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#268219 5-Mar-2020 21:40
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One of my favourite clients has finally come to accept that his 2011 POS (really, this POS is a POS) install, last upgraded 2014, is due for replacement. This happened today, already the process has begun in earnest. Me, I am dancing with delight. No more Windows 7 32-bit VM with Borland DBE crashing at will. I'm sure his staff will appreciate seeing the last of the mixture of XP & 7 touchscreen terminals too.


I'd appreciate it if I could get some feedback from GZers with recent Point Of Sale experience please, to help make my final recommendation one that is based on hands-on experience & real world knowledge.


It's a hospitality business, requiring at least 6 tills & matching EFTPOS terminals. They're not open that often - averaging around 30-40 hours / month, but when they're open the tills are slammed flat out for 3-4 hours each time. Ideally there will be mobile terminals available, for use during festival type events too.


It's a very simple product range - less than 20 items that they sell hundreds of in those 3-4 hours.


Back-end reporting is not a feature that particularly attracts the owner's attention - his industry experience tells him where things are at, his accounts staff confirm it.


The owner still fancies the idea of owning the software & running on Win 10, like a caveman would. I have news for him, & it's all SaaS, iOS & Android - although I'm not fixed on anything yet.


Any other information required, please ask & I'll respond ASAP.


Thanks in advance for your input.

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  #2433423 5-Mar-2020 22:06
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POS Perfect is really good. You can choose to own the software as well.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  #2433432 5-Mar-2020 22:42
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A lot / many use;


Edit: Main point would be to find something super fast/quick to use/process and is easy for staff to learn and of course use.  Speed of the interface between the POS and eftpos terminals is also key. 




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  #2433449 5-Mar-2020 23:29
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Met the guy who started this one up. Seemed pretty switched on guy getting good traction:

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  #2433454 6-Mar-2020 00:23
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There is also Vend which can run on an iPad - it is very common in the Hospitality business and also very good. This is however a subscription service.

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  #2433488 6-Mar-2020 08:18
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Am a big fan of Vend used it in my bed store till I sold out last year was great for our needs, tested a few others but never seemed as good, can’t remember the others.



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  #2433490 6-Mar-2020 08:27
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Yeah Vend would be a good option IMO

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  #2433493 6-Mar-2020 08:33
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I was blown away when I first found that Vend could work offline (if your internet or network connection stops working), and this was 8+ years ago.  We helped a small retail chain set up a new store, but don;t normally play in the retail space.  I prefer my weekends uninterrupted.  :)

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