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Drive your business with a versatile restaurant pOS system from Shift processing

When choosing a restaurant payment processing company and payment processors, make sure that you are aware of the fees involved. Avoid common mistakes and ensure that there are no hidden fees. A company that seems to offer low processing rates could be actually charging more than it seems with hidden fees. If the low rate seems too good to be true, it might just be.

Much of those fees can come if not enough production is met per month. Many payment systems will charge monthly minimums for you, as the business owner, to meet. If the monthly sales minimum is not met, they will then charge a fee.

We know that you want to save money. Who doesn't? As a credit card processing company that does business with a plethora of restaurants, we have experience in your line of business. 

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Pricing Structures

A new restaurant has a lot to discuss. From creating a pricing structure and a pricing plan, to choosing a processor for your restaurant and taking out business loans from a bank or other financial institutions, as well as other Whether your restaurant is new or old, we want to help you any way we can.

With so many different pricing plans out there, it can be difficult to choose which will be best for your restaurant.  There's tiered pricing, which usually is incorporated in a subscription-based pricing model. There's transparent pricing, which shows the customer how much money goes into making the product and shows them how much profit the business will gain from their purchase. Some businesses choose flatrate pricing, which charges each person a flat rate, the same price someone else would get charged for the same product. We know it can be stressful, so we are here to help.

Common Competitor’s Fees

Other processing companies may charge higher monthly fees, annual fees or charge a termination fee if you cancel your contract before the contract expiration date. Business owners in the restaurant and restaurant bar industry, as well as other business types, weighing their payments processing options need to take these kinds of fees into consideration.

In an effort to keep fees as low as they can be, a big part would be maintaining PCI policies. Maintaining proper PCI policies, such as maintaining proper security, will keep your restaurant from experiencing any PCI compliance fees.

Some businesses may choose to incorporate an interchange plus pricing plan, which essentially is an interchange fee plus a markup which can be kept as a sort of commission. The total cost, then, would be whatever the interchange rate is, plus the markup price. This is more common in business types like real estate.

Payment Processing Equipment

Many restaurant merchants also choose to set up restaurant merchant accounts to accept both credit and debit cards and then go through to checking accounts.

Our POS credit card terminal accepts all major types of credit cards, like Visa Mastercard and American Express, and even non-card ways of payment like Apple Pay. Apple Pay allows for convenient pay with just the click of a button for the customer. It allows them to access the mobile card on their phone and through that payment gateway, basically making an online payment and making it simpler for them.

We will supply you with the necessary processing equipment upon you switching to Shift. Many credit card processors charge a card processing fee to their merchants. We, however, don't charge it to the merchant, but to the customer.

Making payments as simple as possible for your customers could even improve your customer relationships. With additional features like splitting checks, inventory tracking and even project management software, a POS system has plenty of benefits. Many systems also have CRM software, or Customer Relationship Management software.

Your POS system should help make your life as a restaurant owner just a little bit simpler. Some POS systems can even help your maintain and run your social media accounts. 

Many restaurants will establish loyalty programs that reward you for going to their establishment. Many restaurant POS systems can help to maintain practices like these. From signing customers up for the program, to accepting some sort of membership card or number, your POS system should be able to help.

We will supply you with the necessary processing equipment upon you switching to Shift. Many credit card processors charge a card processing fee to their merchants. We, however, don't charge it to the merchant, but to the customer.

Additional POS Equipment

A mobile POS system could be useful for mobile restaurants like a food truck. This allows them to be a multiple location per day business. This allows devices like iPads or an android tablet to accept payment. Using iPad POS systems is a very convenient option for many businesses though an actual POS system, or a POS app.

Finding the right POS system for your business will largely depend on your business size. For example, many small businesses like coffee shops have turned to a Square POS system, or one with similar characteristics. They do this because it flourishes on smaller purchases and smaller purchase amounts.

However, many restaurant and bars with heavy processing amounts choose to go with a full POS system because of the increased number of purchases.

If your restaurant is deciding between a couple of different POS systems, consider how many purchases your process a month and how much free time you find yourself having while on the job. If you would like more spare time to work in other areas throughout the day, you might consider a POS system that has more features than simply just accepting payments. 

Want a POS system with accounting software? Or what about one that displays a digital menu board? It all depends on preference. 

Before you settle on a POS system, we recommend that you compare quotes to find the best system at the best price. 

Differences in POS Systems

Some payment processors offer cloudbased POS systems, which basically takes away the POS server moves the traffic from each transaction to a different gateway.

Next, you might be wondering what the difference is between restaurant POS systems and retail POS systems. While a retail POS system could be used to process a restaurant’s sales, it is not recommended because of a couple reasons. 

First, most retail systems will process payments made by customers immediately after. This would not be advised for a restaurant because of how common tipping is. If the whole payment went through right away, there would need to be a second transaction made to put the tip through.

Second, restaurant POS systems are almost always able to accept online payment for orders made online. This is especially useful for businesses that allow carry-out and delivery orders that are almost always made online or over the phone. Without a means to accept payment online for these types of orders, it can further complicate the payment accepting process.

The Bottom Line

Ultimately, choosing a POS system will come down to preference. Your restaurant may find it more useful to have a full POS system. Or, maybe a simple mobile POS system is right for your business. Whichever you think is best for your restaurant, we at Shift can help your restaurant process payment at no cost to you. How great does that sound?

Hotels, restaurants, cafes and more all trust us to process their credit card payments with no fees attached to you, the business owner. Will your business be next?


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A Complete Restaurant POS System That’s Easy To Use:

POS Capabilities

POS terminals are much more than just card readers that accept credit cards and debit cards. They can help determine processing volume, help with restaurant inventory control and inventory management and keep track of recurring billing transactions for all types of businesses.

Lowest Swipe Fee

Many other POS for restaurants have much higher swipe fees. We keep our per swipe credit card processing fees low because we feel that a merchant account that keep more money will be able to grow their business faster.

Easy Setup

Set up your new Restaurant POS System and start to accept payments in the time it takes you to brew a cup of coffee. Print or email receipts to your customers for great customer service.


Shift Restaurant POS System solution allows you to access your business data from any internet enabled Android device. No matter if you’re on the beach or out to lunch, you can manage your operations through mobile credit card processing, a mobile app or a mobile POS system whenever you’re on the go.

Gift Card Management

Every Shift Restaurant Management System enables your business to use and accept gift cards. With the added convenience of gift cards, you can add to your cash flow faster while encouraging brand loyalty.

Table Management

Make it easy on your servers with easy to read color coded table status. Identify seat positions as well as recognize orders for takeout and delivery with ease.

Truly Customizable

Allow for unlimited menu item screens using photo and text elements. We include easy to use item modifiers and split tickets, as well as the ability to enter special customer notes with line item discounts and subtotals.

We’re Here to Help

If you are a new business owner, we at Shift know that you have many business decisions to make. You have to establish an online store, create a pricing plan, obtain business loans from financial institutions, and find a credit card processing company that you can trust. We want to make this new process as easy as possible for you.

Restaurant POS Systems For Any Type of Restaurant

Whether you run a fast, casual quickservice restaurant, a fullservice restaurant or a fine dining establishment, Shift has the restaurant management POS software to meet your needs as a restaurant owner. Whatever your restaurant type, Shift can help.

POS system for any restaurant

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Features of our Restaurant POS System

“Fire” Option To Kitchen

With Shift’s Restaurant software solution and compatible kitchen receipt printers, you get a POS solution that puts your servers and your kitchen in better sync than ever before. Orders are made exactly on time and your guests get incredible service that turns them into repeat customers! Plus, we provide set-up and troubleshooting assistance to make sure you get the most out of your new printer.

Unlimited Number of Items

Many other POS software for restaurants systems can hold your business back with limitations.  With Shift’s pointofsale system, the sky is the limit. Be ready for whatever comes at you with the ability to have an unlimited number of items or SKU's.  We believe that your new Restaurant POS hardware should be ready for your business today, and be able to grow with you as your business grows.

Some restaurant POS features include helping with menu management, employee management, customer management and staff management, as well as the ability to process payments. Many are additionally compatible with kitchen display systems.

Complete Back Office

Shift’s Restaurant POS software system include a complete back office suite with maintenance, reporting and charts. The included features, like business intelligence, can help you track sales by department, item sales by date, hour, and clerk, as well as all credit card transaction details, customer data, item data and even X/Z register reporting. Some even include cash registers. With so many included key features it allows you to easily control your business. Additionally, whenever it’s not in use, there is the option of putting it in offline mode to conserve power.

Email or Print Receipts

​Here at Shift we believe that all customers should have options.  Many customers still like to get a paper receipt but others would rather go paperless.  With Shift’s management solutions for restaurants, both options are available to the customer. Allowing customers to have options will let your restaurant business succeeds.