About Tip Distribution Software for Restaurants

Solve your tip-out troubles with Kickfin’s automated tip distribution software.

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Cash tip payments are costing you (and those pay cards are, too).

There’s never been a good way for restaurants to distribute tips at the end of a shift — until now.

Pay cards aren’t free or instant

Prepaid cards come with hidden fees, and it can take 2-4 days to transfer funds to a bank account.

With Kickfin, tips go directly to your restaurant employees’ accounts, no matter where they bank. Funds are instantly accessible, 24/7/365 — no waiting, no hidden fees.

Cash is expensive

With cash tips, you’re rounding up to the dollar — for every person, every day. 
And if you’re short on cash? Managers are making bank runs while employees are waiting on the clock. Kickfin eliminates the need for cash, and (bonus!) minimizes theft and human error.

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Payroll isn’t competitive

If you’re tipping out through payroll, your people may find other jobs where payment is real-time. 

Employees love restaurants that use Kickfin because they have instant access to the money they earned. 

Tip distribution software for restaurants: finally, a better way

Kickfin is the only way restaurants can instantly send tips to their employees’ bank accounts, the second their shift ends. 

Cash out

Kiss your cash handling headaches goodbye.

No more Bank runs

Give your managers hours back into day.

24/7/365 deposits

Kickfin connects to all 10,000 banks for real-time deposits.

Better Recruiting

Employees love getting tips sent instantly to their accounts.

Risk Mitigation

Less theft and skimming, better visibility and reporting

FAQs: Automated Tip Distribution Software

How does tip distribution work?

Automated tip distribution software makes it easier, faster, and safer for restaurant employers to tip out their employees. It removes cash and pay cards from the equation—so it doesn’t matter if you’re short on cash. Tip distribution software cuts labor costs, saves times and reduces the risk of theft, skimming and human error.

Not all tip distribution software is created equal. With Kickfin’s digital tipping platform, employee payments are truly instant. Gratuities are sent directly to employees’ bank accounts, wherever they bank. Funds appear in their accounts immediately—before they even walk out the door—and are available for use right away, whether it’s 2 a.m. or Labor Day.

Pay cards claim to be completely free, but they’re not. When employers tip out with pay cards, employees are often hit with ATM and transaction fees, and may have to wait 3-5 days for their funds to appear in their accounts after initiating a transfer. A truly instant digital tipping solution doesn’t require pay cards. 

Employees in the hospitality industry want and need to get paid daily. Putting gratuities on payroll requires employees to wait days or weeks to receive their earnings. And when that happens, you run the risk of losing labor to gig economy employers that pay out daily. Using tip distribution software like Kickfin helps to attract and retain employees in a competitive labor market.

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