I’m sure you’ve seen the ads for free Point of Sale Software. Maybe you’ve even considered using free POS Software to improve your business. What you may not know, however, is that free software could cost you more in the long run than purchasing a decent system in the first place!
Consider the following disadvantages of using free POS Software presented by Jeff Haefner of Point of Sale Software Buyers Guide.
- Basic modules are free, but if you decide that you need more functionality at a later date, additional modules must be purchased. These modules could include electronic funds transfer, inventory control, customer retention management and more.
- Should you need implementation services, training, support, and documentation, these will be additional expenses.
- "After sales" service and support, program updates, bug fixes and support services for problems you might incur will not be included with free software since you didn’t pay for them. These are vital to a workable system.
A good Point of Sale System will give you a sound return on your investment. Why risk your business success on a free software system that sounds "too good to be true?" It usually is!
At CCS, we can help you with any questions you may have about purchasing reliable Point of Sale Software. Call us at (425) 672-4806 or email us for further information.