The Best POS Systems in Maine
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The Best POS Systems
If you need the best POS system for your small business or multi location operation, BurlisonTech.com has the experts to help compare systems, learn about features and get the best prices. Restaurant POS systems are not the same as POS systems for retail, so we help you get the right system to fit your needs. Whether you have no tech background at all or if you want a point of sale system with all the bells and whistles with deep tech integration with your billing and accounting systems, let us get you the perfect fit.
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When it comes to getting the top POS System for restaurants our experts have deep experience and can help you quickly navigate the myriad of options you have. When running a food business you have to consider managing employees, perishable inventory and customers so your restaurant POS software needs to reflect these unique challenges that you face. Many salespeople will try to seduce you with once size fits all POS packages whether you run a deli or a gym. We always stress that the best POS software for restaurants will usually be from a vendor that built it with only food businesses in mind. Beyond standard features, you should also consider whether the system includes integration of coupons and deals, reservations, seating management and more. The average cost of restaurant POS System is $2,000 for the first year, then $650-$3,000 per year after that. Of course restaurant POS software prices vary dramatically based on volume, number of terminals, and number of store locations. Though negotiating prices is easier for larger restaurant chains, even small business can get deals by signing longer term agreements or buying a package that includes additional services.
Modern Retail POS Systems Can Streamline Your Operations
Your typical modern retail POS system plays lots of roles and needs to integrate with all aspects of your operations. With a clean interface and cloud based operating system that multiple employees can use at any given time, you can save countless hours spent on employee management, updating your inventory at the end of the day, and reconciling your accounting. Nearly all of your back office technology (Quickbooks, Freshbooks, Salesforce, etc) needs to work seamlessly with your Retail POS software without any coding required. The average cost for a Retail POS System is $2,500 for the first year, then $750 to $3,000 per year after that. Daily transaction volume, total POS terminals and custom features will affect the price you pay. You can reduce the price of a POS System by supplying your own hardware in some cases, though some software requires you to choose either Windows OS or Apple’s macOS.
Of course you have multiple options for point of sale payment processing terminals but the most common are:
iPad POS Systems - Very user friendly, the commoditized hardware makes it easy to replace. With POS software on your iPad you can swivel to face the customer and they can compete the payment quickly.
Handheld POS Terminals - Sturdy, easy to use and easy for customers to add tip. They may have less software features than iPad POS software, but handheld POS terminals can print the receipt immediately.
Desktop/Laptop Systems - Traditionally point of sale has been completed at a computer next to the cash register, and many businesses still prefer this.
How Do I Choose Features In My POS Software?
We understand that it can be dizzying trying to decide which components you need in POS software, even for those with years of experience with multiple types because technology changes so rapidly. We recommend starting with your core features and asking yourself what is absolutely necessary for point of sale in your business. In some environments like restaurants, POS systems often need to be mobile and handheld, while other businesses might prioritize transaction speed if they have a very high volume of transactions. Does your POS machine need to be rugged to handle a lot of outdoor usage? While it can help to use a system (or terminal hardware) that you already have experience with, we like to stress that no matter what you choose, POS Systems will continue to advance rapidly along with computer technology so you should be prepared for software updates and minor changes on an ongoing basis. Some of the more common feature requests we receive are related to:
Touchscreen monitors, tablets, multi-location, full featured reporting, integration with billing and accounting software, barcode scanners, managing inventory, employee management, customer management, payment processing, loyalty programs, coupons and promotion integration, fast customer service, 24/7 technical support, works with cash register, wireless and cloud based POS terminals.
High Quality POS Systems For All Applications
Our experts have experience with nearly every conceivable business application that could need a point of sale system. The vast majority of our clients work has been setting up small business POS Systems, but we work with any nationally known brands and retail chains as well. Just a few of the industries we service: Restaurants, Retail, Bars, Hotels, Coffee Shops, Pizza Stores, Hospitality, Hair Salons & Beauty Shops, Pharmacy, Warehouse, Convenience Stores, Trade Shows, Food Trucks, Fast Food, Golf Shops, Dry Cleaners, Clothing Stores, Pubs, Nigh Clubs, Gas Stations, Apparel Shops, Sporting Goods Stores, Supermarkets, Bakery, Wine Stores, Liquor Store, Quick Serve Restaurants, Ice Cream Shops and more.
What Is The Best POS System For Bars?
Operating a pub or bar is so similar to a restaurant that we generally consider them one and the same. While there are a few bar POS systems we have not seen any value added beyond what you will find in typical restaurant POS software. The only significant difference is that POS systems for bars often don’t require mobile terminals or handheld options. Ease of use is one of the most important things to consider for most bars. This is because of the high turnover rate typical in the bar industry, managers simply don't have the time to spend training new employees on complex software systems.
How Does the Process Work?
Once you provide some information on your business into our form, you will schedule a demo where a salesperson can explain every feature you want to consider and provide pricing options. The entire process can take just a few days from when you decide on which system you want, to equipment delivery, installation and in some cases training may be necessary. Of course customer service and technical assistance is available any time you need it, or whenever you hire new employees.
All The Top Brands
The consultants at BurlisonTech.com won’t limit you to just a handful of brands. Our pros have hands on experience with a wide variety of branding including: Aloha, Cegid, Clever, Square, Clover, Epos Now, Squirrel POS, Erply, ExaDigm, FastSpring, Fujitsu, Skubana, GoFrugal, Harbortouch, HP, SalesVu, IBM, Toast POS, Ingenico, Lightspeed Retail, AccuPOS, Loyverse, MAXIMUS AASAAN, MCR, ShopKeep, Micros, Miva Merchant, Zero, Motorola, NCR, Bindo, NEC, Oracle, Pioneer, POS Guys, Poster, CRS, Quickbooks, Radiant, Revel, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Sharp, Shopify, Touch Bistro, TouchSuite, Veeqo, Vend, VMC and more.
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