Access Hospitality is to provide free software to set up delivery and/or click and collect service for hospitality outlets within 48 hours following compulsory closure of pubs, bars and restaurants.
As operators are forced to adapt their trading model to react to the impact of Covid-19, Access Hospitality has pledged its support by offering the service, which will be free for the first two months as Access covers the cost and all implementation fees.
Announcing the initiative Henry Seddon, managing director of Access Hospitality said: “Many operators are turning their sites into ‘dark kitchens’ enabling them to offer a takeaway, click and collect or delivery option. While switching operations to focus on collection or delivery will require a concerted effort, Access Hospitality is taking one element off their minds, by working with its partners QikServe and Preoday to provide an online website with order and pay capability and getting operators set up within 48 hours to help them get their new revenue stream up and running.
The software can be used as a standalone system or alongside Access EPoS to offer as much flexibility as possible and provide the tools for operators to diversify and continue trading after the government advice on Friday to close. The free two-month period will form the first phase of a 12-month contractual commitment.
The offer of free software comes as Access Hospitality announced it is also focused on giving operators the ability to sell vouchers on their sister platform DesignMyNight.
For further information or to start the process to have a takeaway business stream up and running within 48 hours, contact Access Hospitality on 0845 340 4542 or firstname.lastname@example.org.