What to look Before Buying a POS Systemby Ryan David Technical Consultant
What to look Before Buying a POS System
Each POS system differs depending on its software, hardware, and application. If you are looking for a point of sale system then it is best to do some research online and take a look at different companies that offer POS system. You can even request a demonstration from a seller.
Make sure that the Point of Sale (POS) system that you choose fits in the specific needs of your restaurant or business. After all, this software can be a big investment even it takes a good part of the initial budget.
When choosing the right Point of Sale (POS) system for your operation, be sure to consider the following:
Price and quality
Before buying a iPad POS make sure what are your turnover and the needs of the system so that you know that your money is spent properly. The software of a iPad POS can cost $1,500 or more, and the terminals can reach up to $4,000 per station. Additional features and add-on options such as digital displays or portable terminals tend to further increase the price. Guarantees on their part may also add another annual cost. Always ask for the price a quote, which includes all hardware, installation, software updates and support before deciding whether a POS system is ideal for your business.
Required hardware components
Be sure to purchase both hardware and software for the POS system. The hardware includes the touchscreen monitor or iPad to place at the point of sale, usually at the service counter, behind the bar or at the waiter station. However, the portability of your iPad means you can take it and store it wherever it suits you. The hardware also includes required network server, display client equipment, kitchen display systems, and even portable terminals and handheld devices.
Software for tracking data
The software includes all of the programs that you need for the point of sales such as financial reports and inventory reports, gift card capabilities, and even customer self-service. The software can help you to create employee schedules in a shorter time.
Financial Reporting Capabilities
Make sure POS software allows you to retrieve your financial information in detail with consistent reports.
Ease of use
A confusing POS system requires extensive training that cannot be worthy. it will frustrate your employees and also slow down the service speed for customers. Also, make sure that the commands are easy to read and understand. In a busy kitchen, there is no time for mistakes.
It is very useful to know that you have technical support to help you when your POS system can fail and avoid crisis moments.
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