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6 POS Systems With Good Inventory Management

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Matt Sherman

Matt Sherman

Point of sale writer at Merchant Maverick
Matt Sherman has been immersed in point of sale systems for over a year now. Previously, he spent 14 years in the newspaper industry, the majority of which was as the sports editor for a pair of weekly newspapers in suburban Portland, Oregon. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon where he majored in English because he knows where the money is. Matt is the father to a pair of energetic boys and can easily be distracted by Netflix, Amazon and HBO Go.

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    Clinton Moroz

    Little help please.

    I run an Antique /vintage housewares store with literally thousands of items mostly unique (one off) in a variety of categories.
    We also rent a great deal to film sets.
    2 locations (store and warehouse)

    I am looking for a cataloging inventory system that film sets and customers can browse along with being a proper inventory database for accounting? I’ve looked at many things but nothing seems to be quite on point.

      Jessica Dinsmore

      Hi Clinton,
      If you’re currently using a POS system, you may want to see if it integrates specifically with any advanced inventory companies. If you’re looking for a new POS with strong inventory management and a good cataloging system I would suggest checking out Vend first. Cin7 is also one of the better inventory management systems out there and syncs up with QuickBooks and Xero and many other programs. It’s a little pricey, but may be worth looking into.

        Jim

        We are taking over a cigar bar business that has a ComCash classic POS. We want to be able to list the inventory in our retail store online as well and then ship when something sells. We also need to label individual cigars in the store so lots of inventory. Which POS would be best to do this integration for ecommerce and run the retail store ?

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          Jessica Dinsmore

          Hi Jim,

          Shopify is a pretty solid option due to their eCommerce and inventory management and it has an integration for labeling. ShopKeep also can handle a large number of SKUs and is probably the most affordable option. Lightspeed Retail would also fit the bill across the board if you find you need more robust inventory management than the other options offer. Best!

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            iuioujio

            This site really help.

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              Rob

              Great Read!! Which would you recommend as a POS system and one that would be most beneficial with Inventory management
              . We are opening up a small cigar company and would like to barcode every cigar.

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                Jessica Dinsmore

                Hey Rob!

                I think any of the systems that say they are best for small to mid-sized businesses would suit your company. ShopKeep is always a solid option and you can create and scan unique barcodes with their system. If you have a little extra money you might want to look at Vend as their inventory management is a little more robust but it may be more than you need ultimately.

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                  Sam Wheeling

                  Great Read! However, I am a small business that deals with gift cards as well as cash and hardly any credit cards. I am looking for a POS system that I can use on a PC and or Ipad/Tablet that will also do inventory control. Where can I find such a item?

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                    Jessica Dinsmore

                    Hi Sam!

                    Pretty much of all the options in the article will be able to handle cash and gift card transactions. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for with any of those, I would check out SalesVu. They are compatible for both iOS and Android and have solid inventory and gift card features. One of the only real issues is a less than stellar offline mode but, as a primarily cash business, that shouldn’t be much of an issue. You could also check out ShopKeep, one of our highest recommended systems, which should be able to handle your needs as well.

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                      Buddy

                      Hi Matt,

                      We need inventory system with a twist… So far the above systems seems not to be able to handle our situation and I have been searching the interweb high-and-low.

                      We sell sausages that we produce in our own kitchen. That means our stock inventory will need to track Beef and Pork that we buy from our suppliers. We will not sell these items. Instead we will convert them into Sausage stock items. Also, very importantly, if I use 1kg of Beef and 1kg of Pork, I will end up with 2.45kg of Sausages (because I add water and spices that is not in my inventory), and these sausages will be sold as three different products: 1kg pack, 500g pack and 450g packs. If I use 2kg of Beef, I will end up with 920g of Beef Jerkey. So there needs to be a build-in recipe kind of thing for many of our sales products.

                      Other products we sell may come from another supplier that we directly sell on. Also we have our own website (Magenta) with incoming orders (sales), then another website almost like Amazon (also with their own csv format of sales), and then also we have walk-in customers that will pay by credit card or cash. All of these needs to be captured (or imported) for our stock control.

                      VEND is not capable of handling weights at all. The others mentioned above has no free trial period.

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                        Jessica Dinsmore

                        Hi Buddy!

                        Thanks for your question. We did a little digging, and we are surprised that Revel wasn’t able to accommodate your needs. That said, if you’re sure that can’t help, we’d suggest taking a look at TouchBistro. They have a really good ingredient-based inventory system that should be able to handle all of your specifics.

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                          N.F.

                          Revel does this type of inventory Mgt, no free trial but if you setup a demo they sill show you. I was looking at Revel last year and setup a demo and this is how the ingredient level inventory feature works.

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                            Pat

                            SOS Inventory will do what you need. It’s not a POS system but it has the best manufacturing / inventory / assembly system I’ve ever seen, and it integrates with Quickbooks and POS systems. So, if your POS won’t do it all add SOS Inv to the mix and you should be fine. We were in the same situation and SOS bridges a lot of gaps

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