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Old 11-13-2013, 06:19 PM  
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POS Systems

POS stands for POINT OF SALE btw, you smartasses.


Okay Planeteers,

I'm back for another advice session. My wife has a small retail business that also involves custom projects for people. We're needing a better POS system (currently we handwrite receipts and do almost no inventory tracking) in order to get a better handle on things. We use QB for our accounting, so we're currently looking at QB POS system. A fellow retail store owner we know uses it and has no complaints. But in reading about it online, the reviews were awful.

Now I'm second guessing getting QB POS and looking into other options. Anyone have first hand experience?

Needs:
* Inventory tracking
* Speedy checkout (bar code scanning)
* Ability to track and bill custom orders
* Printing bar codes for inventory
* Integration with QB
* Handling of cash drawer

Wants:
* Payroll tracking (we use PayChex to handle our payroll for us)
* Remote access

Probably other stuff we need/want, and we just don't even realize it. So yeah.. I'm here again, CP, hat over heart, asking for advice.

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Old 11-13-2013, 06:21 PM   #2
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:21 PM   #3
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:25 PM   #4
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:29 PM   #5
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I do not about the barcode scanning because I used it in restaurants but, I'd be surprised if it can't be done; Aloha was by far the best system I used while in the service industry. And it is not even close.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:33 PM   #6
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There's not currently anything out there on the market like that. I hear there will be some new releases on May 8, but there will be a lot of bugs in the system.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:34 PM   #7
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I do not about the barcode scanning because I used it in restaurants but, I'd be surprised if it can't be done; Aloha was by far the best system I used while in the service industry. And it is not even close.
Yeah. Most people's experience is going to be in the restaurant industry. Restaurant POS systems tend to be WAY more robust than what we need for our little shop because you track tables and need to divide tickets and all kinds of other shit. Our needs are pretty meager. I think I actually just found one that's what I want... and it's cloud based, requires very little initial investment, and is "sexy" (which is kind of important to our customers).

It's called Shopkeep.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:38 PM   #8
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:59 PM   #9
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Handwriting receipts already sounds like a POS system.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:04 PM   #10
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Don't know anything about available systems, but I'll tell you this: If you will email a copy of my receipt to me, you can have my email address and you can use it for marketing as well. Otherwise, you're probably not going to get it from me.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:06 PM   #11
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Don't know anything about available systems, but I'll tell you this: If you will email a copy of my receipt to me, you can have my email address and you can use it for marketing as well. Otherwise, you're probably not going to get it from me.
We can already email your receipt to you, yes.

We use Intuit GoPayment currently for CC processing, and that allows emailing of receipts.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:07 PM   #12
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Handwriting receipts already sounds like a POS system.
We're a paper/stationery story, so handwriting receipts originally had a sort of charm to it. We're way too freaking busy for that noise any longer, though, and things are going to get even nuttier in the next two months.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:21 PM   #13
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:24 PM   #14
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I have one of these. Bought it for ten bucks at Starbucks and got a $10 credit. Looks pretty useful for some aspects you mentioned but doesn't do a realtime inventory... for now. Read somewhere that could be in the works though....

https://squareup.com/

FYI: they charge 2.75% of any transaction. That is it. No minimums or other variations I can see.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:28 PM   #15
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I have one of these. Bought it for ten bucks at Starbucks and got a $10 credit. Looks pretty useful for some aspects you mentioned but doesn't do a realtime inventory... for now. Read somewhere that could be in the works though....

https://squareup.com/

FYI: they charge 2.75% of any transaction. That is it. No minimums or other variations I can see.
Yeah. We use intuit gopayment on the iPad for our CC processing (which is the Intuit version of square). Like you said, it doesn't do inventory and itemized ringups, though.
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