Make Gift Cards Work For You
The Restaurant Manager™ Gift Cards and Accounts module is a powerful solution that not only manages the sales and redemption of gift cards and certificates but also allows you to establish and maintain customer accounts.
Sales of gift certificates and gift cards are a wonderful way to increase sales and boost your name recognition. Many times, guests will spend more than the face value of the gift card and some restaurants have created programs that distribute $5 gift cards to local sports teams as prizes as well as gifts to neighboring businesses as a way to get people in the door. In addition, redemption rates on gift certificates can be as low as 81%, generating considerable breakage for the restaurant.
- User-defined certificates and gift cards
- Multiple gift certificate types and templates
- Simple two-touch or ‘swipe’ sales process
- Instant recall of details on any individual account
- Automatic, real-time tracking and reporting
- Works with our Customer Loyalty program for special discounts and promotions
Restaurant Manager offers two alternative approaches to managing sales of gift cards and certificates.
The Accounts Module
The Accounts module makes it easy to manage sales and redemption of gift cards and certificates. With the Accounts module, generating and selling a gift card is as easy as selling a drink. The system automatically takes care of everything from tracking account numbers to processing the cards and certificates when they are redeemed. The Accounts module also works well for clubs, universities, hospitals and other institutions where customers or staff are allowed to charge food and drink to individual accounts. Accounts may be controlled with credit limits and expiration dates. Invoices and reports can be issued at the touch of a button and the system can be configured to automatically issue periodic invoices or deduct account charges from payroll.
Online Gift Cards
Multi-store chains that wish to track sales and redemptions of gift cards in real time rely on Restaurant Manager’s online gift card service, one of many integrated Web Services that work with the Restaurant Manager POS System. Seamless integration between the POS system and Web Services ensures that selling gift cards is a snap. It also guarantees accurate and instantaneous processing so that gift cards may be redeemed at any location immediately following purchase, regardless of which store issued the card. Restaurants that sell online gift cards not only generate more revenue, but also see more return visits to their website and restaurant.