Today at its 2021 MAKE Conference, Slice — the innovative tech platform powering the largest network of pizzerias nationwide — unveiled its latest offering to the over 15,000 local pizzerias in its network: Slice Register. This new product will put the same tech tools and data insights that Domino’s franchisees receive directly into the hands of independent pizzeria owners. Also at today’s conference, Slice announced the launch of Slice Rewards – a new incentive program for customers using the Slice app and the nation’s largest rewards program for pizza-lovers.
“Slice Register and Slice Rewards are the latest digital products we’re offering our massive network of independent pizzerias to help these local businesses thrive amid the challenges of Big Pizza competition and predatory delivery apps,” said Slice CEO and Founder Ilir Sela. “The more Slice can help each local pizzeria be more efficient and digital first, the better the experience consumers will have and the more orders they’ll confidently make. It’s a win-win. We know from our own data that the more closely we work with each shop owner, the more successful they will be.”
Slice Register keeps all orders – online, in-person, phone – in one place while optimizing menus and operations so local pizzerias can work smarter, engage their customers, and boost their pizzeria’s profits. With this new product, Slice makes it easier for local shops to sell to their consumers by intelligently increasing the amount of and accuracy of customer data that each pizzeria has available to them.
The announcement of Slice Register comes on the heels of Slice’s acquisition of point-of-sale software company, Instore. With ten years of experience developing software for merchants worldwide, former Instore CEO Matt Niehaus and his team joined Slice in late 2020 to partner with Slice’s best-in-class engineers to seamlessly build on Instore’s functionality and enhance Slice’s existing digital tools. Slice Register is centered around payments, integrated online and offline ordering, labor management, consumer engagement, and features designed to drive revenue growth for shops.
“Pizza as a category is unique,” said Matt Niehaus, former CEO of Instore, now Senior Vice President of Payments at Slice. “Slice is laser-focused on building digital tools for pizzerias and understands the industry’s unique set of ordering requirements and complicated menu better than anyone. Most point-of-sale systems do a poor job serving pizzerias because they’re focused on a wide range of cuisine and other retail businesses. Slice’s world-class technology and expertise in pizza, combined with Instore’s accredited functionality, has enabled us to design a solution to give independent pizzerias what they need to thrive— a single workflow in which shop owners can manage deliveries, handle promotions and take orders online, in person or over the phone.”
The hardware and software included in Slice Register are available to most shops in the Slice network at no additional cost, free of set-up fees or monthly payments.
Slice Register’s highlights include:
- For pizza people by pizza people: The pizza experts at Slice have made it easy to customize pizzas, subs, and more with a system designed specifically for pizza and optimized to drive faster and more efficient ordering.
- Simplify the business: Slice Register integrates with Slice Ordering to put all online, phone, and in-person orders into one easy-to-use system with consolidated daily reporting and payouts.
- Empower with technology: Automated email and mobile marketing personalized to each pizzeria’s customers’ ordering habits to drive loyalty.
- Manage on-the-go: Get real-time business activity, update menus, and more from Slice’s mobile-friendly dashboard.
- A complete view of every customer: Automatically store repeat customers’ information and purchase history made online, in-person, or over the phone — speed up orders, eliminate mistakes and maximize customer satisfaction.
Learn more about Slice Register at register.slicelife.com.
At its 2021 MAKE Conference, Slice also announced Slice Rewards, a new incentive program for consumers using the Slice App. Customers on the Slice app will earn a Pizza Point on orders of $15 or more. After they collect 8 Pizza Points, they will earn a free large cheese pie. Slice launched this new feature in an effort to create a dependable and rewarding experience for its users, thus bringing more repeat orders to the shops in the Slice network. Given the footprint of Slice’s network, this rewards program becomes the largest rewards program in the U.S.
Learn more about Slice Rewards at slicerewards.com.
A 2021 winner of Fast Company’s prestigious Most Innovative Companies Award, Slice is the nation’s largest network of pizzerias. By offering the same specialized technology, marketing, data insights, shared services and guidance that pizza franchises offer franchisees, Slice transforms independent pizzerias to serve today’s digital-minded customers. The company’s industry low, fixed-cost per order model is designed to benefit both the business owner and consumer alike. Enabling small businesses to thrive makes it easy for customers to order from their go-to shops and discover their next favorite. Serial tech entrepreneur Ilir Sela started Slice to solve the digital challenges of his family’s New York City pizzerias. Today, the company partners with over 15,000 pizzerias across 3,000 cities in all 50 states forming the nation’s largest marketplace for authentic pizza, more than double the U.S. footprint of Domino’s. For more information, visit slicelife.com.