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The result of the Groupon's acquisition of a company by the same name, Breadcrumb is a point-of-sale system for local restaurants, bars, and small businesses to use in place of a cash register.
The service handles everything from taking orders to table management, processes payments, and analyzes overall sales to help merchants learn more about their business and make improvements for the future.
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After a successful pilot run in New York City, Groupon is now offering the service as an option to business owners nationwide.
For $99 per month, those businesses get access to the iPad app for a single device as well as 24/7 tech support for the service. There’s no contract for Breadcrumb, so if a business gives it a whirl and hate it, they can stop at any time. The price goes up the more iPads you need to use -- for instance, $199 will let you use two iPads, and for $399 you can use up to 10.
The iPad app supports everything you need to integrate your entire business into the service, including support for a traditional cash drawer for cash transactions and receipt printers.
Each Breadcrumb plan also includes on-site setup and training for NY and SF businesses.
Can you see Breadcrumb being successful as a cash register replacement? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
This story originally published on Mashable here.