April 12, 2021

VAT in Oman!

Value Added Tax (VAT) law comes into force in Oman on April 16, 2021. Oman will apply VAT at 5% on most goods and services, with exceptions for essential food items, medical care, education and financial services. 94 food items exempted from VAT include milk, meat, fish, poultry, fresh eggs,…

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April 7, 2021

Geolocation

The launch of iBeacon and geolocation tech has changed the way stores communicate and engage with their customers. According to Google, 82% of smartphone users turn to their phones when not sure about their shopping decision. Google even introduced a special term “micro-moments” (and “micro-moment marketing”) to describe purchases made…

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March 31, 2021

Restaurant Farming (Vertical Farming)

The local food movement has given rise to a new breed of restaurants: those that grow their own ingredients. For chefs and restaurateurs, the Tower Farms growing system provides a bounty of fresh, high-quality ingredients that keep customers coming back for seconds. 3 results of growing a restaurant farm Hyper-local…

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March 26, 2021

Online Table Bookings

Restaurant POS systems and related apps should also offer customers the opportunity to make reservations online, whether for in-house dining or curbside pickup, which is likely to remain popular beyond the pandemic. A good POS system will also be able to monitor online reservations and table turns, ensuring that restaurants continue…

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March 25, 2021

Contactless payment

Contactless technology is going mainstream, and it’s not just about placing an order online, but also about paying with a smartphone, smartwatch or smartcard via an app or touchless device. New payment technologies have been slowly gaining momentum within the global restaurant industry, but this trend has accelerated with the…

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March 24, 2021

Online ordering systems and delivery apps

As restaurants remain vulnerable to imposed restrictions, strict sanitary regulations and even closure, online food orders and contactless home-deliveries have come to the rescue. And this service is here to stay as diners grow accustomed to getting the food they want when, where and how they want it. Third-party food delivery…

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