How To Create A Point of Sale System

(it’s really easy)

Creating your own point of sale system is easier than you may think. If you have ever installed some software and a printer then this will be a snap. 

Here’s how to set up a POS system for your business.

 

Point Of Sale Software

1. Select a computer

Determining what computer your business needs is of essence to provide high-quality service. Retail Plus can work with any Windows PC, laptop, or tablet as long as it complies with the minimum system requirements of running an operating system of Windows 7 and up. If you go for a desktop computer, you may want to choose touchscreen monitors to make your checkouts faster.

POS software

2. Add basic POS hardware

Basic point-of-sale hardware includes cash drawers, barcode scanners, and receipt printers, which can be purchased from any local supplier in your area. You can find more details on hardware below.

Set up a Point Of Sale system

3. Install Retail Plus POS software

To boost your POS system, download and install our POS software: Retail Plus. Our POS software will give you the tools you need to grow your sales as well as upscale your retail store in the long run. Additionally, our POS software offers a seamless eCommerce integration with online marketplaces such as Shopify, eBay, and Amazon, among others to help you make more online sales. If you require any additional assistance during the POS installation, feel free to reach out to us on our toll-free number (1-888-272-4874). We can remotely connect to your device and manage the setup if necessary.

POS Hardware

Only you know what your unique business needs are, but we can guide you to purchase the right equipment that helps improve your sales and customer experience. Additionally, our business partners at DirectDial offer bundled point-of-sale hardware packages exclusively for Retail Plus customers when you call them at 1-866-807-9832.

 Here is a list of POS hardware that will enhance your retail operations.

Point of sale cash drawer

Automatic Cash Drawer

An automatic cash drawer with a high capacity can prepare your retail business for any kind of customer, whether they need a lot of change or you want to make speedy transactions and improve your day-to-day operations. It’s always a good idea to invest in automatic cash registers for modern POS systems that can connect to any receipt printer with a USB cable.

Point of sale scanner

Barcode Scanner

Eliminate human error and speed up your checkouts by using a barcode scanner in your retail store that can read stock codes and connect to your POS system via a USB cable.

Point of sale credit card processing

Credit, Debit, and Gift Card Processing

Add EMV features to your POS system to secure your customers’ sensitive information and credentials on their debit, gift, and credit cards. Our point-of-sale system supports multiple payment processors like Heartland, National Payment, First Data, Vantiv, and X-Charge.

Retail POS software barcode scales

Barcode Scales

To weigh your products away from the cash register, use barcode scales that can print labels for advanced inventory management and calculate the price of the product.

Point of sale printer

Receipt Printer

Your new system should also include a POS receipt printer for customers that expect standard sales receipts. You can check out brands like Star Micronics and Epson for thermal printers for faster receipt printing or laserjet or inkjet printers for invoices or statements.

Retail POS software pole display

Pole Display

You can also add a pole display to your POS terminal so clients can see what they’re paying for. Retail Plus works with reliable Espon and Logic Controls command sets like LD9000 and POSX XP8200U.

Retail POS software stock counter

Portable Stock Counter

A handheld or portable stock counter can help update your inventory data by reading product data from barcodes and updating the information on Retail Plus.

Retail POS software scales

Digital Scales

To weigh your products at the cash register, be sure to implement a digital and high-quality scale that can handle over 30 pounds (14 kilos) and connects to your setup with a serial cable for faster processing. The Mettler-Toledo Ariva, Viva, and XPress XRV are all excellent choices.

Point of sale barcode printer

Barcode Printer

If you have many products in stock, it’s a good idea to invest in a high-quality barcode printer from renowned brands like Zebra, GoDEX, and Wasp. They will produce quality labels that can be read by any scanner.

Need help?

Call us and we’ll guide you through the POS setup and provide insights on the best POS system on the market,

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What is a POS system?

A POS system such as Retail Plus is a setup of different devices that handle merchants’ sale functions like purchases, inventory management, offline database administration in a local server, and analytics. The different devices or units that usually make up a sale system like our retail POS solution include a computer, monitor, cash drawer, receipt printer, and barcode scanner. Additionally, it can include a debit or credit card reader and a display screen for the customer to see their transactions in progress. In essence, a POS system is an advanced cash register that can take your business beyond sales. A POS system can also include an accounting interface that can feed information regarding goods, costs, cash flow, and inventory to an accounting program.

How a POS system can help your business.

An inclusive POS solution like Retail Plus can make your business thrive thanks to its ease of use and advanced sale software. This mix of technology can enhance your customer experience as well. A good POS system will have a touchscreen display for cashiers to easily read product data at their fingertips as well as process transactions. This can help your business provide a swift and efficient customer service experience. Likewise, your customers won’t have to go to different departments to return or exchange an item: they can do it with a comprehensive POS system right from the cash register during checkout.

A complete POS system such as Retail Plus can also apply cash rewards as well as accept gift cards, and it can apply discounts and coupons and activate date-sensitive promotions. It can even convert currencies, offer access to loyalty programs, and improve your email marketing campaigns. Having extra methods of payments as well as promotions for your customers will not only attract more clients, but you’ll also be able to understand your customers better. Our modern POS system can analyze shopping patterns like payment methods as well as low-stock to keep an eye on your customers’ shopping habits.

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