Lavu Inc Ends the Cash Register Age with New iPad Point of Sale for Restaurants

New Product Lavu Lite from established POS software company makes running a full-featured restaurant point of sale an option to business owners who could previously only afford a cash register, while slashing processing rates and offering a new level of control to small merchants -- putting an end to the age of the cash register.

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Lavu Lite iPad point of sale POS for restaurants

Small merchant uses Lavu iPad point of sale in restaurant

"Smaller businesses can now consider using a POS system rather than a cash register"

Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) December 27, 2012

Software developers Lavu Inc. today announced the release of Lavu Lite -- a single terminal, simplified version of their popular iPad point of sale. Many small business owners could previously not afford the features and management tools of a full-featured POS solution, and still run only a cash register -- but wish they had more control of their business and access to modern technologies.

A software option with such a powerful feature set and back of house control was not previously attainable for many businesses who only require a single terminal. Not only is the upfront cost low (free software license) but the credit card processing rates are low enough to shock the market, which makes this POS an option for smaller merchants and allows them to retire their outgrown, outdated cash registers.

“We wanted to make a point of sale solution available to every business, regardless of their budget. It was important to us to offer a solution with powerful features generally associated with expensive upscale solutions, yet at a cost that smaller businesses could afford. With no upfront licensing fees and the lowest monthly hosting fees, we have hit our mark,” said Andy Lim, CEO for Lavu Inc.

Outstanding cost benefits include:

  • no upfront fee
  • no transaction fees
  • low processing rate of 1.95%
  • no contracts for processors, no contracts for software
  • affordable $39 monthly fee covers all updates and cloud data hosting

These rates are made possible through Lavu’s recent integration with the SAIL by VeriFone payment-as-service platform. With no transaction fee and a low rate of 1.95%, plus no upfront cost for software licensing, the cost of running a powerful point of sale is now worth considering for smaller merchants, many of whom still only use a cash register. "The SAIL platform delivers a flexible payment experience that Lavu is leveraging to provide the level of security and reliability that businesses and consumers have come to expect from VeriFone," said Brian Hamilton, vice president of SMB Commerce with VeriFone.

Lavu Lite is considered a “full-featured” point of sale because, unlike other card processing iPad terminals on the market, Lavu Lite has advanced functions that help a small business stay efficient. A few features offered with the Lavu Lite product include:

  • multiple service types include table, tab, and quick serve
  • employee timecards with clock in / clock out
  • detailed item modifier system
  • comprehensive reports
  • kitchen printing

"Our main goal is to help the customer. Smaller businesses can now consider using a POS system rather than a cash register. We will give them better tools to better their business," reports Andy Lim, CEO of Albuquerque based Lavu Inc.

Lavu Lite was designed for the quick serve market, as well as for smaller restaurants and bars. Since the limit is a single terminal per location, the business models best suited for Lavu Lite would be coffee shops, bakeries, smaller pubs, and restaurants who can run all orders through a single device. Users of POS Lavu would notice that many of the same functions are included in Lavu Lite, although some advanced features have been omitted to keep operations simple.

“What makes this so appealing to merchants is the immediate setup: you can sign up for an account and begin accepting credit cards right away. You can even key in transactions until your free SAILpay card swipe arrives,” said Travis Kellerman, VP of Operations at Lavu Inc.

Lavu Lite is available in the Apple App Store for iPad, iPod, and iPhone. A 14 day free trial is available and recommended to ensure the product is a good match for the merchant.
For more information go to http://www.lavulite.com

About Lavu
Founded in Albuquerque, NM and operating worldwide, Lavu Inc. was formed as a solution to common point of sale problems and restaurant industry issues. Lavu Inc offers Lavu Lite and POS Lavu as full-featured point of sale software solutions at a fair price. Through cloud computing, wireless mobility and multi-touch devices, POSLavu redefines the entire approach to restaurant business management.

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