Why Nobly POS is great for small hospitality businesses

Nobly POS is a good option for modern businesses looking to scale. Find out more today

With huge chains such as Starbucks and Wetherspoons appearing on every high street, it’ll come as no surprise that running a successful independent coffee shop or bar is not easy in today’s world. Small business owners are not only competing against giants with endless marketing budgets, but also the advanced technology that they use to maximise profits.

Big chains utilise big data. This means that they have the resources to tell them which products are selling well and which aren’t. They know who their most loyal customers are, what kind of people they are, and where they live. The data even gives them insights into the how their staff are performing.

When competing against corporations that have all this information, how are small businesses meant to survive?

Well, they can fight fire with fire. For an affordable price, Nobly POS (Point of Sale) provides independent hospitality companies the same technology the big chains use. Nobly allows business owners to make informed decisions with the use of detailed reports, which are easy to read and presented clearly on an iPad.

Keeping track of business

Nobly offers over 30 in-depth reports, including sales and end of day reports. These enable entrepreneurs to log and keep track of every sale they make. With this information they can see which products are doing well and what time of day they’re selling.

Take Maurillo, for example. He owns Carioca, a restaurant that serves authentic Brazilian food in Brixton. He felt that his old till was too big and didn’t fit in with the decor of his restaurant. When he moved over to Nobly, not only was he pleased with the Nobly’s slick look, but the information from the sales report inspired him to make changes to his Croydon branch. He found from the reports that certain meals were selling a lot more than others. To increase profits he used this information to create a new menu. In doing this, he successfully adapted his product to what his customers wanted.

Maurillo also loved Nobly’s table service feature. There’s nothing more annoying for a customer than to have the waiter make a mistake with their order. But hospitality staff are only human and it’s inevitable that mistakes will occasionally happen. With our table service, however, staff can take an order at the table and then the receipt will get sent directly to kitchen. Not only does this eradicate mistakes, but waiters will no longer have the stress of remembering a dozen orders at a time.

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One of the most time-consuming and frustrating elements of running a small business is the stock take. But not anymore. Nobly’s easy-to-use BackOffice does it for you. With a simple click you can log stock onto the system. Nobly will then let you know when stock is running low, so you can update your resources before you run out.

Additionally, Nobly uses smart technology to match your ingredients with your products. Tracking your ingredients that are used over a number of products can help you see how much you’ve used and what you’ve got left.

Customer loyalty

Giving customers rewards for their loyalty is a great way to sustain a base of clients that keep coming back. Rather than giving out an easily losable piece of card, Nobly’s inbuilt loyalty system uses software to track a business’s most loyal customers, and help it give something back to them.

With Nobly’s personalised loyalty scheme, small businesses can customise the type of relationships they have with their customers. The system is also integrated with MailChimp, allowing companies to keep in touch with their customers, offer deals, show they care, and get them coming back.

No Wifi? No problem

The internet can be your best friend or your worst enemy. When you’re online, it can help you with about anything. When it goes down, however, it can cause endless problems. Unlike other POS systems, Nobly works without Wifi. When the internet goes down and a sale is made, Nobly logs the information and processes it once the internet is back on.

This makes it perfect for companies on the road, such as food trucks. The burgeoning festival scene over the last decade has created an abundance of opportunities for mobile food and drinks sellers. Unfortunately, traditional tills are bulky, take up space and are frankly a primitive way of keeping track of your sales. With Nobly, mobile business owners can enjoy an organised point of sale machine without having to have an internet connection. It can also run solely off of an iPad and a card machine, making it a more compact and sleek option.

With intelligent technology, a foolproof features system and a great look, Nobly POS is a good option for entrepreneurs who want to move away from the traditional till system and scale-up their business.

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