Rain Point of Sale Features

Rain Point of Sale

All-In-One Retail POS | Sell Online & In Store Seamlessly

4.17/5 (59 reviews)

Rain Point of Sale Feature Summary

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • CRM
  • Catalog Management
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Information
  • Layaway Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Loyalty Program Support
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Identification
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • Search/Filter
  • Templates

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API
Accounting Integration
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Reporting
Automatic Notifications
Barcode Scanning
CRM Integration
Channel Management
Cost Tracking
Credit Card Processing
Customer Accounts
Customer Database
Customizable Reporting
Discount Management
Email Alerts
Email Integration
Email Marketing Management
Email Notifications
Forecasting
Gift Card System
Inventory Management
Inventory Optimization
Inventory Tracking
Loyalty Program
Multi-Channel Management
Multi-Channel Marketing
Multi-Currency
Multi-Location
Order Management
POS
Promotions Management
Purchase Order Management
Real Time Notifications
Repair Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Retail Inventory Management
Returns Management
Rewards Management
Role-Based Permissions
SEO Management
Sales Reporting
Sales Tracking
Shipping Management
Shopping Cart
Stock Management
Supplier Management
Tagging
Website Management
eCommerce Integration
eCommerce Management
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API
Accounting Integration
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Reporting
Automatic Notifications
Barcode Scanning
CRM Integration
Channel Management
Cost Tracking
Credit Card Processing
Customer Accounts
Customer Database
Customizable Reporting
Discount Management
Email Alerts
Email Integration
Email Marketing Management
Email Notifications
Forecasting
Gift Card System
Inventory Management
Inventory Optimization
Inventory Tracking
Loyalty Program
Multi-Channel Management
Multi-Channel Marketing
Multi-Currency
Multi-Location
Order Management
POS
Promotions Management
Purchase Order Management
Real Time Notifications
Repair Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Retail Inventory Management
Returns Management
Rewards Management
Role-Based Permissions
SEO Management
Sales Reporting
Sales Tracking
Shipping Management
Shopping Cart
Stock Management
Supplier Management
Tagging
Website Management
eCommerce Integration
eCommerce Management
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API
Accounting Integration
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Reporting
Automatic Notifications
Barcode Scanning
CRM Integration
Channel Management
Cost Tracking
Credit Card Processing
Customer Accounts
Customer Database
Customizable Reporting
Discount Management
Email Alerts
Email Integration
Email Marketing Management
Email Notifications
Forecasting
Gift Card System
Inventory Management
Inventory Optimization
Inventory Tracking
Loyalty Program
Multi-Channel Management
Multi-Channel Marketing
Multi-Currency
Multi-Location
Order Management
POS
Promotions Management
Purchase Order Management
Real Time Notifications
Repair Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Retail Inventory Management
Returns Management
Rewards Management
Role-Based Permissions
SEO Management
Sales Reporting
Sales Tracking
Shipping Management
Shopping Cart
Stock Management
Supplier Management
Tagging
Website Management
eCommerce Integration
eCommerce Management
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Rain Point of Sale Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Rain Point of Sale's features:

Sam Gillespie

Like Sew POS Review

2020-01-30

Improvements are still needed in many areas - the system is a work in progress regularly rolling our new and improved functionality.

Pros

We bought it for the seamless integration of Web and Brick & Mortar inventory management, sales and ease of use.

Cons

It is ultimately POS and Inventory Management software with little Accounting functionality.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Allen Briley

A small business solution that is a head of the curve

2017-02-15

We searched for over 3 years for an new point of sale that would fit our needs and allow us to expand in the future.

Pros

Online and Brick and Mortar integration, extensive customer tracking, easy to customize website, efficient product ordering/receiving system

Cons

Updates can be slow to release, lacks a little in the reporting functionality

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Rain Point of Sale

While we have had a couple growing pains with the software, overall any issues have been promptly resolved and they have taken care to help customers through updates.

Source: Capterra
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Lance Rhoton

Rain POS

2020-02-07

Pros

This is a great program that integrates a point of sale program with a website store that keep inventory stock levels on the website.

Cons

Rain POS needs to make some of the reporting more functional so that you can see product sales easier and for a monthly and yearly sense.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Tawni Young

Good

2020-01-21

Hope they continue to develop better reporting capabilities.

Pros

I like that it integrates inventory between our point of sale and our website. We also like being able to access customers' purchase history.

Cons

Bare bones reporting, i.e. for sales data. Many reports offer zero or very few "drill down" options for specifics.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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rylan pinarelli

absolutely awful customer service that is slow and unresponsive

2018-04-19

Pros

everything promised about the software has turned out to not be true. they promised cataloging be done for the import of my inventory and they never delivered that.

Cons

it doesn't integrate with my credit card machine that was designed specifically for the software. of course rain isn't being helpful at all and we're losing money left and right.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Kristen Goberis

Very easy to set up but takes some time. The help we get from RAIN is awesome!

2018-06-06

An all-in-one solution for our travelling and online business.

Pros

It's integration into our inventory and reports.

Cons

It doesn't work as easily for Canadian companies. I would definitely recommend it 100% if they become more Canadian focused.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Dagmar Morgan

Rain POS / Like Sew Website Review

2020-01-30

I really benefit from the synced inventory. Overall, my experience with the POS and customer service has been positive.

Pros

It manages the inventory in real time between store and online purchases.

Cons

There are some surprising disconnects: although a customer is set up with 10% discount, the discount will only apply automatically when purchasing in the store.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Travis Thacker

Rain Review

2020-02-07

The autopay rental feature has helped expedite our rental processing immensely!

Pros

Autopay function, Online (email) payment option, Online store & Reverb integration

Cons

The features that would be incredibly helpful in our shop and industry are: -Maintenance Agreement tracking module -Batch Invoicing module (to be able to input large inventories of instruments in one batch and print -Instagram feed module for website

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ande Lockwood

Our thoughts

2020-01-22

All sales were handwritten, on invoices and then transcribed to a database/ excel sheet for closing out a month; this has made this so streamlined.

Pros

General ease of taking physical inventory.

Cons

We upload the entire list, the system is not able to recognize duplicates and combine them just keeps adding the new number making physical inventory a nightmare.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Miles Stewart

Powerful, complete lifestyle upgrade for our business

2017-02-15

Going from shopkeep (easy to use, not sophisticated enough for us as a music store) to RAIN was a challenge at first (uploading photos and product data, designing new site content, more product data entry, training staff in new roles) but, now that we are a few months in, we are seeing customers benefit from our work and we know we are going in the right direction.

Pros

integration

Cons

still developing some features

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Rain Point of Sale

you will be able to stop using aimsi later in 2017 when RAIN finalizes lessons, and rentals

Source: Capterra
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Sherry Calhoon

Frustrating

2017-05-26

Misrepresentation of features and merchant pricing.

Pros

Integrated web and store inventory. Adding items once due to integration of web and physical store.

Cons

Cannot create unique reports. No weekend support.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Software Advice
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Clinton Brady

Great seamless system with Web and POS

2018-03-23

Pros

Customer Tracking Inventory Tracking Website Managment Integration with inventory for POS and Web

Cons

Hard to discuss timelines with customers Not a lot of development time to accommodate every enhancement request

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jonathan Smith

RAIN Review

2017-02-15

Going into a year of use, we are running up against some feature and programming weaknesses, particularly on the accounting side.

Pros

Interface, ease of use

Cons

There are errors propagated through voided transactions which inaccurately influence the reports and sometimes even customer balances.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Rain Point of Sale

Being able to create quotes and then linking invoices based on those quotes within the system would be a wonderful addition.

Source: Capterra
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Michael Blue

Does what I need and more.

2020-09-23

Our experience has been excellent. We were up and running the day we opened the doors. This is our first and only experience with POS but I cannot imagine needing anything more. The cloud based system lets me access information from anywhere I have WiFi access. No fear of losing our system due to damage or theft of equipment. Overall I find it very affordable and could not imagine being without Rain POS now.

Pros

The reports available on the system save hundreds of man hours and help us see how our business is doing. The inventory system is a huge help.

Cons

A “Dummy” website that could be used for training new employees would be a big help.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Rain Retail Software


Michael,
Thank you for your feedback, this is very helpful for us. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know where we can improve so that we can continue to look into additional options.

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David Bozich

Software with lots of dreams but lots of issues

2019-06-06

Rental, class, and automatically populating the website is a big help for us saving time.

Pros

Overall, this product has helped us get our products on the web and other selling sites quicker than in the past.

Cons

Rain keeps adding features but the basic features still are buggy especially in accounting for costs and inventory valuation.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Chris Lynch

My initial experience was great. Now that I'm into year 2, not so great. No consistency in data.

2018-05-29

The ability to link my inventory to my website.

Pros

I like the link between my inventory and the website.

Cons

Moda inventory is easy than not available; no consistency.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Susan Hall

review

2020-02-08

I no longer complete paper tickets for customer purchases and then need to summarize for taxes. At the end of a vending sale day, I know how we did with the push of a button.

Pros

end of day Reports and access to information about my inventory

Cons

lack of reports that can help with inventory report submissions to the state

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kathi Martin

Great POS platform - even for beginners! Not intimidating.

2018-06-17

Inventory reporting, mainly.

Pros

I like the data capture feature and the real time aspect of the online merging with the B&M shop.

Cons

The sad lack of report query options, particularly in regards to my inventory. I can put notes in if I make an adjustment but can't ever see those notes again.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nic Giordano

Brought new life to my store!

2018-10-09

Since we opened, we have hand written all our checks and inventory, which has sometimes lead to discrepancies in what we have in stock and prices on items.

Pros

Rain POS was surprisingly easy to set up and integrate into my exsiting website, it really opened up a lot of doors to help sell things in my store that have been sitting a while.

Cons

The only thing I wish I was able to do is have the option to add multiple products at a time to help streamline the inventory process.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Reeze Hanson

Like-Sew websites have helped me build my online presence and streamline my business.

2018-05-29

It was easy to use

Pros

It is easy to use and update, so I can create and modify my own products, and add products from the integrated industry catalogs. It provides me with useful information about my customers and sales transactions, data which really helps me keep and attract new customers.

Cons

I am disappointed that I am unable to integrate my email marketing with the website. In my opinion, The Marketing package is not as useful to online-only stores as it is to POS customers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Roger Nottestad

Switched to Rain from Lightspeed

2020-02-07

A bit more thought into easier workflow within the Register, Special Order and LayAway screens and it will be a force to reckon with.

Pros

Integrated Marketing Automatic "pushing" of items to our Reverb.com Account Lightweight on system resources on our iMac's

Cons

Can't us an IR Gun on an iPad when scanning incoming inventory or during inventory counts.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Pheobe Kimble

An Outstanding POS System

2020-11-16

I am able to work proficiently with everything except learning how to take my inventory and have it imported to QuickBooks.

Pros

I am able to input inventory into the system in a timely manner.

Cons

I have to input inventories in the system twice.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeremy Chapman

The POS system that I was looking for.

2017-02-15

Putting items on our website is just a button clicked, and inventory is shared online and locally so if I sell online, it's taken out of stock in my local system, and vise versa.

Pros

Ease of use, and integration with our e-commerce site.

Cons

There are a few features that I'm waiting on that will tailor the system more for the music industry.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rick Guillory

Easy to work with, excellent customer service

2018-05-30

Pros

I love the ability to set re order points.

Cons

difficult to order from the vendors.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Peter Volpe

Seamless Migration from Older POS System

2018-05-21

Pros

Integration with our website, and in turn, Reverb.com was very important to us.

Cons

Navigating was slow, they didn't allow enough pictures for our website, and the search function was not always effective.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
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