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POS 101: Choosing A POS System

Choosing a point of sale system that’s just right for your business is incredibly important. With the right POS software, your business should produce all you need to live a fairly comfortable life. With the wrong POS software, your business will explode in a fiery spectacle. Alright, so maybe selecting a POS isn’t quite that […]

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Jun 4, 2018 Filed under: Point of Sale 73
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POS 101: Offline Mode

AGH! It is finally happening! I wasn’t prepared for this! The world is— Excuse the brief interruption, but you should probably read about how POS software operates in the cloud before continuing (because it’s kind of important). Okay, back to panicking… —coming to an end! Oh, the horror! What of the children? Oh, the humanity! What? You haven’t […]

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Apr 24, 2018 Filed under: Point of Sale 14
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POS 101: API Integrations

Ever since the emergence of cloud technology, the point of sale industry has made an increasingly aggressive push toward centralization. This has largely involved the utilization of integrations between two or more systems. Your point of sale vendor would love to be able to provide you with an all-in-one solution that meets all of your […]

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Apr 29, 2016 Filed under: Web Development 2
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POS 101: Take Advantage Of Your POS

So far in the POS 101 series, we’ve covered a number of topics, from choosing point of sale software and hardware to making sure you’re budgeting for success. But now I think it’s time to go back to the basics (it is a 100-level course, after all) and think about all the different ways you […]

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Mar 21, 2016 Filed under: Point of Sale 0
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The Best Alternatives To Revel POS

There aren’t too many powerhouses in the cloud-based POS industry. Though it is now increasingly popular among franchises and mega-chains, app-based point of sale technology was for a long time considered too unstable and unreliable to take on the role traditionally held by an expensive legacy systems. Instead, these cloud POS systems were squarely aimed […]

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Mar 11, 2016 Filed under: Point of Sale 0
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POS 101: Customer Engagement

As a merchant, you’ve got a tough job. I certainly don’t envy the fact that you not only have to manage your employees, upkeep your inventory, somehow make sense of your sales data, pay the bills, and make sure your establishment doesn’t burn to the ground, but also convince potential customers to do their shopping […]

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Mar 4, 2016 Filed under: Point of Sale 0
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POS 101: Employee Management Toolkit

If customers are the lifeblood of a business then employees are the heart, busily pumping away to get those customers where they need to be. Or maybe they’re the mitochondria, drumming up the business necessary to keep the whole thing running. Or maybe they’re the gallbladder . . . doing . . . whatever the gallbladder […]

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Feb 8, 2016 Filed under: Point of Sale 1
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Best POS Systems For Bars And Nightclubs

Not too long ago, we rolled out an article on the best POS systems for liquor stores and the occasional winery. It featured many alcohol-related puns and metaphors, with the occasional reference to Soviet Russia thrown in for good measure. But more importantly, it outlines (as the title might suggest) the POS systems most optimized […]

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Jan 25, 2016 Filed under: Point of Sale 2

A Merchant’s Guide To In-Store Credit Card Processing

There are a huge number of network guidelines issued for accepting card payments, and merchants are expected to understand them all. Yet, few business owners ever actually read these manuals. Unfortunately, this is a pretty significant source of avoidable issues down the road. Although the extensive fine print and technical jargon in credit card guidelines […]

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Dec 9, 2015 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0

The Best EMV Compliant POS Systems

If you’ve been keeping up on the recent EMV liability shift, this is probably the four hundredth and seventy-second article you’ve read about it. But it’s still October and we’ve still got information to share, especially if you’re thinking that now may be the perfect time to upgrade your POS system. Not all systems are […]

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Oct 20, 2015 Filed under: Point of Sale 4