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Retail POS Software Reviews

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  • Lightspeed Retail Review

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    Developed in 2013, Lightspeed Retail is the cloud-based version of OnSite, Lightspeed's locally-installed POS system. Lightspeed Retail is geared toward mid-sized and larger scale independent businesses and can handle the needs of virtually any retailer, boasting dozens of integrations that can keep your business on the cutting edge.

  • Clover Station POS Review

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    Pros Easy to set up Large app store and wealth of integrations Aesthetic appeal Cons Can’t separate POS from payment processing Hardware is proprietary Overview Clover has long been a frustrating company to review. On the surface, Clover does some things better than virtually any of its competitors. The system is incredibly intuitive and a […]

  • ShopKeep Review

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    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 home with this iPad POS (point of sale) system.

  • 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 […]

  • SwipeSimple Register Review (From Payment Depot)

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    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 […]

  • Vend POS 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 Large-scale businesses may find 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Cashier Live Review

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    Pros Specific functions for pharmacies Integrated purchase orders Cons Lacks offline functionality Mediocre customer service Reporting is thin Overview: Cashier Live is a 100% cloud-based POS and inventory management SaaS (“software as a service”) that was launched in 2008. It was founded by Tom and Thomas Greenhaw, a father-son duo motivated to provide a low-cost […]

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