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Which POS (Point of Sale) system to use?

    • 20 posts
    January 3, 2007 8:18 AM EST
    Hey everyone,

    Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year (especially those in Retail!). I`m working on a new project that we are gearing to launch in this coming quarter. What I need to know is what POS system do you use and/or recommend?

    We use Peachtree Accounting for our main accounting software but it doesn`t include any decent POS software. We`ll be running off 1 register for now.

    Any ideas?

    thanks!

    ~Allen
    • 20 posts
    January 3, 2007 10:56 AM EST
    Yup, right now it`ll only be a 1 store/register operation. If all goes well could explode into larger things...

    thanks for the info. I`ll look into MS POS.

    ~Allen
    • 1 posts
    April 13, 2012 12:30 AM EDT

    I would definitely like to use dis software.....

    Accounts Software

    • 1 posts
    January 5, 2007 6:39 AM EST
    Hi Allen,
    My company provides a web based point of sale service you should check out. We have a free version that would work well in your situation. Our free version is perfect for 1 register and up to 5 employees. Some advantages of our product are:
    1) We run the software for you. You don`t have to install anything or do any data backups, we handle it for you. All you need is a computer and internet connection.
    2) No upfront costs. You can use the free version for as long as you like. When your business grows you can easily upgrade (from $29-$99/month).
    3) First month of support is free. We`ll help you get up and running. After the first month unlimited support is $50/month.

    I would be happy to put you in contact with some of our current customers if you`d like to talk to someone that is currently using our system.

    Good luck with your new business!
    jlaing2007-1-5 12:41:9

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    Justin @ www.MerchantOS.com - Easy Point of Sale Software - You`ll save time and money using our web based system to run your retail store.

    • 2 posts
    January 3, 2007 10:07 AM EST
    If you only have one store and one register then you should just go with one of the standard shrink-wrapped POS systems. Once you get into having a multi-register and multi-store configuration you will need to look at other options.

    I would recommend Microsoft Point of Sale. It is inexpensive and has good support. Be aware that there are two POS applications from Microsoft. The Microsoft Point of Sale application can be purchased online from someone like Amazon. The other is much more expensive and is only sold by resellers.

    Good luck! And when you are ready to go to a multiple store configuration let me know. :)
    • 11 posts
    January 4, 2007 4:04 AM EST

    Hi Allen-

    I have several clients that use QuickBooks POS.  We are able to integrate  QB with the online shopping cart (Xcart) so that everything syncs (from site to POS and back) automatically.  Huge time savings not having to manually update inventory.

    I am sure that there are other options that do this...I am just most familiar with QuickBooks.  Whatever your status now I would make sure that you have the integration option for when you expand. 

    Good Luck and Happy New Year!

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    Laura Glynn www.parrotworks.com the art of e-learning the science of web design multimedia in a Flash!

    • 1 posts
    February 10, 2009 4:37 PM EST
    Hi! If you still need an effective POS system, I strongly recommend the CSS LivePOS system. I run kiosks and I have experiences with several systems and by far this is the best one. First of all, as the owner of the business I`d like to monitor my branches regularly. Using LivePOS I can do this without going to each branch because it is a web-based and a PC-based system. Information is passed on to me real-time through the internet. I can even check sales data even when I`m on vacation.
     What`s good about it is, LivePOS offers a turnkey solution where you`re entitled hardware, software, and tech support under one monthly bill. I can`t explain how easy it is to use. My not-so-tech-savvy employees learned how to use the system in 2 hrs. It`s a nifty system. You should check it out. I don`t have all the details but here`s the website: www.livepos.com.
     
    Hope this helps!



    I`m a point-and-shoot camera dealer and I have 15 locations and I`m also using the CSS LivePOS system. I agree with retailboy603 and this POS system helps me manage my business anytime, anywhere.
    http://www.livepos.com


    letratista2/10/2009 10:35 PM
    • 1 posts
    July 26, 2013 5:24 AM EDT

    It is quite difficult to give a perfect answer for what you have asked, what I can suggest you is this pos software according to my experience is reliable and available at a reasonable price. There is no right or wrong, you have to compare it with the pos you know and decide the best for yourself.

    • 1 posts
    February 10, 2009 4:14 PM EST
    Hi! If you still need an effective POS system, I strongly recommend the CSS LivePOS system. I run kiosks and I have experiences with several systems and by far this is the best one. First of all, as the owner of the business I`d like to monitor my branches regularly. Using LivePOS I can do this without going to each branch because it is a web-based and a PC-based system. Information is passed on to me real-time through the internet. I can even check sales data even when I`m on vacation.
     What`s good about it is, LivePOS offers a turnkey solution where you`re entitled hardware, software, and tech support under one monthly bill. I can`t explain how easy it is to use. My not-so-tech-savvy employees learned how to use the system in 2 hrs. It`s a nifty system. You should check it out. I don`t have all the details but here`s the website: www.livepos.com.
     
    Hope this helps!
    • 1 posts
    April 22, 2011 3:45 AM EDT

    Pathfinder is a leading retail software solutions provider in India, APAC Regions & Middle East and provides end to end solutions for retail automation, retail sales and inventory management, products management and planning.

    Ref: http://www.pftec.com

    • 1 posts
    January 9, 2007 7:07 AM EST

    It really depends on the prospective scale of things.
    I`d recommend looking into a application that`ll be future proof. (e.g. multi location interconnection, remote management/monitoring and etc)

    Although not as known as others, posmatic pos seems to be great - in terms of functionality, usability and design. Alot of restaurants and stores seem to use their software in the nyc area. Had the opportunity to view it in action in one of the restaurants I had dinner at. Seems stable and I liked it.

    http://www.posmatic.com

     

    • 1 posts
    August 8, 2009 6:09 AM EDT
    Okay. I LOVE talking about POS systems cuz it`s the one thing I KNOW !!!!!

    I hear a lot of talk about Microsoft Dynamics POS, Intuit QuickBooks POS, MYOB POS... WRONG ANSWER!!!!!  These are all LINEAR systems which means they are not good for touch screens if speed is something you want.

    Now for non-linear systems, there`s quite a few CHEAP software (sometimes even free) out there.  DON`T get these!  The support for these are little, and once you have an inventory database with a dodgy software (and its protected), and it CRASHES, how are you going to transition it??? It will cost hundreds of hours of WASTED time, and you will be plagued for the rest of your life!!!!  Go with a software that will use industry standards for databasing, etc.

    So you only have a few software left, you can either go and steal the Coles/Woolworths POS system software (impossible), or go for Aloha by Radiant Systems, or ChikPOS Checkout System. Aloha is much more expensive, and ChikPOS is available off the shelf.

    Furthermore, ChikPOS is a Jeremy Shum Invent so its a quality Aussie product too - helping the economy.  The features are also endless... multi-language support, managerial decision making reports, not locked to hardware, fully multi-touch (like iphone), external monitor support, xbrl compliant, auto-generation of online store, can advertise "related products", corporate chat support, show time/date/news on external screen... it`s just top stuff. AND it`s Windows 7 compatible!

    SO GO CHIKPOS!!!!!!!
    • 1 posts
    December 3, 2008 8:59 AM EST
    Volante POS Systems offers a POS system that is cross platform compatible (Windows/Linux/Unix), and it won`t crash.  It is also designed to grow with your business - embedded in the architecture is a small footprint upgrade system.  When you expand beyond one terminal, Volante will grow with you and allow your system to stay current.
    http://www.volantesystems.com/

    zacker0512/3/2008 3:03 PM
    • 1 posts
    June 17, 2014 1:32 AM EDT
    Possible pos - Highly recommended and currently using the same.:)