Wi‐Q Technologies partners with Aircharge to boost F&B revenue

Menus for food, beverages and services will load instantly, allowing customers to browse and order in their own language, filter by allergen and dietary requirements, and pay. Photo credit: wi‐Q Technologies

Wi‐Q Technologies is partnering with Aircharge to use wireless chargers in hospitality venues, especially hotels, as access points or triggers for seamless access to device‐based ordering.

The dual solution will allow hospitality venues to create an additional revenue stream from on‐table wireless charging as part of their digital guest engagement. With a rapidly increasing number of devices now supporting Qi wireless charging, consumers are driving demand for this hyper‐convenient charging facility in coffee shops, restaurants and hotels.

The partnership between wi-Q Technologies and Aircharge will enable venues to boost revenue, by simultaneously connecting customers to mobile ordering menus through QR codes and NFC tags, which can be built into and around wireless chargers.

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Menus for food, beverages and services will load instantly, allowing customers to browse and order in their own language, filter by allergen and dietary requirements, and pay via debit/ credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay or via integration with leading hospitality systems, charge the bill to their hotel room.

Wi‐Q Technologies reports that, due to its convenience, ease of use, and extensive upselling capabilities, its app‐free solution is delivering average order uplifts of up to 60 percent and is boosting order numbers by up to 35 percent.

“The partnership allows both companies to add tangible value to hospitality venues and deliver instant [return on investment] with a seamless technology solution,” said Graham Cornhill, co‐founder and managing director of wi‐Q Technologies, in a statement.

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