8 Features You Need When Looking for a POS System in Retail

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No matter the size of your business, you need to make sure your POS system offers everything you need. In this article, we’re going to highlight some of the best POS system features out there.

  1. Time and attendance

Time and attendance is a way to verify that your employees are working at the hours they are paid for. It helps in the calculation of employee payroll and to prevent absenteeism. Managing time and attendance manually, though, can be challenging without an integrated solution.

  1. Unlimited Products

With retailcloud, there is no limit to the number of products you can have. Nor do you pay any additional fees for adding a large number of products in your store. Instead, you pay the same fixed monthly fee you would have paid even if you had just 10 or 20 products. This way, it doesn’t cost more to have many products rather than only a few. You’ll also never be charged an extra fee for having a large number of products like other eCommerce solutions do.

  1. Loyalty Program

A loyalty program is a business tool that gives you an advantage by encouraging customers to shop with you more frequently. This form of marketing encourages customers to remain loyal to your business and use the services or products that your store or restaurant has to offer. Loyalty programs have proven to be successful when implemented correctly. They are often used in retail or restaurants, but they can also help corporations and even non-profits.

  1. Barcode Printing

If you have a retail business, chances are there’s inventory involved. You need to know what came in, what’s going out and exactly where it is at all times. Barcode scanning can ensure that everything is accounted for and managed effectively throughout your entire organization. It also helps in printing barcodes for your items so that you can easily scan it without having to manually enter the price or SKU numbers.

  1. Multi Item Discount/Promos

Discounts and promos are never a bad idea when it comes to marketing your store. It’s one of the most effective ways to bring in new customers, save money on your marketing budget and help you cash in on more sales. It’s also quite straightforward to implement and provides your customers an incentive which makes it a no-brainer for most retail businesses out there. Choosing a POS system that can offer flexible discounts would be a great choice.

  1. Product Variance & Matrix

Having a product variance and matrix is important so that you can store information about your products. It is a great feature for better inventory management so that you can input and classify by attributes or categories. 

  1. Quickpick Options

Having Quickpick buttons on your POS are important so that you can quickly add non-scannable items to the customers’ cart. Items that are too large, too small, or best sellers are great items to have their own quick pick buttons.

  1. Curbside Pickup/Shipping/Online

Online shopping is bigger than ever so having an online presence is very important for a business. You would want to choose a point of sale software that has online integration so that your sales are updated in real time and reflect your inventory accurately. Offering shipping and curbside pickup options are also ways to easily boost your sales since more people are choosing the most convenient shopping options now and more and more stores are adapting as well.

There are more features that would certainly help you run your business more efficiently, we can help you with that! Shoot us an email and connect with one of our POS experts today.

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