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Venmo vs Aloha EPOS Comparison

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Overview

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Venmo is a digital wallet and payment gateway that allows customers to send money and make purchases via mobile device, and...

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Aloha is a cloud-based EPOS solution designed to helps bars and restaurants manage their business lifecycles, from reservations...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

Free

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from

No info

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

5,084

931

173

41

26

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

4.2

5

4

3

2

1

28

20

4

1

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
80%
would recommend this app

Pros

I love how quick and easy it is to use, I love that it has profile pictures to help users know they are sending to the correct person. The scan feature is also really helpful.
I like how easy it is to use not only among friends but any other vendors who have the software or app. I am always happy when a vendor uses Venmo because I know it's going to be an easy transaction.
Makes for easy transfers in or out of my bank account and customer service is AMAZING. Customer Service is also available through chat, and I LOVE that.

Pros

The thing I like most is that it does integrate across most restaurant functions - it covers loyalty, POS, has build-ins for inventory, etc. And the POS terminals are great.
Their customer service is great (if you ever have to contact them anyway), and deployment is easy because it's very user friendly.
Overall, Aloha is a very good software to use and recommend it to restaurants to use for their employers.

Cons

There is a potential of 'abuse' in that the transactions are irreversible. Also, the default setting is 'public.
If you are really desperate for the money immediately, then you have to pay a small percentage.
I understand from security reasons, but it is annoying. Apparently it is possible now, but has been a pain to figure out.

Cons

Then they can only “escalate” which means it gets routed to another idiot in India who calls you back in a couple of days to tell you to reboot the system.
The only problem is with so many other options out there on the market Aloha has failed to lower their prices to be more competitive.
Nothing stands out enough to dislike the software, sometimes the POS freezes and it needs to be manually restarted.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review3 months ago

Key features

  • Total features22
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Authentication
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Built-in Accounting
  • Cash Management
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Engagement
  • Customer Management
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Delivery Management
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Gift Card Management
  • In-Person Payments
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Kitchen / Menu Management
  • Labor Cost Calculator
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Ordering
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Ordering Automation
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Production Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recipe Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Request Assignment
  • Reservations Management
  • Restaurant POS
  • SMS Marketing Managment
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Reports
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Separate Checks
  • Social Promotion
  • Split Checks
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Supplier Management
  • Table Management
  • Tips Management
  • Transaction History
  • Wait List Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features60
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Authentication
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Built-in Accounting
  • Cash Management
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Engagement
  • Customer Management
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Delivery Management
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Gift Card Management
  • In-Person Payments
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Kitchen / Menu Management
  • Labor Cost Calculator
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Ordering
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Ordering Automation
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Production Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recipe Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Request Assignment
  • Reservations Management
  • Restaurant POS
  • SMS Marketing Managment
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Reports
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Separate Checks
  • Social Promotion
  • Split Checks
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Supplier Management
  • Table Management
  • Tips Management
  • Transaction History
  • Wait List Management
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations5
  • AWeber
  • Authorize.net
  • BigCommerce
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations6
  • AWeber
  • Authorize.net
  • BigCommerce
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation

Venmo vs. Aloha EPOS

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