Exploring a New Technology for Delivery Drivers
I’ve never worked as a pizzeria delivery driver, but I imagine it can be pretty stressful trying to get all of your pizzas delivered on time without spending the night worrying about speeding tickets, nonexistent tips, or worst of all, a potential robbery.
That’s why it’s exciting whenever something new is introduced that’s designed specifically to help drivers out in the field.
Last week I was talking with a representative from Square when he told me about an update to a technology called Open Tickets that has recently been made available to pizza delivery drivers. He put me in touch with Chuck Myers, co-owner of Scooter’s Cafe & Pizzeria in Saugatuck, Michigan, who’s been using the technology for the last few months.
Chuck ran me through how it works and the benefits to Scooter’s and its drivers.
The Pizza Insider: Is there a reason you chose Square for your credit card processing?
Chuck Myers: I’ve been using Square since I opened my restaurant four years ago because of its lower percentage rates and convenience. It also allowed me to process credit cards with my iPhone. So by going out into the field with my iPhone and swiping the card at the door, I could get a lower percentage rate.
The Pizza Insider: How does swiping a card at the door affect your percentage rate?
Chuck Myers: Most credit card processors will tell you about their fantastic rates, but those rates are only for swiped transactions. In a pizzeria, where you’re doing delivery, most of your transactions are not going to be swiped transactions, they’ll be transactions where you punch in the number over the phone, so you end up paying much higher rates.
By using Square, I could go out with …read more
Source:: The Pizza Insider