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Alternative to Vend POS software for retailers


If you are using Vend POS software and looking for an alternative, the POS software from Tower Systems may be a solution.

Thanks to switching Vend POS software customers to our Tower Systems retailer POS software solution we have some insights as to the differences.

But before you go too far, we urge Vend POS software users looking for an alternative to take a beat and be sure about why you want to switch software. Write the reasons down. Then, write down what you want from the POS software you might switch too.

Too often, retailers make a decision to switch POS software and start looking at options. That is too soon, unless you are absolutely sure of what you want / need. So, take a beat, figure out what you don’t like currently, be clear about what you want next and consider the cost involved in making a switch.

At this point it could be a good time to reach out to Vend, letting them know that you are thinking about moving to a vend alternative POS software solution. They may have solutions for any concerns you have. It’s worth checking.

If you are committed to finding an alternative to your Vend POS software, Tower Systems is here for you, in your own time, at your own pace. Here’s a snapshot about us and our POS software:

  • If you contact us, we respond, ourselves. We don’t outsource here.
  • If you choose our software we train you ourselves. You can choose how much or how little training you want.
  • You can link direct to Xero for no extra cost.
  • You can link to MYOB through a friendly third party.
  • You can link direct to Shopify, Magento, Big Commerce and WooCommerce for o extra cost.
  • You can run extra terminals for no extra cost.
  • We have one price, and you pay it monthly.
  • There is no extra cost for loyalty marketing tools.
  • For EFTPOS, go with whatever bank you want.
  • Regular POS software updates, which go through thorough in house testing prior to beta release to a community of users who test in the field for us and for our customers.
  • POS software update content that is often guided by customer requests.
  • Easy access to our help desk experts. They are all local. They all work for us. They all have years of experience in our software. Many have retail experience too.
  • Easy access to fresh training videos so you can learn to use this POS software at your own pace.
  • Easy access to a knowledge base of more than. 600 articles that offer step by step guidance on how to use the software.
  • EFTPOS integration to the bank of your choice.
  • Access to the growing online marketplace for free – helping attract new shoppers into your shop.
  • Easy access to our leadership team – yes, you can directly speak with our key decision makers direct.
  • Easy access to our Zoom based customer meetings where you learn tips and techniques and get to ask the questions that matter to you.
  • Secure access to our exclusive Theft Check service where we dive deep into your transactional data to see if there is evidence of possible employee fraud.
  • Access to our private Facebook group where you can easily talk with other Tower Systems customers.

In our software you can find terrific facilities for handling fractions, selling by weight and length, selling in bulk, selling to accounts, quoting, handling special orders and more.

We welcome the opportunity to provide a demonstration of our POS software. We start with wanting to learn about your business needs, what matters to you. Then, we demonstrate the software, live, going into as much detail as you want. Plus, we record this and share the video with you so that you can provide it to others in your business.

It’s important to us that retailers who choose Tower Systems have made a fully informed decisions as we love long term happy customers.

If you are looking for an alternative to Vend POS software, check us out. We’re a no pressure POS software company. We won’t hunt you down.

For sure Vend POS software has a loyal customer community. We do, too. Our 3,000+ local retail, customers are are a strong community of local retailers.

One benefit all Tower Systems customers have access to is – an online marketplace designed to help local shoppers find local retailers with products they are seeking. Access for our customers is free. We have customer telling us that shopper shave found their businesses by doing a Google search and the products they stock and list at FindIt guiding them to visit.

Our service is personal. Call us, and a human answers. Visit our head office, and we’ll welcome you in for a chat. Email us, and we will respond.

Check us out:

  • Website:
  • Sales team: or 1300 662 957
  • Our Managing Director: 0418 321 338

Thanks for reading. Have an awesome Friday!

PS. We only engage with local small business retailers. That is our area of specialisation. This ensures we are committed to serving local business needs and not the needs if a large corporate customer over the needs of a local small business retailer.

By Mark
The POS Software Blog




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