NRF 2018 News: How Verifone Advances Tableside Payment Solutions
Pay-at-the-table is growing in demand among restaurants, as well as their patrons. It’s an innovative way for restaurants to differentiate themselves with better customer service and enhanced security. Plus, it increases table turnover, which equals more revenue—especially during peak times. For consumers, pay-at-the-table elevates the dining experience with the freedom to use alternative payment methods (such as Android Pay, Apple Pay and Chase Pay), and greater peace of mind knowing they can also pay by card—without it ever leaving their sight (or the table).
Last year, Verifone introduced the e285, a standalone mobile point of sale (mPOS) device that enables restaurants and other merchants to securely accept all payment types from anywhere in their environment—without having to depend on a smart device. It’s built on the company’s Engage platform and features a color touch screen (capable of signature capture), which enriches the pay-at-the-table experience with digital content and improved customer engagement.
At NRF 2018, attendees can visit booth #3345 to get a first look at Verifone’s new accessories package, including a bill folio and multi-unit charger, both of which further position the e285 as a comprehensive pay-at-the-table solution.
The folio can be customized according to restaurant branding needs, and secures the e285 while minimizing the risk of potential damage from food or liquid. This allows servers to present customers with the check—and the payment device—in a manner that’s suitable for both casual and fine dining establishments. The folio also features a transaction indicator—an illuminated screen that allows servers to discreetly see whether or not the bill has been paid and is ready for pickup.
To ensure round-the-clock reliability, restaurant staff can easily place e285 devices into the Qi wireless multi-unit gang charger—without having to remove the device from the folio. Each charger can power-up as many as five units at once, and its strong magnetic charging port ensures a fast and secure charge every time, plus simple “drop-in & pickup” for busy servers.