Partender is the liquor inventory tracking app bar owners everywhere have been searching for. Forget the extra equipment, and forget the pen and paper. All you need is an iPhone.
The focus of this new bar tending app is inventory "shrinkage." Defined by the Partender crew, shrinkage is anything from over-pouring and spillage, to breakage and theft. It causes 60-80% of bars to fail within three years, crippling owners one drink at a time.
Bar owners, managers, and tenders can reduce shrinkage in just three steps with the app's interface: enter your liquor selection, measure the precise amount in each bottle, and sync the data to the cloud. The recorded data generates automated purchase orders and trends for the consumption of each product.
The app is coupled with an online dashboard, which can be viewed from a computer. Graphs of the long-term trends can be viewed in real time for each product. The aforementioned automated purchase orders can also be accessed here, creating a highly efficient ordering process.
Partender comes with a free 30-day trial and no credit card needs to be entered. Once the trial is up, users are given three different service plan options (available for annual subscriptions):
- Silver- Unlimited Inventory, Multiple Users, Excel Spreadsheet, Cloud Analytics, and Email Support. The cost is $99 a month.
- Gold- All Silver-level features, Purchase Order Generation, Delivery Tracking, Consumption Tracking and Phone Support. The cost is $199 a month.
- Platinum- All Gold-level features, Beverage Cost, Optimized Par Levels, Cut Dead Stock, POS Reconciliation, and a Personal Account Manager. The cost is $399 a month.
This Launch Special of 50% off is currently being run for the first 500 customers of 2014. As of January 20, only 100 spots were left.
Give Partender a shot the next time you need to do inventory for your bar. It's free for a month, easy to use, and requires nothing more than an iPhone.