Point of Sale System (POS)

A retail point of sale system is a system that simply enables the purchase of goods from a retailer. There are 1000’s of POS systems on the market, all with their own competitive advantages. Below are the top features that Retailers seek in their POS software and hardware.

POS Hardware Features

  • Touch Screen
  • Customer Facing Display
  • Integrated EFTPOS
  • Magnetic Strip Reader (MCR) for Gift / Membership Cards
  • Integrated Docket Printer
  • Integrated Barcode Scanner
  • Weigh scales (Grocery and supermarkets)

POS Software Features

  • Loyalty and Promotions
  • Multi-buys
  • Gift Cards and Membership Cards
  • Sales Orders and Purchase Order Receipting at the point of sale
  • Mobile and/or Tablet compatible
  • eCommerce Integration
  • Real-Time Stock Levels at nearby stores
  • Access control

Retail software, specifically point of sale software can be such a crucial decision for your retail enterprise, with the wrong decision costing hundreds and thousands of dollars. We’ve put together the ultimate pos software buyers guide so you know what to look for, and to ensure you ask the right questions.