An Edinburgh startup, ePOS Hybrid, has “smashed” its early growth targets just months after launching, underlining the growing popularity of its point-of-sales system.
ePOS Hybrid’s client base has surged by 800% since launch, as food outlets and hospitality businesses aim to improve customer experience and simplify their day-to-day processes.
The startup claims to have created the “world’s most advanced ePOS system” for small to medium sizes businesses in the food and drink sector. Its Android-based system fully automates a restaurant or bar’s business operations to “enhance efficiency, streamline processes and address a range of potential concerns, including allergen information and food waste”.
Users of the system can access in-depth analysis reports and draw upon a range of embedded management apps.
ePOS Hybrid now boasts a varied portfolio of clients, both in Scotland and south of the border in Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol and Essex. The accelerated growth of the firm has been down to a flurry of high-quality appointments.
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New talent has been brought into the firm, with Andrew Gibbon joining as head of growth. Alastair Hutt, former head of partnerships and innovation at RBS, has also joined the firm as non-executive director.
Similarly, the sales and marketing team at ePOS has grown from one person to a five-strong unit over the past three months, bringing the total number of employees to 20.
Bhas Kalangi, founder of ePOS Hybrid, said: “We’ve got a really exciting and innovative product and it’s clear that our unique offering is striking a chord with customers from the level of demand we’re seeing.
“We’re delighted to be implementing our growth strategies and building our team as we look to generate and maintain momentum over the coming months. We’ve added talented and experienced people who are all passionate about our product and our plans to roll it out across the UK and further afield.”
Gibbon said: “We’ve been working hard to build brand awareness within the UK market, implement growth procedures and rapidly scale our customer acquisition. We’re currently achieving impressive growth month on month and we’re beginning to generate sustainable momentum within our sales teams.”