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Datacap and FOLOS partner to deliver online ordering and turnkey kiosk support to the channel

By Food Online Ordering Systems News, Growing Your Restaurant, Online Ordering Reseller

 June 2, 2020

Datacap and FOLOS PR

Chalfont, PA – Datacap Systems Inc., leading hardware and processor-agnostic integrated payments provider, has partnered with FOLOS (Food Online Ordering Systems), a provider of custom in-house online ordering and kiosk solutions to offer Datacap’s base of POS partners an option for safe, contactless payments that are completely integrated into existing POS processes.

Now, merchants can accept online orders and implement turn-key kiosk solutions through FOLOS utilizing the same payment processing platform they use in-store. This means one payment processing relationship, billing statement, batching procedure and card token group between in-store and online transactions via Datacap’s omnichannel, processor-agnostic gateway, NETePay Hosted™.

“Restaurants must adapt their business now in order to survive. Covid-19 and other variants are here to stay. This is going to keep coming back in waves for the next several years making it the new normal. Contactless payments across integrated solutions are key. We are very pleased to have added the Datacap eCommerce gateway to provide tokenization from FOLOS Online Ordering into FOLOS Kiosk and point-of-sale integrations.” Said Todd Burge, National Sales Manager, Food Online Ordering Systems (FOLOS)

“As merchants prepare for the ‘new normal’ in consumer behavior by engaging with their customers via contactless options like online ordering and kiosk-driven payments, it becomes more important than ever to provide a consistent user experience across all channels,” comments Justin Zeigler, Dir Product at Datacap Systems. “Going forward, discerning merchants and customers require a seamless payment experience, regardless of whether a customer opts to engage online, in-app, at a kiosk or at a traditional POS.”

If your Point of Sale application isn’t yet integrated to Datacap’s NETePay Hosted platform for turn-key omnichannel payments or FOLOS for online ordering and kiosks, contact us to get started today!
https://datacapsystems.com/contact-us/

About Datacap Systems

Datacap Systems celebrates 37 years of successfully designing, manufacturing and marketing innovative integrated payment solutions for any Point of Sale. One simple interface allows Point of Sale developers to keep pace with evolving trends and payment industry standards, so they can spend development dollars on POS innovation rather than integrated payments. Because we sell our products exclusively through authorized POS resellers, merchants receive high-end payment solutions coupled with top-tier installation, service and support. Integrated payment solutions from Datacap are utilized by hundreds of POS applications in an array of vertical markets. Contact us to learn more! https://datacapsystems.com/contact-us/

About Food Online Ordering Systems

Located in Denver, Colorado, Food Online Ordering Systems is a provider of custom, in-house online ordering and kiosk solutions for restaurants. Food Online Ordering Systems can run stand-alone or be fully integrated into a restaurant’s website and point of sale system. An online ordering, “system-in-a-box,” offered by Food Online Ordering Systems will work at all of your locations regardless of point-of-sale system or processor. It provides a seamless online ordering experience for your brand across all locations allowing you to take your profits back in one low, fixed-cost, custom solution. http://www.foodonlineorderingsystems.com/

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Food Online Ordering Systems Certifies Epson Latest Addition Smart Printer for its Restaurant Online Ordering System

By Food Online Ordering Systems News, Growing Your Restaurant

Chicago, Il, May 22, 2017 – Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, today announced in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association Show (NRA) 2017, that Food Online Ordering Systems, a provider of custom, in-house online ordering solutions for restaurants, has certified Epson’s latest product addition, the OmniLink® TM-T88VI-i intelligent POS printer, to provide a seamless online ordering experience for brands across all locations with a sophisticated, integrated, custom designed solution. The company will be showing the joint solution at NRA, from May 20 to 23, at McCormick Place in Chicago, booth #6676 in the technology pavilion.

Food Online Ordering Systems will showcase its newest restaurant online ordering solutions which include a self-ordering kiosk that allows restaurants to reduce staff and labor expense by adding customer ordering stations. The company will leverage Epson’s OmniLink TM-T88VI-i to integrate with restaurants’ POS systems and utilize its Server Direct printing feature to push orders placed by customers at the kiosk stations to the restaurant and to immediately print from cloud servers. Food Online Ordering Systems has previously certified the Epson TM-T88V-i and OmniLink TM-T20II-i intelligent printers and is currently exploring adding additional POS integration and capturing line item sales data leveraging Epson’s OmniLink Merchant Services (OMS) platform.

 

 

“During a rush, restaurant staff does not have time to attend to additional tablets, faxes, or more phone calls to confirm orders,” said Todd Burge, CEO at Food Online Ordering Systems. “We eliminated all of that combining our solution with Epson and harnessing their OmniLink line of printers to deliver one seamless online ordering experience. We are excited that Epson continues to develop this technology so we don’t have to do it in house and it enables us to work with other vendors to create combined solutions using the same hardware. The OmniLink TM-T88VI-i is a great addition and I am excited to see what Epson brings to the table next.”

 

“We are very pleasFood Online Ordering Printersed with our continued partnership with Food Online Ordering Systems,” said Tom Kettell, director, Commercial Channel Sales at Epson.  “In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, a restaurant’s lack of an online presence, much less the lack of an online food ordering system is costing them money.  Food Online Ordering System understands what their customers need and offers an innovative, custom online ordering solution at a low fixed cost that is efficient and convenient and helps increase restaurant sales.”

 

About Food Online Ordering Systems

Located in Denver, Colorado, Food Online Ordering Systems is a provider of custom, in-house online ordering solutions for restaurants. Food Online Ordering Systems can run stand-alone or be fully integrated into a restaurant or catering service’s existing website and point of sale system.  An online ordering, “system-in-a-box,” offered by Food Online Ordering Systems will work at all of your restaurant locations regardless of point-of-sale system or processor.  It provides a seamless online ordering experience for your brand across all locations allowing you to take your profits and your customers back in one low, fixed-cost solution. http://foodonlineorderingsystems.com/.

You may also connect with Food Online Ordering Systems on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/FoodOnlineOrderingSystems), Twitter (https://twitter.com/Folosinc), and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/foodonlineorderingsystemsforrestaurants).

 

About Epson America, Inc.

Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Long Beach, CA, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. For over 40 years, Epson’s advanced technology has been at work in millions of POS systems around the world. Today Epson’s Business Systems Division continues to bring industry-leading, open architecture, smart technologies to the point of service. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonAmerica).

EPSON is a registered trademark and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. OmniLink is a registered trademark of Epson America. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

FOLOS 2017 National Restaurant Show Announcement

By Food Online Ordering Systems News, Growing Your Restaurant, Restaurant Marketing Tips

STOP at NRA 2017 Booth #6676

For the first time Food Online Ordering Systems LLC (FOLOS) is exhibiting at the 2017 NRA Show in Chicago in booth #6676. The best kept secret in the industry isn’t going to be a secret any more – Find out how to profit from your online ordering system in five ways:

  1. Simple, fast, customizable online ordering system setupFOLOS
  2. Flat fee per month, regardless of sales volume
  3. Staff maximization – No more collecting payments at the door and phone ordering interruptions
  4. Easy mobile/online ordering process for your customers
  5. Complete customer info for future marketing and loyalty programs

Food Online Ordering Systems (FOLOS) builds custom in-house online ordering systems for your restaurant, your customers!

Show Special: 0% online orders and free equipment (limited to first 20 restaurants)

Not going to Chicago? No worries. Connect with us online for a free demo, quote and to get started!

Pricing and Benefits of Food Online Ordering Systems for Restaurants

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Our online food ordering system can stand alone as a website, or can be fully integrated into a restaurant or catering service’s existing website by simply adding an Order Online button. It can also be made available to customers as a branded mobile app for Android, iOS, Windows devices, or even as an app on Facebook. We can help you get to where your customers are.

The power of our service does not end there. Any orders that are approved and paid for by customers using a variety of means can be made to funnel into the computerized system already in place in your kitchen.

Customers do not have to do anything special, and neither do you—we do it all for you. From building the code, and designing the best look using your colors, logo, and photographs of your menu items, to setting up secure payment portals.

In addition to making it easy for customers to choose and buy the food they want to order, we also accommodate restaurant loyalty programs, and can generate maps to allow customers to locate branches quickly. Using our food ordering system, customers can monitor the status of their delivery through SMS notifications, email, or through app notifications.

“The best thing I love about Food Online Ordering Systems is their pricing. We were paying GrubHub and Eat24 almost $500 per month! We saved almost $400 a month and are building our brand – not theirs!”

The competition is charging on average 15% of the sale!  This is outrageous considering most restaurant are making 20-30 cents on the dollar. They are taking more than half your profit!  Our system comes at a fixed rate which falls at about one-third of the cost of the competition. We also do not have a service charge per sale, like other online ordering systems do. While they generally charge 15% of the cost of a sale, we merely charge a fixed flat rate. We also provide premium support for free.

Using our system, online ordering for restaurants has never been easier or more cost-efficient. Our customers have seen close to $1,500-$5,000 in monthly sales by day 90!

We would be happy to give you a free demonstration on how our system works, and talk further on how we can assist you in giving your customers what they want—wonderful food, at a reasonable price, quickly and with as little hassle as possible.

FOLOS to Showcase, “System In A Box,” Online Ordering Solution at FSTec in Dallas, TX

By Food Online Ordering Systems News, Growing Your Restaurant

Food Online Ordering Systems has recently announced plans to attend the Food Service Tec (FSTec)2016 tradeshow and conference, taking place September 25-27 in Dallas, Texas.

About FSTec

The FSTEC 2016 tradeshow is a networking and professional education event tailored to the food service technology market. Bringing together experts in fields ranging from POS technology to Human Resources and facility management, the FSTEC 2016 event is the largest event like it in the country.

Expected to be in attendance at the event are representatives from big names in the retail and foodservice spaces, including 7-Eleven, Fox Restaurant Concepts, Chili’s Grill and Bar, McDonald’s and more. The biggest draw for this tradeshow isn’t only the networking opportunities; there will also be business seminars on subjects including Leadership, Personnel Management and Tip Management. The powerhouse line-up of speakers include 43rd President of  the United States George W. Bush as well as top brass from Tier 1 & 2 brands such as Arbys, McDonalds, Chili’s and TGI Fridays.

About Food Online Ordering Systems

Restaurant-Online-Ordering-SystemFood Online Ordering Systems will be showcasing their “system-in-a-boxrestaurant online ordering system at FSTEC 2016. Todd Burge, Founder and CEO of Food Online Ordering Systems, released a statement regarding the upcoming tradeshow and what role FOLOS will be playing there, stating, “We’re particularly excited about having a presence at this year’s FSTEC. Our online ordering offering is a perfect fit for multi-unit franchise brands who may have multiple point-of-sale systems in play.  We work alongside any POS or processor providing a consistent online ordering experience for the restaurant brand.”

In what is being hailed as an industry first, Food Online Ordering Systems has done away with percentage-based commissions on online ordering and replaced it with a flat-fee, comprehensive solution that does more than just allow for internet ordering. Key features of the system include integration with existing ordering processes, easy ticket printing featuring EPSON Omnilink Merchant Services printers, enhanced customer management tools and much, much more.

Restaurant professionals in the food service industry know they need to provide online ordering for their patrons, but they may not know that they can do it inexpensively while also providing a better ordering experience for the customer. The FOLOS system can also be customized for specific restaurant need, Add to that a seamless order entry and fulfillment system that employees love, and the entire service offering from FOLOS becomes a must-have for both big and small chain owners and operators.

Contact Information

Those interested in meeting with representatives from Food Online Ordering Systems at this year’s FSTEC 2016 tradeshow can arrange a meeting by visiting www.foodonlineorderingsystems.com and clicking on ‘Contact’.

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Join Food Online Ordering Systems and RSPA at RetailNow in Grapevine Texas

By Food Online Ordering Systems News, Online Ordering Reseller

Food Online Ordering Systems is scheduled to attend the 2016 RetailNow tradeshow and symposium taking place from July 31 to August 3, 2016 in Grapevine, Texas.

ENVISION_SOFTWARE_PARTNERThe 2016 Retail Now event is being hosted by the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), and the show will be bringing together professionals from all sectors of the point-of-sale industry, including software vendors, service providers and hardware manufacturers. Sponsors of the event include Epson, Moneris, Vantiv, and Cayan, among others.

The flagship product now available from Food Online Ordering Systems is a full, ‘system-in-a-box’ online ordering solution that gives restaurants more control over their online presence while enhancing the overall online customer experience. Furthermore, the online ordering solutions available from FOLOS are much less expensive than competitive vendors.

Food Online Ordering Systems hopes to expand its footprint in the online ordering space by networking with and educating the attendees of this year’s Retail Now tradeshow. Todd Burge, Founder of Food Online Ordering Systems, stated, “We have a lot to showcase at Retail Now this year, and I’m particularly interested in seeing how the market will react to some of our newer services. We’re all expecting a successful event; part of that success will be expanding our channel and online online ordering reseller program.

Those interested in visiting with representatives from Food Online Ordering Systems at the 2016 Retail Now tradeshow can arrange a meeting by clicking here: Restaurant Online Ordering Reseller

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Is Your Restaurant Online Ordering Model Destroying Your Profit Margins?

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Hospitality Leader – 3/16/2016

http://www.hospitalityleaderonline.com/doc/is-your-restaurant-online-ordering-model-destroying-your-profit-margins-0001

Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs

Online ordering is changing the way restaurants do business. While the restaurant industry has always been competitive and risky, changes over the past five years in tech have added a new variable for restaurant owners to consider: online ordering is now a vital part of how restaurants handle pick-ups, deliveries, and reservations. Millennial customers also have higher loyalty rates depending on how accessible their favorite restaurants are online. In the end, online ordering is a must-have for any restaurant today.

Because of shift in customer thinking when it comes to online ordering, restaurateurs working to build their market share find it essential to have online ordering options available to their customers. But the most common online ordering options have high fees which can make the difference between success or failure for restaurant owners. By contrast, the right online model can help your business grow and thrive instead of potentially dooming it to failure.

Are Percentage-Based Ordering Models Eating Into Profit Margins?

To restate what most owners already know: depending on a restaurant’s overhead, the profit margin can often be rather small (often from 3% to 10%, according to recent industry estimates). For successful restaurants, the profit margin can be anywhere from 20-30%, but the built-in costs of restaurant maintenance mean it won’t get much higher– and that profit margin is almost always the difference between success and failure. In fact, most new owners don’t realize at the outset just how razor-thin restaurant profit margins can be, which is why the restaurant industry claims a staggering 60-70% failure rate on average over a ten-year period (some analyses actually put the number slightly higher). However, assuming that a restaurant was profitable before the age of online ordering, adapting to new marketplace realities can seriously change the game for the worse. Here’s why.

A recent article in Quartz magazine, taking into account data from multiple restaurant online ordering companies’ IPO’s, discovered that the average commission made by these companies was a staggering 13.5%. Whatever benefit these companies provide in terms of helping restaurants build their business online is almost completely erased by the fact that the percentages they take out can often be considerably higher than a restaurant’s profit margin, meaning that the business will actually be unprofitable over the long term. Even worse, most business owners are rarely aware of what is happening, as their statements seem to indicate hidden fees and penalties that weren’t necessarily explained, leading to individual charges looking much smaller than the actual totals being charged to the business.

Faced with the possibility of moving into negative cashflow territory, restaurants often find that making use of online ordering can hurt their business, so they are faced with two uncomfortable choices: taking losses with large online ordering companies (directly affecting their cashflow) or skipping out on online ordering altogether (meaning a serious loss of revenue in today’s business marketplace.) The inevitable result for restaurants choosing the former option is to raise prices to offset the loss from online ordering, which usually results in tacking on a fee to offset the cost of the online ordering system or raise prices on their dishes overall. The result in either case is customer inconvenience and, in many cases, attrition.

Finally, to make matters worse for the industry overall, predatory online ordering companies almost always target new restaurant owners to “lock them in,” with those owners not realizing just how much of their profits are being eaten into by their online ordering system.

Even worse for restaurant owners, often these companies use SEO techniques which create total dependence on the online ordering company. A good example of this is the use of “microsites” that exist on the online ordering company’s end. They create mini websites that steal traffic from a restaurant’s own website. This technique is the opposite of traditional advertising, such as PPC (which is designed to reach new users) and user base advertising (reaching out to existing customers a restaurant acquires).

Often when restaurants sign up with online ordering companies, microsites for the restaurant will be created on the online ordering company’s website. (This is important to remember, because this is not going to the restaurant’s website, but the online ordering company’s site.) Because of the relative weight of the online ordering company’s size, chances are that potential customers looking for a restaurant will see the microsite before the restaurant’s own website, meaning that native web traffic that would have gone to a restaurant website (people looking for a restaurant’s menu or directions, for example) will be redirected to the online ordering company’s website, which will then downgrade the restaurant website’s own ranking. What this means for the restaurant in this example is that the exorbitant fees involved are compounded by a new problem: online web traffic is being shifted from the restaurant site to the online company’s site– meaning online ordering companies actually damage a restaurant’s web presence to build their own customer bases.

Solutions Where Online Ordering Can Mean the Difference Between Success and Failure

Recognizing the potential for disaster these margins mean for the online ordering industry and the restaurant industry in general, one online company has decided to do something about it. Food Online Ordering Systems, a successful national online ordering solutions provider, has developed a food online ordering system which allows business owners to take control of their web traffic and get online sales without paying a commission. This flat rate service saves restaurants $1,000 each month in commissions they are currently paying making the cost of running an online ordering system more manageable overall. With online ordering tied directly to the portal, everything from order tracking to payment organically becomes part of a restaurant’s existing order process.

Further, by focusing on a restaurant’s organic SEO visibility, restaurants using Food Online Ordering Systems’ portal are no longer trapped by online ordering companies’ predatory SEO techniques. A restaurant with well-maintained SEO is not dependent on the online ordering company, but gets to keep their customers for themselves, without worrying that their online ordering company is trying to undermine their own client acquisition efforts.

Flat rate ordering means that the total cost of online ordering leaves the realm of percentages of overall sales volume and moves towards a single, easy-to-understand pricing model. Online ordering moves over to the general cost of maintenance, and worries over how much is going to be taken out in a given month is over. This also means that the problem of worrying about increased costs overall is related directly to profits and volume, not how much the online ordering system will take out in a given month.

Online Ordering that Helps Manage Costs

Restaurant owners are discovering two facts about online ordering that direct them in opposite ways. The first is that online ordering is a virtual necessity in the modern business marketplace. The second is that many online ordering companies are extracting commissions from them that can crush their business model without making potential catastrophic changes to their pricing structure.

In this market environment, Food Online Ordering Systems offers restaurant owners a cost-effective alternative which is set to disrupt the online ordering industry. By helping restaurant owners by giving them the ability to finally get their online costs under control, the company’s flat-rate model is bound to change the way restaurants treat their online ordering systems. And in an industry where 7 out of 10 restaurants can’t make enough of a profit to survive, Food Online Ordering Systems’ flat-rate model is making enough of a difference to help establish this competitive industry’s future success stories.

If you’re a restaurant owner and have become concerned with the total cost of your online ordering system, it might be time to look at an alternative pricing structure that fits your business from Food Online Ordering Systems. With some online ordering companies charging well over 15% commission rates to get a business online, using an affordable, stable flat-rate online system that integrates with your existing POS may be the missing piece that makes the difference between long-term success and failure later.

About Food Online Ordering Systems

A fixed cost provider of custom online ordering solutions for restaurants, Food Online Ordering Systems can stand alone next to any point of sale system or be fully integrated. It is completely white label so it is your branding that your customers see. It can also be made available to customers as a branded mobile app for Android, iOS, Windows devices, or as an app on Facebook. The company can help build the code and design the best look working with the restaurant’s colors, logo, and photographs of its menu items and help set up secure payment portals. They also accommodate restaurant loyalty programs and can generate maps to allow customers to locate branches quickly. Food Online Ordering Systems will build and design a custom solution tailored to your restaurant.

http://foodonlineorderingsystems.com/

You may also connect with Food Online Ordering Systems on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/FoodOnlineOrderingSystems), Twitter (http://twitter.com/Folosinc), and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/c/foodonlineorderingsystemsforrestaurants).

How FOLOS is Changing the Face of Ordering Food Online

By Food Online Ordering Systems News, Growing Your Restaurant, Restaurant Marketing Tips

As the owner of a busy restaurant or catering service, you may be using an ordering service online for your delivery and take-out orders. If you are, then you’re likely paying a certain percentage on every dollar that you spend to the service provider of that specific ordering system. Over time, this can start to really add up. Food Online Ordering Systems (FOLOS) has the perfect solution for your restaurant!

Because your expenses include the cost of food, overhead, labor, and any other related costs, how much are you actually earning from your to-go orders? Probably, not much. However, this is the reality for a number of restaurant owners. They mistakenly believe they have to sacrifice a slice of their overall profits just to compete with other restaurants. Once they review their statements, however, they can clearly see where the dollars are leaking. For some restaurants, the numbers can be several hundreds of dollars per month, even thousands in some cases.

Today, virtually any restaurant that doesn’t have a strong presence online, not to mention the absence of a food ordering system online, is costing them money. In other words, it’s impacting the bottom line. Nowadays, hungry customers want what they want, when they want it, and don’t have the time or need to keep a paper delivery menu on-hand to order food. The fastest and most convenient way for any customer to contact a store is through the touch of a button, whether it’s on their smartphone or some other electronic device.

The New and Improved Way of Ordering Food Online

Food Online Ordering Systems is now FOLOS. What is FOLOS? FOLOS is a better way for people to order food online. The system can either be fully incorporated into a restaurant’s current point of sale system or used as a standalone on FOLOS’s website. Another option is to have your customers use it as a mobile app for their Windows devices, iOS, Android, or on Facebook as well.

FOLOS can offer a number of advantages for any restaurant or catering service. For instance, all approved orders can be integrated into the system that’s already currently in place on location. FOLOS takes care of everything so that neither the customers nor the restaurant owners have to lift a finger. In fact, FOLOS can help your restaurant or catering service by using the colors, the photos of your menu, and the logo of your business in order to design the ideal look and feel of your new website. They can also help with the more logistic aspects as well such setting up a secure payment portal.

Furthermore, FOLOS makes it incredibly easy for people to pick and purchase the food that they want to ultimately order in addition to creating helpful maps so that customers can quickly locate a specific branch. By using a food ordering system online, hungry customers can always check the status of their food delivery via SMS or app notifications, or through email.

When you stop to consider that other online ordering companies are charging about 15 percent of every sale on average, it’s shocking since most restaurants are making around 25 cents on the dollar in most cases. If you do the math, that’s more than 50 percent of your profits. FOLOS offers a fixed rate that’s more around a third of the cost of your rivals. Also, there’s no service charge for a sale either, unlike many other ordering systems online charge today. Although most charge about 15 percent of the total cost of the sale, FOLOS just charges a fixed flat rate instead along with providing outstanding support for free.

Other Benefits of Using FOLOS

  • Incorporate with Current Restaurant Point-of-Sale or Standalone

FOLOS can make your existing online ordering system work seamlessly with your current POS. They can also integrate any loyalty programs directly into your ordering system online as well.

  • Innovative Technology

FOLOS utilizes cutting-edge technology along with the industry standards in order to develop your site and ordering service online. Secure, sleek, fast-loading sites are their top priority and they always try to go above and beyond.

  • 100% Automated Service

Because there’s no need to answer phones, check faxes or emails, you can utilize your time and resources much better in order please your customers instead. The service is totally automated and created to be a 100 percent hands-off approach by batching and producing daily reports. FOLOS takes care of everything and even alerts you if there’s a problem you need to know about.

  • Branded Design and User-Friendly Interface

FOLOS considers the logo and colors of your restaurant in order to ensure that both your site and ordering platform online are in complete harmony with your brand based on your standards. They’re experts at streamlining functionality in order to enable your customer base to easily and effortlessly place an order with your restaurant.

  • Notifications in Real-Time

With real-time notifications via SMS, apps, or email, your customers will always know the status of their food delivery until it arrives. Customers have up-to-the-minute stats on the whereabouts of their food.

  • Tamper-Proof, Safe, and Secure

FOLOS incorporates the latest technology in order to keep the personal and sensitive information of your customers completely safe and secure. They can help you generate a convenient online payment platform that facilitates a safe and easy way for your customers to purchase food online.

  • Plenty of Goodies to Choose From

You get to pick and choose your ordering system online a la carte. Save money by keeping only the features you want and need. You can let FOLOS help you create a package that will best accommodate the ultimate goals of your business.

  • Mobile Friendly

Regardless if your customers use a Windows, Android, or iOS device, they can easily place an order online with your restaurant or catering service. Besides just using the website of your restaurant, they can also use online ordering apps on their tablets or mobile devices – the choice is theirs.

  • Charge-Free Service for Each Sale

Compared to other online ordering companies, FOLOS doesn’t charge outrageous fees for their services. It doesn’t matter whether you’re doing $2,000 or $20,000 a month online, you’ll still pay the same flat rate, which is generally about one-third of the total cost of your rivals.

  • Boost Your Brand

Because FOLOS creates easy-to-use platforms for ordering online along with functional and aesthetically-pleasing websites, your customers can check out with no problem directly on your site.

  • Various Available Payment Platforms

Need more than one payment platform to serve your customers? Of course, you do. FOLOS can accommodate a number of different platforms including bank transfers, credit cards, or PayPal.

Customers want service that’s quick, easy, and super convenient no matter what they’re buying. With FOLOS, any business in the food industry can benefit from a having a functional website and easy-to-use apps that enables their customers to pick what they want from a menu and have it quickly delivered with the simple touch of a button.

MEDIA ALERT: Denver, CO., October 14, WestEX 2015

By Food Online Ordering Systems News

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Epson & Food Online Ordering Systems to Demonstrate Joint Solution at the WestEX 2015 Restaurant Tradeshow

What: Epson America, Inc. and Food Online ordering Systems, will be demonstrating their joint solution at WestEX 2015. Attendees will be able to see how Food Online Ordering Systems’ online ordering system leverages Epson’s Omnilink® TM-T88V-i intelligent printer to better facilitate the restaurant online ordering process and improve sales.

Epson’s smart printer, coupled with Food Online Ordering’s solution, creates one of the most efficient systems in the marketplace that works alongside any restaurant POS (point of sale system). Food Online Ordering’s affordable, in-house system, branded to their customers, can fully integrate with a restaurant’s POS system, website and online presence.  Busy restaurants are able to get the orders in real-time without having to deal with faxes, emails, or tablets. Food Online Ordering Systems will be offering customers a 90-day trial of the system with free setup at the show.

Organized by the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA), WestEX 2015 will feature restaurant professionals and business owners from the central western region partaking in group discussions and seminars. Topics to be covered at the event will include boosting restaurant sales with a strong online and mobile presence, using data to increase restaurant revenue, social media advertising, and cyber security measures for restaurants.

When:  October 21, 2015.

Where:   Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, Hall D, Booth 933

About Food Online Ordering Systems
A provider of online ordering solutions for restaurants, Online Ordering Systems’ food ordering system can stand alone as a website or be fully integrated into a restaurant or catering service’s existing website by simply adding an Order Online button. It can also be made available to customers as a branded mobile app for Android, iOS, Windows devices, or as an app on Facebook. The company can help build the code and design the best look working with the restaurant’s colors, logo, and photographs of its menu items and help set up secure payment portals. They also accommodate restaurant loyalty programs and can generate maps to allow customers to locate branches quickly. Using our food ordering system, customers can monitor the status of their delivery through SMS notifications, email, or app notification.
http://foodonlineorderingsystems.com/

You may also connect with Food Online Ordering Systems on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/FoodOnlineOrderingSystems), Twitter (https://twitter.com/Folosinc), and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/foodonlineorderingsystemsforrestaurants).

About Epson America, Inc.
Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Long Beach, CA, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. For over 40 years, Epson’s advanced technology has been at work in millions of POS systems around the world. Today Epson’s Business Systems Division continues to bring industry-leading, open architecture, smart technologies to the point of service. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonAmerica).

EPSON is a registered trademark and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. OmniLink is a registered trademark. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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Online Ordering: Restaurants Pay The Price

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Using a Commission Based Online Ordering Company? Have you looked at your statements lately?

If you are a restaurant owner and use an online ordering service for your take-out and delivery orders, then chances are you are paying a percentage of every dollar spent through that ordering system to the service provider. Every. Single. Dollar. Since those dollars also cover food costs, labor, and other important overhead expenses, how much are you able to keep from those to-go order dollars? Pennies, if you are lucky, but for many restaurants the truth is often that they are sacrificing their profits from online ordering just to stay competitive.  Many restaurants do not even realize what they are paying until they look at their statements.  In most cases it is several hundred to several thousand dollars a month.

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Let’s face it. In today’s modern, digital, socially-networked, smart phone kind of world, not having an online ordering system seems almost archaic. Worse, the potential of losing business to a competitor who uses one of these services, can make online ordering feel like a requirement, rather than an option. Your food is delicious, and you want it to reach as many mouths as possible, but you don’t want to go broke through paying a high percentage of every online order to a service provider. After all, your menu printers don’t charge a percentage of your orders, and neither does your point of sale company, so why should your online ordering service? Until recently, the only available option has been to pay a commission, averaging about 14% of each order (gasp!) to an online ordering company, but there is a different idea making waves in the industry; an idea that could change the game. Big time.

What game, you ask? How about the game of corporate greed destroying small businesses. Or, you could think of it as the Game of Forks, and the Lannisters are in charge. According to an article published by NPR on August 12, 2013, common commission based online order companies don’t just charge a percentage based fee, but also tack on additional charges and even increase percentage rates if the restaurant starts making more moolah! Now that’s just appalling. Most restaurants are owned by small business owners are working to make money for themselves, not for online ordering services providers. So, what’s the alternative? Food Online Ordering Systems only charges a low flat monthly rate instead of a percentage of each order. Now THAT’S an idea! Rather than paying a commissions, with rates that vary depending on how much business your restaurant pulls in, you could be paying as little as a just few bucks a day for the same service.

With a flat rate, the cost of your online ordering service doesn’t change, you pay roughly a $150 per month whether you sell $3,000 or $5,000 worth of delivery orders, while a 14% commission would mean paying $400-$600 on the same orders. One doesn’t have to be the Master of Coins to see the value in flat rates over commissioned rates!

The theft is about more than money. It’s about your customers and your dream. Your dream to have a successful restaurant, make money, and feed hungry customers in the process. When profits for orders that typically represent a large percentage of one’s business are being gobbled up by an online service provider, then it is hard to stay afloat, let alone get ahead. When you can’t get ahead, other restaurants are able to move in and take business away from you. When you lose business, your dream slips away. Greedy commission-based companies are taking away more than just your money – they are threatening your bottom line, taxing you for being successful, and making you dance to their tune. They are stealing your dream.

Maybe it’s time to take your dream back. After all, you deserve to be successful, and no vendor should have the power to take that away from you, especially when there are other alternatives devoted to helping you grow your dream, rather than steal it from you.