POS devices can be found pretty much anywhere, from farmer’s markets, cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and hotels. Today’s systems go well beyond simple cash register functions and include inventory management, employee scheduling, and CRM (customer relationship management), and having the right POS system can optimize your business operations and increase growth. Here’s a look at the top POS systems for small businesses based on industry:
Bindo is a cloud-based iPad POS system that offers over 300 different features. Bindo allows you set up an online store on your website and customize it to your needs.
One of the best features about Clover is how customizable it is. This POS system can scale with your business, letting you choose the features your need right now, with the option to expand and add additional apps or accessories as you grow.
One of the great features of Epos Now is that their system offers live sales reports. You can search for reports based on specific criteria such as item, staff, or refunds.
Retailers, of any size, process a lot of credit card information and are therefore vulnerable to cyber criminals. Erply makes security easy with a cloud-based system with 24/7 backup and data encryption. They also offer automatic security updates.
IT Retail was built by grocers for grocery stores. Some of their features include online grocery shopping, self-checkout, and cameras that can help catch shoplifters.
Lightspeed makes inventory management simple with integrated catalogs. You can track the cost of your inventory and get low stock alerts.
NCR Silver’s self-ordering kiosks will help your restaurant customers get through the line faster, improving the customer experience, and cut down on the cost of labor, putting more money back in your pocket.
Managing orders on a busy night can be overwhelming for your wait staff. Paytouch makes it easy to see the status of every order to make sure your customers get everything they need.
Poster has an offline mode that makes it easy to take orders and process payments even without an internet connection. And better yet, all of your offline orders will sync with the system as soon as you’re back online so no information is lost.
If your store offers repairs, like an auto shop or bike store, Quickbooks lets you create work orders. You can also assign a work order to a specific employee making it easy to manage tasks.
Quick service restaurants have to move fast to keep customers satisfied. Revel uses a customer display system that allows customers to add tips and sign right on the screen, making the check-out process faster and easier.
Shopify makes it easy to accept two or more payment types, like credit cards and cash on one bill. You can also offer your customers store credit, deposits, or layaways--the options are endless!
Your bartenders will thank you for choosing Shopkeep. Their POS takes the guesswork out of tipping, showing customers suggested tipping percentages for their purchases.
Springboard makes it easy to customize all your data for the different products you offer, from shoes, clothes, jewelry, and accessories. Springboard will give you real-time updates on your inventory to make sure your most popular items are always stocked.
Square makes it easy to take payments right from your phone with their contactless and chip reader devices.
Restaurant owners know that many online ordering systems charge you a fee to use their platform, but not with Toast. Toast does not charge a commission and the orders go straight to your kitchen to streamline the process.
No restaurant-goer wants to wait for a table and with TouchBistro’s POS you can design your floor plan and manage multiple sections to help get hungry customers to their seats faster.
For restaurant owners, the work never stops. UpServe’s mobile app will let you track and respond to every aspect of your business as they happen, all from your phone 24/7.
With Vend you can add vital customer information into the system at the point of sale. Your customer’s details are automatically saved so you can view their purchase history and account balances.