How a Point of Sale can help you make your Event a Success.

Large public events such as festivals, food markets, or conventions are a great opportunity for event planners and organisers to showcase all the services that they have to offer. This is a great opportunity to engage with customers who display an interest in your business, and ultimately sell your products. That being said, these kinds of events can also be a logistical nightmare. Sometimes it can be harder than it seems to keep track of all the different aspects of an event if you don’t have an event POS to facilitate sales.

Traditional point of sale systems may work in basic brick-and-mortar businesses, but they lack the cloud-based, mobile-friendly functionalities that are so necessary in the hectic hustle-and-bustle of a large public event.

Event visitors expect their food to be served at restaurant levels of satisfaction (hot, tasty and presentable), but completed in take-away timing. There are likely to be a lot of people waiting for their orders, which can be quite complex. It is important that your event or festival is giving out the right orders in time. Accurate ordering also gives staff the opportunity to upsell, even when under pressure during busier times. Due to heavy foot traffic at events, businesses selling food need to offer fast service so that customers do not have to wait in long queues. Events and festivals are notorious for their long queues, and people would like to order their food and drinks before they miss the entertainment.

TallOrder is ideal for events

It is clear that festivals and events need a Point of Sale Solution that is fast on its feet and accurate at all times. TallOrder POS is ideal for social occasions of any size. Whether you are expecting 50 attendees or 5 000, TallOrder POS can help you ensure that your event runs smoothly and remains memorable in the mind of your guests. Our Cloud-based Point of Sale Solution can help you deliver excellent guest experiences. Event menus can vary, depending on the theme, day or even popularity of the event. Our ability to customise your menu, providing staff with only the menu items that are on offer, will result in fewer clicks, a quick ordering process and speedy collection of the menu item.

Special event vendors often work at events or in locations which do not have access to Internet connections. TallOrder POS will keep functioning even if Internet connectivity is down or disrupted. As soon as Internet connectivity is up again, all transactions will be synced to the Cloud.

Move customers through your lines quicker and give customers the ability to pay how they want, with TallOrder’s Sureswipe, Zapper and Snapscan mobile payment capabilities. Many festivals and events work on a token or branded card system in order to serve food and drinks with speed and efficiency. Large events and festivals need to keep track of the high amounts of food and drinks that they are selling. Our Point of Sale Software Solution produces fast, flexible and accurate reports that will reveal sales and buying trends, which will help in your next event being even more successful.

Want your customers to get their drinks and snacks in a hurry, before they miss your event’s main event? Last but not least you can let your customers order and pay directly and remotely from their personal devices with ToGo, our integrated online ordering app. The only thing left to do is pick the order at the counter. This will result in shorter lines and ultimately, more sales.

TallOrder Partners with event organisers

TallOrder POS is therefore ideal for these kinds of events, such as those hosted by our clients and partners, Liquid Chefs. Liquid Chefs is a bar service company that offer a variety of amenities, such as bars, bartenders, glassware, equipment, products, ingredients, delivery and setup. The TallOrder Johannesburg team installed Point of Sale devices for two events hosted by Liquid Chefs. TallOrder is proud to be teaming up with Liquid Chefs to ensure that they continue to offer stylish and efficient bar services.

Recently, TallOrder has also partnered with Boschendal, the prestigious wine estate for their weekly Friday night market. We are also proud to be working with Hayward Safaris, who provide unique tented safari events for a number of occasions. Happy to have them both on board!

In Social Tables’ 2017 trend report, 35% of event planners surveyed stated that the arrival of event technology has made the most noticeable impact on the industry and it is clear that using a Point of Sale like TallOrder can radically change the way you host events.

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