Tech firm to help hospitality sector survive impact of coronavirus

Bhas Kalangi and Andrew Gibbon

AN Edinburgh-based food tech start-up is helping businesses in the hospitality sector weather the devastating impact of Coronavirus with its suite of online ordering, delivery management and driver tracking tech.

ePOS Hybrid, which raised £400,000 from private backers and a successful crowdfunding campaign last month, believes a switch to digital will empower more hospitality businesses to serve the home delivery market, generating extra revenues and allowing businesses to retain staff and cover overheads in this uncertain time.

It has also taken the step of waiving monthly subscription charges for some customers, so they don’t have to pay during the pandemic. 

The firm has developed the world’s most advanced, fully integrated EPOS platform, redefining how businesses in the sector can operate and interact with their customers.

Bhas Kalangi, Epos Hybrid founder & chief executive officer, said:  “We’re facing unprecedented times with the impact of the virus hitting hospitality businesses across the entire world. This impact will be felt across the sector for months to come, so it’s important that we react and move forward together as an industry.

“We believe our online ordering technology will help put hospitality businesses in a better position to recover and adjust their operations accordingly to become more agile to unforeseen challenges.”

ePOS Hybrid offers a range of fully interconnected point of sale products which are designed to reduce costs, streamline operations and elevate the customer experience.

Andrew Gibbon, ePOS Hybrid head of growth, added: “The hospitality sector has been hit hardest and we’re dedicated to supporting our clients as best we can – by helping them react to the changing markets through use of our products and providing free advice or guidance on available support, or proving our software for free.

“This is a time where we all need to come together, and we’re determined to ensure 100% of our client base survives this period of uncertainty.”

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