Accepting tips and service charge: how-tos and legal responsibilities

By Emily Sorensen|2019-04-24T18:32:39+00:00April 24th, 2019|

If you work in hospitality, chances are you'll want to accept gratuities from customers. But how should you go about doing this? Firstly, you need to decide whether to accept tips or service charge. The difference is: Service charge: A percentage charge added to the bill by the business [...]

7 winning ways to keep the till point organised

By Emily Sorensen|2019-05-21T17:04:08+00:00April 19th, 2019|

You take it for granted as a customer - until the day you need to set up a till counter yourself. Then the question arises: how do I organise a till point so it's efficient AND attractive? Part of the answer depends on your product range, but other things [...]

How to use a POS machine: step by step explained

By Emily Sorensen|2019-04-24T18:47:42+00:00March 26th, 2019|

You've seen them in shops, perhaps you even have it set up in your own business, but the question lingers: how do you use a POS machine? First off, there is no such thing as a "POS machine". Rather, the term is sometimes used to refer to either a [...]

Vend and Shopify, one or both together? Considerations for serious retailers

By Emily Sorensen|2019-03-28T13:20:49+00:00March 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Shopify leads the inventory-rich ecommerce field, and Vend is the leading EPOS for inventory-rich brick-and-mortar shops. What does Vend offer face-to-face merchants that Shopify does not? And is Shopify the best choice for online sales when you're also selling in-store? Do they work well together? We analyse the things [...]