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TheSnackMonkey Mobile App Enables Contactless Payments

As a public service during the COVID-19 pandemic, Alpha Software will feature apps built using Alpha Anywhere or Alpha TransForm that aid companies or the public during this time. The app featured today, built by Alpha Software partner 405 Technology, offers help to the many restaurants, food stands and food trucks that now need to move to online or contactless ordering, payment and curbside pickup in order to comply with new social distancing guidelines and reopen safely..

TheSnackMonkey enables contactless food ordering and payments.The Snack Monkey by 405 Technology is used for contactless ordering and payment of food and concession stands. It was originally targeted at youth sports and school venues, but has been reengineered to help companies doing online ordering in response to social distancing guidelines for food stands and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. In many states, a condition for re-opening venues requires that currency be eliminated and that social distancing be respected (i.e., no lines of people waiting to make purchases). These requirements have resulted in demand for The Snack Monkey contactless payment app quadrupling, as businesses take the required steps to reopen.

The Snack Monkey allows venues to post their menus and prices on a free app available for download by their customers. Once downloaded, the customer easily sets up an account and credit card payment information in the app. The customer can then access the menu items for that specific venue and event and place an order and pay for it, right from their mobile phone. Once prepared, the venue alerts the customer, via text, that their order is ready to be picked up at the concession stand.

Mobile app orders show up on an order management tablet for concession workers to receive, fill and alert the customer with the click of a button! Once the customer shows up at the window, they simply show the concession worker the text that matches the order and pick-up their items. Payment transaction has already taken place! The concession worker then clears the order from the screen with another click of a button.

The SnackMonkey contactless food ordering helps meet reopening guidelines. The SnackMonkey contactless payments helps business meet reopening guidelines.

No more customers standing in lines at windows waiting to order, fumbling with cash and credit cards and then standing around waiting for their order while missing the action on the field. Concession workers also benefit from increased public health, reduced lines, impatient customer interactions and money handling, allowing them to focus on filling orders. It's a true win win!

The Snack Monkey was built by 405 Technology using the Alpha Anywhere platform. Click to learn more about The Snack Monkey and see product details and additional screenshots.

The Snack Monkey is a system that offers a POS, Order Picker, Inventory and Sales reporting as well as a customer mobile app. To learn more and purchase The Snack Money it for your business, visit:

To learn more about 405Technology and their mobile app development services, visit:

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Amy Groden-Morrison
Amy Groden-Morrison

Amy Groden-Morrison has served more than 15 years in marketing communications leadership roles at companies such as TIBCO Software, RSA Security and Ziff-Davis. Most recently she was responsible for developing marketing programs that helped achieve 30%+ annual growth rate for analytics products at a $1Bil, NASDAQ-listed business integration Software Company. Her past accomplishments include establishing the first co-branded technology program with CNN, launching an events company on the NYSE, rebranding a NASDAQ-listed company amid a crisis, and positioning and marketing a Boston-area startup for successful acquisition. Amy currently serves as a Healthbox Accelerator Program Mentor, Marketing Committee Lead for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Launch Smart Clinics, and on the organizing team for Boston TechJam. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

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