, watch a recorded version of our recent webinar – Fact vs. Fiction: EMY Myths Debunked)

First, we want to make it clear, that migrating to EMV is not a government mandate, it is a business decision for the merchants. However, it is recommended that merchants of all sizes migrate. Read more

WEBINAR: Restaurant Technology 2020—Mapping Your Strategy

Restaurant Technology 2020 webinar

Join us this Thursday, October 22nd at 2 PM ET, for a live technology webinar. Learn how the technology decisions that you make for your restaurants today—and next year—could determine your ability to compete in 2020 and beyond.

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From the Archives: 3 Ways to Cut Delivery Costs with Hidden POS Tools

DeliveryIn a delivery operation, driver pay, fees, mileage, and worker’s compensation premiums can add up to a significant part of your labor cost. This post looks at three ways you can use little-known POS tools to cut delivery costs. Read more

Customer of the Month: MJ Riva and Pizza Factory

MJ Riva and Pizza FactoryRecently, we had the opportunity to connect with customer of the month Mary Jane (MJ) Riva, president and CEO of Pizza Factory Inc., to learn about her experience with the brand.

A 25-year franchise owner in addition to her current role as president and CEO, Riva introduces Pizza Factory as a West Coast institution, with more than 100 locations and 30 Years of Awesomeness. Pizza Factory guests can watch their pizzas made with fresh ingredients and 100% mozzarella cheese in the open concept kitchen. Read more

Custom Pizza POS Menu Screens: Designing with a Blank Canvas

Custom Pizza POS Menu ScreensA pizza-specific POS system gives you the ability to design custom order entry screens for your menu, but one size does not fit all pizza menus. In fact, a typical pizza menu with multiple sizes, crusts, sauces, and toppings allows your customers to create literally millions of variations. Software designed specifically for pizza point of sale can handle this level of complexity, and even streamline operations with ordering screens tailored to fit your menu. Read more

Better Credit Card Rates 101 for Restaurants: Understanding the Costs for Better Rates

Infographic: Total Cost of Credit Card ProcessingIntegrating credit card processing with your POS speeds service, simplifies bookkeeping, and saves time. But credit card processing fees take a bite out of your profit. 

Are you getting the best deal? Understand the key cost centers in payment processing to find out whether you could be getting better credit card rates. Read more

Video Preview: SpeedLine for EMV & NFC Payment

Earlier this week, we released a new release of the SpeedLine point of sale software for EMV.

Watch a quick preview:

Focus on Secure Payments

Every payment transaction in this new release of SpeedLine point of sale is more secure: sensitive payment card data can never be retrieved from the SpeedLine POS database by malware. The POS does not store this information for any transaction.

SpeedLine for EMV Payment

With EMV chip card processing, you avoid liability for fraudulent card-present transactions. And the new EMV PIN pads also support contactless NFC for fast and convenient tap to pay, and pay by smartphone app such as Apple Pay or Google Wallet.

Plus, SpeedLine 7.2 is the first pizza and delivery point of sale application to earn validation against the new PA-DSS 3.1 standard.

SpeedLine POS + Mercury StoreCard mobile gift/rewards/paymentMercury StoreCard

SpeedLine 7.2 also adds support for Mercury StoreCard. Drive sales with StoreCard for gift, rewards, and mobile payment. And pay no transaction fees if you use Mercury for credit card processing.

Also in this release, find more enhancements specifically requested by SpeedLine users to:

  • Caller ID
  • Employee messaging
  • Gift card payments
  • Address and delivery zone validation
  • Coupon expiration
  • Menu building
  • Kitchen monitor and make tickets
  • And more.

Watch the preview, or request a demo.