Whether it’s for retail, consumer services, or hospitality, terminal payments are great for super-charged, fast checkout experiences. Terminals enable merchants to take transactions at a set location, like a bar or a service counter. Typically, customers line up to make a purchase, so terminals have to be quick and easy to use to keep maintain a high sales output and make both the staff and customer experience more enjoyable.
With SNAPnTAP, our terminals are fundamentally collaborative. We pride ourselves in cultivating a real-life “one-stop-shop” checkout experience. This means customers can order from multiple merchants at one terminal. Staff members simply ring up items from any participating merchant. Any method of payment works, too – cash, card, and digital wallets like Apple Pay.
Even better, our collaborative terminal is a software product. Merchants can turn any existing tablet into a collaborative point-of-sale terminal in minutes. There’s no need to purchase, lease, or finance expensive hardware.
Let’s explore other aspects of the terminal, like the checkout experience and various collaborative features.
The physical checkout experience via SNAPnTAP’s collaborative terminals is the same as any other point-of-sale terminal. Customers walk up, pay for their transaction, and that’s it. Snap-n-Tap’s payment processing speed is best-in-class, so customers aren’t awkwardly standing around. If a customer wants to start a tab, SNAPnTAP will pre-authorize the customer’s card so the staff don’t have to hold onto it. The best part about the checkout experience is that a customer doesn’t have to do it all over again with a different merchant. Snap-n-Tap terminals are a one-stop-shop!
Bottom line: the checkout experience is intuitive, fast, and extremely convenient for customers and staff alike.
In addition to making the checkout experience extremely easy and straightforward, we also make it incredibly flexible. SNAPnTAP’s collaborative terminals facilitate perhaps the most flexible suite of checkout workflows of any point-of-sale system today. Here are some of our popular checkout workflows:
There are plenty of other customizable workflows collaborative operations can implement with Snap-n-Tap terminals.
Our terminals do more than just take payments across multiple merchants; if granted the correct permissions, staff can also manage shared product catalogs and active tabs.
Aggregate and merchant-based reports are accessible through our terminals, with metrics like total sales, cash sales, total tips, cash tips, and more available for review in real-time. Receive hourly breakdowns on any given day, or see reports over a longer period of time.
As mentioned earlier, our collaborative terminal is software-based so merchants can plug it into any existing hardware. Furthermore, our software can integrate with other smart devices like smartphones. Terminals also integrate with merchants’ existing or new printers, so items purchased through a terminal can instantly generate a printed ticket for fulfillment and/or receipt for customers.
When transactions are completed on a collaborative terminal, SNAPnTAP’s back-end software ensures each merchant is still responsible for their own items.
SNAPnTAP’s collaborative terminals are a game-changer for taking payments in collaborative operations. They ensure merchants who work together can process payments together, to the benefit of customers, staff, and merchants’ bottom lines.
Our terminals continue to grow and expand in features every week, and we always invite our partners to reach out to us if there’s a feature request they have in mind.
For now, we invite you to try out our terminals! Reach out to us here to schedule a chat or demo.