We’re excited to announce that The Pavilion at Ole Miss has selected and installed Appetize as its Point of Sale venue-wide! The state of the art venue is home to Ole Miss Basketball (Go Rebs!) and other world class events, seating up to 9,500 fans. Ole Miss is taking advantage of some of Appetize’s most innovative components including Apple Pay, Bluetooth payments and its powerful back-of-house inventory system. Appetize has also partnered with Hopscotch, allowing students to pay within the arena via their smartphone linked to their student account.
This Fall, Appetize was selected as the new Point of Sale solution for the Sacramento Kings! Appetize was implemented venue-wide at the current home of the Kings, Sleep Train Arena, ahead of being implemented at the Kings’ tech-forward, future home: Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento.
Appetize replaced two industry point of sale solutions and will introduce advanced payment platforms such as Apple Pay, Google Wallet, RFID, mobile payment options and Bluetooth, along with the Kings’ loyalty platform.
Appetize is excited for a truly great partnership for many years to come! A quote from Kings’ President, Chris Granger:
“Our fans don’t want to miss a second of Kings basketball or world-class entertainment. Now that our concession stands have the latest technology and fans will be able to order from their seat, they’ll spend more time enjoying the action on the floor. We’re excited to upgrade Sleep Train Arena for our final season and then incorporate Appetize’s innovative solutions at Golden 1 Center next year.”
Citi Field’s premium wait staff have been armed with Appetize’s Handheld Point of Sale units this season and this week during the World Series. Our auto-offline mode and easy-to-use interface are a winning combo when fan loyalty, credit cards, and Apple Pay need to be accepted on the go!
Check out this special moment captured by one of our NYC-based support members. Go Mets!
Appetize, a leading cloud based enterprise point of sale (POS) solution, has been engaged by Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s largest live entertainment company, to roll out its innovative payment platform across 32 of the company’s U.S. venues. The contract involved the installation of over 4,400 fixed and handheld point of sale units across 25 U.S. amphitheaters and seven indoor venues over the summer, outfitting all concessions, and premium and portable areas of the venues with Appetize’s full suite of POS products.
Amphitheaters such as Shoreline Amphitheatre, Nikon at Jones Beach, and the brand-new Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, as well as theaters such as the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver and The Masonic in San Francisco are among the venues that have taken advantage of Appetize’s innovative mobile and stationary POS systems built to handle high volume and multi-location deployments.
Appetize represents two of the fastest growing subsets of technology: point of sale and mobile payments — a market projected to grow by 400% over the next four years. The Appetize platform differentiates by offering a faster, easier-to-use front-end, and a sophisticated backend suite of reporting, inventory, and timekeeping tools — all while maintaining the highest level of payment security and encryption.
“We are immensely proud of our engagement with Live Nation and excited about the success our system has had in the amphitheater environment,” said Kevin Anderson, Co-Founder and VP of Business Development at Appetize. “It’s certainly rewarding to see our entire line of products bringing innovation to such a broad network of venues operated by the biggest live entertainment company in the world. Appetize has combined the best parts of the legacy and mobile POS worlds to create a new kind of modern, enterprise point of sale solution.”
“Live Nation is always looking to elevate the fan experience at our live events,” said Mark Campana, Co-President of North America Concerts. “Appetize makes concession payment faster and easier, allowing people to spend more time enjoying the show they’ve come to see. We are happy to be working with them to help enhance the concert-going experience.”
Appetize has shown rapidly growing market penetration and its ability to increase sales and provide powerful analytics has been proven beyond Live Nation, at over 250 entertainment properties, including Madison Square Garden (Knicks, Rangers), SunLife Stadium (Dolphins) and over 45 PGA Tour stops.
Appetize showed off its breadth of products starting in August for Dolphins’ preseason games, launching its kiosks and mobile ordering in SunLife Stadium, as well as its parking handheld POS units outside the venue.
Through its partnership with Ticketmaster, Appetize is not only able to accept cash and credit, but its handhelds also scan every level of season ticket holder prepaid entries.