A mother and a daughter in a small rural town in Manitoba, Canada opened a coffee shop and bakery a year ago. Located in a new library in Slkirk, they converted the basement of their house into a small bakery that supplies the coffee shop with freshly baked goods. Ubuntu Café and Bakery is an independent coffee shop with espresso-based drinks, treats and coffee made with a V-60 pour-over machine. They also offer vintage teas served with bone china, starched white linens, etc. These details set Ubuntu Café and Bakery apart from the rest. It has been a reason why the place has gained so much popularity and now book customers with 3 weeks in advance. Ubuntu Café and Bakery started building a strong customer base early on, selling artisan bread in local Farmer’s Market. Additionally, they became a catering business due to the numerous meetings that develop within the library’s rooms.
We wanted to know why they needed an iPad POS solution and why they choose SalesVu.
“It was more the low cost and simplicity of SalesVu that were the deciding factors. In the future we may be using SalesVu at the markets. We considered that the need for the mobile feature was secondary in our decision-making (up to now we only did cash sales at the markets).”
About the unique propositions SalesVu gives to small business owners in the US and abroad the iPad POS low cost, ease of use, and the possibility to use debit cards were determinant in deciding for SalesVu.
“ The use of debit cards for payments was one of the big reasons, that along with speed of payment for credit card transactions, ease of entering new products, and remote accessibility.”
Ubuntu Café and Bakery opened their doors in January 2014 relying in SalesVu iPad POS system to process payments; however, in their planning phase they got quotes for a tailor-made POS system.”
“Besides from the accessibility and easy payments, we really like the online billing (for catering orders) We demand cash on delivery, and with Salesvu I can send the invoice in advance – and some customers even pay the invoice online before they pick up their orders. I have to say that my customers like the ease and security of the online payment with a credit card using SalesVu platform”.
Business owner Anna told us that Ubuntu Café and Bakery enjoys the quick payments. She told us, it is a major plus.
“It is the ease with which we can add products. We can decide to for instance, make bourbon French macarons for tomorrow, and would enter the macarons onto the iPad POS through our website account just before delivery.”
SalesVu iPad POS offers very reasonable rates for small business owners who are conscious of the importance of savings.
“We were quoted $15,000 for the hardware and software for a conventional POS system. The set-up cost for SalesVu was buying the IPad, printer, IPad stand, external credit card (debit card) and card reader for that debit card – costing us no more that $1,000. So – we easily saved $14,000”
There are few things in life that can be compared to the pleasure of a good book and great quality coffee, add the unique silence of a library and freshly baked treats, and voila! You find Ubuntu Café and Bakery. Don’t miss out the opportunity to connect with this honest coffee shop and visit their website and social media pages to find out more about them.