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What to Look for in a POS System

Ease of Use and Simplicity On the surface, most point of sale systems promise the same basic functionality: The ability to accept payments, track sales, manage inventory, and keep track of customer data. While POS software features that help streamline operations are essential, both hardware and software should be designed with efficiency, effectiveness, and ease-of-use in mind. If your POS system is complicated to navigate, it doesn’t matter how many bells and whistles it has. Processing transactions, training staff, inventory management, and accessing insights, are amongst the key features that should take you minutes, not hours to perform. A complicated POS solution will further disrupt your workflow. The ideal POS system saves you time and money by simplifying your day-to-day operations. Cloud-Based Solution A cloud-based POS software solution is by its very nature flexible in design. As a result, POS providers that offer cloud-based technology tend to enhance the product on an

POS Physical configuration

 Physical configuration Early stores typically kept merchandise behind a counter. Staff would fetch items for customers to prevent the opportunity for theft and sales would be made at the same counter. Self-service grocery stores such as Piggly Wiggly, beginning in 1916, allowed customers to fetch their own items and pass the point of sale on the way to the exit. Many POS stores have a number of checkout stations. Some stations may have an automated cashier (self-checkout). Express lanes might limit the type of payment, or number or type of goods, to expedite service. If each checkout station has a separate queue, customers have to guess which line will move the fastest, to minimize their wait times; they are often frustrated to be wrong or be stuck behind another customer who encounters a problem or who takes a long time to check out. Some stores use a single, much longer but faster-moving line, that is served by multiple registers, which produces the same average wait time, but redu

Retail industry

 The retail industry is one of the predominant users of POS terminals . A retail point of sale system typically includes a cash register (which in recent times comprises a computer, monitor, cash drawer, receipt printer, customer display and a barcode scanner) and the majority of retail POS systems[21] also include a debit/credit card reader. It can also include a conveyor belt, checkout divider, weight scale, integrated credit card processing system, a signature capture device and a customer pin pad device. While the system may include a keyboard and mouse, more and more POS monitors use touch-screen technology for ease of use, and a computer is built into the monitor chassis for what is referred to as an all-in-one unit. All-in-one POS units liberate counter space for the retailer. The POS system software can typically handle a myriad of customer based functions such as sales, returns, exchanges, layaways, gift cards, gift registries, customer loyalty programs, promotions, discounts

New Magento Omnichannel Guide: A mind-blowing recipe to become the leading omnichannel retailer with Magento

 Do you run your own retail business and wear too many hats? Do you manage a team that's always busy but not achieving the results you want? Do you feel overwhelmed by Magento and the expensive retail solutions in the marketplace? Too many Magento merchants struggle with data synchronization across their sales and fulfillment channels. You're wondering where and how to find a good model and roadmap for your business. You're not entirely sure exactly how Magento can help you with sales and other retail operations. You need help running and scaling your Magento retail, but the technical documents don't address the retail workflows, and the retail so-called guides are marketing fluffs that barely scratch the surface of your daily operations. You shouldn't feel alone or frustrated when building your strategy and turning your vision into reality. So we thought we could help you with some vital ingredients for your omnichannel success. They're included in our latest g