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POS guide: choose the right point of sale system for your business

Learn the 7 secrets to find a reliable POS system, and avoid the costly mistakes most retailers make when choosing a new retail platform.

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Essential steps to choosing the right POS system

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Define the needs of your business

In this section we help you identify all the features, functions, and services that you use to run your business - the important stuff like your checkout process, inventory, and customer relationship management.

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Take note and compare the hardware

Here’s where we work out what you need to make your POS work. Than you need to get some industry feedback and learn about the experiences of other similar retailers.

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Set a budget

The costs of POS systems vary, depending on the size of your business (number of stores, customers, products, registers, etc.) and the capabilities you require.

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See the POS in action

You know what POS systems are all about on paper, now it’s time to see them in action. The easiest way to do this is to request for local references from the POS vendors that you’re considering.

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Get the set-up right

You’ve chosen a POS vendor and you already have all the necessary software and equipment in front of you. Now it’s time to get your new system up and running.

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Make the most of your POS system.

Once you have your new POS system up and running, it’s time to find ways to make the most of it. Look into apps, add-ons, or hardware that can enhance your POS and make your life easier.