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Looking For a Lightspeed POS Alternative? Here Are The Best Lightspeed Competitors For Small Business

Lightspeed is an awesome POS solution, but it’s not right for every business. Some merchants might want a more affordable POS, or one that provides advanced or niche features. Read on for a look at some of the best alternatives to Lightspeed. We’ll explore Lightspeed competitors, including Square, Shopify, Toast, and more.

Best POS Loyalty Programs To Grow Your Business In 2021

Whether you are a first-time loyalty program buyer or are looking at switching from a different POS or loyalty software, it’s important to evaluate your best options before deciding on a system. In this article, we’ll discuss the POS systems with the best loyalty programs, and also explain what type of business each POS system caters to. 

ShopKeep By Lightspeed Review

ShopKeep is one of our favorite iPad POS apps because of its intuitive interface and powerful inventory management. See if the features and pricing are a good fit for your small business.

POS Reports: Getting Beyond The Basics

In my last post on cloud point of sale reporting, I discussed the 5 types of POS reports that should come standard with your POS software. This time, I want to go a little deeper to show you some specific, more advanced reports that your POS reporting system might include. From real-time delivery reports to […]

POS Hardware: What Do You Really Need?

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. […]

Epos Now Review

Epos Now is a budget-friendly, user-friendly point of sale solution, but it has some shortcomings — such as requiring an additional paid plan for technical support and inconsistent customer service. See if the system might be a good fit for you!

Imonggo POS Review

Ideal for brick-and-mortar stores, mom-and-pop shops, and specialty boutiques, Imonggo can handle both small home businesses and mid-sized retail operations with multiple locations. The only real hardware requirement is a computer and an internet connection — all the rest is optional. Imonggo takes simplicity seriously.

What Are The Pros & Cons Of A Free POS System?

Which is truer? The best things in life are free. or… There’s no such thing as a free lunch. As usual, in this battle of idiomatic chestnuts, the answer does not present itself in a neatly tied, black-and-white package, but in a drab array of flannel grays. Both are true. Neither are true. The fact […]

A Basic Guide To Self-Service POS Systems

I know not everyone feels this way, but I love self-checkout terminals. Rather than having to make small-talk with the cashier, I can just pay for my stuff and be on my merry way. I especially appreciate the self-service point-of-sale when I’m shopping with my three-year-old – who LOVES to make small talk with cashiers. […]

Zing Review

Overview: Despite what you may have heard, the life of a software reviewer is not all champagne and caviar. Sometimes it’s a bowl of store-brand Crispy Hexagons topped off with Mylk (warning: may contain dairy). I’m not complaining. I like generic foodstuffs as much as the real thing, inasmuch as the real thing contains things […]


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