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5 Ways Your Credit Card Terminal Can Manage Business

Credit card terminals normally serve only one function; they help process credit and debit cards. But now there’s a new kind of terminal that does all that and more. The Poynt Smart Terminal’s operating system handles point of sale transactions while simultaneously multitasking with built-in business apps. Each app is designed for boosting managerial productivity, and Poynt has invited app developers to partner with it and expand its menu of on-board possibilities.

Shift Management

As soon as the Poynt Smart Terminal is deployed, it has a convenient impact on the entire team. Instead of using timecards to clock in and out, everyone can perform those functions by using the terminal’s handy Homebase shift management app. Businesses can also manage workforce schedules with the versatile app, which is a useful feature for any business. That is especially true for restaurants and retail stores that typically have lots of shift and personnel changes or need to adjust schedules for weekends and holidays.

Track Sales and Inventory

Lightning Register is another app available with the Poynt Smart Terminal. Every time a sale is transacted the app crunches that data to keep the business up-to-date on its inventory management. That can help maximize purchasing power and avoid the headache of running out of products and missing sales. It also minimizes the problem of ordering too much product that just gathers dust on the shelves. Plus, Lightning Register can generate insightful advanced sales reports, for more accurate and strategic forward planning.

Streamline Accounting Tasks

By leveraging the flexibility of the Lightning Register app with the Poynt Smart Terminal, a business can combine its sales report data with its financial planning, too. That’s because the Lightning Register app seamlessly syncs with Quickbooks, all within the same point-of-sale terminal. That makes both of those powerful business software applications more useful, to streamline bookkeeping and accounting.

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Track Sales and Inventory

Lightning Register is another app available with the Poynt Smart Terminal. Every time a sale is transacted the app crunches that data to keep the business up-to-date on its inventory management. That can help maximize purchasing power and avoid the headache of running out of products and missing sales. It also minimizes the problem of ordering too much product that just gathers dust on the shelves. Plus, Lightning Register can generate 

Launch a Gift Card Program

The Paya Services app within the Poynt Smart Terminal also makes it easy and effortless to launch and manage a full-fledged gift card program. That is a great way for a business to create an additional revenue stream, increase brand recognition, strengthen customer loyalty, and attract new customers who receive the cards as gifts. Gift cards can be issued directly from the terminal, and the built-on app tracks their balances.

Hospitality Industry Customer Service

Meanwhile, the Apptizer app lets customers place orders for food ahead of time. The orders are displayed right there on the terminal, to help speed the checkout process. Plus the Poynt Smart Terminal has a built-in printer and can be used wirelessly. That enhances customer service, with transactions completed at their table in restaurants – or poolside at hotels and resorts. That’s great for food trucks, catering companies, and other mobile services, as well. Another cool feature of the Poynt Smart Terminal is that it accommodates both magstripe and chip cards in the same slot. That’s an intuitively simplified design feature that most consumers and cashiers wish was incorporated into all credit card terminals.

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