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POS Inventory Costing (FIFO)

As you are reconciling your bank deposits for the night do you wonder what sort of profit you made?  In many cases it’s not that straightforward.  When you factor in costs of items, overheard such as rent and utilities and employee wages, how do you determine whether you are losing money or making money on each Read More…

EMV’s effect on Point of Sale

Q:What is U.S. EMV? A: EMV stands for EuroPay, MasterCard®, Visa®, the three entities that worked together to create worldwide standards for the chip card to ensure global interoperability. EMV is a payment method that combines a plastic card with integrated circuit chip (ICC). An EMV card uses the ICC to hold the account number and other Read More…

Emerging Trends in Retail POS technology

  Retail technology in Point-of-Sale applications is changing at a faster pace than we’ve seen in quite some time.  To keep pace with the competition and improve their business operations merchants must keep up with the latest advancements.  Here we take a look at three evolving retail technology trends and why the changes they bring Read More…

Is It Safe to Use Tablets for Restaurant POS?

As businesses perform more sensitive tasks on tablets, new questions will be raised about the safety of using tablets for restaurant POS. Do the tablets you are using in your home have virus protection or spy-ware or other “traditional” forms of protection running on them like your “normal” systems do?  No?  Have you ever wondered Read More…

How Much Does a Bar POS System Cost?

When customers inevitably wonder how much a bar POS will cost them, the usual response is, “it depends”. Whether you’re working with a carpenter, a plumber or a consultant – the price depends on the POS solution and its related options. Before you buy any point of sale system, do the research. Choosing the wrong bar Read More…

How to Select a Good POS System for Your Bar

In the market for a new POS system? As with any business investment, buying a POS system for your bar should involve careful research. Taking a little bit of time to consider the best POS setup and software for your needs will provide you with the tools needed to help you manage and control all aspects of Read More…

The Pros and Cons of a Cloud Based POS System

When I made the decision to move my POS system to the cloud to run my business I decided to do it for several reasons: It’s a very expensive POS system to purchase outright so I liked the lower cost of entry I expected less POS implementation hurdles because it ran in a browser My Read More…

5 New Year’s Retail Resolutions for a Better POS System

Are you considering buying a POS system for your retail business in 2014? A retail POS is a critical component to keeping your business running smoothly. Taking some time to examine the various features and aspects of point of sale systems will ensure you select a POS that will do the most for your retail Read More…

Local vs. Remote Customer Support for Your POS System

Which Point of Sale (POS) Solution Provider Should You Choose? Ask the Milkman. What happened to the milkman? Technology happened. The advent of refrigerators cut home deliveries in half. Improved packaging and longer shelf life further reduced deliveries. Higher cost for delivery versus store bought became just too much. Could he have ever envisioned that Read More…

How Much Does a Restaurant POS System Cost?

The cost of a new restaurant POS system will vary greatly depending on a number of factors such as software, hardware, training and support.  Before you purchase a new restaurant point of sale system, it’s important to understand all of the costs involved. Choosing the wrong restaurant POS system can cost you thousands.