Whats a good way to keep track of members that visit our establishment?
October 16, 2009 9:39 AM Subscribe
Help me come up with an easy way to track members at the entrance to our "private club"
posted by JakeTimberlake to grab bag (12 answers total)
So I'm helping to open a bar, and North Carolina laws require that we be a private members only club because we serve alcohol but no food. That means every customer must be a member, and must sign in before they can enter.
I'd like to speed the process up for them by giving each member a small card (key chain or wallet sized) with a unique barcode on each. That way, they can just scan their membership card when they enter the bar, and we'll be able to be sure they're counted.
I'd also want to use the system as a way to see who are most frequent customers are, and reward them for being regulars. Occasionally, we might run give-away promotions that would involve coming to the bar on a certain night each week, etc.
I've looked at http://www.card-scanner.com/scanshell-pro.html and that looked like a pretty good solution, but then I started thinking about maybe using a cell phone to record the data and plug it into a database.
Does anyone have any ideas of how we could track this information quickly and efficiently?