Restaurant Owners Secure their Business and Monitor Daily Cash Flows
with the Aldelo Express Blind Balancing Module
2-minute read --- Whether conducted once, twice, or multiple times each day, balancing a restaurant’s cash drawer is an essential security measure for preventing theft, securing the business, and monitoring daily cash flows. With the Aldelo Express Blind Balancing Module, restaurant owners easily record quantities of cash and coin denominations stored in their cash drawer (till).
Though till balancing has been a common built-in cash register feature since the 1980’s, the Aldelo Express Blind Balancing Module enables merchants to input, count, and record till balances directly into their POS system using a tablet-based terminal, and automatically record cash drawer data into cloud back-office reports. Users simply enable the “Cash Count” feature to immediately begin managing cash count denominations and related security measures using their Aldelo Express cloud back-office login, anytime, anywhere. The result is increased visibility of front-of-house operations and enhanced POS security to protect precious margins.
Aldelo Express Supports Native and Third-Party Online Ordering and Digital Payments
QR Code-Based Access Helps Generate New Customers In-Store and Online
3-minute read --- Largely ignored in the US for years, QR codes are proving daily how much of a productive and trusted asset they are to business owners in today’s unpredictable market climate. As restaurant owners continually adjust to the contactless and digital market, utilizing QR code-based access to native and third-party online ordering and digital payment integrations help staff and customers increase operational efficiency, reduce order errors, and improve overall customer service levels and satisfaction. With eight out of ten people carrying a smartphone camera in their pockets, unique QR codes enable restaurants to put ordering and payment capabilities into the hands of their customers, including:
Top 5 Reasons Restaurants Use the Aldelo Express Inventory Module
3-minute read --- Closely monitoring inventory is essential for restaurants to avoid unnecessary purchases, reduce waste, and eliminate profit leakage occurring at one or multiple restaurant locations. Aldelo recently announced the Aldelo Express Inventory Module that supports simplicity, accuracy, consistency, and profitability for restaurant owners/operators and those who manage inventory operations. Plus, as a zero-cost native cloud POS integration from Aldelo Express, merchants using the Aldelo Express Inventory Module reap an invaluable return on their investment.
Here are the top 5 reasons why restaurants need the Aldelo Express Inventory Module:
Streamline Online Delivery Orders with Aldelo Express and Masa+ Native Delivery Module Includes Text Alerts, Driver Dispatching, Digital Mapping, and More
3-minute read --- Aldelo Express POS is a cloud point-of-sale solution built with modern restaurants in mind. In addition to full-featured digital point-of-sale solutions for staff and customers, Aldelo Express helps restaurants run in-house delivery operations using the Aldelo Express native Delivery Module.
Restaurants that use native delivery modules that are integrated with a point-of-sale solution achieve seamless and efficient operations. Operators also eliminate the need of third-party solutions and resulting fees, immediately increasing their revenue for delivery orders. That is why Aldelo offers restaurant owners who use Aldelo Express POS the option of utilizing a native delivery driver module with caller-ID, surcharges, digital mapping, custom digital menu pricing and more. Merchants also implement text-based notifications to customers when their delivery order is on its way, keeping their off-premise customers fully updated when their order is expected to arrive.
Want “Freedom of Choice” POS Processing and Hardware? Merchants Choose Aldelo Express POS
Merchants Receive Complete Access to Full-Featured Cloud POS Solutions
3-minute read --- Aldelo has always been, first and foremost, a restaurant point-of-sale software developer. Whether it’s responding to merchant feedback to enhance existing POS applications, or introducing new native solutions such as the Aldelo Express Inventory Module, Aldelo’s full-time team of software developers is committed to providing restaurant owners and referral partners with “complete access to leading restaurant technologies.”
To best serve new and existing restaurant owners looking for affordable full-featured point-of-sale solutions, Aldelo Express POS supports “freedom of choice” processing. This includes a monthly POS SaaS option that enables merchants to purchase the Aldelo Express restaurant technology platform separately from their restaurant’s merchant payment processing services. The result is allowing more restaurant owners to benefit from Aldelo Express’s full-featured cloud POS solutions while using credit card processing services that best suit the needs of their business.
Selecting the Aldelo Express POS technology platform means implementing a complete merchant- and customer-facing POS ecosystem using non-proprietary hardware and a single cloud back-office environment. Aldelo Express POS hardware options are seamlessly interoperable and synchronize data so that information is readily available on any device, allowing merchants the freedom to select hardware they feel is best for their operation. Whether utilizing iPads, Android Tablets, or Android-based Mobile Handheld devices, every Aldelo Express terminal is capable of supporting a complete restaurant operation.
"Freedom of choice" means Aldelo merchants use payment processing services that best suit the needs of their business
Top 3 Reasons to Utilize a Digital Labor Scheduling Module
3-minute read --- There are many reasons why business owners should utilize a digital labor scheduling module for their restaurant, bar, pizza place, or food truck. Restaurants that utilize labor scheduling modules create a more inclusive and cooperative staffing environment where everyone participates by establishing a pool of varying work shifts that allows employees to commit to and trade out with co-workers. Establishing a flexible work schedule reduces pressure on restaurant owners and staff by creating a working environment that meets everyone’s needs. The result is less stress and a happier work environment.
Here are 3 facts you need to know to immediately begin saving money by close labor schedule monitoring and analysis.
Restaurants Tighten Purchasing Cycles to Reduce Waste Enhanced Back-Office Data Enable Restaurants to Maximize Profits
2-minute read --- One of the most valuable assets restaurants gain from utilizing modern point-of-sale technology advancements is deeper insights into daily operations. As operators serve customers in-store, online, and off-premises, gaining insights into customer and transaction data help restaurants predict ebbs and flows of customer traffic, inventory movement patterns, and determine which customer-facing digital services to deploy. Understanding the business means implementing efficient and beneficial operational practices that positively impact the restaurant’s bottom line.
Restaurants that have successfully navigated many challenges over the last several years have become nimble through the accelerated adoption and development of restaurant point-of-sale technology solutions that provides their business with surface-level and detailed operational data and back-office reports. These solutions include native online storefronts, all-in-one mobile handheld devices, integrated digital gift, loyalty, and rewards solutions, and more.
Aldelo Partners Provide Merchants Additional Value with the Aldelo Express Inventory Module
Native POS Solution is Easy to Set Up and Use
3-minute read --- Aldelo referral partners grow their customer base by offering affordable point-of-sale solutions that help merchants succeed in every type of market. This includes offering a variety of flexible restaurant management solutions via native and third-party integrations. The recent release of the Aldelo Express Inventory Module provides Aldelo referral partners with yet another powerful restaurant management solution created by Aldelo’s in-house development team based on business best-practices, innovative restaurant technologies, and merchant feedback.
With the Aldelo Express Inventory Module, rather than recording shipments with a pen and paper and transferring that data into a computer, merchants utilize Aldelo Express iPad devices to log, monitor, and manage inventory purchases and individual item usage. Regular item counts provide owners and operators with clear visibility of their usage cycles and anticipated revenues. The enhanced accuracy is essential to effectively cutting costs, validating purchases, maximizing inventory yields, and identifying profit leakage occurring at one or multiple restaurant locations. By utilizing the native inventory module, operators save hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year by effectively preventing inventory spoilage, waste, and profit leakage.
Notice: The PCI Security Standards Council will Officially Close the PA-DSS Program this October
3-minute read --- This October 28, 2022, the PCI Security Standards Council will officially close the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) program. For restaurant owners and credit card merchants, this means finalizing the transition from the PA-DSS program to its successor, the PCI Secure Software Standard. This will enable restaurant owners to continue adhering to PCI Security Standards Council standards in everyday business transactions.
Established by five major credit card companies, the Purchase Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) are a set of regulations for all businesses that accept credit cards and continue to be modified as payment processing and data systems evolve. While not legally enforced, adherence to PCI DSS standards is extremely widespread and can result in multiple financial penalties, up to and including denial of credit card processing for merchants who do not comply.
Merchants Quickly Identify Profit Leakage and Reduce Waste Using the Aldelo Express POS Inventory Module
3-minute read --- After labor, the best way for restaurant owners to control their costs is by managing their inventory purchasing cycles. Regular item counts not only provide owners and operators a clear picture of their usage cycles and associated revenues, but also are essential to effectively cutting costs, validating purchases, maximizing inventory yields, and identifying profit leakage occurring at one or multiple restaurant locations.
With the recently released Aldelo Express Inventory Module, restaurant owners manage, monitor, and forecast inventory item purchases from anywhere with a Wi-Fi or Cellular Data connection. Using Aldelo Express iPad POS tablets, users immediately begin counting incoming purchased items, managing storage groups, tracking item locations, viewing item forecasts, monitoring recipe batch productions, and more.
3-minute read --- Despite increased wages and a massive amount of job openings for all positions, labor shortages, continued supply chain costs, and increased costs continue to affect the restaurant industry at unprecedented rates. When restaurants find themselves short on staff, owners and operators respond by adjusting their hours of operation or dedicating extra hours and taking on a variety of job functions to personally fill roles previously managed by hostesses, servers, kitchen and support staff.
In addition, many businesses are leaning on customer-facing restaurant point-of-sale technology for relief, generationally changing the landscape of restaurant operations and related customer self-service options.
Aldelo offers a variety of products and solutions for conducting complete and customer-driven transactions…
Keeping a Finger on the Market Pulse Bisonte Pizza Company Navigates Challenges with Real-Time Reports from Aldelo and MarginEdge
4-minute read --- Five years ago, Steve DaPolito never would have guessed his pizza business would survive a 17-month road closure, global pandemic, and record inflation in just two years. Today, he attributes his business’s success to daily sales data available at his fingertips, thanks to a seamless accounting integration from MarginEdge and Aldelo.
“Some of my fellow restaurant owners are way behind on price adjustments because they didn’t have time to look at the data and left money on the table,” said DaPolito. “We didn’t do that.”
Even before a nation-wide lockdown in 2020, Bisonte Pizza Company was already using detailed sales data to navigate unusual circumstances. A nearby construction project forced the business to operate on a closed road for 17 months, forcing DaPolito to get creative with business services and navigate changes in customer demands.
Brothers Jim and Steve DaPolito of Bisonte Pizza Company
Aldelo Releases Masa+ V2 Enhancing User Experience of Native Digital Online Ordering Solution
PLEASANTON, CA – July 26, 2022 - Aldelo, L.P., developer of the Aldelo Express POS restaurant technology platform that includes a native suite of merchant- and customer-facing iOS and Android point-of-sale solutions, announces the V2 release of its Masa+ digital online ordering and payments platform. Aldelo Express seamlessly integrates with Masa+ Online Storefront, Online Ordering, e-Gift, e-Loyalty, e-Coupons, providing a complete digital marketing platform for restaurants. Masa+ V2 offers merchants an improved online storefront to market the business digitally more effectively and an overall improved user experience with consistent color schemes, styles, and workflows. The updated user interface (UI) results in faster order entry and checkout experiences including quick access to fast-pay digital wallet services.
Eliminate “Buddy Punching” with Aldelo Express QR Code and Facial ID Offer Merchants Multi-Level POS Security Options
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Most employers are familiar with the term “buddy punching.” Buddy punching is when one employee will cover for another employee that arrives late for his/her shift or skips out early. With many clock-in solutions, staff can easily clock another employee in or out, such as by entering the employee’s PIN, resulting in unnecessary payroll and inaccurate timecards. Buddy punching can easily be prevented, however, by facial recognition technology and employee-specific QR code badges. Each one of these solutions prevents employees from stealing time and motivates them to arrive promptly to work.
2-minute read --- Restaurant owners that choose Aldelo Express receive complete access to the innovative Aldelo Express Cloud POS restaurant technology platform. This includes software for iPad- and Android-based in-store terminals, Android Mobile handheld devices, Masa+ online ordering, and digital egift, loyalty, coupon, and rewards programs for their bar, pizza place, or food truck. Merchants view real-time cloud back office reporting and analytics from any web-enabled device anytime anywhere.
Aldelo Express Automated Menus and Pricing Automatically Adjust Menus by Time of Day
2-minute read --- Aldelo Express supports restaurants with automated menus and pricing solutions, supporting managers and staff as they offer unique menus for specific meal periods and special events.
By automatically turning menus on and off, restaurants effortlessly adjust menus by time of day, enabling them to offer unique items and prices for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and special events such as happy hours, ladies nights, and more. Users can also automatically adjust their restaurant menu by order types, so they can charge different prices for to-go, delivery, and dine-in services.
Aldelo Express "Matrix: Dimensional Menu Builder" Create Hundreds of Menu Items and Modifier Options in Minutes
3-minute read --- Many restaurants rely on menu item modifiers to satisfy their customers and/or to make their food and drinks more profitable. Traditionally wait staff would note item modifiers and special requests with a pad and pen, but as the restaurant industry moves into its own digital era, restaurant owners are looking for a simple, speedy, and clear way of communicating customer orders using a digital point of sale system.
In addition to supporting simple, complex, and priced menu item modifiers, Aldelo Express offers restaurant owners a matrix module that simplifies ordering processes and staff communication through an easy-to-use POS interface. With the matrix module, restaurants quickly create multiple menu options under a single item that allows users to view multiple item choices and modifiers for each menu item with a single tap. By incorporating dozens, hundreds, and even thousands of menu options into staff- and customer-facing point of sale devices, restaurants improve order accuracy for all orders made in-store and remotely. The result is greater efficiency and satisfaction for customers and staff as they create unique orders to enjoy via dine in, takeout, pickup, and delivery.
With the matrix module, restaurants quickly create multiple menu options under a single item
MarginEdge and Aldelo Express Direct Integration Seamless Automated Data from POS Enhances Business Visibility and Reporting Capabilities
4-minute read --- Aldelo Express Cloud POS restaurant technology platform is a powerful, all-inclusive point-of-sale solution that offers operators features such as native Kiosk, Kitchen Display System (KDS), and order/pay at the table applications. The platform also enables restaurants to establish an immediate digital presence that includes an online storefront with online ordering, QR code-based payment services, and multi-store gift, loyalty, and rewards programs. Aldelo Express POS merchants select from a wide range of affordable and readily available iPad and Android tablet devices for their POS needs.
Aldelo Express Improves Service Speed and Accuracy for Bars, Pubs, and Taverns Native and Third-Party Integrations Give Owners Complete Control
3-minute read --- As customers return to sit-down dining and bar environments, Aldelo Express helps business owners improve overall guest experiences with innovative POS solutions ideal for loud and crowded environments.
Aldelo Express offers affordable POS solutions that result in greater service flexibility and expandable operations. Bar owners implement merchant- and customer-facing ordering/payment solutions that include self-ordering kiosks and interactive rear customer displays that streamline transactions with visual-based order confirmations and payments.
Maximize Productivity while Eliminating Errors Using Smart Kitchen Display Systems (KDS) from Aldelo Express
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By selecting a point-of-sale system that improves workflows with simplicity, clear communication, and affordable modules and features, restaurant owners maximize their business operation from every angle. This becomes especially significant as restaurants continue to navigate an unpredictable economy and labor market.
Aldelo Express Cloud POS provides easy-to-use “native” customer-facing POS modules supporting ordering and payments from tableside Kiosks and personal smartphones, available at zero additional cost. Not only do these solutions relieve existing restaurant staff by putting ordering and payments in the hands of the customer, but they also meet customer expectations for on-demand ordering and payments from anywhere. As a result, restaurants increase their daily order intake and expand their brand with off-premises services and customer-facing solutions, while not overpaying for must-have services and features.
Provide VIP Guest Experiences with Aldelo Express Digital Reservation and Waitlist Modules
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For restaurants, digital reservation books and waitlists mean increased visibility of customer volume and the opportunity to proficiently manage table turn rates on any given night. Serving multiple parties per table increases a restaurant’s profit and can add up to hundreds of dollars a month. For customers, they mean shorter wait times and VIP-style dining experiences, since customers can inform a restaurant of any special requests, party information, or needs before they arrive and expect high-quality treatment as they are served. Today, table reservations and waitlists are not limited to high-end restaurants, but enable customers to easily dine with large parties and enjoy dining experiences on their schedule in nearly any kind of restaurant or bar environment.
As summer approaches and tourists return to travel, restaurants offering table reservations and waitlists provide enhanced dining experiences to more customers and easily accommodate increased crowds.
Aldelo Express Users Benefit from Integrated Gift Card Solutions Multi-Store Purchase and Redemption Makes it Easy to Influence Repeat Visits
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An essential to any modern restaurant, gift cards are responsible for thousands of dollars of the average restaurant’s annual revenue and generate new customers every year when bought and shared with family and friends.
To help restaurants retain loyal customers and share their brand with more members of their community, Aldelo Express Cloud POS supports physical and digital gift cards seamlessly integrated into its cloud-based point of sale terminals and back-office solutions.
But through Masa+ online ordering and digital payments, Aldelo enables restaurant owners to provide enhanced gift card services through their restaurant’s online webstore. As a natively developed Aldelo Express integration, Masa+ empowers customers to purchase and reload their gift card values online and share gift cards with family and friends via SMS text message.
Why Your Restaurant Needs a Cloud Back-Office Environment
4-minute read --- In the modern restaurant era, there are many things a restaurant needs to be successful. They need both indoor and outdoor dining, on- and off-premises services, and digital payments that expand customer reach and convenience. As a result, many restaurant owners are turning to point of sale solution providers to implement these services and stay relevant in their local market.
Restaurant owners that use Aldelo Express Cloud POS not only benefit from a full-featured cloud POS solution suite, but also enjoy the freedom of managing their business from anywhere through a cloud back-office environment.
As many restaurant owners take on additional responsibilities, many are leaning on POS technology for relief and maintaining a fluid schedule that takes them in and out of the restaurant. With cloud back-office management, restaurant owners embrace the ability to efficiently and effectively manage their operation regardless of where they are, enabling them to be successful in today’s demanding market.