American POS Systems, Inc has been serving the Mid-Atlantic area with quality Point-Of-Sale products & service since 1980.
Make an appointment to visit our showroom in Beltsville, Maryland to see various POS systems on display and speak with a knowledgeable salesperson.
Choosing The Right POS System
Your POS system should be easy to set up and simple to use. You’ll want a POS system with an intuitive interface to process sales quickly and keep lines moving. Training cashiers and managers should take minutes, not hours. Managing inventory should be straightforward and painless. Remember that any POS system that’s confusing to learn or complicated to use will decrease employee satisfaction and waste time that could be better spent elsewhere.
Be sure to ask about customer care when considering a POS system. Though uncommon, from time to time your POS system may experience issues. Without the ability to call someone to help you fix the problem quickly, you could lose sales. Likewise, any issues related to financial transactions may require immediate answers.
As technology is evolving at a breakneck pace, make sure the POS system you choose today won’t become obsolete tomorrow. Mobile payments are predicted to overtake credit card payments in less than a decade. Mobile loyalty programs are becoming more common in the retail and hospitality environments. POS systems that expect to be relevant in the years ahead must be built on a flexible platform that supports these mobile integrations. Cloud-based POS systems eliminate the need for costly upgrades and any security concerns associated with traditional client-server systems.
Simple & Affordable Pricing
The cost of a POS system has historically been very high, preventing smaller businesses from replacing their cash registers. For years, POS systems typically required an initial investment of several thousand dollars, with many solutions costing well over $10,000. Today’s new technology makes getting a POS system affordable. Transparent no-nonsense pricing is the hallmark of a reputable company.
While all POS systems give you sales data to some degree, the capabilities and clarity of a system’s reporting platform are not all created equally. Your POS system should be able to generate detailed sales reports that not only identify your best selling items and returns, but record margins and measure the effectiveness of your pricing. Insist on a POS system that can track sales by department, item, and hour so you can adjust staffing accordingly and allocate floor space more efficiently.
Data safety and security should be among the first factors you think about in the choice of your POS system. So when considering your options, you need to make sure to investigate the security of your data in every system, particularly around transactions. And with a number of recent high-profile hacking incidents, this issue is more relevant than ever.
The hardware that accompanies your POS system should be functional, durable, and stylish. Quality hardware will pay for itself in short order and save you time and patience in the long run.