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Is It Time To Switch To An iPad POS?

Remember your initial confusion the first time you made a purchase at a store or restaurant and were handed an iPad to complete your transaction? It probably wasn’t as long ago as you think. In just a few short years, retailers (particularly SMBs) have been switching to iPad-based point of sale systems in droves. But […]

8 Reasons To Use A Restaurant-Specific POS System

In a time where the POS industry is rapidly changing and evolving, giving business owners more and more options, it can be daunting to figure out which system will best suit your individual restaurant. While it may be easy to assume that most POS systems are similar and will accommodate your business in a similar fashion, […]

The Best POS Systems For Restaurants On A Tight Budget

There are things you want to spend money on and there are things you need to spend money on. A restaurant POS falls into both categories. Unless you plan on going back to the Stone Age, you’re going to need to invest money in a POS system. But that doesn’t mean that you need to […]

10 Surprising Benefits Of An iPad POS System

Traditional point-of-sale system providers and modern companies alike have acknowledged the advantages of a system that offers both reliability and flexibility in a mobile world. Companies like NCR, which has been providing POS solutions since 1884, now offer more modern, affordable solutions for small businesses using iPad-based terminals. Newer companies, like Clover, use alternative hardware […]

Is Your POS System Secure?

Watch out, merchants: Dubbed “PoSeidon” by Cisco Security Solutions, this malware is a new type of trojan that specifically targets POS (point of sale) systems, nabbing the credit card information of your unsuspecting customers. Cisco stated in a March 2015 report that POS malware attacks are on the rise, affecting businesses both large and small. […]

Run A Service-Based Business? Make Sure Your POS System Has These 3 Features

Interested in finding point of sale (POS) software for your service-based business? As the title of this article suggests, you’ve certainly come to the right place. A service-based business is exactly what it sounds like it is: a business that offers a service (or services) rather than food items or merchandise. If you’re a hairdresser, beautician, […]

Use Your POS To Reduce Labor Costs

What are Labor Costs and why Should you Care? As a business owner, talking about labor costs—and how they are affecting your bottom line—might be the bane of your existence. Especially when it comes to topics like the new overtime threshold and the increasing cost of the minimum wage across the country. However, with the right […]

5 eCommerce-Friendly POS Systems For Online Sellers

We’ve put together this post to help small retail businesses modernize their operations by bridging the gap between online sales and physical retail sales. Whether you’re looking to establish your brand in the online sphere or want to replace your current online POS with a better system, read on to learn about the best eCommerce POS systems.

Great Expectations: The 5 Best Bookstore POS Software & Inventory Tools

You’ve got bookshelves full of books — but do you have a POS system to track all those sales? Here are 5 great bookstore POS systems to check out, complete with inventory management, eCommerce support, and more!

POS Software & Hardware Pricing Guide: 2021

How much does point of sale software cost? Check out our guide to POS hardware and software prices, plus learn how you can afford a new POS system for your small business.


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