POS Systems Reviews

Although more POS systems means more options and specialization, it also means that the market has become harder to navigate. We make choosing the right system easier by providing detailed reviews so you can learn about all of the popular POS systems out there. Our system reviews make it easy to get fundamental POS knowledge, compare and contrast systems, and find your perfect POS match. Still confused? Don’t worry. Fill out the form to the right to get in touch with a POS expert.

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Breadcrumb POS Review Posted on: January 09, 2018 - 05:49:27

Breadcrumb POS is a iPad based by PSO by Upserve. Breadcrumb POS, a full-service restaurant app. Breadcrumb POS can be combined with Upserves HQ and Upserve Payments to creates an advanced POS and restaurant management solution.


Bindo Point of Sale Posted on: December 07, 2017 - 04:48:12

Bindo has set out to carve an imposing niche into a crowded marketplace. Nifty features are a good way to separate yourself from the pack in the short term -- but true innovation seems the surest course to longevity. This retail POS takes a little from both columns A and B in its bid to bring merchant power back to the local level. By focusing on merchant-friendly inventory setup and customer-centric crowdsourcing, Bindo hopes to topple retail conglomerates.


NCR Silver Point of Sale Posted on: December 07, 2017 - 04:39:52

NCR Silver is the mobile entry by established consumer transaction heavy, NCR. The main advantage NCR carries into this space is experience. As a longtime provider of hardware, software, and banking services, they are well equipped to handle all facets of the tablet POS market. Generally, Silver operates best in small- to medium-sized outlets with single locations — especially for retail or quick service. The system is fairly straightforward, yet attractive. It also includes some time-saving features that will appeal to merchants looking to grow their brands.


Toast Point of Sale Posted on: December 07, 2017 - 04:21:24

In the ever evolving world of POS options, Toast has seemingly come out of nowhere, claiming a piece of the action for itself. Marketing itself specifically for restaurants, bars, and other food and drink establishments, Toast’s industry-specific program is garnering a lot of interest. After all, a POS built specifically to cater to the needs of the restaurant industry sounds promising. With its Android-based technology and extensive features list, at face value, Toast is marketing itself as the best thing since sliced bread (pun intended). Let’s look a little more into Toast and see what exactly it is and how it works.


Square Point of Sale Posted on: December 06, 2017 - 15:37:40

Square is an easy to use POS that is great for many types of businesses, including mobile, retail and quick service food businesses. The app and online dashboard are very simple to use and easy on the eyes. There is no limit to the number of devices you can use with your Square account, which is great for businesses with many mobile employees. In addition to basic point of sale functionality, Square offers the ability to store customer information, gift card support, loyalty programs, payroll management, email marketing, appointment/reservation booking and customizable online stores. Many of these features Square offers do come at a price, yet they can be very useful for larger businesses.


Clover POS Systems

Clover Point of Sale Posted on: December 03, 2017 - 19:27:46

Clover is a good point of sale system for retail and food-service businesses. It offers a suite of hardware options and a large App Marketplace to fit the unique needs of a large number of business owners. Clover manufactures their own hardware which works nicely with their software and add on Apps. Though Clover has been in the market for a few years, it is still missing functionality that other systems offer. Most of the times, the functionality can be added via purchasing apps but it can get very costly. Also, Clover does not offers support for third party apps which can leave business owners stranded if they are unable to get in touch with the app developer.


TouchBistro Point of Sale Posted on: November 29, 2017 - 21:53:13

TouchBistro is a POS (point of sale) system that is specifically tailored for restaurants. All the functionality is accessible on an iPad, so there is no need to visit a backend for set up. Internet access is not required, so if the internet is down, orders can still be sent to the kitchen and checks can be printed for customers. Credit cards cannot be processed while the internet is down. TouchBistro can be a challenge to navigate through, as there are a lot of screens and each screen can often have many buttons. The iPad mini’s smaller screen makes table side ordering a challenge. Customizable menus, table layouts, reservations and employee roles make TouchBistro very user friendly and the popular choice to replace expensive legacy systems at large restaurants.


Lightspeed Point of Sale Posted on: November 03, 2017 - 16:17:15

Lightspeed is one of the first companies to develop a point of sale system on a Mac. They bring a vast amount of POS experience and focus on a variety of retail environments. Lightspeed excels in providing a beautiful user interface tied to a powerful backend. Inventory management, detailed reporting, customer tracking, employee management is just the beginning of the long feature list Lightspeed offers. The Lightspeed Retail app can take orders and view sales history. More advanced functions, such as reporting, have to be done via the online console that can be accessed from your computer or iPad.


Lavu Point of Sale Posted on: November 03, 2017 - 16:16:53

Restaurant owners may already be familiar with Lavu — a fully functional iPad POS specifically designed for food service. It has been featured on Kitchen Nightmares, as well as in a number of major news publications. There is a 14-day free trial available, during which time Lavu takes user credit card information to automatically begin billing at the end of the two weeks. Owners will need every moment of that time to make a final decision on Lavu — because it is deep. But is the significant cost of the system justified, or are they just paying off their marketing budget?


Revel Point of Sale Posted on: November 03, 2017 - 16:16:30

Revel is an enterprise ready POS system that has functionality for towards retail and foodservice businesses. All the features are wrapped in a pleasing interface that is easy to navigate no matter which iPad you are using. To enhance the productivity of the system, Revel manufactures custom hardware that complements their software really well. Revel has a suite of apps which can be confusing to new users. The price may be appropriate for larger and enterprise businesses but is very steep for most independently owned businesses.


Shopify Point of Sale Posted on: November 03, 2017 - 16:16:10

Shopify has its roots in eCommerce but has developed a well rounded retail point of sale application. This review will focus on the Shopify POS app for retailers and will only mention eCommerce features when relevant to retail. The Shopify POS app provides retailers with all they need to manage their retail store and strong eCommerce capabilities to extend their business beyond the store. Shopify makes it easy for their customers to quickly ring up sales on an iPad whether they are at the store or on the go. Items can be quickly added or customized by employees or management. Through their management app and online interface, Shopify provides the management tools to ensure smooth operations and growth of the business. Shopify POS is geared towards retailers that also want to sell online. Some missing features include employee management, lack of support for ethernet printers and lack of reporting from the Shopify POS app. For retailers not interested in eCommerce, a different POS might be a better choice.


Shopkeep Point of Sale Posted on: November 03, 2017 - 16:15:53

ShopKeep is a well-rounded point of sale app for retailers and quick service restaurants that has been around since 2008. ShopKeep offers an iPad app for processing transactions and an online app, called Back Office, for all the management needs and Pocket, an iPhone app for reporting on the go. ShopKeep was born in a retail store and offers a strong set of features for retail business owners. We will cover all the important features in detail. We are fans of the inventory management tools, customizable reporting and the Back Office. Quick service/counter top businesses will find most of the features they are looking for though it is clear that food service is not ShopKeep’s primary focus. ShopKeep is lagging behind in a few areas when compared to similarly priced competitors. Most notably, ShopKeep does not offer support for multi-location businesses nor an API (which makes it easy to customize the app to your unique needs).


Vend Point of Sale Posted on: November 03, 2017 - 16:15:17

Vend POS for the iPad is a hybrid web & mobile app that can be molded to fit just about any industry. Features seem more geared toward retail sales as opposed to food service, but the system is quite adaptable on the whole. Requirements are low, and pricing scales along with system size. There are also some value-added options provided for merchants in need of something a little extra. First, let’s get into the meat of the system.


Ambur Point of Sale Posted on: November 03, 2017 - 16:05:27

Ambur is a great feature rich iPad point of sale (POS) for quick service and full service restaurants. It offers all the functionality restaurant owners expect without overloading them. This POS system is easy to use for wait staff given its supports all iOS devices - iPads, iPods and iPhones. The management console, called Ambur Cloud, has the controls and reporting needed for restaurant owners to be in control of their business. While Ambur offers a lot of features for the price (more on that later), it is missing a few features that similarly priced POS systems offer. The biggest drawback is not having an API or an App Marketplace, this limits the customization of the point of sale system. Gift card and loyalty support are also lacking.


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