Lavu is the name behind the first dedicated point-of-sale system on the App Store. Its POS system supports all types of food and drink businesses, with special features for everything from restaurants to bars to ice cream shops. The iPad POS works with all types of Apple mobile devices, enabling businesses to take orders tableside on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, or at a standing terminal.
Most food and drinks businesses still use legacy point-of-sale systems with clunky, outdated hardware and software. But not users of Lavu, which has a POS system for iPad that caters directly to restaurants, coffee shops, and other hospitality businesses. Everything about the Lavu POS is designed around the unique demands of food and drink businesses – from sending orders directly from the customer’s table to the kitchen, to breaking down menus into logical groups, to monitoring inventory levels.
The Lavu POS system includes 300+ features, many of which can be grouped into the following categories:
Lavu works with restaurants, bars, and other types of food and drink businesses in the United States and 92 other countries. To find out more about how this POS system can help your business, contact Lavu to schedule a demo. One of the great things about using Lavu for your point-of-sale requirements is that it’s super easy to get started. The software can be downloaded from the App Store, just like any other mobile app. Lavu provides 24/7 support, including the option of paying extra for an onboarding service plus escalated support. Lavu also offers a free trial to new customers.
Lavu was the first dedicated restaurant POS system for iPad to appear on the App Store. Although many other dedicated mobile POS apps have since arrived on the market, Lavu continues to stand out with its 300+ features.
Perhaps the most unique thing about Lavu is that it has features for all different types of food and drink businesses. Lavu was founded out of the realization that restaurants have specific needs that differ from other businesses like hotels or retailers. Over the years, it has developed and integrated features that cater to businesses like coffee shops, ice cream stores, and food trucks. Each of these businesses needs different features, and Lavu is there to save the day.
As an example, here is how Lavu serves bars, nightclubs, breweries, music venues, and similar types of businesses:
And here’s how Lavu serves the rapidly growing food truck industry:
Lavu US-based team offers 24/7 customer support. Business owners can connect with Lavu by chat, email, or phone. The Lavu website has a comprehensive knowledge base with detailed instructions on everything from setting up and customizing your software to integrating third-party apps.
Lavu offers 3 types of plans: a single-terminal plan for $69 per month (not including add-ons), and a multiple-terminal plan and enterprise plan at a negotiated per-month price. The single-terminal plan is very reasonably priced. It includes one physical terminal, plus Lavu POS app access on an unlimited number of devices.
Each Lavu plan includes access to hundreds of integrations and features, broken down into the following categories:
Lavu also offers a solid hardware range, divided into the following categories:
The good news is that Lavu doesn’t lock anyone into contracts, allowing users to leave at any time. Like other POS systems, it’s worth weighing up your equipment requirements before signing on. If you’re only planning to use the app, then the start up and exit costs are low. But if you’re planning on purchasing other equipment, such as a physical terminal, then it can take some time to make a return on investment.
Andy Lim founded Lavu in 2010 after eating dinner with a friend and noticing how frustrated the restaurant owner was with his POS system. He based the company in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and it quickly expanded to more than 90 countries all around the world. In 2015, Lavu received a $15 million investment from Aldrich Capital Partners, the largest Series A venture investment in New Mexico state history. The next year, Lavu partnered with PayPal to provide restaurants with low rates. As a result, Lavu has helped its customers make significant savings on transaction costs.
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