Another ChocolateLife member here is going to use them. They felt as old school as the rest though when looking through their materials. Not to mention their windows based which for my family would be a first in a long time.
We're also evaluating ShopKeep and PayGo SaaS (cloud solutions), Checkout, and POSIM EVO.
Still not found what feels right but we'll get there. Even if I have to open with just an old school cash-register that might be the easiest starter solution until I can find something I want to invest and be happy with.
Ah yea, we've used Quickbooks for so long to keep us on track I expected we'd do an end-of-day or end-of-week breakdown and push it back into QB. Probably still end up doing something similar no matter what POS we run with.
Let us know how your own search goes, as we find out more and find some happy medium we'll definitely report back.
I think its about $40 month. Its actually pretty simple to use....magnetic strip for swiping cards... We occasionally have the problem that they update their system late at night but being 5-6 hours behind we are still open! Its not most peoples problem and only happened once or twice,
I think POSIM is interesting but its an outlay of several thousand dollars and not Mac based.
There is also Lightspeed for Mac but not inexpensive..
first off - hello neighbor! i recently opened a wine/chocolate retail store & tasting room here in charlotte. i've been meaning to reach out to you and have just been overwhelmed w/ operational issues. as to a POS system, we are using lightspeed. i find it has its quirks, but i'd be more than willing to let you come take a look at it in action. my husband is the wine guy/finance guy, so he can speak more specifically about its ins/outs. i spend most of my time in the kitchen and don't use the POS system as often as he does.
our shop is "petit philippe" and we're in the new tranquil court development. i'd love to meet you in person (i've had your truffles at the farmers markets - the herbed ones are delightful, btw). give us a holler if you want to swing by. 704-332-9910.
Hey Casey, I was at a meeting the other night at FABO and had intended to stay for a little while then come over but the night ran long and I never got over. Glad to have you in the area, I'll definitely drop in soon.
Thanks also for the LightSpeed vote. It's a pretty amazing system I just don't know if we want to afford it, and it probably works a lot better with your Wine list management. Our friends over at Lark & Key use it as well and seems a good retail solution. I'm almost at the point of just saying to hell with it, I'll use a cash register until I can really pinpoint how we want to solve for it.