Kounta Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Kounta

Point of Sale, Online POS & ePOS System, Software, Sales and Applications

4.41/5 (95 reviews)

Kounta overview

From setup to your first sale and beyond the Kounta team is here to help get you up and running with the Point of Sale. Not that you'll need much help: its easy-to-navigate interface and intuitive functionality will have you setting up and selling products in no time. Customise your POS screen in any way you want so that Kounta adapts to the way you do business, rather than the other way around.

But don't stop there: add any number of free, built-in add-ons that extend Kounta's use beyond a full-featured POS. Track inventory and get low stock alerts, automate PO generation, create customer accounts, get detailed reporting and insights on what your customers, and when. It's a new level of business intelligence for the small shop. Third party add-ons take you even further, with loyalty apps, employee rostering, and online ordering.

Whether you have one store or ten or 100, you manage it all right from the secure back office, accessible through the web or a mobile. And the system is platform independent: it doesn't matter if you're running old POS terminals, Mac or Windows, tablets, or smartphones. Designed with hospitality in mind, Kounta's many features—like item variants and modifiers for inventory, easy discounting, or product components—work just as well with retail.
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Pricing

Starting from
$50/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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Kounta reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Geoffrey Burns

Best in 17 years.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-04-03
Review Source: Capterra

Through the different businesses, I have owned over the years I have set up from scratch five computerized Point Of Sales. Kounta is by far the easiest and most flexible product so far. We run a busy country pub that has grown into an 80% food business. Kounta allows us to have five people armed with an iPad at the peak of service. Whether on busy bar, dining room or take-away telephone orders Kounta has proven itself to be a fantastic interface between customers and product. The tyro integration via wireless network has taken us from 50/50 cash to EFTPOS to more than 75% EFTPOS transactions. As fast as you can tap the card you've taken their money without any keying on the EFT terminal required. The ease of use for staff is great because the Back office is so easy to set up with pictures on the Kounta screen. In the two years, we have run Kounta the support team behind it have been fantastic, whether it's a minor operating issue through to the development of complex but easy to set up production printing interfaces ( we have 5 production printers across three areas of the pub). Customers love it when you take their order at the table using an IPad mini and often ask about it. As the owner, it's nice to take an order for a table put it on hold and then be able to engage the customer in conversation knowing that behind the scenes staff are organising drinks and food from smartly laid out production dockets. When their drinks arrive and you are still chatting them without having to run off with some scrap of paper in hand they love it. Get Kounta. It's the best in 17 years for me. Ease of operation Constantly being improved

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Evan James

Highly adaptable and intuitive POS

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-03-22
Review Source: Capterra

Kounta as a POS system has been able to grow with us, providing flexibility and ease of use that is a massive relief when you have the pressures of an expanding business to contend with. The ability to simply add or subtract registers, combined with the functionality of a internet based system makes change relatively pain free. Wireless waiter stations, Albert pay terminals, Bluetooth printers (which I don't have but am excited about and will probably get), its all so easy to use. Why pay thousands of dollars in cabling, installation costs and labour in setting up your system? Good question - i'm not sure! Just research what you want - call Kounta, put it in and download the software... add your products, tailor it the way you want, and go for it!Ease of alteration and basic use for staff

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Greg Kelly

Kounta POS is a great choice for Food & Beverage

Reviewed 2015-02-26
Review Source: GetApp

I am a cloud integrator and have implemented a number of Xero + POS add-ons. I select Kounta for my customers purely on its hospitality focus and it's table management add-on. I have been really impressed with how it handles the concept of modifiers and how smooth the integration is with Tyro electronic payments. In short, I am a big fan of Kounta POS in food & beverage. Totally recommend.When up and running my customers love using this product. The POS register is really powerful and soon after becoming power users the only niggling complaint I get are small enhancements to customisations which are unfortunately locked down in the product anyway. e.g. layouts on receipts, dockets, shortcuts panel, etc. I have also been really impressed with Kounta's email support and communication on release notes. You can really tell they are working hard in making this product better and better.

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Greg Kelly

Kounta review from a "cloud integrator" perspective

Reviewed 2015-02-26
Review Source: Capterra

I am a cloud integrator and have implemented a number of Xero + POS add-ons. I select Kounta for my customers purely on its hospitality focus and it's table management add-on. I have been really impressed with how it handles the concept of modifiers and how smooth the integration is with Tyro electronic payments. However, I feel that there is a lot of navigating around the 'back office' to get what you need to get done. The CSV data importers are good, but I still found I had to do many repetitive updates manually via the user interface that the importer didn't support. The user interface is a bit big and boxy for my liking but understandably some see this as a benefit if working off a tablet in a cafe most of the time. The client registration process was a bit tedious (maybe at least for us implementers/advisers) but when up and running my customers love the product. The POS register is really powerful and soon after becoming power users the only niggling complaint I get are small enhancements to customisations which are unfortunately locked down in the product anyway. e.g. layouts on receipts, dockets, shortcuts panel, etc. I have also been really impressed with Kounta's email support and communication on release notes. You can really tell they are working hard in making this product better and better. Personally, I would like to see more flexible pricing plans for store owners that have multiple (small-sized) cafes, which will hopefully encourage the greater use of bump screens for the Kitchen/Brewster and mobile registers where waiting staff can take orders + electronic payments at the table. Maybe I am just over the little pad and pencil. In short, I am a big fan of Kounta POS in food & beverage. Totally recommend.

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Emma Irvine

Great system

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-28
Review Source: Capterra

Great easy system to use. Easy to change payment methods and products and downloading and updating on excel also possible. Just starting to sync with Xero so that’s good too. Customer support really has improved massively since we started using it 2 years ago. I would recommend as a good all rounder.

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Kounta pricing

Starting from
$50/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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DIY setup, training, maintenance and support which means any business can afford and scale up with Kounta.
$50/register billed monthly

Kounta features

Customer Database

API (292 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (161 other apps)
Activity Tracking (114 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (151 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (147 other apps)
CRM Integration (106 other apps)
Calendar Management (140 other apps)
Custom Fields (123 other apps)
Customizable Branding (143 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (123 other apps)
Customizable Templates (123 other apps)
Data Import/Export (138 other apps)
Electronic Payments (111 other apps)
Email Integration (139 other apps)
Email Templates (104 other apps)
Mobile Integration (114 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (155 other apps)
Social Media Integration (123 other apps)
Third Party Integration (156 other apps)

Category Leaders ranking

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#5 in Point of Sale (POS)

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Additional information for Kounta

Key features of Kounta

  • Supports Unlimited Sites & Registers
  • Open APIs
  • Simple Product Creation & Maintenance
  • On-The-Go – Accessible
  • Powerful Reports and Statistics
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Stock (Inventory) Control
  • Build Intimate Customer Relationships
  • Add On Integrations
  • Online Support Centre
  • Free Knowledge Base Support
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Benefits

- Bank Level Security

Banks invest in physical infrastructure, 128 bit encryption, and the personnel required to keep it all running and secure, because your money is important to them. We take the same precautions with your data, because our customers are important to us.

- Works On and Offline

Kounta's native ability to work offline mitigates the risks of computing in the cloud. Don't worry about your connection: if it goes, down, Kounta saves everything and syncs it when the outage is over

- Kounta plays well with others

The Kounta platform is built on Open APIs that we share with partners who want to develop their own apps to work with ours. Things like accounting, online ordering, marketing, loyalty/rewards programs are all valuable to a retail business, and Kounta connects with the best of them.

- Really…Real Time!

Stay connected with your business no matter where you are. Login to your Dashboard and get up to the minute stats and data on how each location is doing.

- Centralised Point of Sale

Manage all your sites from one interface containing one master database, and then roll out tweaks on more individual bases.

- No more patches
Since we run the server, and manage the software, we take care of all the software updates and hardware upgrades. You just use the software. That means you get instant access to new features, as soon as they’re ready

- Invisible IT that just works

With Kounta, you'll spend far less time and money each month on managing your IT. You'll probably spend no time. We're running everything behind the scenes, so downtime just isn't a concern.