wi‐Q Technologies has 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, a facility for which there is increasing demand from consumers. With more and more devices now supporting Qi wireless charging, consumers will soon expect this hyper‐convenient charging facility in coffee shops, restaurants and hotels. As consumers begin to adopt this convenient alternative to charging their devices, venues have an opportunity 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 report that their app‐free solution, due to its convenience, ease of use and extensive up-selling capabilities, boosts the average order value by up to 60% and the number of orders by up to 35%.

Graham Cornhill, Co‐Founder and Managing Director of wi‐Q Technologies commented, “There is undoubted synergy between Aircharge and wi‐Q in meeting consumer demand for next‐generation technology at their fingertips. The partnership allows both companies to add tangible value to hospitality venues and deliver instant ROI with a seamless technology solution.”

Steve Liquorish, CEO and Founder of Aircharge added, “Hospitality operators are constantly looking for innovations to drive growth opportunities and the partnership with wi-Q strengthens our position as the leading supplier of smart wireless charging solutions for public venues.”

About wi‐Q Technologies: wi‐Q Technologies are the multi‐award‐winning developers behind app‐free ordering and payment solutions, wi‐Q for F&B and Mi‐Room for hotel guest services. Its white‐labelled any‐device ordering solutions, which operate similarly to Shopify, integrate with several common hospitality systems such as Oracle Hospitality. This allows hospitality venues such as hotels, to offer their guests the convenience of ordering and paying for food, drinks and services, on their own device and without having to download an app.

The user‐friendly, online menu, which is fully brand customisable, automatically translates to the customers’ devices’ language, and through product upsells and cross sells often the average order value by up to 60%. Customers have the choice of paying via Debit / Credit Card, Apple Pay, PayPal, Cash or even Charge to Room.

About Aircharge: Aircharge is the world’s leading supplier of wireless charging for public venues, the office and home.

Aircharge are building a global wireless charging ecosystem currently consisting of over 5,000 public wireless charging locations. Brands deploying Aircharge include McDonald’s, Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Premier Inn, Novotel, Vodafone, EE, Virgin Group, Emirates and Eurostar, to name a few.