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Do You Need A POS Software?

POS (Point Of Sale) term refers to a computer software and hardware network which registers sales. The phrase denotes capturing information about your customer and their payment at a physical location when they perform any transaction (i.e. purchase/selling) of any goods or services.

 

This transaction can be carried out using POS terminals like computers, barcode scanners, optical scanners, MCR (magnetic card readers), cash registers (electronic & manual), touch screens, EFTPOS (Electronic Funds Transfer POS using credit/debit/gift cards) or their combinations.

A POS system saves us time, increases efficiency, decreases data redundancy (duplication). Due to accurate inputs we have real-time updated inventory, consistent pricing at all locations, orders, reports& analytics, automatic price tracking during sales etc. all in good order.

 

Retail, Service and Hospitality sectors benefit mainly from the POS systems.

Best bets for POS Softwares

Best All in One
Cost : 

Starter: $49/monthly ($39/month if billed annually)

Advanced: $99/monthly ($79/month if billed annually)

Multi-outlet: $249/monthly ($199/month if billed annually)

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Any web browser
Business Size : 
S, M
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Deployment :
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Customer Service : 
Highlights
  • Hosted 100% on cloud.

  • Functions offline and saves data. When internet is resumed, data is synced online.

  • Ideal for retail operations (Lacks some features for hospitality & service industry).

  • Offers integration with third-party applications like Shopify, Xero etc.

  • Compatible with multi-national credit card processors.

  • User help guides available throughout the software.

  • Support available via email, chat and phone apart from Knowledgebase and YouTube videos.

Best for Retail Business
Cost : 

$69/Month

Multiple plans available too

Features : 
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Any Web Browser, iOS7

Platforms : 
Business Size : 
Ease of Use : 
Deployment :
Customer Service : 
Highlights
  • Reasonably priced, technical support is included in the monthly costs.

  • Works offline and syncs data to cloud when online.

  • Free 14 day trial.

  • Offers great solution for SME segment especially food and beverage sector.

  • Features – Employee time tracking, Inventory receiving including categorization as raw goods, Reordering, Reporting, User level permissions.

  • Integrated with third-party softwares applications like Quickbooks, AppCard (loyalty program), MailChimp.

  • Offers ShopKeep Payments – for credit card processing. Also supports other card processors.

  • Good knowledge base and guides are in place.

Best for Restaurant Business
Cost : 

Starts at $69/month/1 terminal single license

Multiple plans available

Features : 
Platforms : 
Any web browser, iOS iPad
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Business Size : 
Ease of Use : 
Deployment :
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Customer Service : 
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Highlights
  • Catering to all business sizes from a small food truck to fine diners.

  • Pricing based on number of license and not features. So Starter gets complete features.

  • Integrated with : Xero, 7shifts, Shogo, multiple CC gateways like Mercury, PayPal, Cayan.

  • One drawback is you have to enter the complete menu by hand on iPad whereas other provide CSV files to be uploaded.

  • Customer support is fair, Support also available on Facebook, YouTube videos, via detailed support documentation and videos.

Cloud
Cloud
S, M, L
Cloud / On - premise
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How To Select POS Software?

Featured : Strong and Powerful

Featuring POS softwares that you should definitely consider. They have features or special deals that are too attractive to ignore or have been recently reviewed in greater detail

Showcase: Our full list of POS softwares

Square POS

Excellent POS which doesn’t charge extra fees for anything including chargeback. Very low swipe rates, no lock-in period for processing payments, no early termination fee, accepts all types of debit and credit cards, features Square Register for accounting.

Flipside – No 24-hour support even for an additional fee.

Bindo

Flexible pricing which includes all costs. It charges CC processing fee per swipe or keyed-in transactions. Main features include Mobile POS, Customers management, Inventory management, Ecommerce, Staff management, Analytics & Reporting, Customer support in form of how-to guides and FAQs.

Flipside – Specifically designed for retailers, service providers, could offer more readily available support like videos/chat/phone, no training programs in place.

TouchSuite

Ideal solution for salon & spa industry. Features include employee management, scheduling, data backups, reservations, barcode scanning, receipt printing, cash drawer, gift cards & loyalty program, inventory tracking, reporting, and market distribution. Compatible with video surveillance systems. Charges apply for CC processing. Full support provided.

Flipside – Long term of agreements.

Springboard Retail

Excellent solution for multi-store and multi-channel retailers. Accessible by browser, can be used by touch screen or normal computers, built-in tool for tracking, statistics & analytics, inventory management, real-time reporting.

Flipside – Improvements needed in merchandising, Integrates with only one CC processor.

uAccept

Complete hardware and software package which provides cloud-based software and competitive payment processing fees. No long term agreements. Integrated with internal printer, cash drawer, Magnetic card reader, barcode scanner, mobile and retail pos, customer loyalty tools, reporting tools and integrated with Quickbooks.

Flipside – Requires purchase of uAccept hardware upfront, Not suitable for full-service restaurants. Limited training.

PayPal Here

Does not charge monthly or any support fee. No long-term contracts. Charges per swipe fee & keyed-in cards. Free app and card reader, can handle basic inventory, sales, report and user management, 24 hours phone support, help information online and active forums.

Flipside – May need to work with partners of Paypal for advanced POS features, not a very good choice for hotel/restaurants.

HarborTouch

Offers a full-fledged POS with payment processing agreement and shipping along with mobile payment processing plus free tableside servicing software in iPads.  The software caters to retail, restaurants and delivery based services. Lower swipe fees, allows all kind of payments, excellent full-time support with documentation and videos both. Additional monthly service fees and hardware support fees is charged.

Flipside –3 year contract with the company for payment processing, if you want free software. Early termination of contract will be costly.

Gotmerchant.com

GotMerchant offers cloud-based full featured POS in exchange for a 3 year contract of payment processing only with them using POS/Wifi-enabled CC processors/mobiles. They beat the prices of their competitors. Offers low swipe rates, Charges monthly support and hardware fees. Processes all kinds of payments, gift and loyalty cards, advanced card readers, good support.

Flipside – You have to use their CC processing services only.