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Considerations When Investing in a POS System

Mar 19, 2020

Small businesses must do everything they can to stay successful. While they can provide the perfect meal, room, or product, any restaurant, hotel, or store must consider any aspect of their business that could lag behind their competitors. This can range from décor, service, or even in-house technology. In fact, a point-of-sale (POS) system is one piece of technology that can make a big impact on a small business. Every small business owner must make these considerations when investing in a POS system to make sure they choose the right ones to stay ahead of their competitors.

User Friendliness

Given its frequent usage, user-friendliness is one of the most important factors of a reliable POS system. Most users are not information technology experts, so an easy user interface is essential. Aside from setup and everyday use, you should consider the time and resources it will take to train new employees with the system. Any of our POS systems offer simple navigation to make any day-to-day services simple and efficient.

Functionality

Another crucial consideration to make is functionality. A good POS system should be easy to use, but it should also offer a lot in terms of functionality and performance. Consider what you need in a reliable POS system for a retail store, restaurant, or hotel. This could be inventory management, item cost and location, product reports, reorders, splitting tickets, adding or removing items, guest data, and room configurations. Fortunately, our POS systems offer all of those features.

Integration

This refers to payment processing as well as property management. For instance, you should have a POS system that allows easy usage for each part of your business. For example, a hotel with a gift shop and restaurant should have a POS system that integrates with each of those businesses under one main terminal. Our restaurant, retail, and hotel systems have no additional software costs or issues. Additionally, each system should offer integrated payment processing. These transactions should be secure, fast, simple and accurate to avoid any error.

Pricing

No small business should worry about additional costs or extra fees when implementing a point-of-sale system. Unfortunately, this happens quite often. This is especially true when purchasing gift cards or customer loyalty cards. Many vendors charge transaction fees or reloading fees to depleted cards. With ours, you have full control over unused gift card balances without any transaction fees or surprise rates.

Security

Lastly, security is a must-have for a good POS system to protect against any internal or external threats. A dependable point-of-sale system will have password-protected authentication to protect cash drawers and sensitive information. Also, you should be able to track any transactions or payments that go through. Payments should also be EMV and PCI compliant to further protect customer data against credit card theft. Your business’s security is important for you and your customers to ensure continual business.

With the BPAPOS systems, we guarantee a fast and reliable credit card processing system for your business. The complete functionality and security of your systems provide an efficient business model that accounts for transactions, inventory, customer loyalty, and all other aspects of business management. Contact us with any of your questions or concerns, and we’re happy to answer them.

 

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