The American Nightlife Association (ANA) is a U.S. industry trade association, advocating for nightclubs & bars, their staff, suppliers and guests. ANA recently established the Nightlife Recovery Program to provide relief for bars, restaurants and nightclubs, and to help venues stay open, lower operating costs, and generate revenue now.
As low as 20% of venues said they would survive the economic downturn with just pick-up or delivery. Venues expect a 30% reduction in revenue on indoor dining social distancing rules. Nightlife is the heart of any city’s downtown arts and culture. For every $1 spent, $12 gets spent locally to surrounding businesses. Nightlife contributes $900 billion in economic impact and employs 15 million employees.
The launch of the Nightlife Recovery Program and the association’s endorsement of Harbortouch comes at a critical time for the nightlife industry. This partnership will help all venues transition to delivery, curbside pickup, online ordering, and contactless payments. Harbortouch offers numerous tools to help businesses adapt to a post-COVID operating environment. The company’s wireless SkyTab device is a state-of-the-art solution for mobile, contactless payments – perfect for pay-at-the-table, curbside payments and delivery.
Harbortouch also recently launched a new, contactless payment technology called QR Pay. This solution allows consumers to pay their bill by simply scanning a QR code on the check and completing the transaction on their phone. There is no additional charge for the company’s clients to implement QR Pay on their payment devices. Harbortouch has also temporarily waived online ordering fees, gift card fees, mobile payment fees, and SkyTab hardware costs to help ease the financial burden for restaurants, bars and other nightlife venues.
Transaction volume continues to grow across the country as merchants and patrons continue to find innovative ways to continue to conduct commerce during the pandemic. Nation-wide, transaction volumes are 165% above their March lows. Growth continued to accelerate in June with 43 states experiencing transaction volume that is over 10% above the last week in May. Restaurants are now experiencing the largest increases from the depths of the pandemic.
ANA President JC Diaz states, “We are always looking to provide unique benefits for our members, and Harbortouch gives our members access to a valuable state-of-the-art solution that can have an immediate, positive financial impact on any business’ bottom line.”
Harbortouch is a leading national point-of-sale provider, predominantly serving the restaurant and hospitality industries for over 20 years. The company offers a free equipment program that delivers best-in-class POS systems, state-of-the-art hardware, premium software, custom programming, professional installation, onsite training, and 24/7 support – with no up-front costs.
Harbortouch President and CTO Brendan Lauber states, “We are honored to be selected as the preferred point-of-sale provider by the ANA, a distinguished trade organization in the hospitality industry. We are confident that our innovative and affordable POS solutions will be a valuable benefit for ANA members.”
For more information, visit www.NightlifeRecovery.org
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ABOUT AMERICAN NIGHTLIFE ASSOCIATION (ANA)
The American Nightlife Association (ANA) is a U.S. industry trade association, advocating for nightclubs & bars, their staff, suppliers and guests – to be safe and vibrant. ANA is part of the much larger International Nightlife Association, which spans 19 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. It is operated under the guidance of the Nightlife Foundation Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports arts & music culture: www.NightlifeAssociation.org and www.NightlifeIndustry.net
Harbortouch is a leading business technology company and pioneer of the POS-as-a-Service business model, having served over 400,000 merchants in 20+ years in business. Harbortouch’s FREE equipment program delivers best-in-class POS systems, state-of-the-art hardware, premium software, custom programming, professional installation, onsite training, and 24/7 support – with no up-front costs. A six-time Inc. 500/5000 honoree and recipient of numerous industry awards, Harbortouch has been widely recognized for its innovative and disruptive POS and payment solutions.
For additional information, visit www.harbortouch.com/ANA