So you’ve decided it’s time to make the switch from your cash register to a point-of-sale (POS) system. Congratulations! You will soon be adding a new business partner who will be watching your business when you can’t. Now it’s time to start reviewing software, but before you start, here is a quick POS Buyer’s Guide in 6 steps that will help you make the best decision.
1. Solidify Your Needs
Have you made a list of all your pain points? When you review each software’s features, you can make sure you solve those pain points.
2. Set A Budget
How much do you want to spend? Can you afford up-front costs with occasional maintenance expenses, or does a monthly subscription fee work better for you?
3. Figure Out Hardware
What type of hardware will you need? Will you need a barcode scanner, scale, receipt printer, or kiosk?
4. Compare POS Systems
Check websites. Ask for referrals from other restaurant or retail business owners. What do they like best about their POS? What features do they find most helpful?
5. Request Demos
It’s always best to see the POS in action. Set up times to meet with vendors, like Bepoz. This is where you can ask questions and get answers that will make sense for your business.
6. Talk About Set-Up
Don’t forget to ask about the set-up process. You’ll want to make sure you and your employees are trained properly so you can make the best use of your new POS.
Before you make your POS choice, would you consider setting up a demo with Bepoz? We’d like to help you make the best choice that works for your business.