POS often referred to as the point of sale (POS) or point of purchase (POP) is the time and place where a retail transaction is completed.
At the point of sale, the merchant would calculate the amount owed by the customer and indicate the amount, and may prepare an invoice for the customer which may be a cash or register printout, and indicate the options for the customer to make payment. It is also the point at which a customer makes a payment to the merchant in exchange for goods or after provision of a service. After receiving payment, the merchant may issue a receipt for the transaction, which is usually printed, but is increasingly being dispensed with or sent electronically.
Businesses are increasingly adopting POS systems and one of the most obvious and compelling reasons is that a POS system does away with the need for price tags. Selling prices are linked to the product code of an item when adding stock, so the cashier merely needs to scan this code to process a sale. If there is a price change, this can also be easily done through the inventory window. Other advantages include ability to implement various types of discounts, a loyalty scheme for customers and more efficient stock control.
Here you will find best 5 iPad POS systems in Australia
Vend is cloud based point of sale systems and has amazing third-party integrations, great on-ground support in Australia and well-designed interface. Vend is perfect for the majority of retailers who need a good set of multi-store features as well as omni-channel support. Through its network of third-party inventory/order management integrations it’s easy to find avenues to integrate with Vend. This free app is available at iTunes
Available free at iTunes Kounta POS system has great features. Whether you are setting up from scratch, migrating from an existing legacy POS System or have multiple stores, Kounta’s Cloud based Point of Sale App will work for you.
This Point of Sale App integrates seamlessly with leading Accounting, Payment, Inventory, and Loyalty Add-ons like Xero, MYOB, Tyro, SAP, Collect Rewards, Beat the Q and Quickbooks – with more added all the time. Kounta also works with a wide range of receipt/label printers – including Epson’s lineup of cloud printers – and cash drawers. Thousands of customers use Kounta to run their stores.
Sqaure POS was founded by the co-founder of Twitter and is available free to download at iTunes. It has some great features and gives you everything you need to run and grow your business. You can accept debit and credit cards with a Square Reader. Funds are deposited fast and you can have money in your bank account in one to two business days. Use your mobile POS system to keep track of sales and inventory in real time, manage items and view analytics about your business.
The Revel iPad Retail Point of Sale is the fastest system in the market designed specifically for retail establishments. This mobile POS software provides real-time reporting to track the sales at your retail store, along with calculated commissions, CRM, and integrated gift card and loyalty programs. This app is also available at iTunes for free.
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With Paypal Here POS you can accept Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, send invoices and get paid with PayPal, anywhere you do business. The free PayPal Here app pairs by Bluetooth to the PayPal Here card reader to accept card payments simply and securely. The app is free to download at iTunes. But you need to buy the Tap and Go card reader for $149 or the Chip and PIN card reader for $99 and pay just 1.95% per transaction for card payments through the reader and PayPal check-in payments.
Many POS like Square Point of Sale, offer POS services for free, as long as you process your payments through them. Few such as Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale and Shopify POS, charge a monthly subscription rate for use of the software and an additional fee for processing payments. Also others such as NCR Silver and Vend POS, do not provide processing services themselves but work with a number of third parties. Others that do provide their own processing services will also work with third-party processors.
So you will need to think about your needs and how they relate to the POS system that you choose. If you are already using a payment-processing service and want to stick with it, then you will want to look at POS systems which work with that system usually called “integrated processing” since the outside company’s payments are integrated into the POS. However, if you are starting from scratch, then a POS system that offers an all-in-one service is more convenient.
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