Some Guidelines for Choosing a POS System

Guidelines for Choosing a POS System

So you’re thinking of getting a new POS System that is appropriate for your business? The staff at Entrepreneur Media, Inc. presented in a recent article seven enlightening guidelines for helping you to choose a system that works for you:

Consider the following features before you buy:

Ease of Use – A user-friendly graphic interface is desirable.

Entry of Sales Information – Ability to enter inventory codes either manually or automatically with a bar code scanner.

Pricing – Look for a system that has a variety of ways to keep track of pricing, including add-on amounts, percentage of cost, margin percentage and custom formulas.

Updating Product Information – A system that automatically updates inventory and accounts receivable records once a sale is entered.

Sales Tracking Options – As different businesses get paid in different ways, like repair/service shops that keep invoices open until work is completed, look for a system that tracks sales appropriately for your needs.

Security – Look for a system with audit trails that will allow you to trace problems with cash receipts to avoid theft.

Taxes – A system that can support numerous tax rates and tax rate changes is important if you run a mail order or online business.

NCR’s Counterpoint POS System has all of the features like those mentioned above and many more that will keep your business at peak operating performance. Free demos are available to show you how the features work. If you would like more information, call us today at 800/425-6720-4806 or email us

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