Shift4 Payments Unveils Restaurant POS

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Payments technology startup Shift4 has introduced SkyTab, its point-of-sale (POS) solution for restaurants, the business revealed.

According to a news release from the Allentown, Pennsylvania startup, “SkyTab’s Android-based software delivers the powerful capability to update and empower foodservice enterprises.”

Mobile devices for tableside ordering and payment, contactless/QR code ordering and payment, built-in marketing tools and loyalty programs, integrated online ordering and bookings, eGift cards, and much more are all included.

SkyTab also has a marketplace that links the POS system to aggregators like DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates. It also has a “hybrid cloud” architecture, which enables restaurants to continue accepting credit card payments even when the internet is down.

In addition, SkyTab provides management tools for hotel restaurants, including integrations with a number of property management systems (PMS), remote menu management, labor scheduling, and a dedicated mobile app.

SkyTab POS, according to Shift4 Chief Technology Officer Matt Russo, “is the result of Shift4’s decades of expertise as a pioneer in restaurant technology.”

We presently work with more than one-third of all restaurants in the United States thanks to our platform for processing payments and numerous POS brands. We have created a technological platform that provides the tools and capabilities that contemporary restaurants require to succeed thanks to our vast knowledge in this field.

The launch coincides with a number of leading POS companies expanding their restaurant product lines. As an illustration, Square introduced its Square for Restaurants mobile POS in May with the goal of enhancing tableside service and order management.

In the meantime, the movement is on the other direction, with IT companies from other industries trying to focus their offers in the tech suites of restaurants by launching POS technologies or purchasing current suppliers. The introduction of its Oracle Food and Beverage Payment Cloud Service was announced by business software behemoth Oracle earlier this year.