Bindo POS: basic invoicing and quoting functions
First Data Clover (still restricted to using First Data for merchant services): Item attributes, modifiers and barcode label printing.
NCR Silver: Barcode label printing and QuickBooks Accounting interface.
Note that some of the added features may require paying an additional fee and/or using third party software.
I have mentioned in several posts that tablet and smartphone based point of sale systems tend to not include all the functions that a computer-based point of sale software solution can offer. Tablet and smartphone point of sale solutions like NCR Silver and Clover don't offer some key functions like purchasing and receiving, tracking cost, time clocks, printing barcode labels, and item level attributes for style, size, and color.
I had the opportunity to take an in depth look at Bindo Point of Sale (Bindo POS) for iOS devices and this solution is light years ahead of Clover and NCR Silver. In addition to handling purchasing, item attributes for style, size and color, time clock, gift cards, customer loyalty program, printing barcode labels, and other common point of sale functions, Bindo POS also offers 3 key things that should make you take a look at Bindo POS:
- Flexible Merchant Services – One of my big issues with
point of sale solutions like Clover, HarborTouch, and QuickBooks POS
is that these companies force you to use one specific company for
merchant services (aka debit and credit processing service). I have
personally seen the rates that some of these customers are paying
and they run about ½% higher than normal which translates to easily
$5000 to $20000 in additional fees. Bindo POS allows you to pick
and choose the merchant services company that can offer you the
- EMV – Even with EMV coming up next year, I still get a lot
of blank stares when I ask companies how they plan to become EMV
compliant. Not so with Bindo POS. Testing is already in progress to
offer EMV compliant hardware.
- Online Marketplace – Offering your products online is a “must have” in todays era of specialty retailing. Having the time and energy to maintain an online store is tough for most retailers and many point of sale solutions require you to maintain two separate inventories (online and in-store) or only sync the online and in-store inventories a few times per day. Not so with Bindo POS. Bindo POS offers a complete and very easy to manage online marketplace to display and sell your products over the Internet.
With a free 30 day free trial offer and monthly pricing starting at $79, Bindo POS will be giving both
traditional and tablet/smartphone based point of sale systems a run for their money. More reviews on Bindo POS can be found here: https://bindopos.com/reviews
You can learn more about Bindo POS by visiting their website at www.bindopos.com or by calling 1-800-MY-BINDO (1-800-692-4636).
Are you in the US and in need of no cost retail point of sale advice? I'm happy to help and can be reached on my cell at 208-340-5632 (mountain time) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.