Run a bar or pub? Major pub operator Australian Leisure & Hospitality (ALH) Group has signed up to use Clipp.
This more than doubles the number of premises that use the app to allow customers to run up and close out a bar tab with their smartphones.
Clipp interacts with certain POS systems so customers can enter their credit card details to open a tab, and then show the tab number on their phone to the bar staff when ordering. The tab can be closed by the customer or the bar at any time, triggering the credit card transaction and emailing a receipt to the customer. The app is available at no charge for iOS and Android.
The August 1 move to phase out signatures on credit and debit card transactions has caused some issues in the hospitality industry, but not for Clipp users, according to Clipp officials.
“Having the ALH Group on board shows that more pubs and bars all over Australia are becoming aware of just how much easier we’re making it for them to accept payments through a smartphone," said Greg Taylor, co-founder and COO of Clipp.
"Essentially, we're convenience creators. Staff at venues aren't faced with the challenge of chasing a plastic card amongst a crowded bar and can instead focus on serving customers faster and more efficiently, which will improve the overall experience."
Bruce Mathieson, CEO of the ALH Group, said "From a business perspective, having our venues integrated with Clipp has already improved productivity in our venues. Staff behind the bar are spending less time handling card transactions and instead are able to serve customers faster and more efficiently."