Frequently Asked Questions about Uncorkd iPad Wine Lists and Beverage Menus
Can I use inventory management without iPad menus or vice-versa?
Yes, you can use either product on it’s own or you can use them together. Many establishments are not interested in providing iPads to guests at the table, but still use Uncorkd to provide a faster and easier way to do inventory and purchase alcohol.
By using all the products together, you do get additional benefits. For example, your menu can be updated and 86 items automatically when inventory goes to zero, and you can really manage your entire beverage program from one tool.
What sets Uncorkd apart from other bar inventory apps?
Uncorkd offers a comprehensive, cloud inventory system that is easier to use, has more functionality and is a lot more affordable than any other similar platform. While there are many reasons Uncorkd is better than other systems, here are a few key differences highlighted:
- Uncorkd integrates directly with many POS systems for automatic, real-time perpetual inventory counts. Other systems that tout POS integration either require you to manually export sales reports from your POS system and then manually upload them to your inventory system, or they automatically update only monthly. This eliminates the usefulness Uncorkd provides with real-time counts to assist with 86’ing items and planning what to purchase for the week.
- Uncorkd uses your actual invoice costs for calculating your alcohol spend, inventory value and profit margins. While other systems require you to manually enter in a cost, with Uncorkd you simply snap a photo of your invoice from your mobile device and the line item costs get entered in Uncorkd automatically.
- We believe in data portability! You can export any and all of your data, at any time, into a variety of different spreadsheets.
What sets Uncorkd apart from other iPad menu apps
There are many things that have made Uncorkd the leader in digital beverage menus. Our platform offers the most customization and design options so that your menu is unique and branded as your own. Uncorkd also offers more functionality and flexibility than any other solution, such as creating suggested pairings, including custom content, creating different serving sizes and menu sections, and more. We also have a proprietary database of wines, beers and spirits that make it easy to add new drinks to your menu in seconds. For more information on what makes Uncorkd the best digital beverage menu solution, see this iPad wine menu comparison chart.
How much does Uncorkd cost?
Uncorkd is provided as a service for a monthly or annual fee. We do not require multi-year contracts and our rates are affordable and deliver significant returns on investment. The cost varies for restaurants based on a number of factors and we’d be glad to provide you with a proposal that meets your unique needs. Please see our pricing page for more information or to request a quote.
How much can I expect wine sales in my restaurant to increase?
Uncorkd customers see their wine sales increase on average 15% to 20%. The increase in sales comes both from customers who otherwise would not have ordered wine as well as guests willing to spend more when they feel educated on their choices. Uncorkd also provides upsell tools to increase check size by enabling you to feature items and recommend suggested wine pairings.
Can I include items other than wine?
Yes! You can include any items you like. We have restaurants that include spirits, beer, cocktails, cigars, full food menus, entree food pairings, desserts, after dinner drinks and more. Uncorkd gives you the flexibility to organize and categorize the menu how you like. In addition to our massive wine database, our database also includes tens of thousands of spirits and beers. You can likewise place orders or inventory any alcoholic or nonalcoholic item.
How do I sign up? What happens after I do?
To get a price quote and sign up, visit our pricing page. Once you sign up we will enter your inventory, input your menus, customize the design and organization of your menu and provide training for you and any staff at your location. We walk you through the process and make it easy, whether you are a computer expert or novice.
Do I have to install any hardware to use Uncorkd?
No, we have a completely hosted solution, which means all of the data for your restaurant is hosted by our secure servers in the cloud. You don’t need to purchase or install any hardware on-site.
For our menu management, inventory management and purchasing portal, you can use any device – smartphone, tablet or computer.
Our digital menu app is compatible with Apple iPad® devices and just require a regular WiFi connection.
Does Uncorkd work on platforms other than the iPad?
Uncorkd currently works on most versions of the Apple iPad or iPad mini. We can make suggestions for which type of devices would be best suited for your restaurant and provide the devices as well.
Does Uncorkd require a constant WiFi internet connection to work?
The inventory management and digital menu functions completely without an internet connection. So you don’t have to worry about spotty connections or if the network goes down. However, you will need a wifi connection for the devices to eventually sync all the data.
Do I need to plug in or manually download any updates on my iPads to make changes to my menu?
No, all changes are automatically pushed to all of your iPads when connected to a WiFi network. After you make changes through your online portal, all changes are made on all of your iPad devices when connected to the internet every three minutes.
How easy is it to manage or change my wine menu?
It is extremely easy. You simply login to your account through the Uncorkd portal and from there you can instantly manage and customize your menu. The entire management of your menu is at your fingertips 24/7 and is updated on your restaurant iPads in near real-time. Request a demo to see for yourself how easy it is to use Uncorkd.
Do restaurants have to pay for new features and updates?
No, unlike other companies, all new features, functionality and updates are automatically included for our customers. We are constantly adding new features and functionality to Uncorkd, based on feedback from restaurants using our product. We strive to make Uncorkd the best platform, at an affordable price, and exceed your expectations. We welcome your suggestions and comments and our current customers can tell you how responsive we are to their needs.
How do I secure the iPads and ensure they aren’t damaged or stolen?
Uncorkd provides support and instructions to ensure the iPads are locked down, preventing customers in your restaurant from browsing the internet, emailing or doing anything else on the iPads. We also help install location tracking software so you can see where your iPads are at all times. We provide guidance on how best to protect the iPads to minimize and prevent damage and losses. If you use our managed device program, we handle everything for you, including location tracking, device setup and even include insurance on the device against damage.
What type of support is provided with Uncorkd?
Uncorkd provides full support for the software and ensuring it works properly on your devices for the lifetime you are a customer. Our goal is to see your business succeed, increase your wine sales and delight your customers. Uncorkd can’t succeed without our customers and we do everything possible to ensure their wine menu provides an exceptional experience for diners in the restaurant. We provide support via phone, email, and in some cases in-person.
Does Uncorkd integrate with my POS system?
Uncorkd integrates with several POS systems for automated inventory depletions and advanced beverage sales reporting. We are continuing to add addition POS integrations as well. To find out if we currently integrate with your POS system, please contact us.