Online payment system PayPal has developed iZettle Food & Drink, a simplified point of sale solution designed to provide hospitality businesses with the tools and insights needed to run and grow their business with confidence.
The solution aims to support businesses such as cafes, pubs and restaurants who are trading post lockdown, offering an intuitive product library, a smooth checkout process, customised layouts and fast onboarding of staff.
Remote payments: this allow merchants to charge customers by sending a payment link via SMS, Whatsapp, email or via social media, meaning they no longer need to be physically present at the time of transaction.
Bulk product actions: this enables merchants to perform bulk product actions, helping to speed up workflow. The feature can be used to quickly amend the tax rate of food and non-alcoholic beverages in line with the temporary VAT cut, which is set to be increased again in January, as well as making products available to sell on the POS.
Integrated delivery: soon this feature will enable merchants to manage all orders in a single place, from sit-in dining to takeaways via delivery services – directly from the iZettle Food & Drink app.
The product will launch with a special offer, making it available for free for the first three months for merchants that sign-up by the 30 September 2020. After that merchants will be charged £29 per month per iOS device.
Jacob de Geer, vice president of Small Business Products and iZettle, PayPal, said: “Given today’s environment, businesses of all sizes need to be more agile to meet increasing customer and technology demands, while having the flexibility to run their business by taking sales across multiple channels, including online, in app and in-store.
“We’re proud to launch iZettle Food & Drink to support small businesses across the UK. We developed this product so merchants could better service customers, whilst ensuring they have the tools they need to grow.”