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  • Lightspeed Retail Review

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    Pros Premium-class product Excellent register functionality Onboarding help provided Good work order management Robust reporting features Strong eCommerce platform Cons Expensive and complex for very small businesses One year commitment Overview Are you in the retail business? Looking for a cloud-based point of sale system that boasts diverse functionality and a plethora of features? If […]

  • Square POS Review (Free Version)

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    Pros Quick set-up Simple processing fees Intuitive interface Loads of integrations Cons Occasional fund holds Customer service not 24/7 Overview Picture a modern small business’s point of sale system in your head — the screen, the layout, the card reader. There’s a decent chance you’re thinking about Square right now. Square’s free point of sale […]

  • Square For Retail Review

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    Pros Advanced reporting Multi-location inventory management Purchase order management Advanced employee management Competitive pricing Cons iPad-only Poor cost-of-goods reporting Pared-down features Overview Square has never been one to stop introducing new features and services, though the addition of Square for Retail to its product mix definitely had a few of us scratching our heads. The […]

  • ShopKeep Review

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    Pros Reasonable pricing Intuitive design User-friendly Robust back-office features Excellent customer service Cons No offline card processing Overview ShopKeep is a simple, elegant piece of software. It is aimed squarely at small businesses and has carved out a space catering to food and beverage sellers. That said, most retailers, food-seller or not, will feel at […]

  • Shopify POS Review

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    Pros Reasonably priced Excellent customer service Robust reporting and CRM features Intuitive interface Syncs instantly with Shopify eCommerce Cons Some inventory features lacking Weak offline mode Overview Currently one of the most popular online sales platforms around, Shopify has been a major player in the eCommerce industry since 2005 (see our review of Shopify). Though […]

  • ERPLY Review

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    Pros Integrates with most credit card processors Strong shipping integration Customizable loyalty programs Very strong customer management features Cons Higher cost than similar systems Slightly higher learning curve to master Overview: Do you know what holds the title of unlikeliest locale for the future of software development? The correct answer is Estonia, a small European nation whose official […]

  • Quetzal Review

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    Pros Great reporting functions No contracts Customized for small clothing retailers Highly affordable Cons No QuickBooks integration Extra cost for advanced support Overview What is a Quetzal? Wikipedia—the greatest source of reliable information since August 6th, 1991—tells me it’s a “strikingly colored bird in the Trogon family.” Though I’m not entirely sure what an Ontario-based […]

  • Nobly POS Review

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    Pros Ease of Use Affordability Simple set up Easy to reach customer service Cons Slightly clunky back office Overview Founded in 2013 in London, England, Nobly hasn’t taken long to rise through the ranks in the iPad point of sale industry. The company specializes in the hospitality industry, gearing its product toward smaller, independent businesses. […]

  • Vend Review

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    In 2010, Vend was revolutionary; it was a powerful POS system operating completely in the cloud, making it possible for your business to still function through an internet outage. Since then, Vend has stayed on top of current trends and remains one of the most user-friendly systems on the market. Vend is constantly updating its product and has very few flaws. The POS's front end is remarkably intuitive even to the greenest retail employee and its back-end features come with virtually everything you would expect from a top-end system---and at a reasonable price.

  • talech Review

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    Pros Updating constantly Great inventory features Advanced purchase order options Online ordering Cons Reporting weak compared to competitors Less than stellar offline functionality Overview For a long time now, talech has quietly been one of the most complete and functional POS systems on the market. Established in 2012, talech has the robust feature set and […]