The answer should be a simple YES or NO, but often there are a lot of factors involved that result in NO IDEA. The main questions we need to answer to get to a YES or NO are; What Epos system do you have? and Can your online ordering system work with them?
As a rule of thumb, anything bought in the last 2-3 years, that connects to the internet to work or to update, more than likely has some form of online ordering capability or can link to other system via an API.
The easiest way to find out is to ask the supplier of your Epos, do they have an API to work with other online ordering systems? Or do they have a service they work with?
One thing to bear in mind is when your Epos Provider has their own system or can only work with one provider, it can be a disadvantage to you. Your choice of online ordering provider should be based on how their system works for your customers, how it generates more orders, how it saves you money on commissions, it shouldn’t be based on the fact that it is the only system that works with that Epos.
Finding out if your online ordering system works with your Epos is pretty much the same thing, ask them who they integrate with already? Do they have an API to allow the Epos provider to integrate with them? Or do they work with any other service that could link the two systems up, such as Zapier, which is an online integration service.
At App4 we have teamed up with ITS A CHECKMATE to offer a wide range of Epos systems that we can integrate our ordering systems with directly.
The integration means there is no additional hardware needed, there is little or no additional training for staff, all your orders and inventory control is through one system, and you can manage all your menus and data centrally.
The list of system they currently work with include:
An additional benefit of using ITS A CHECKMATE to integrate with your Epos is they also work with some of the aggregator services like Uber Eats, so you can also combine your own online ordering as well as any other third-party systems, reducing the amount of printers and tablets you can end up with, by being on several different platforms.
If you already have one of the Epos Systems supported by ITS A CHECKMATE and are looking to get your own online ordering system, then App4 can definitely help you by providing a seamless integration to your existing system and make the introduction of your own online ordering as simple as possible.
If you’re considering changing your current Epos system or looking to get one, then it may be worth having a look at what systems already work with ITS A CHECKMATE as it would save you a lot of time looking for a system that works with our trusted and proven online and mobile App ordering service.
If you require any more information on Epos Integration or the service App4 provides, please call us on 01332 742514 or click here to arrange a call back.