In a unique collaboration, point-of-sale (POS) systems and merchant services provider Harbortouch and mobile payments pioneer Tabbedout announced they have joined forces to deliver an integrated solution combining the benefits of Harbortouch’s touch-screen POS systems with the mobile payment, loyalty, and customer-management features developed by Tabbedout.
This integrated solution will be deployed to all existing Harbortouch Hospitality POS systems and will be included with all new Hospitality POS deployments. This partnership provides more than 135 million U.S. consumers with an instant and secure way to pay bar and restaurant tabs via their smartphones at some 10,000 Harbortouch locations nationwide. It also means merchants who use the Harbortouch POS system now have the most advanced mobile payment, customer loyalty, and marketing solution available.
The unique integrated solution provides a way for merchants to connect with their customers, increasing customer loyalty and driving more visits to their location through targeted offers and a streamlined, secure guest checkout. The app also drives traffic to the participating merchants through its local search feature.
In addition, all Harbortouch Hospitality POS and Tabbedout merchants will have access to the recently released merchant marketing solution, Periscope, which gives merchants visibility into who their customers are, how often they come in, and their purchase history. This marketing solution is seamlessly integrated into the merchant’s Harbortouch POS system and complements the reporting functionality offered by the POS system itself. Moreover, Periscope gives merchants an ability to instantly respond to customers’ feedback while they are still in venue.
Harbortouch expects to add nearly 50,000 hospitality locations to the program over the next 18 months.