Thursday, May 22, 2014

Another New Milestone and a Buying Tip

Just a quick note that this rather basic blog site has taken on a life of its own as I have been getting multiple calls and emails each week from folks with point of sale questions.  Page views have well surpassed 20K as well. Still - no ads and no charges are to be found as I am committed (God-willing and according to time and budget) to providing free help for retailers and museums searching for point of sale systems.

A couple of buying tips to pass along as I am busy with some point of sale related meetings and speaking engagements:

  • Please be asking about EMV when considering any and all point of sale solutions. The EMV deadline may be just over a year away but do you really want to be hit with additional EMV related hardware and software costs just a year after you invested in a point of sale solution?
  • Unless you are a large multi-location chain with 25+ locations, don't expect to find one software package that is both accounting software and point of sale software.  There are very different needs (I have worked in accounting and finance as well as with point of sale software) between each type of software program.  One company can't create a single solution that does both accounting and point of sale functions well. You will end up with great accounting software and poor point of sale software or vice versa.  Best solution in most cases is to find point of sale software that allows for some degree of data sharing with QuickBooks Accounting.

If any of you have found a solution for retail stores and museums with 1 -24 locations that handles both accounting functions and point of sale functions well, please get in touch with me as I would enjoy getting a chance to find out more information.

As always, I can be reached at or 208-340-5632 (mountain time) to hopefully answer your point of sale related questions.

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