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Get The Right POS System To Future-Proof Your Business

Unleash the potential of your small business with our powerful point of sale system. POS software combined with state-of-the-art hardware that delivers a best-in-class point of sale solution.

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There’s No Business Like Your Business

Customize your POS system to fit your specific needs. Our software is tailored to your business and our third-party marketplace lets you enhance the point of sale system with additional functionality. You can also select from a wide range of optional accessories so you get what you need without paying for what you don’t.

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POS Software Designed For Your Industry

No two businesses operate the same way. Retail businesses function differently than restaurants and bars, while salons and spas are a mix of retail and service functions. No matter what type of small business you own, we have a POS software solution that fits the bill.

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POS Hardware Options For Every Setup

Whether you need a stationary POS system for a dedicated workstation or an all-in-one mobile POS, we’ve got the hardware you need to run your business on your terms. Choose from optional accessories like a barcode scanner or additional printers for quick back-of-house communication.

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Enhance Your POS System with Third-Party Apps

We know POS software isn’t the only business management tool you need. That’s why we’ve partnered with industry leaders like DoorDash, Uber Eats, MailChimp, and many others to integrate their services directly into our point of sale platform for a seamless experience.

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A Back Office To Manage Your Front End

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What happens at the point of sale shouldn’t stay at the point of sale. Lighthouse, our back-office management system, lets you manage all your front-of-house and back-of-house operations in one comprehensive online portal.

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Manage Inventory Without Limits

Proper inventory management is crucial to the success of your small business. Whether you need basic product tracking or a complex inventory matrix with multiple attributes and modifiers, our POS system doesn’t limit the amount of SKUs you can track.

Keep Tabs on Employees

Employee management is more than just X and Z reports. Track hours and payroll, edit timesheets, calculate overtime, evaluate sales performance, and manage job-based permissions.

POS Reports To Inform Decision Making

Take control of your business with powerful POS reports and analytics that will help you make smart, data-driven decisions. From sales reporting to labor and product reports, you’ll know what’s happening — in real-time.

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Process Payments With Ease

From cash acceptance to credit cards, mobile payments and even QR code payments, we offer a securely integrated payment processing platform that gives you more ways to get paid.

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Affordable Processing Rates

We’ll match or beat your current rates. Or sign up for our Advantage Program to add a surcharge to each credit card transaction and completely offset your processing fees.

Accept All Payment Types

Whether your customers tap, swipe or insert a chip, you’ll be able to accept all major credit and debit cards, including mobile wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay, or contactless payments like QR codes.

Rest Assured With Secure Payments

Protect customers’ payment data (and your business) with the “security trifecta”: PCI-validated point-to-point encryption, tokenization and EMV. These tools protect your business and customers from the detrimental and costly effects of a data breach.

Integrated Online Ordering

Our free online ordering solution allows you to accept payment for takeout and delivery orders online, eliminating the need for the customer to present the card when they pick up their food.

Turn First-Time Customers Into Loyalists

Did you know that it costs significantly more to acquire a new customer than it does to keep an existing one? Let us help you turn your customers into regulars.

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Build A Customer Database

Collect customer contact information at the point of sale and immediately begin building your customers’ loyalty from the very first transaction.

Launch A Loyalty Program

All customers want to be rewarded for their purchase. Create a customer loyalty program using your database and award customers for their buying habits.

Offer Personalized Promotions

Show your customers how well you know them. Send personalized offers based on their purchase history to reach customers with just the right message.

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Frequently Ask Questions About Point of Sale Systems

Answers to all your top questions about POS systems

Simply put, a POS system is made up of hardware and software that work together to process sales and payment transactions at the point of purchase.

To understand how a POS system works, it’s probably more equitable to compare it to a personal computer than a cash register. With a computer, you install the type of software (or app) you need — for example, Microsoft Word to create documents — locally on the hardware or use web-based applications like Google Docs that you access over the internet.

A POS system works in much the same way. Point of sale software is installed on POS hardware and powered by either a local server or an internet connection as a cloud-based POS system. Additionally, like a computer, it can do all these other business-related activities like tracking inventory, managing vendors and employee labor costs, and so much more.

While we certainly can’t speak for others, our POS systems come with $0 up-front costs — making it one of the most affordable solutions on the market. In addition to no upfront costs, we charge a low monthly fee for the software, our POS hardware is always free and includes a lifetime warranty.

When it comes to choosing a POS, there are five general factors you should keep in mind as you shop around for the best point of sale solution.

  • 1) Industry-Specific Software
    It is never a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to choosing the best POS system for your business. A retail store operates much differently than a salon. Both of these operations differ from how the restaurant industry functions.

    When it comes to choosing a POS system, make sure the software is designed specifically for your business type. This will help ensure all the essential features to perform your day-to-day tasks are available.
  • 2) Ease of Use
    As a business owner, you don’t have time to waste. And your staff doesn’t have days to spend learning all the ins and outs of your new POS system.

    You want to choose a point of sale system that is easy to use with a simple and intuitive interface so that users can easily navigate the order process.
  • 3) POS Reports and Analytics
    As a small business owner, it’s crucial to know what’s driving your profits and what’s not. Real-time data lets you keep a finger on the pulse of your business so you never miss a beat.

    When it comes to choosing a POS system, you’ll want to find one that comes with a robust reporting suite. From tracking sales and your top customers to keeping tabs on employees and labor costs, make sure your POS system can track it all.
  • 4) Remote Business Management
    Gone are the days where you have to physically be at your business to know exactly what’s going on. Make sure your point of sale system comes with a back office that you can access from anywhere. Whether you’re at home or on vacation, you’ll rest easier knowing all your real-time business data is at your fingertips.
  • 5) Customer Service and Support
    As a small business owner, you need all the support you can get from your customers and vendors alike. When choosing a point of sale provider, make sure they provide 24/7 live customer support and an on-demand library of user guides or video training.

The best way to find out what POS features you’ll need is by first determining your business needs. If you’re just starting out and you’re not sure exactly what your needs will be, here are some features you’ll want to consider:

  • Basic POS Features
    • Sales and refund capabilities
    • Sales and tax reporting
    • Inventory management
    • Employee management
    • A customer database or customer loyalty program
    • Gift card issuance and acceptance
    • Contactless payments
    • Vendor management
  • Restaurant POS Features
    • Online ordering
    • Integrations with third-party delivery services like DoorDash and Uber Eats
    • Split checks and transferring checks to another employee
    • Gratuity functionality with custom tip suggestion amounts
    • Front-of-house to back-of-house communication via kitchen printers or Kitchen Display System (KDS)
    • Table tracking and management
    • Pay-at-the-table and tableside ordering abilities
  • Retail POS Features
    • Advanced inventory matrix that allows for multiple product attributes
    • Employee commission controls
    • Layaway management
    • Consignment management
  • Salon POS Features
    • Online booking
    • Appointment management
    • Stylist management
    • Booth rentals