Point of Sale System helps the retailers to manage their physical stores with ease. It lets retailers manage the product's along with the inventory. POS hold all the tracks for customers and their respective orders with an eye on business loyalty programs, which in return results in better shopper experience.
You can check the perks of having a Point of Sale System for a retail store below-
Traditional Isolated POS
The technology changes at a faster pace and a cash register have already been turned into a digitalized system before a decade or two.
It all began with a traditional POS System in the beginning. A traditional POS machine is set up with its own physical server along with the heavy machinery. A traditional POS is truly hardware dependent and requires a huge setup for getting started.
It is meant for the largely scaled merchants and has better productivity and shopping handling experience, but it does have some limitations like-
- Not cost friendly
- High maintenance charges
- No cross-channel integrations
- Bulky hardware
Cloud Omni-Channel POS
Cloud-based POS Software is what we recommend to enterprises, as they are low on costs and high on accessibility. Cloud POS is built on top of native components of modern desktops and mobile devices which makes them an ideal choice for the omnichannel selling approach.
Cloud is everywhere and so is Cloud POS. A centralized system brings portability and empowers the "go and sell" methodology.
Cloud POS have the following advantages over traditional pos-
Types of POS: Web-Based & Native POS
There are two types of point of sale systems, Web-Based and Native POS. A web-based POS runs on a web browser (as a URL) which connects to your server and automatically syncs information with your website.
While a native POS system works as a completely native application which is installed and runs on a device such as an Android tablet or Apple iPad. Being a native app, it provides deep integration with the device hardware resources and takes advantage of the platform.
Where to use POS?
POS systems are not just limited to e-commerce business, it can be used for many other types of businesses. From taking orders in a coffee shop, booking hotel rooms, selling event tickets, retail stores, or restaurants.
Online Integrated POS
Gurubhyo PoS system is tightly integrated to your existing system and you don’t require any separate software application or program installation. It is designed to work with any e-commerce/CMS platform where every information is synced automatically.
With this seamless integration, all the information is available across all the channels. So once you take an order on POS, it is immediately updated on the database.
So apart from checking orders from a POS device, you can log in to your webstore and check the all the POS orders processed. Or log in to your mobile app and view or print sales receipt easily.
POS-Offline First Approach
Internet connection is needed to sync POS information to the server, but when you go offline POS system continues to work. With offline mode, you still can place an order, add customers, print sales receipts and record all the transactions. POS system automatically saves this data on its local storage and keeps your business running as usual.
Whenever the internet connection comes back online, POS reconnects to the server and syncs all the offline orders on its own. Gurubhyo POS system supports offline merchants and retail stores who have poor network connectivity or don't require 24*7 internet access.
POS Inventory Management
Powerful inventory management using barcode allows you to track thousands of product SKUs and categories easily. You can assign products and categories to multiple point of sale outlets.
Multichannel inventory management
Connect your store with multiple inventory source to manage multi-channel inventories from a single website and easily track your product stock in a particular inventory.
Barcode scanning support
Now smartly search and add products to your Sales order using POS. It helps the user to effortlessly scan and add products to the sales order accordingly.
POS outlet inventory control
Allows you to mention quantity on hand for your outlets and automatically deducts from master stock when a sale is done.
Bulk product assignment using CSV file
Bulk assign feature for outlet product stock and master stock from csv file.
Distribution based on products or categories
The Products are assigned to the outlet either as per each product or as per the category associated with them.
Sync inventory across multiple outlets
The stock of goods will be synchronized in real time with all the outlets. That refers to the fact if there's change at one end it will be reflected on the others.
Single view to check all the assigned inventory
Now the admin from the backend can view the set of the complete inventory. It will contain all the useful information about the product for further assignment and inventory management.
Keeping a count all the inventory and in-hand stock across physical stores is complex. Gurubhyo POS allows you to mention quantity on hand for your outlets and automatically deducts from master stock when a sale is done.
Using PIM (product information management) tool you can sync your catalog data across multiple channels including the POS system. PIM integration enables you to keep consistent and standardized information for all the sales channels.
Per channel content strategy
Up-to-date product information
Useful for managing bulk volumes
Manage products with different data types and attributes
POS Hardware Support
Gurubhyo POS works on multiple forms of devices such as tablets, desktop PC, laptop, or any other hardware which is capable of running a web browser or installing a native app.
The list of POS peripherals supported by the POS system is flexible, you can connect your barcode scanner, receipt printer, cash drawer with your POS device easily.