Butter Bakery Café, a café in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is neighborhood-based, family-run, and is now in its eight year. They have a great presence in the local community, and strive to be a generous and welcoming café. A partnership with Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative connects them with young adults who live above the store in Nicollet Square. The café serves as a work site and a mentoring opportunity for youth who have been homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.
The café was recently featured on Square’s “Let’s Talk Minneapolis!”. The video (http://vimeo.com/76470869) involves small business owners having an in-depth discussion about business techniques, and the dialog is moderated by Square’s founder Jack Dorsey and CFO Sarah Friar. The Butter Bakery Café has used Beagle Hardware’s Square products to fit their small business model. “I trust Skip’s ability to find the right items at the right price. And, I know Beagle Hardware has my back when I need a little help to make it all work right!” Dan Swenson Klatt, the owner of Butter Bakery Café, said.
Square’s new products include the Square Register and Square Stand, and these products have been noticed by the POS community. Beagle Hardware’s Square Stand Kits allow you to print paper receipts, daily sales reports and summaries right from your iPad using Square Stand. The countertop Square Stand POS kit includes a compatible Star TSP143 USB Printer, APG Cash Drawer, an extra Square Credit Card Reader (for iPad, iPhone, or Android), cash drawer cable that connects to the back of the printer, 2 thermal paper rolls, and installation support. Customers simply provide the Square Stand, the iPad and a Square account.
“When I decided to move to the Square Register program, I naturally thought of Beagle Hardware and Skip (Beagle Hardware’s President) to locate the equipment I would need,” Swenson-Klatt said.
When it comes to Star printers, the Star TSP143 USB Printer is included with the Square Stand Kit, and it simply plugs into the USB dongle on the Square Stand. This all-in-one printer includes every part you need in just one box! It has an internal power supply and new futurePRNT receipt design software. You can redesign and enhance your receipts’ logos, coupons, and bar codes. It has an eco-friendly footprint. The automatic instillation and “Drop-In & Print” paper loading are must-have features too.
If a printer is needed in the kitchen to print orders as they come in, the Star TSP742ENG will work perfectly with Square Register software. It simple plugs into the router used for the Square Register. It’s a low-cost, high quality printer. It prints on plain paper and can print 1 or 2 copies. Printing at 4.5 lines per second, this printer paves the way for future POS printers, and it can take the kitchen heat!
For a portable printer, the Star Mobile Bluetooth printer is a great option. You can bring it anywhere your phone goes! This Bluetooth printer is compatible with Windows, Android, and iOS devices like the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The printer is also compatible with the square register and its compact size and lightweight design make it great for queue busting in retail and hospitality to home delivery invoicing. It has “Drop-In & Print” paper loading and can print at 80mm/second. Trying a Square printer could greatly expand your POS and business opportunities.
“From early conversations about design of the space and how the network could function in our new shop to running cables and testing the printers, Skip has been able to come up with solutions that fit my business,” Swenson-Klatt said.
Prior to opening up the café, Swenson-Klatt worked in education teaching young adults, and now he teaches in a different environment: his store. He continues to educate his crew and helps further develop their talents. “My sisters and brother and I all shared a desire to bring great coffee and bakery in a space that was meant to serve its neighbors,” Swenson-Klatt said. “We have grown and adjusted and learned how find that sweet spot where what we do is what our neighbors want us to do.”