For a lot of the retail businesses, having access to a POS system is very important to be able to manage the store or restaurant. There are so many types of POS system available for different industries such as a beauty POS systems, spa POS systems, hair salon POS systems, wholesale POS systems and F&B POS systems.
It is really important for every business to be able to track inventory and billing (not possible with doing them manually). Anyway, since the POS system comes in different types it is really important that the right POS system chosen for your business suits the type of business you have and its ease of use.
POS System Needs to Fit to the Business Type and Model
There are POS system that are made for general use, but can be customize according to the business preference especially if the business is focused on salons, spas, restaurants and other hospitality sectors. Its design should be able to cope with the management issues that are industry-specific or at least customizable. Make sure to do some research and check out if the dealer’s POS systems are able to meet what you require.
Complexity of the System
Remember, if you want to add more complex features on your POS, then it is better that you make sure that the system has what you are looking for. If you have to purchase extra software later, then it can be costly and there is a big possibility that it cannot integrate with your existing POS system. So you need to think about this issue.
Unnecessary Applications Should Not Be Added
In relation to this, you also have to make sure those unnecessary applications or features that you do not need or will ever need – depending on the type of business you have. A beauty POS system is setup differently than a restaurant POS.
So what type of business needs a complex system? Well, the typical business that would need a more complex POS system is the restaurant business and they require a fast turnover of customers. On the other hand, those businesses with fewer customers or few large scales, then a more basic system is preferred.
Ease of Use
One thing is for sure, and most important of all, is the fact that the system should be easy to use by anyone that will be working with your business especially your employees. Since the restaurant POS system needs a more complex setup, it is recommended to use handheld touch screen POS devices so that any employee even with minimal training can still use and be able to complete the job within the day.
Keep in mind that having a complex system, it can end up costing you money because you need to get your employees to be able to operate the machines seamlessly and that can be billed to your training fees, and time because if you let an undertrained employee work on the complex POS system, it can cause a lot of mistakes and delays in the transactions.