How to Shop for a POS System

A large portion of starting a new business goes to operational expenses. An often overlooked aspect or one that is typically postponed to the last stages of the business setup, is the payment processing. If you run a retail shop, it is essential to make sure you have a Point of Sale system (POS) that will work with your business and make the check-out process simple and fast.

If you Google a search for POS systems, you might find yourself overwhelmed with the results. So we compiled a list of questions you should ask for when searching for the ideal POS system for your business.

 

  • What features do you need? If you’re a restaurant, you’d probably want a system that can speak to your kitchen/back of house and one that allows you to input a custom menu so your staff can place orders in a snap. Own a clothing store? A POS system with inventory tracking management would be perfect to streamline stock ordering!
  • Do you have multiple locations? Look for a POS system that allows you to monitor important business details and data across all of your stores in real time and create custom reports with ease.
  • Would you like to use your company’s own tablets? Many POS systems actually simply require your business to use mobile like iPads – they provide the software and peripherals. This can make for a beautiful, sleek presentation at the counter.
  • Have multiple employees? Seek out a POS system that has employee management and payroll capabilities so you can track their hours and sales produced.

 

As you can see, POS systems can do way more than just accept credit cards. If you would like a free consultation about what system may be a right fit for your business, call us at 1-800-722-4476.

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