Small retailers using entry-level accounting applications often use QuickBooks POS which dominates the small retail market. It doesn’t matter if you’re operating a small convenient store, restaurant, or other retail business – this is by far one of the easiest options for most business owners just starting out.
But there are other options available that you may not know about that have other advantages. Some of these are Square, Clover, POS Link for Aloha and Micros POS, Dear Inventory, Timely (primarily for salons), Shogo, Agiliron, Primaseller, MicroBiz, EZRentOut (rentals), Vend, eHopper POS, Shopkeep POS, Hike POS, AccuPOS, and more.
With so many options available you can take time to find the right product for your particular needs and make sure that you look at your specific industry requirements. Do you rent products? Do you schedule appointments, do you provide mobile sales? All of these will weigh into your decision for retail point of sale business applications.
Many multi-site retailers or those outgrowing QuickBooks often consider moving up to a product like Sage 100cloud with Fusion Retail Management System or Sage Intacct cloud accounting with one of several available third party options for retail store sales. In fact, Sage Intacct is a clear choice for franchises in the retail market with the ability to spin up new companies with minimal effort and the ability to manage consolidations and other financials across business entities.
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