The hospitality and leisure industries are eager to welcome customers again. Recouping losses caused by the COVID pandemic will undoubtedly be on top of many businesses’ lists. With customers just as keen to return to some kind of ‘normal’, anticipation is rising.
Venues with outdoor facilities will already be looking at ways to create a safe and profitable environment for their patrons. But what can business owners and managers do to maximise profit, increase spending, and reduce losses when they welcome their customers again?
There is one innovative and cost-effective solution that can help as soon as doors can open.
The solution is CardsSafe. A system specifically designed to securely retain customer payment cards while the cardholder runs a tab. The wireless technology contains bank cards that enable customers to run a tab—allowing them to freely spend more, in the knowledge that the venue is treating the system like any other part of the venue by complying with strict COVID guidelines.
The advantage of using this system is that it is not hardwired and can be mobile and used outdoors. Deborah Steel, the Director of the Deers Hut in Liphook in Hampshire, explains, “The CardsSafe system is great for servicing customers who enjoy our outside areas.” Staff can stay on top of where their customers are seated and eliminate walk-outs and dispel potential disputes over tabs or table numbers.
The golf industry also embraced this technology by offering extra services to their customers by providing mobile, on-course refreshments.
Grant Rumbelow, Food and Beverage Operations Manager, explains, “CardsSafe has been a welcome addition to the London Golf Club. We utilise the system in our Golf Shop and Spike Bar, and on-course with our Drinks Buggy. With CardsSafe, we can safely store customers’ cards whilst they enjoy their round of golf.”
The CardsSafe system is now trusted by over 5000 hospitality and leisure business in the UK. It has revolutionised the way businesses manage customer tabs on or off their premises. Protecting assets, increasing customer spend and profits securely.