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04/04/2018

wi‐Q Technologies Partners with Aircharge to Boost F&B Revenue Through Wireless Charging

Michal Christine Escobar
Senior Editor (Hotels)
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wi‐Q Technologies announced a partnership with fellow British technology company Aircharge. Together, the two companies are exploring using wireless chargers in hospitality venues – and hotels in particular ‐ as access points or triggers for seamless access to device‐based ordering.

The dual solution will allow hospitality venues to create an additional revenue stream from on‐table wireless charging as part of their digital guest engagement. With a rapidly increasing number of devices now supporting Qi wireless charging, consumers are driving demand for this hyper‐convenient charging facility in coffee shops, restaurants and hotels. The partnership between wi-Q Technologies and Aircharge will enable venues to boost revenue, by simultaneously connecting customers to mobile ordering menus through QR codes and NFC tags, which can be built into and around wireless chargers.

Menus for food, beverages and services will load instantly, allowing customers to browse and order in their own language, filter by allergen and dietary requirements, and pay via debit/ credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay or via integration with leading hospitality systems, charge the bill to their hotel room. wi‐Q Technologies reports that, due to its convenience, ease of use, and extensive upselling capabilities, its app‐free solution is delivering average order uplifts of up to 60% and is boosting order numbers by up to 35%.