Things to Consider When Choosing EPOS Systems
Whether you are thinking about getting your first EPOS system or looking to upgrade, there are many different systems available. To help you avoid the pitfalls of selecting the wrong system, we are offering advice on what to look for.
To get the very best out of your EPOS system, you must firstly understand what you need it to do. It is a good idea to make a list of what you require and prioritise them. Examples include inventory management, real-time sales reports and tracking popular dishes.
Some systems can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.
As a business, you want to ensure you are getting value for money. There is no reason to pay for features you do not want or need. If you require additional features, the ongoing cost of your EPOS should be clear from the beginning.
A good EPOS system should integrate effortlessly with your current system. There should be no need for separate systems to be used and your supplier should have a strategy to ensure that compatibility is maintained, especially as technology advances.
With the threat of payment fraud, it is important you know your EPOS system is up to date with the latest security standards. A respectable system provider will be able to demonstrate how it is secure and how it will remain that way.
Investing in an EPOS system is all about making your business more efficient. Therefore, it should be able to offer a wide range of payment options. A good system should be able to accommodate everything, from chip and pin payments to contactless.
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There are many different types of EPOS systems available in the market today. However, we will focus on two key options: software-based and hardware-based solutions. Software-based systems run on a server that is connected to multiple computers within a store. They allow retailers to access their system from any computer using an internet connection, meaning they do not need to install any software on their own machines.
Hardware-based systems are installed directly onto the retailer’s computer and usually require a dedicated point of sale terminal. While hardware-based systems offer more customisation options, they can be more expensive and difficult to update.