For those who attended our webinar this Tuesday, thank you! We hope you learned valuable insights into the importance of a cloud-based, modern point of sale system with our real-life example. If you missed it, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with some key highlights from the webinar.
Product Specialist, Brent Bliss, taught us about the Appetize platform, explained why Coney Island Water Park chose a cloud-based POS solution, and led us on a live demo to see the Appetize system in action.
Before making the switch to a modernized water park POS system, Coney Island relied solely on internet connectivity for their entire point of sale system. Nick Rhein, the Banquet Manager at Coney Island, mentioned that the lack of internet security often led to partial or full outages; causing major dips in sales and comped meals for unhappy guests in line.
In addition to the lack of consistent connection, their system also missed an important component when it came to monitoring real-time data and automated processes. “We needed to upgrade our ‘dumb’ cash registers. We couldn’t see sales data in real-time and we were manually tallying sales tracks and revenue,” says Rhein, “It was inefficient and time-consuming.”
Coney Island no longer has to worry about how many of their guests are using their smartphones on the premises. With Appetize’s cloud-based water park pos system, the seamless transitions from online to auto-offline mode make the switch secure and unnoticeable. All data is recorded and backed up in real-time, leading to updated reporting and valuable insights for the Coney Island team.
The incorporation of handheld and portable devices throughout the space, creates a way for management to track sales and employee utilization from the palm of their hand. The data is now much more reliable and accurate for Coney Island. The quicker and easier to use employee interface provides faster and efficient training for the seasonal staff and the real-time control over multiple properties led to simplified enterprise management.
The implementations go beyond just the standard concession stand window, our omni-channel point of sale solution can spread throughout the entire theme park. From self-serve kiosks to mobile ordering throughout the park all the way to the parking lot passes and management.
“With Appetize, there was no single wow factor. Rather, it was the entire system. The user interface is simple and intuitive, the backend is robust and the spread of features is impressive,” says Rhein.
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