Groupon’s Breadcrumb iPad app gets simple sign-in, faster credit payments, and check splitting features

Groupon’s Breadcrumb iPad app gets simple sign-in, faster credit payments, and check splitting features ...

Breadcrumb has released an update to its Point of Sale iPad app, making it simpler to sign-in, view checks and access card payments, split the check payments evenly, and more.

Acquired by Groupon in May 2012, Breadcrumb only recently launched its iPad app. In doing so, the company hoped it would help businesses take payments and compete against fellow credit card and mobile payment service, Square. At the time, General Manager Seth Harris said that Groupon’s iPad-based service would “streamline all activity at local restaurants, cafes and bars, helping employees take and manage orders, book tables and process payments.”

Simple sign-in

Breadcrumb claims that version 1.2 is going to be “faster and easier to use” and it comes with a slew of new features, including the ability to abandon the requirement to enter in your username and password everyday. Instead, all employees would need to use a 4-digit PIN.

Don’t fear multiple credit cards per table

On busy days and nights, employees might find themselves juggling multiple tables at a time and one of the hardest things is processing the payments, especially for large tables. We’ve all been at those gatherings where not everyone has enough cash and resorts to using a credit card to pay — eventually there are 4 or 5 cards that need to pay a certain percentage while the rest have cash, resulting in a nightmare for the waiter. Breadcrumb hopes to fix this problem.

The company says that through its app now allows users to split the check as many ways as needed, using one tap and without the assistance of a calculator.

With the swipe of a card, a specific table’s check or tab can be pulled up without needing to remember the table number. This should work well with tabs also.

Multiple venues login

For establishments that have multiple locations, Breadcrumb now allows employees to use the app with a single username and password. This should hopefully help save time for those who just can’t remember which login to use at which place.

Other features

There are more updates to Breadcrump 1.2, including the ability to remember preferences for the sort order of a table’s check and having a zero-guest-count option, which is useful if a user seats a party that already had its covers counted and wants to avoid being double-counted.

Originally piloted in New York City, Breadcrumb is offering its app free to download, but to use it, a monthly plan must be purchased. Pricing starts at $99 per month for 1 iPad with unlimited users and free updates. Then, the pricing tier increases as you add more iPads. If you have multiple venues, this will also affect the plan price as well.

➤ Breadcrumb for iPad

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