Good POS software offers flexibility, choices in how the software can be used in a business. What may be a good choice for one business could be a bad choice for another business.
For example, the Tower Systems small business POS software enables the sale of items by department. This could be appropriate in businesses where items are not bar-coded and where stock control is not required because of the unique nature of the products sold.
However, for most retail businesses, selling by department key only is not appropriate. It is old school, risky, poor business management.
A risk of selling items by department, by not scanning each item sold, by not tracking each item sold is loss of visibility of stock movement.
In this scenario, where items are not scanned, it is easy for stock to be stolenby customers or employees and the business owner to either not know or not know until long after the event.
yet, here we are in 2019 and we have some retailers using their POS software too sell items by using the department key, which is genuinely nuts in our humble professional opinion.
Valuable benefits of POS software are the reduction of customer and employee theft, the more efficient management of stock, faster selling and better business management.
All of these benefits are denied a business when it sells items using department keys, when it sells items by not scanning items when they are sold.
While POS software is designed to manage inventory using bar codes, sometimes people make the bad choice to not use this. The consequences of such a bad decision are on them and not on the software as it is doing what they have told it to do through settings over which they have control.
We can help you review your decisions, to improve them, so your use of the software improves. We can help make sure that you are leveraging all the time saving, money saving, mistake saving tools in our small business POS software, to ensure that the benefits flow and that poor business practices are in the past.
We’re here to help.