Are mPOS Systems the Latest Trend in Restaurants?

Most restaurateurs who get into the food and hospitality industry do so because of their personal love for food. The drive to open a restaurant falls flat when business competency is low. Thankfully, technology has progressed in the hospitality industry. There are many dedicated software available, of which mPOS system is the most beneficial. Many restaurant POS services are offering new solutions to make management of operations easy.


mPOS: the future of restaurant POS services


The rate of adoption of mPOS system has accelerated in 2016. The sudden shift is due to the growing concern of increase in labor and raw material cost. The hourly minimum wages were recently increased, following nationwide rallies in the west. Demands in rise in wages are imminent in Singapore as well. With the growing interest in opening businesses especially in the hospitality sector, competition is bound to increase. The workers now have options to choose the facility which best suits their needs. Labor is in demand because supply is in abundance. The only feasible solution for an independent restaurant owner is to invest in mPOS services for customer services and direct task force towards BOF.


Advantages of mPOS services

  • Mobility: mPOS software offers a one of a kind advantage – the ability to be used anywhere. They can be carried to any table at the restaurant by the server or be used at a food truck. Those vendors at the farmer’s market can also use this software. mPOS systems are sleek and a practical alternative to bulky POS systems.
  • Affordability: The main difference between the traditional POS software and mPOS services is affordability. mPOS systems are considerably cheaper, given the sizing down of the actual hardware and cloud based operation. Thus, the entry-level cost is low and the annual/monthly charges are affordable.
  • User friendly: The simple beauty of mPOS service is that they are built on the systems that are ubiquitous to the Singaporean lifestyle. When iPads are used as mPOS services, there is no additional training required for operation. The design ensures that the service is user friendly.


The learning time demanded by mPOS system is cut in half, given its ease of use, prevalent understanding and simpler interface. Additionally, customers can use the iPad to view the menu, review their order or even look at representative pictures – increased customer-facing functionality.