NEW, Free iPad POS App Is Available!

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We’re excited to announce that we’ve expanded our line of Breadcrumb point of sale products with Breadcrumb POS – a new, free iPad app that enables quick-service eateries, salons, spas and retail merchants to replace their outdated cash registers with an easy-to-use solution that offers local businesses a low-price guarantee that will beat any comparable plan on credit card transaction fees.

In addition to offering one of the most cost-effective hardware packages for any basic iPad POS system, Breadcrumb also includes the lowest credit card processing rates in the U.S. on swiped transactions over $15. With its built-in processing service, Breadcrumb merchants pay only 1.8% plus $0.15 per Visa, MasterCard, or Discover transaction and never have to worry about hidden costs or monthly fees.

Plus, when you sign up and purchase your initial equipment from the Breadcrumb store, you’ll pay zero fees on the first $5,000 in credit card transactions.

“With this launch we can help every local business replace their outdated cash registers with a modern, affordable, money-saving tool that allows them to save on credit card transaction fees and run their businesses better,” said Mihir Shah, VP Merchant OS. “The successful adoption of Breadcrumb Pro by restaurants and bars has been very encouraging, with some of the finest venues in the country using it to run their businesses. As a result, we decided to launch Breadcrumb POS and bring the power and simplicity of this product to more merchants.”

Not familiar with Breadcrumb? Learn more and download the free app today. We’d love to know what you think! Let us know in the comments!

Groupon Wins 2013 PYMNTS.com Innovator Award for Best POS Transformation

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We’re excited to announce that we have garnered top honors at the 2013 PYMNTS.com Innovator Awards for the category of Best POS Transformation. PYMNTS.com, the leading platform for news and content related to the latest in payments innovation, recognized Groupon for two of our merchant solutions: Groupon Payments, a convenient way for merchants to accept credit cards at the guaranteed lowest overall rates, and Breadcrumb, an easy-to-use, powerful and affordable iPad POS system for restaurants, bars and cafes.

Winners were selected across 16 categories by a panel of judges with vast expertise in payments and point of sale innovations. Finalists received their awards at the 2013 PYMNTS.com Innovator Awards Dinner on March 21, 2013 at Harvard University.

Read the full article on our Merchant Blog.

Groupon Serves Up Breadcrumb

Today we’re excited to announce the national launch of Breadcrumb! Just a few months ago, Groupon acquired Breadcrumb – an easy-to-use, powerful and affordable iPad point-of-sale (POS) system that helps local restaurants, bars and cafes run more effectively – in another step towards becoming the world’s commerce operating system.

I spent years working in restaurants and bars suffering with expensive, outdated and confusing POS systems. We started Breadcrumb to provide the hospitality industry with the best POS experience it has ever had. We do that by combining intuitive and sophisticated software with outstanding support. Gone are the days of clunky terminals and expensive equipment with little or no support – Breadcrumb removes the complexities, frustrations and high costs common to legacy POS solutions. In other words, it’s just what restaurants and bars have been waiting for.

Breadcrumb streamlines all activity at local restaurants, cafes and bars, from taking and placing orders, to table management, payment processing and analyzing sales so merchants can learn about and improve their businesses.

After a successful pilot in New York City, we’re thrilled to be ready to offer service to all hospitality merchants in the U.S. for as little as $99 per month. Breadcrumb’s key benefits are:

  • Simplicity – Breadcrumb is as easy as using an iPad app. Servers can search for menu items or rearrange tables with a finger swipe, software updates are free and automatic, and we even ship new customers an all-in-one Breadbox that contains all hardware required to get started.
  • Powerful Features – Everything a restaurant or bar needs to operate more efficiently and deliver impeccable customer service.  Breadcrumb has a full range of features that allows hospitality businesses to manage labor, take orders, process payments and analyze performance. Users can merge or split checks, add or adjust menu items, set employee access levels, view real-time sales and labor reports and more.
  • 5- Star Support – Includes free 24/7 tech support from a dedicated team of hospitality specialists who have years of restaurant and bar experience.

Breadcrumb’s unique pricing model also sets it apart from other systems. Breadcrumb customers save thousands on hardware vs. legacy systems, pay no upfront fees, and aren’t pressured into long-term contracts. It’s not just about price – we’re so confident in Breadcrumb that if users aren’t happy within 30 days, they’ll get their money back, guaranteed.

We built Breadcrumb to solve a problem I faced, and I truly believe in its power to make hospitality folks’ lives easier. We’re excited to bring Breadcrumb to even more businesses and contribute to Groupon’s continued transformation into the world’s local commerce operating system!

Seth Harris

General Manager, Breadcrumb