ALLENTOWN, Pa., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading national point-of-sale (POS) systems and merchant services provider Harbortouch today announced it has partnered with the New York Bartenders, Inc. to provide its Harbortouch POS Elite system for student training as part of the association's critically-acclaimed Bartender Boot Camp program.
"The ability to efficiently operate an advanced POS system is a critical skill for any successful bartender," said Jordan Goldman with New York Bartenders, Inc. "Having the Harbortouch Elite as part of our Boot Camp program not only gives us a state-of-the-art tool to train participants on the latest technology, but also gives our certified graduates a clear advantage in a fiercely competitive job market."
The Elite system is part of Harbortouch's exclusive free POS system that helps hospitality and retail merchants manage their entire business with a single, reliable, easy-to-use, efficient and highly affordable solution.
The Harbortouch Elite comes complete with a sleek touch-screen interface; integrated cash/check/credit/debit payment processing; extensive inventory, employee and menu management features; and comprehensive reporting functions that help business owners and managers stay on top of daily operations. The hardware, setup and training are available free of charge to merchants, who pay only a monthly service fee plus standard merchant processing fees on credit and debit card transactions.
"The Bartender Boot Camp is a nationally recognized program that is well-known for turning out some of the best-trained, most successful bartenders in the New York area and beyond," said Brian Jones, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Harbortouch. "This partnership gives us a valuable opportunity to contribute toward the ongoing education and training that is a vital part of maintaining current skills and a professional certification."
Graduates of the 12-hour Bartender Boot Camp earn a national certification, benefit from free, unlimited future training and can take advantage of job search and placement assistance available through New York Bartenders, Inc. The hands-on courses are available both weekdays and weekends and take place within a real bar setting in New York City. Attendees learn basic drink recipes, alcohol awareness, opening and closing procedures, fruit handling, POS operation, state liquor laws and ID checking requirements.
The Harbortouch POS Elite system is available with a wide range of software modules to meet the specific needs of retail, hospitality, convenience and liquor stores and quick-service/food delivery restaurants. Additional features for restaurants include a free, integrated Reservations system and the Lighthouse, a cloud-based POS management and reporting dashboard for secure, remote back-end access 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Harbortouch is a leading national supplier of point of sale (POS) systems, serving thousands of businesses across the nation. The company offers an unparalleled "free" program that supplies a full-featured POS system to restaurants and retail businesses with no up-front cost. Custom programming, professional installation and on-site training are included with every order and award winning customer service and technical support are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to offering state-of-the-art POS systems, Harbortouch also delivers a full range of merchant services such as credit/debit and gift card processing. For additional information, visit www.harbortouch.com or call 800-201-0461.