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PHP Point of Sale

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Retail POS system that manages multiple store locations

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PHP Point of Sale Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.5

/5

337

Total features

44

4 categories

PHP Point of Sale features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
Barcoding/RFID
Cash Management
Commission Management
Credit Card Processing

Common features of Point of Sale software

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
Barcode Recognition
Billing & Invoicing

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34

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Total Features

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Total Features

80

Features in Common

37

Unique features

  • Transaction Management

  • Customer History

  • Sales Tax Management

  • Cost Tracking

Functionality

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Price starts from

79

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Total Features

108

Features in Common

41

Unique features

  • Purchasing & Receiving

  • Cost Tracking

  • Order Entry

  • Consignments

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Marenyane M.

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Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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The best software to manage inventory in your business

Reviewed 8 months ago

I had a phenomenal experience using PHP point of sale. It is easy to calculate how much turnover the available stock is going to make. I am able to plan well how much I am going to save from that turnover and how much is going to purchase more stock. Despite that, I like the fact that during busy hours, it is easy to serve the customers because I don't have to manually calculate how much the items...

Pros

I like the fact that I am able to manage my inventory easily with this software. I am able to know how much profit the available stock is going to generate It is easy for me to see my employees are cheating me. The cashed money has to correspond with the sales made per day. What I like most is the fact that I don't have to calculate how much change I will have to give back to the customer, it calculates it automatically as I am selecting the items bought.

Cons

There is nothing I would disregard about this software. But you will find that we hire unskilled labor or illiterate people, so it becomes a challenge when you have to train such a person to use the system.

Vendor response

Thanks so much!

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Carlos C.

Medical Practice, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PHP point of Sale review in Dermatology Practice with multiple locations.

Reviewed 6 months ago

The customer service response is impeccable. [SENSITIVE CONTENT] is a "straight shooter" and replies to all my techy questions and needs promptly. Even though in some instances there is no optimal resolution he always has a reply and suggestion.

Pros

Cloud platform, so as long as you have an internet connection you are good to go. The price is the lowest I've seen, you pay a yearly subscription per store/location not per user.

Cons

As mentioned before I would like to see more versatility with the sales reports. Interactive drop down reposts with customizable columns with options to export to PDF, csv, xls, HTML, XML.

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Stanley M.

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Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Online POS (Point Of Sale System)

Reviewed 15 days ago

The best implementation of a POS system that make retail business easy to manage and profit from.

Pros

Inventory control and transfer is a wow factor and its implementation makes PHP Point of Sale adaptable for use in Pharmacy Retail and Wholesale.

Cons

lack of inbuilt deep invoice and receipt customization.

Vendor response

Thank you so much!

RH
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Rick H.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Ricks Picks Review

Reviewed 6 years ago

Chris is great to work with! Without chris I could not deal with this Service. His help is valued The best possible value for what you get - thats for sure I see this cloud service in this infancy. It needs a lot of upgrades. My biggest issue is that it is not a system designed for a fast pace retail store - with a line of customers. What I do like is that ti is very easy to edit sales and fix...

Pros

I already wrote it before

Cons

Already wrote it

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Brian M.

Telecommunications, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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PHP Point of Sale

Reviewed 6 months ago

Overall am satisfied.

Pros

The software is friendly, simple and easy user interface but includes most of the important aspects of managing a retail store such as managing employees, inventory control, reports, barcode and more.

Cons

Bacodes can be hard to set-up depending on the size of the lables and the label printer you're using.

JB
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Joshua B.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A+ POS solution!

Reviewed 6 months ago

We love it. The price is affordable, and it does everything we need it to do. If there is a feature we need added or tweaked, it is typically accomodated quickly with customer service that is prompt and curteous.

Pros

Everything from installation to features to customer support is exemplary

Cons

Can't say there are any we run into on any frequent basis

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Eko A.

Apparel & Fashion, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Love PHP POS

Reviewed 5 months ago

Love the ease of use and [SENSITIVE CONTENT] is always responsive anytime I have a question. Highly recommend

Pros

I have 2 locations and need a POS I could use with different currencies. It’s the best investment I made for my business.

Cons

I am appointment based so I would love to be able to use the calendar feature. Because it doesn’t currently connect to any external calendars, we have to copy and paste our customer information into the system.

MK
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Melati K.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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All over a great, easy to use, no fuss POS

Reviewed 6 months ago
Pros

Easy to use. Hardly ever any technical problems occurred during my 4 years of using it.

Cons

If you want to use credit card machine that will automatically “connected” to the POS (the final amount charged to buyer will automatically appear on CC machine) you can only choose from a few providers.

JM
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Jose M.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best POS software that you’ll ever need

Reviewed 6 months ago

Professional simplicity

Pros

Super simple setup. I first came across this software when it first started long time ago. [SENSITIVE CONTENT] has been very active with its support. Quick and real fast answers to any questions you may have

Cons

There is nothing really I don’t like about this software.

BM
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Bob M.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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A lot of value for the price

Reviewed 2 years ago

We used a fairly old, desktop-based POS for years. When web-based POS's started coming out, it seemed that they offered some significant advantages - though our first try with one (Hike POS) was an utter failure, based on what was promised with it. PHP POS worked great right from the start. The features they promoted all worked great - in fact, the biggest challenge was in determining how to utilize...

Pros

There are an incredible number of ways to customize the software, and the range of capabilities is equal to POS software that's far more expensive. On top of that, there's support that surpasses pretty much any other software I've ever used.

Cons

I'd kind of like to see certain reports that aren't readily available, but that's an awfully minor issue.

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Carmen V.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I don't know how we dit it without PHP Point of Sale

Reviewed a year ago

As a small business owner of a dog store and groomer, a web shop and store took up so much of my time. Especially the syncing of the products in the shop and the store, because sometimes I would forget to do that, so people would buy a product online that was sold out in the store. After many comparisons I chose PHP Point of Sale and from day 1 that it was up and running I felt a lot calmer.

Pros

There is little not to like about this product. It is easy to set up. Has a ton of features, not even all of which we use. And offers so much more compared to other POS systems, truly value for money. What I especially love is the fact that I don't have to spend extra time on inventory and synchronization between store and web shop. And what I also love is that every new product I create in PHP POS is immediately available in the webshop. The possibilities are great, the support is great and fast and the program is very easy to use even for people who have never worked with a POS system before.

Cons

Our only problem was with syncing the products. I wasn't aware that all the products were re-entering my webshop, so suddenly there were a lot of duplicates and I had to spend some extra time on them. But that could also have been a stupid mistake on my part.

MS
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Matthew S.

Retail, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Very flexible and easy to extend

Reviewed 6 months ago

Overall, we are extremely happy with PHP Point Of Sale. We've invested a lot of time in customizing it for our specific needs. I don't think we would've been able to integrate it so tightly with our other systems if we had gone with another POS system. It has also been extremely reliable.

Pros

The built-in API and the ability to extend the system with your own PHP code are the features that set this apart from other POS systems. We have modified our system extensively, which would not have been possible with other software. Technical support was outstanding, even when we were adding completely new features. The developer was very open with sharing information and tips. Probably the best technical support I have ever received with a software package. Also, the ability to host the software on our own on-premises server was important.

Cons

We found some of the features to be a little confusing and unintuitive, but once you understand how they work it all makes perfect sense. Like anything, there is a learning curve.

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Ben S.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Robust, intuitive, and cheap for the small business!

Reviewed 6 years ago

I came across phpPOS while researching different POS systems when we were first opening. Suggested by a user on /r/smallbusiness, we were seeking a POS option that allowed us to utilize categorized products for our own stock, consignment based sales, and reporting features. Another caveat we held was that the POS was within our "limited" budget at the time -- phpPOS fit all of those needs, and more. We...

Pros

- detailed inventory options with categorization - ability to separate consignment sales and suppliers - product / service separation - good reporting options - can customize with knowledge of php - extremely affordable - stand-alone product -- service outages don't affect your sales! - item-grid compatible with touch-screen (we have too many items, so don't utilize this feature -- but it's there!)

Cons

Very little cons. Never had any major issues, nor had to resort to customer support. The POS is intuitive enough to figure out on its own. Gift cards can be a little confusing at first.

EA
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Eduardo A.

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Food & Beverages, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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We loved it until we developed our own

Reviewed 2 years ago

Great. We loved the easy to use, easy to deploy and syncing features. It syncs to your woocommerce store.

Pros

It is easy to use. It is easy to understand for people who are not used to POS systems. We were able to train new employees on how to use it very quickly. The fact that you can connect several stores online was great.

Cons

Out of nowhere the team behind it decided to make it close source and forcing you to switch to their online SAS option. That didn't work well for us since we have poor internet connection in some of our stores. Therefore we had to develop our own software. The team behind PHP point of sale have since retracted their efforts to make it close source, but it was too late for us; we moved on.

Vendor response

Hi, Thank you for the review. You are correct that we removed download version and brought it back. We still recommend cloud for most people now that we have offline mode. We are sorry to lose you as a customer but we still have download and offline mode

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Wilfred L.

Food & Beverages, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Great piece of POS software!

Reviewed 6 years ago

We have used this software since Day 1 of our company InfinityMeals. I'm a PHP techy but my associates who are not so IT inclined were also able to use it easily. We use it in our restaurant to punch in orders and track our inventory and generates sales reports for analysis of products purchased. We wish there are extra features like further customization to the receipt to reduce the length...

Pros

Simplicity Ease of use Great User Interface Straight forward functionality

Cons

Rapid updates. :)

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Brandon R.

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Great Product. Great Support

Reviewed 6 years ago

PHP pos offers a robust user experience: slick interface, excellent sales and inventory tracking, and intuitive ease of use. Training employees to use the software took practically no time! Customers love the account features that allows history searches and store credit lines. My favorite feature: first rate customer service! Tech support responds quickly and thoroughly. And new feature requests often are met in the next release build. I highly recommend this mature platform that has made store management simple and efficient!

Pros

Customer support--trouble tickets resolved quickly and personally. Feature enrichment grows by orders of magnitude with each release.

Cons

Maybe offer a video tutorial or other resource(s) on using the software for admins. Your interface is highly intuitive, but someone new to POS transactions might not understand, in principle, the rich value of all your PHP pos software capabilities. Your support forums are a great starting place for troubleshooting. I'm thinking more in terms of feature tutorials.

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Twila S.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Inexpensive and User Friendly

Reviewed 6 months ago

Before switching to PHP, most of my experience with POS systems were on the bookstore side, meaning that managing detailed inventory is a high priority, and I was skeptical that I could find a less expensive system that would allow me to do what I needed to for my diverse inventory. The system was easy to install, setup and learn. The customer service has been outstanding. They take the time to work through any issue(s) whether through instruction or logging on to help directly. PHP is a perfect fit for me and my store!

Pros

This is one of the most user friendly POS systems that I've used. There is a common sense approach with the applications, which makes it easy to train employees and quickly learn any updates that are added.

Cons

Sometimes the set up for credit cards and other applications can be overwhelming; however, as soon as I reached out to customer service, I had help and was able to accomplish whatever task or tasks that needed fixed/completed.

PH
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Peter H.

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Business Automation

Reviewed 6 months ago

The previous management system was coded by me in dBASE 4.0 which is desktop based. There was no remote access to the database. In my search to migrate to another platform; my requirements are; 1. Cloud based, remote access via the internet 2. Opensource where I can access the database directly. 3. Easy to customise I tried and tested many scripts and finally discovered OSPOS and a paid version PHPPOS in 2015. So happy when I discovered the script meets 80% of our needs. I run this against our system for a year before migrating 100% on PHPPOS.

Pros

It is written in PHP with MySql as its database. The core code fits 80% of our business demands. Cloud based allows remote access. With a direct access to the database, I am able to create scripts & reports that help to cover the 20% of our needs.

Cons

1. We need more custom fields in the Expenses module where we can upload pdf, jpg files. 2. The warehouse inventory module is missing. I had to write additional scripts to fill in the missing gap.

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Chris L.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Best value for the money... best value even if they charged more

Reviewed 6 years ago

This system is amazing. The value you get for the cost of this system is hands down the best out there. You can spend 5 to 10K dollars and get suckered into NEC products that don't perform half as well. PHP POS provides so much above and beyond in the realm of customer service that any of the other people would charge you out the ear for. We have been using PHP POS as a hosted solution for a year and what little support we have needed has been immediately delivered. I know I am costing myself money here but they need to raise the price of this product. They are selling too cheaply.

Pros

This product does everything a small brick and mortar store needs. It handles them well. I run this system as my own hosted code so the team has created software changes just for me. You will never get that kind of customer service from another vendor.

Cons

There is very little about this system that is a negative. You are narrowly focused to a few Credit Card suppliers but that has expanded and I suspect will continue to do so. It does run in a browser so you do need to be sure to follow specific instructions and use firefox.. which is no big deal. I still use chrome and IE when I don't need the receipt printers.

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Chad R.

Arts and Crafts, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Great Affordable and Easy POS

Reviewed 6 years ago

We've been using PHP POS for about 3-4 years now and love it. It was reasonably priced and it had all the functions and features we needed. Have never had any problems with it and even when we upgraded to Windows 10 they're tech support was quick with a fix and we were up and running again within a day. Hope to keep using PHP POS for many more years.

Pros

Price for what you get, good support. Reliabble software.

Cons

Would like more customization of fields (chance names and be able to delete extra fields we don't need when adding items...) We use it as for our consignment shop for artists, so it works but if we could customize it, it would make it even easier for volunteers to use too.

JR
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John R.

Retail,

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fantastic software for my firing range!

Reviewed 6 years ago

We went through several demos before deciding on PHP Point of Sale. It's ease of use, and the ability for us to locally host it, and price made it the obvious choice. We've had over 16,000 transactions, 6,500 unique customers in the past year, and haven't had a single problem. Even the upgrade was seamless. The few times we've had questions, they offered exceptional customer service and has...

Pros

Easy to install, very stable, and fast (running on dedicated Windows 7 Pro atom machine with SSD)

Cons

Would like to be able to add custom fields to customer database. I know it can be done with a PHP developer, but would be nice if that was an option natively.

MC
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Mari C.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent Customer Service

Reviewed 6 years ago

We use the software for costing and inventory management since we are an online shop. While changing hardware, I couldn't figure out how to bring over the data. The customer service I received was unbelievably great going above and beyond. Using the software is fairly straight forward. There are a couple of annoying bugs but the next version promises to fix that. Comparing the value for the price, this is a good buy. I recommend this product.

Pros

Ease of use. Customer service.

Cons

Days to expiry: Having to manually count the number of days leading to the expiry date. I would like to be able to enter the expiry date stated on products and have the software calculate the number of days so that we can run a report listing products expiring in x days. Kits: When creating a kit, the individual product cost appear, but afterwards when looking at a kit, the product costs are hidden making modifying a kit time consuming.

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Willow F.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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After 3 years this POS software still makes my life so much easier.

Reviewed 6 years ago

I started with PHPPOS about 3 years ago when I opened an art supply store. With thousands of sku's to track I needed an easy platform to use. I found PHPPOS online and gave it a try. It is incredibly easy to use both in function and design. I haven't needed help often but when I have the support has been lightspeed fast. I chose to download and use the software on a local server as I do not want to...

Pros

It is easy to use, reliable, aesthetic and intuitive.

Cons

There are a few things that could allow me to be more efficient when using it for example, if I could choose what line the screen landed on after adding a product. Or if I could choose which lines were mandatory or not to fill out when adding products.

JM
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Jose M.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best POS for Retailer

Reviewed 5 months ago
Pros

Simple, easy to use, if you have knowledge in Excel you can transfer products, suppliers and customers in seconds. A lightweight program so you don't need to have a server or a supercomputer to manage it. You can work in the cloud or you can simply do it locally. It adapts to cell phones, laptops, tablets and you can access it from anywhere by creating a network that allows you to do it. We have been using it for years when it only had about 70mb of download.

Cons

It would be good to improve the way to search for products so that when the item number or barcode is not available, the search is done by item description. The other thing that could be improved would be (in my case) the account statements for customer accounts receivable. This applies to me because I have few customers to whom I grant credit.

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Liz M.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Excellent features for the price!

Reviewed 5 years ago

Ability to access the program from any location and device! Customisation, ease of use - everyone can use it even our technologically challenged staff!

Pros

So easy to use, large amount of features including the ability to add photos, edit items in bulk, price scaling/ tiers, control duration of sale prices, emailing a copy of the invoice to customers, CLOUD based - this feature has been my life saver! Ease of introducing a scanner, till and label printer to the program, excellent customer service who actually take your recommendations seriously and even implement bona fide requests that would serve everyone! Ability to customise. The price is what drew me initially and has kept me using it!

Cons

If somehow it could be integrated into any website to save me doubling up on managing inventory. Other than that at this stage your team has done a fantastic job! I've recommended this to all business owners I meet!