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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POS hardware setups can vary a lot from one merchant to the next, from big-box stores with self-service kiosks, to your small-time entrepreneur friend who only takes payments on his old-ass Samsung Galaxy. Most businesses, however, will find a happy medium between these two point-of-sale setups and incorporate a few core pieces of POS equipment into their hardware setup. […]
Responsible money management. Budgeting. Finance. These are concepts designed to strike terror and apprehension into the very hearts of the general population. Okay, I admit that’s a slight exaggeration (only slight). To people with MBAs or accounting degrees these otherwise intimidating terms probably generate a sense of excitement and a rosy glow. I’ve never met […]
There’s a lot to think about when you’re trying to winnow the field of qualified point of sale candidates for your business. But when you’re weighing your options and prioritizing what’s important to you, should you potentially favor a specific operating system? Read on for a look at which is better for POS: Android or iOS.
If you’re a living, breathing human being and you’ve lived on Planet Earth for the last ten years or so, chances are you’ve heard about a little thing called the cloud. (I’ll make an exception for the undead and astronauts on long-term missions, but even those folks must have heard whispered rumors of this strange, […]
Employee Management With A POS System: The Secret To Simplified Timekeeping, Scheduling, & Reporting
If you know what you’re looking for and how to use it, your point of sale system has some of the best tools for successfully managing your employees. In this article, we’ll give you a breakdown of what POS employee management systems can do, why team management is a benefit for small businesses, and how to evaluate employee management features in a POS system.
I like to think iPad point of sale systems provide a kind of happy medium between mobile POS and traditional POS systems. In many cases, they offer all of the functionality of the older, more expensive point of sale systems, along with cool web-based features and mobility when you need it. ShopKeep (see our review) and Lightspeed (see […]
ShopKeep (see our review) and Revel Systems (see our review) are some very recognizable names in iPad point-of-sale (POS) systems. In the past several years, numerous merchants have switched out their traditional POS in favor of one of these cutting-edge, web-based POS’s. However, even though they’re both iPad POS’s, ShopKeep and Revel are actually quite different from […]
If you’re an independent business owner using a traditional point of sale system, you could potentially save a lot of money by switching your POS to the cloud. You’ll also take your business to the 21st century if you embrace cloud POS technologies like mobile payments and real-time inventory syncing. There are a lot of […]
Square (see our review) is finally a publicly traded company. The whole affair generated quite a bit of buzz for a lot of reasons — what it means for investors, what it means for other tech companies (and payment companies) that want to go public…and what it means for merchants. Since its founding, Square’s kept rather mum […]