User generated content for Restaurant POS

If you’ve ever used menu images on Lightspeed Restaurant POS, you’ll know how effective food and drink photography can be when trying to entice a customer. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words. But are you making the most of this signature feature?

Instead of hiring a photographer to snap and style your dishes, try tapping into the power of User Generated Content (UGC). By making use of customer photography, you can save your yourself time and money, and celebrate the customers who make your business what it is.

1) Find the right image.

The first step is to find the perfect picture. To do this, we’d recommend checking your company’s location page on Instagram. For this example, we’ve chosen Lawrence in Montreal, QC.

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2) Search and save.

Now that you’re on your company’s location page, it’s time to start searching. Scroll through the photos until you find one that you like.

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Once you find the perfect picture, you have two options.

i) Screenshot the image.

ii) Save image through the page source code.

a) Right click on the image, then click “view page source”

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b) Type Command+F (CTRL+F on a PC) and search for “jpg.” Then highlight the first result and open the link in a new tab.

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c) Drag and drop the image to your desktop, or right click and save

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3) Ask for permission.

Before using the image, it’s important that you reach out the customer who snapped it, and ask for their permission. A friendly message is usually enough to get them to agree.

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4) Save and upload.

Once you have permission, login to your dashboard and upload the images to the corresponding items.

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And there you have it – a quick and easy gallery that doesn’t break the bank!

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Youri Hollier

Youri Hollier

As Lightspeed's Social Media Manager, Youri Hollier is always looking for new ways to bring social media to the forefront of business operations. He's obsessed with all things digital, being outdoors and searching for the world's most delicious sandwiches.