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Restaurant POS VS Standard POS: Which Is Better For Your Restaurant?

Once a week I visit the sandwich shop in my neighborhood for a post-hike meal. The first thing I’m greeted with at the register is a stand-mounted iPad running a slick point-of-sale (POS) app. If you’ve used one of these systems before, you know they’re changing the way the food service industry operates. And if you’re opening a restaurant […]

Vend POS Review: Will Vend’s Software & Pricing Fit Your Small Business?

Vend isn’t quite as robust as a handful of other retail systems out there. Still, for mid-sized businesses, which may not necessarily need to utilize extremely in-depth reports and inventory analysis, it would seem to be a perfect solution. If you don’t need too many add-ons, Vend’s cost will likely make it an appealing option to any retailer researching POS systems.

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 […]

Franpos Review (Formerly iConnect POS)

Franpos has established itself as a solid all-in-one system and is particularly useful in the salon world. It specifically caters to franchises and service industry establishments with special feature requirements (booking, scheduling, checking in and out, employee-specific service rates, rentals, and recurring memberships).

Comparing Square POS & Square For Restaurants

Square POS is free and packed with features that any business owner can benefit from. But if you run a food-service business, is Square For Restaurants, the premium iPad POS app, a better choice? Check out the key differences between these two Square offerings and see which is right for you!

Comparing Square POS & Square For Retail

It’s no secret that we like Square here at Merchant Maverick. This processing and point of sale juggernaut is a boon for small business owners thanks to the simplicity of its design and its overall affordability. But if you’ve decided to go with Square for your POS needs or have it pegged as one of […]

8 Best Alternatives To Square For Small Business POS & Payments

Square is great for some businesses, but it’s not right for everyone. Check out these Square competitors to find a solution that works for your business!

SwipeSimple Register Review (From Payment Depot)

Pros Low cost Included free from Payment Depot Incredibly easy to use Good customer service Offline mode Free card reader Cons Lack of integrations Limited backend Overview SwipeSimple (offered by Payment Depot) is one of the more unique POS products I’ve come across. For one, you can’t simply buy the product outright; you can only get […]

eHopper POS Review

With a (very basic) free plan, free terminal, and even free credit card processing, eHopper is worth checking out. The most appealing aspects of this software are its ease of use and low price, but that’s simply not enough to build a solid business on.

LivePOS Review

Pros Nearly 1000 features Integrates with Shopify Unique employee management features Simple set up Cons Slightly higher cost Mediocre customer service Interface not as intuitive as some competitors Overview: Self-proclaimed the “cloud point of sale system for Chains and Franchises,” LivePOS is a system designed for the retail industry. Back in 2006, LivePOS became the […]


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