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#62705 13-Jun-2010 11:31
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So one of my friends is opening up a craft shop and he was asking me about Point of Sale software.

basically his situation is that he will not being buying any goods to sell, artists will be putting the gifts in the shop for sale, and when a customer buys an item he will take a commision (say 15%) and the rest goes to the artist. So depending on how popular the business becomes he could have betweeen 20 and 100 artists on his books at any one time and each artist could then have many items as well.

I'm not sure how well i explained that ;)

anyway.... My friend wants some computer POS software that can make this process as easy as possible but i can't be to complicated as he only has limited computer skills.

So if anybody knows of any software out their that could do this i would love to know about it.

Thanks

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  #341169 13-Jun-2010 12:39
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Could use ClickPOS? Super simple to install and use, does stock management etc. The downside is it's entirally web based, and requires Internet Explorer to work (I have had it successfully running under Linux and OSX - But requires a crapload of hackory + wine for one of it's components)

Otherwise MYOB might be the choice.




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  #341176 13-Jun-2010 12:48
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Hi
thanks for the reply, i have had a look at clickPOS, but really it doesn't seem to help me. I was after something were each item you sell was recorded under which artist it belonged to. so an example might be, at the end of the month my friend could just go onto a certain artists account and he could see which items of theirs had sold, how many had sold, how much he has to pay them and how much commission he has taken. I have some experience with standard POS software but this is a little bit more ticky

 
 
 
 


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  #341178 13-Jun-2010 12:51
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jbard: Hi
thanks for the reply, i have had a look at clickPOS, but really it doesn't seem to help me. I was after something were each item you sell was recorded under which artist it belonged to. so an example might be, at the end of the month my friend could just go onto a certain artists account and he could see which items of theirs had sold, how many had sold, how much he has to pay them and how much commission he has taken. I have some experience with standard POS software but this is a little bit more ticky


Wouldn't that come under a fairly standard data model of Product/Category? Each painting is a product, and each artist is a Category? Just a basic assumption without further knowledge of the business though... 




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  #341183 13-Jun-2010 12:52
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Yes i would have thought so but after quite a bit of google searching i have come up with nothing. Also the galleries/gift shops i have visited still use pen and paper to handle sales

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  #341187 13-Jun-2010 12:57
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jbard: Yes i would have thought so but after quite a bit of google searching i have come up with nothing. Also the galleries/gift shops i have visited still use pen and paper to handle sales


Do the POS systems you've looked at not have the basic Product/Category setup? That sounds weird... 




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  #341191 13-Jun-2010 13:06
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Yes the POS system i have used is almost identical to clickPOS apart from it's not web based. But as far as i can see it has no way of me selling products and including which artist the item belonged to. I thought maybe i could use the departments feature instead but so each artist would be a different "department", but this wouldn't allow me easy data reporting like the example above. Then i though seen as i won't be selling things on credit i could use those, so set up a credit account for each artist but i would have the same problem.

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