ADVERTORIAL: 5 reasons why you need smart POS
An offline, push-button cash register might seem like the simplest choice for your POS. After all, what could be easier than tapping in a price and pressing total? But chances are, it’s creating a whole lot of extra administrative work. And that’s taking up time you could better spend helping your current customers or finding new ways to grow your business.
Here’s 5 ways a fully integrated POS system, such as Neto POS, can simplify your sales process and save you time:
1. Reducing errors in cash handling
With a computer or tablet-based POS system, you don’t need to worry about typing the wrong price into your register. All you need to do is scan a stock item or select its thumbnail from your screen, and the correct price from your database will be charged. And you won’t have to figure out discounts on your trusty pocket calculator either, because all good POS systems will easily create storewide or single item promotional discounts.
2. Giving your customers flexible payment options
Some customers prefer to pay cash. Others never carry cash around, and always use an EFTPOS or debit card instead. Some prefer to pay by credit card, and some like to split their payments across different methods. A full-featured POS system will give your customers the flexibility to pay by credit or debit card, cash, or a combination of both.
3. Effectively managing your inventory
If you’re using a basic cash register, it’s not helping you manage your inventory. So you need to conduct regular stocktakes and manually keep on top of your orders. By upgrading to a POS system with an inventory database, each sale you make will reduce your stock levels accordingly, so you can track them and place an order when the time is right.
Neto POS will take it one step further, giving you the analytical tools you need to order stock based on trends. Intuitive ordering and automatic stock updates make overstocking and understocking a thing of the past.
4. Streamlining your sales channels
If you’ve got multiple stores or you’re thinking of branching out, you’ve got a lot to gain from switching to a omni-channel POS system. You can run all your physical and online outlets (including web marketplaces, like eBay) from one central location and a single database.
If you’re still growing, a full-featured POS system will help you open an online store to accompany your bricks-and-mortar outlet. Or you can use it to take your online store to markets and roadshows.
5. Simplifying your accounting
A smart POS system is fully integrated with your accounting package. That means you won’t need to manually enter transactions (or hire a bookkeeper to do it), so you can get it done sooner without worrying about data errors.
It’s not hard to see how a full-featured omni-channel POS system can help your retail business grow by taking care of the details and freeing up your time to focus on your customers. With Neto POS, you can sell to anyone, anywhere, with everything you need to run your business on a single platform. It’s Australia’s first truly integrated omni-channel point of sale solution.