Hampton, New Jersey, November 14, 2011 – Harbortouch, a division of United Bank Card, Inc. (UBC), one of the largest payment and transaction processors in the United States, today announced it has recently deployed its 5,000th Harbortouch point-of-sale (POS) system as part of the company’s industry-exclusive free POS equipment program. The free POS program, launched earlier this year, affords small and mid-sized merchants all the money- and time-saving benefits of an advanced, full-featured POS system without the high costs typically associated with such a system.
The only free equipment program of its kind, the Harbortouch POS eliminates the high cost-of-entry barrier for small and mid-sized restaurants and retail merchants, offering the same features and functionality as competing systems that sell for tens of thousands of dollars.
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“We are committed to helping small and mid-sized businesses grow and succeed during these tough economic times by providing affordable ‘big business’ technologies and tools to merchants who otherwise couldn’t afford it,” said United Bank Card CEO Jared Isaacman. “In addition to speeding up payment transactions, our POS systems automate day-to-day tasks to streamline operations and save time, allowing merchants to focus on keeping their customers satisfied and spending.”
In addition to its durable resistive touch-screen monitor and slim, high-performance processor, the Harbortouch may also be paired with a wide range of powerful
accessories to enhance the customer experience. These include high-speed thermal printers, free custom-designed gift and loyalty cards, scales, customer display poles and more.
“Harbortouch POS has simplified our operations and given us more time to focus on other aspects of the business,” said Dean Bontempo, owner of New World Café in
Austin, Texas. “The entire experience has been very satisfying from the hardware and software to the installation and support.”
Harbortouch is ideally suited for both hospitality and retail environments with two fully- customizable operating systems to meet the needs of eateries and merchants:
• Harbortouch Hospitality makes POS management simple for restaurateurs with a customer database, built-in graphical table map, easy menu editing, inventory
tracking, and the ability to quickly perform many common tasks such as splitting checks and sharing menu items.
• Harbortouch Retail offers a wide range of retail-specific features such as inventory tracking and flexible pricing for sales and coupons
Both software options also include a built-in time clock, employee security levels and integrated credit and debit card processing. A wide range of reports, including financial and sales reports, employee productivity, labor, discounts, voids and refunds, among many others, make it easy for owners and managers to stay on top of performance metrics, improve productivity, make more informed business decisions and save on accounting and bookkeeping expenses. Optional online POS management offers visibility into operations even while away from the establishment.
The Harbortouch system even takes the pain out of POS setup, which has typically been a time-consuming and intimidating task. To quickly get started, restaurant owners can submit their menu along with their initial order to have Harbortouch technicians customize the system and ship it pre-loaded to the eatery. Even the most tech-averse retail business owners can easily walk through Harbortouch’s step-by-step setup wizard.
Complementary onsite installation and training are also available.
The simple setup, along with Harbortouch’s extremely intuitive user interface, makes for an easy transition for merchants to begin taking advantage of the benefits of POS without the hassle.
“I’ve been in the restaurant industry for over 20 years and have worked in a wide range of hospitality environments. I’ve used various other POS systems in the past and I can tell you that Harbortouch POS is as good as it gets,” said Dave Melton, operating partner of Jake’s Bar and Grill in Amarillo, Texas.
The Harbortouch monitor and CPU are backed by UBC’s lifetime repair/replacement warranty for as long as the merchant maintains an account. An approved merchant
account and monthly service agreement are required to participate in the free POS program.
For more information about the Harbortouch free POS system, visit www.harbortouch.com.
Harbortouch is a leading national supplier of point of sale (POS) systems, serving thousands of businesses across the nation. The company offers an unparalleled “free” program that supplies a full-featured POS system to restaurants and retail businesses with no up-front costs. Professional installation and onsite training are included with every order and award winning customer service and technical support are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to offering state-of-the-art POS systems, Harbortouch also delivers a full range of merchant services such as credit/debit and gift card processing. For additional information, visit www.harbortouch.com or call 866-563-3045.