Choosing the right management system for your ballpark is more than tracking data: it also includes choosing the right point-of-sale terminal that best meets the needs for both your data management and smooth fan interaction.
Today’s POS terminals are light years beyond yesterday’s cash registers or credit-card terminals: they perform a variety of functions beyond just tallying a transaction. They are the face of your concessions operation: a subpar POS terminal won’t make a great impression on fans, and they can be a bottleneck on the back end as well. In the Stadium 1 suite of venue-management products, the POS terminal can indeed tally those credit-card or cash transactions while serving as a front end to a robust back-end reporting system and a state-of-the-art fan-facing system featuring loaded tickets, loyalty programs and more. The Stadium 1 POS terminal even features a fan-facing video screen to facilitate your advertising sales and sponsorships.
The right POS system also serves a valuable function: it’s the front end of a system that tracks everything in and out (including spoilage), tallying sales and providing information on how concessions were sold. Using Stadium 1 POS terminals, employees can track concessions from the food warehouse to the ballpark storage area to each concession stand. Tracking inventory accurately in real time means never running low on concessions and merchandise, while also minimizing the chances of overbuying inventory. The system is customizable: employees can set up categories to speed up the data-entry process.
In a busy venue where some custom prep is involved (say, a restaurant inside the ballpark), the Stadium 1 POS terminal can also communicate directly with a kitchen printer, ensuring that orders are accurate and expedited quickly.
Operators should also look for a POS system that includes ruggedized handheld/mobile units—units more durable than the average iPad with larger screens. For instance, the handheld terminal can be used at ballpark front entrances to manage parking revenues, or they can be deployed in suites to facilitate high-end sales. Basically, they can be used anywhere in the ballpark where it’s essential to track sales, including portable stands and pop-up installations. Drop an iPad and you have a shattered screen; drop a Stadium 1 mobile terminal and you have a fully functional mobile terminal.
The right POS terminal is an essential component of choosing and designing a stadium management system. With Stadium 1, you’ll have a top-of-the-line terminal system that serves any need throughout the ballpark, from serving fans to tracking inventory to taking custom orders.
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Stadium 1 was designed specifically for stadium operations, born online and created from the ground up with the most advanced cloud-based software programming technology tools, designed by a team owner with a world-class technology background. Stadium 1 exists in the market today with tools that can help teams increase revenues, reduce theft and waste. The integrated management suite links all departments into a real-time system so ownership can make more informed pre-game, in-game and post-game decisions based on integrated technology.
If you want more information on how Stadium 1 can solve your venue needs with an integrated management system complete with state-of-the-art POS terminals, or if you are a Stadium 1 customer and want more information on the full line of Stadium 1 POS terminals, contact Ed Mullen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-704-1414.
This article was sponsored by Stadium 1.