Instore Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Point of sale software for midsize restaurants & retailers

3.96/5 (36 reviews)

Instore overview

Instore is an iPad point of sale (POS) solution for restaurants, bars and clubs, bakeries, coffee shops, retail stores, and other small-to-midsize business, which offers a range of tools for barcode scanning, payment processing, sales analytics, customer reward management, online ordering, labor management, receipt and gift card customization, business insights, and more.

Instore offers optional barcode scanning for inventory receiving and product sales. Inventory can be tracked, adjusted, and reported on, with users able to set target quantity levels and view when these are not met. Instore’s payment system allows users to accept any payment type from anywhere around the store. The offline processing feature enables receipt of payments without any internet connection, and users can open tabs for customers with stored card details to process payments when tabs are ready to be closed. Customized gift cards can be created and used to pay for purchases.

Labor management tools give the user deep insights into employees and enable the automation of timekeeping, optimization of staffing levels, employee tracking and access restrictions. Instore’s customer rewards can be used to reward clients for their spend without slowing the checkout line, using credit cards or customer names, email addresses or phone numbers for identification. Users can control how many points are offered per dollar for standard and gift card spending.


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United States, Canada

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Instore screenshot: Users can take orders from anywhere in their restaurantInstore FSR Highlights 9.17Instore screenshot: Tabs can be opened with stored card details, and closed with various payment typesInstore screenshot: Inventory can be tracked, managed and adjustedInstore screenshot: Performance reports can be viewed in real timeInstore screenshot: Customer details are stored centrally, and provide users with insight into recent visits, spend, and reward point balances

Instore reviews

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Alex Galt

It's been a journey

Used other for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-24
Review Source: Software Advice

Nice folks. If not for the fact that we're tied in to the gift cards that we've sold, we would probably experiment with different POS options. We're not convinced that other apps are better, we suspect that they all have pluses and minuses. But it would be nice to have the freedom to explore a bit more.

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Excellent POS for Bar Based Businesses

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-10-17
Review Source: Capterra

For the money, its hard to beat Instore as a great POS system for our cigar bar.

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Lizzie Palumbo

My experience with Instore is overall favorable, but not without some frustrations

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-19
Review Source: Software Advice


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Todd Turner

Easy, Intuitive - iPad Based POS Application for Restaurants and Retail

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-23
Review Source: Software Advice

The folks behind this software know what they do well and understand their limitations. They do not "over sell" and provide great support.

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Laura Booth

Great POS program

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-24
Review Source: Software Advice

At times when updates have occurred some information has been lost or repositioned

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Instore pricing

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Instore features

Credit Card Processing
Customer Loyalty Program
Employee Management
Gift Card System
Inventory Tracking
Reporting & Statistics

API (59 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (55 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (68 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (54 other apps)
Customer Database (56 other apps)
Customer History (56 other apps)
Discount Management (56 other apps)
Inventory Management (59 other apps)
Multi-Location (66 other apps)
Real Time Data (49 other apps)
Sales Reporting (59 other apps)
Search Functionality (50 other apps)
Third Party Integration (50 other apps)

Additional information for Instore

Key features of Instore

  • Activity tracking
  • Payment processing
  • Inventory tracking
  • Labor management
  • Real-time reporting
  • Inventory receiving
  • Customizable receipts
  • Customer loyalty program
  • Gift cards
  • Automated timekeeping
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Instore allows users to hold orders, split checks, add tips at the time of sale, run promotions, create custom gift cards, and record payments.

The software can be run simultaneously across multiple iPads, enabling the use of multiple registers throughout the store or restaurant.

Gifts and rewards can be shared across multiple locations to increase customer satisfaction.

Users can view reports on any device in real time, and export reports to QuickBooks or other accounting solutions.

With a single login, users can view real-time performance at any location.