Aloha POS System Integration

Aloha POS Compatible Pay-at-the-Table Solution

As you know, there’s so much more to a dining experience than the food. There’s the atmosphere, the pacing, the interior design, the branding, and something that’s often overlooked — the payment interaction itself. The Aloha POS is one of the most popular point-of-sale systems on the market today for restaurant owners, and Pay-at-the Table’s mobile checkout system is one of the best ways to modernize your restaurant. And we have some great news. Aloha POS and Pay-at-the-Table used to not be compatible, but that isn’t the case anymore. That’s right! We’ve got your back, restaurants of America. Introducing Tidal Commerce’s Aloha Compatible Pay-at-the-Table integration. We’ve developed the only integration that combines the Aloha point of sale and Pay-at-the-Table into one seamless solution. Do you use the Aloha POS and are interested in the awesome features of Pay-at-the-Table? Or do you currently use both Pay-at-the-Table and NCR Aloha in your…

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Credit Card Machine Costs

How Much Does a Credit Card Machine Cost?

So you’re on the lookout for new credit card machines for your business or, perhaps, you’re forecasting replacement costs for your stores and need a working range to work off of. Whatever your reasoning for being here, it’s important to understand that credit card machines are a bit tricky when it comes to pricing. Almost all of them carry a variety of associated fees, and it’s never “just” the hardware. With this caveat in mind, we’ll breakdown the costs into three separate categories: hardware, associated fees, and other miscellaneous fees. Hardware Costs Credit card machines can cost anywhere from $200 to $1,000, depending on the features you need and the company you purchase them from. At the base level, you can expect a magnetic strip, display screen, keypad, and chip card capabilities. If you’re only looking to provide basic service, then you shouldn’t be spending more than a couple hundred…

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Best Credit Card Machine for Small Business

If you’re looking for the right payment hardware to take your business to the next level, congratulations! This is an exciting time. As your business grows and moves through each evolution, you become familiar with the benefits and challenges of investing in new tools and technology. Just remember that making the right choice is about identifying your specific needs and finding the solution that best addresses them. A Credit Card Machine for Small Business: Is it the Right Time? It’s never easy for a small business owner to say exactly when investing in a credit card machine is the right choice to make. Just a few short years ago, running a small business looked very different. In the small merchant business sector, getting by as a cash-only business used to be a viable option. However, as the economy steadily migrates towards electronic payment options, cash-only small businesses are largely a…

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Pay-at-table mobile terminal

As Mobile Terminals Take Hold, Countertop Terminals Will Start to Disappear

What’s next in the world of payment processing? With the constant flux in the way that we purchase products, it is clear that we have not yet arrived at the way things are going to be. One particular innovation in payment processing that has been making its way onto the scene is the mobility of payment terminals. Mobile payment terminals do not only present a benefit to the location independent business but are even starting to reinvent the whole shopping experience. As mobile terminals take hold, countertop terminals will start to disappear, leaving a whole different kind of approach to the way a store is run. This may not be something we are seeing much of yet, however it has already started to manifest itself in the restaurant industry as we will see. Mobile Terminals in the Restaurant Industry Some restaurants have already started to utilize mobile payment terminals as…

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How Does NFC Payment Work

How Does NFC Payment Work?

Technology is changing the world around us at a rapid rate. It has made its mark on nearly every kind of industry, including that of payment processing. Mobile devices are quickly becoming an all-in-one device for our everyday lives. Not only can we use them to manage our bank accounts and perform other basic tasks, they are now an option for making payments. This approach to paying is known as NFC payment and it is quickly gaining in popularity. If you are a merchant and you have not yet considered NFC payment, you have come to the right place. Let’s take a look at what it is and how it works below. How Does NFC Payment Work? First, let’s take a look at how this form of payment actually works. NFC, which stands for near field communication, is at a very basic level simply “contactless” communication between two devices. In regards…

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