Among the first clients to benefit from the new partnership are 288 Bar & Wok, one of Cheltenham’s leading Chinese restaurants. Orders placed via the restaurant’s mobile app or web ordering page, powered by Preoday, will be sent directly to the Softabacus ordering system. This will mean it can manage remote orders and keep all financial data in one place without the need to reconcile online payments with in-store transactions.
Nick Hucker, CEO of Preoday, comments: “At Preoday we choose to work with market leading businesses who are specialists in their market. In Softabacus we see a company who is just that, with a breadth of experience and well respected in their industry. Together we see an opportunity to help clients provide a digital ordering service that is commission-free and gives them access to the data they need to grow their business.”
Martin Man, Managing Director of Softabacus, adds: “Preoday provides a service that has become essential for Chinese foodservice operators and caterers. We are delighted to work with them to guarantee clients have access to a first-class ordering technology that works with our EPoS solutions. We have launched some new product updates to our software like pay-on-entry for large buffet restaurants and driver management software for delivery; digital ordering is now the perfect addition to allow our clients to deliver first-class experiences.”
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