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Revel®
Revel® is San Francisco cloud-based iPad POS founded in 2010 and geared toward larger businesses with multiple locations. The company has over 25,000 terminals. Revel® fits businesses with multiple terminals and chains and can integrate with third party apps.

PROS
  • Basic programming is relatively easy
  • Offers industry-specific packages.
  • Modular software allows customization - good for larger businesses.
  • Advanced backend. Can integrate with third party payroll, inventory tracking, customer relationship management applications.

CONS

  • Setup process may be bumpy. Complex. Accepting cards without an Internet connection is an option, but risky
  • Runs on Apple iPad so may have common issues: cables, broken screens, wifi connectivity.
  • Not the cheapest on the market. Fees: Retrieval, Voice Authorisation, Dial Back-up, Account Maintenance, Annual Account fee, Minimum Monthly Discount
  • 36 months lock-in contract

Revel®
is Best For:

  • Restaurants, including large and small chains
  • Retailers

Revel
® Cost

  • Upfront equipment costs
  • Starting Price $99.00/month/user, $99/month per terminal
  • Open API required for third party integrations may cost more per month than the entire POS system
Lightspeed
Locally installed
Cloud based
Multi-store management
Integrated eCommerce
Remote access
Built-in reports and analytics
Ease of use
Inventory management
Loyalty programs
Gift cards.
Special orders and layaways.
Table management
Pay-at-the-table
Credit card processing when offline
24/7 Phone support
24/7 Chat support
In-person training
Online training
Online docs
Backend integration
Third party apps
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