All about POS Systems
Buying a POS System sounds like an easy task but there are so many different POS Systems on the market, it becomes difficult to know which Point of Sale (POS) System is the right fit for your business. There are many things to consider when buying a POS System. This includes Price, Reporting, Integration, Support & Usability. Pricing is not always the number one priority, it is more important to find a POS Software that is easy to use (User Friendly) and there is backup support available. Integration is also something to consider because this will save you copious amount of time. Some of these include Interfacing with an Eftpos Terminal or Payment Service, Integrating with a current website and one of the most popular, connecting into your accounting software. This will save double handling and streamlines the way in which the business runs. This is one of the reasons why Cloud POS Software is so popular. In saying this, you don't necessarily have to use a cloud (internet based) as we know of some great POS Systems that will enable you to export after batch uploads.
Cloud and Tablet based systems are the latest on the market providing the latest technology and features being constantly updated. The great thing about Cloud Based POS is the ability to Report and streamline stock inventory instantly so long are you have a solid internet connection. Luckily most Point of Sale Software developers have implemented backup options which allow you to keep working offline until an internet connection is restored. The System will then update or Sync back to the Cloud. Cloud POS generally runs off a Windows PC, MAC, Android or Tablet such as an iPad. These systems are run from an Application or via Browser. You can purchase the Software directly from the Software Vendor and then choose a POS Bundle from our range of Point of Sale Solutions. There are many different combinations for both Retail & Hospitality Industries. We also offer a free POS Consultation for POS Hardware solutions.
A preferred solution we have for Cafes, Restaurants, Bakeries, Clubs and Hotels are Embedded POS Systems. Embedded Point of Sale Systems are purpose built for the hardware in which they are installed. Although they may initially come across as "Expensive", this is not generally the case. The upfront costs are more but the total cost of ownership over a period of time makes these system cheaper. There are reasons why you should consider choosing an embedded POS over a POS App. Some of the main reasons are Security, Reliability, Operation Speed & Purpose-built Hardware. When it comes to embedded POS, we choose Uniwell as our preferred partner.
If you are looking to buy a POS System for your business, send us an email or give us a call so you can speak to an expert. We have been installing Touch Screen Point of Sale Systems since 1999 and happy to share our knowledge about how we can better your business for the long term.