Zonal teams up with Flypay
Zonal Retail Data Systems has teamed up with Flypay, the market leader in innovative, state-of-the-art mobile technology for the hospitality industry to reinvent the bar tab.
The solution will make paying in pubs as a group experience significantly more efficient. Currently, pubs keeping cards behind the bar represent a PCI compliance problem for operators, in addition to regular walk-outs. In terms of consumers, forgotten cards are a huge problem, and the lack of visibility over their tab, can leave customers feeling anxious.
This new initiative creates a proof of concept solution that allows customers to physically order at the bar. The technology will allow them to set up an instant pre-authorised tab through the Flypay app, add others to the tab and leave at the end of the night without needing to remember to settle their bar bill.
For operators, the solution is fully integrated with Zonal’s Aztec EPoS. Leveraging the existing tab interface also means there are almost no retraining requirements for front-of-house teams, or operational changes to the bar.
We appreciate that splitting the bill and waiting to pay are some of the biggest bugbears for people when eating and drinking out. In response to these frustrations, we’re constantly innovating to develop new solutions that sit alongside our existing payment options. It’s all about giving our customers the tools they need to give consumers what they want.
Stuart McLean, CEO of Zonal
The solution is currently exclusive to Zonal EPOS customers, including Fuller’s, which will be the first pub company to trial it. In the initial stages, the solution will go to a live beta pilot in two Fuller’s sites in July.
Zonal has not only worked with us technically to get this solution working through their superb Aztec integration, but has also worked with us to look at the bigger picture to ensure our solution solves the real problems for their customers.
Tom Weaver, CEO of Flypay