Thinking about using BottlePOS?
Why you should look at Cloud Retailer POS Instead!
Both BottlePOS and Cloud Retailer POS are designed for beer, wine, and liquor stores in the
United States but Cloud Retailer POS excels in several key areas:
Up Front Cost:
👉BottlePOS Up Front Costs for software, hardware and remote configuration: $1099 to $1399
👉Cloud Retailer POS Up Front Cost for software, hardware, training and configuration: $1150 to $1250:
BottlePOS starts at $49/month:
Cloud Retailer POS starts at $0/month
👉Key Difference # 1: Age Verification
BottlePOS: Manual Entry 👎 (2D ID scanner is optional). Cashier can enter any date they want:
Cloud Retailer POS: 2D ID Reader is Standard 👍. Cashier must scan the ID or
manually enter a date of birth (with approved security settings) :
👉Key Difference # 2: Inventory - Levels of Product Categories
BottlePOS: Only one level of categories 👎 (not as detailed for ordering and inventory management):
Cloud Retailer POS: 3 Levels of categories 👍 (much easier to get detailed inventory reporting and product management):
👉Key Difference # 3: Ordering/Purchasing
BottlePOS: Can Only Manually Add Products to an Order 👎 (time consuming):
Cloud Retailer POS: Can use Supplier Purchase Planning to create purchase orders based on
minimum stock levels or past sales data 👍.
Saves you time but still allows for manual creation of Purchase Orders as needed:
👉Key Difference # 4: Smart Phone App
BottlePOS: No Smart Phone App available 👎. Some support for use on an iPad:
Cloud Retailer POS: Available free and paid options for both Android and iOS devices 👍.
Flexible options to use your smart phone for basic inventory management, reporting,
and general daily activities like product management and label printing:
👉Key Difference # 5: POS Screen
BottlePOS: Point of Sale Screen is somewhat cluttered 👎. Not as easy for a cashier to read:
Cloud Retail POS: Point of Sale screen is clean and easy for a cashier to use and
understand information on the point of sale screen 👍
👉Key Difference # 6: Cash Discounting vs. Dual Pricing:
Bottle POS: The Cash Discounting option in Bottle POS means that you have to advertise
a higher credit price on your window and in store signage 👎.
Cash Discounting may not be legal in your city or state:
Cloud Retailer POS: The use of Dual Pricing in Cloud Retailer POS is legal in all 50 states
and means that you can advertise a lower cash price instead of a higher credit price.
Liquor Stores using Dual Pricing have reported profit increases of $2000 or more a month
as their customers are covering 90% or more of the typical merchant services/credit card
processing fees 👍👍👍.
Given that Cloud Retailer has a lower cost than BottlePOS over time, as well as more advanced
inventory management, and the net savings by using Dual Pricing, Cloud Retailer is the clear winner
when it comes to Point of Sale software designed for beer, wine and liquor stores in the
For more information on the Cloud Retailer point of sale software for beer, wine and liquor stores,
Video Showing Both BottlePOS and Cloud Retailer POS: