Blog 3-best-POS


The point of scale (POS) is the time and place where the retail transaction is complete. At the POS, the merchant calculates the amount owed by the customer. After receiving the payment, the merchant may issue a receipt for transaction which is usually printed but can also be dispensed or sent electronically. Here is the detail of the three best POS systems which could be used by restaurants, which are under $100.

INSTORE In store is a simple POS device that is easy to use and simple with intuitive design is reasonably priced at $39/ month for the basic plan. The unique features of instore are that it has no annual contract and it is needed to pay a start-up fee of $99. Although $39 is a competitive price, it is also limited to four functions, namely:
1.Taking payments
2.Tracking customers
3.Reward program
4.selling gift

The pro plan provided by in store has more features but will cost $59 per month. It offers features like customer rewards, gift cards, online ordering, labor and inventory management, etc. Instore integrates with Chowly online ordering solutions and multiple credit card processors. The solution can be run on multiple i-pads simultaneously and users can purchase optional hardware accordingly. In-store also allows the user to split checks, hold orders, add tips at the time of sale or later, create custom gift cards, run promotions, and record payments. Subscriptions offered on monthly support includes support via phone, email, and other online resources.

KEY FEATURES OF INSTORE ARE: Excellent customer services.
Social media integrations (with Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, etc)
Instore's real-time performance reports can be viewed on any device and exported to QuickBooks or other accounting solutions.

PROS OF INSTORE: The biggest advantage of in-store is its affordability. After payment of the startup fee, it is the most affordable software, with a vast variety of features.
The way it presents categories and then items in those categories allow for fast input of orders for customers.
The recently added Tab feature allows storing credit card numbers without having to hold customers' cards for tabs they want to run.
The ability to add employee payroll cost, as well as COGS allows us to quickly see what true profit for the day was after each shift closing.

CONS OF INSTORE: The customer services are limited.
Phone representatives are available only for weekdays from 7 am to 7 pm.
less flexibility in the app set up.
Not ready for multi-unit use.

Instore is indeed affordable and easily adaptable POS. It provided a balance between price and functionality allowing the restaurant to function smoothly.

MEZA MEZA is yet another cheap and affordable POS for a restaurant. It has a monthly fee of merely $60. MEZA POS is a cloud-based point of sale software that enables restaurant business users to manage their orders from the table. It provides unlimited devices, unlimited orders, and unlimited support during business hours. It also has broad innovative features and is easy to use. Meza is cloud-based and uses i-pads. Meza enables to monitor of the order flow through the venue giving an overview of the tables, order progress, staff management, billing, and reporting. Cash-up is simply a matter of selecting a button and printing a report. Meza has integrated reporting that allow looking inside the business and see where the revenue is coming from, or even where it's being lost. It monitors and improves staff performance, increases profit margins, and makes it quick and easy to manage the business at a glance.

Offline functionality
Hybrid system
provides an app, named Meza app that allows the customers to summon restaurant staff, ask for bill order, and pay the tab.

The pricing provided is incredible and accessible.
Provides advanced features that are adaptable for a modern restaurant owner.
With almost no set-up cost, a low monthly subscription, and minimum staff training, Meza POS can be implemented into any business.
The meza app enables the customer to browse the menu, call the waiter, order, and pay and they don't even have to be in the shop.

Relatively new in the market and hence, purchasing it comes with some amount of risks.
Meza is especially useful if you are expanding your business, due to its unlimited price plan. Also, it is quite feasible with a wide range of features.

EPOS NOW EPOS NOW is yet another inexpensive and reasonable POS system priced $39 per month. It is highly versatile. It has excellent restaurant management and can also be used for retail purposes as well. It works with almost all POS hardware. In addition to it's the point of sale module, the solution also offers integrated inventory management and retail accounting, including general ledger, purchase orders, and payroll processing. Epos Now is cloud-based and compatible with windows, android, and iPad. Hardware can be directly purchased through epos now. The POS module includes electronic scale integration, barcode, and credit card scanners, a staff time clock, age verification, and the ability to discount items or void transactions. The inventory application helps keep track of purchase orders, inventory reports, the supplier database, and more. Epos Now will also migrate all customer data, products, and stock data to the new system as part of the implementation process.

Universal compatibility (EPOS NOW runs on any device that supports google chrome or safari.
Versatility in retail and hospitality management.
Provides a customizable dashboard.

It's easy to use.
Excellent customer service
Restaurent and retail features
brilliant for accountancy and amazing software.
Sales interface and usability for transactions.
Mobility and Flexibility
User friendly and intuitive software.

Features could be more active.
Integrates only with one payment processor
There might be a certain confusion regarding which features are or not available via apps.
Lack of standard features and functions such as units of measurements, limits on dollar amounts, etc.
A few functions might be difficult to find but the customer support would help out.

EPOS NOW is easy to use POS solution. EPOS NOW is most effective for small businesses and it can handle large ones as well. Epos Now is widely used by retailers in various industries and is one of the best POS software that is easily accessible and affordable.