Tower Systems has developed a self-checkout POS software specifically for local small business specialty retailers. This software allows small businesses to offer self-checkout to their customers in a way that is beneficial to their business. It is available now for retailers in Australia and New Zealand.
With Tower’s self-checkout POS software, customers can scan their items, make a payment, and receive a receipt. They can also scan their items, save the sale, and then complete the sale at the main counter if they prefer.
The self-checkout POS terminal honors all special prices, catalog prices, and other settings configured by the retailer. It also offers the same loyalty program benefits that customers can access at the sales counter.
The software is available for a low monthly rental fee that can be canceled at any time. This rental fee is per location, so you can run multiple self-checkout terminals for the same price.
Integrated EFTPOS is required for the software. Tower will initially offer integrations with Tyro and Linkly Cloud (the major banks).
When you first use Tower Systems’ self-checkout POS software, you will go through a setup process that includes uploading your own startup and sale close images. You have complete control over these images.
Tower Systems sells self-checkout computer and stand options separately. You can also purchase the computer hardware from elsewhere.
Why Use Self-Checkout in Local Small Business Retail?
- To easily handle sales during busy times of the day for customers who don’t need counter service.
- To open up another service lane during busy times of the year without hiring additional staff.
- To project an image of a modern and forward-thinking business.
Tower Systems is grateful to its teams of software developers, hardware specialists and retail experts who have worked together to bring this opportunity of self-checkout POS software to life for local small business retailers.
The innovation delivered in this solution is considerable as it is build on a fresh software platform that utilises the latest tech available for in-store retail settings.
Tower Systems is a specialty retail POS software solutions provider delivering solutions across sixteen different retail challenge including jewellers, garden centres, bike shops, toy shops, sewing shops, farm supply businesses, landscaping businesses, pool maintenance business, newsagents, pet shops and bike shops.
Now for a Q&A on self-checkout.
Is there a camera? What we have created is self-checkout POS software. It’s not integrated with a camera. We have left the choice of a camera up to each retailer to consider.
Could I run this in a pop-up shop? Yes, you could. All that is needed that the self-checkout is network connected to the main software.
Could I run self-checkout and nothing else? No, you need the base Tower software to manage the back end.
Is there anything that I might want as a retailer that the self-checkout software does not do? It does not do customer quotes or invoicing to a customer.
What if I want to use it for a couple of months of the year only? Easy. Rent it for those months and suspect rental, and costs, for the rest.
Can I test it to see if it suits? Rental is so cheap it’s costs little to try.
Can I run this on a regular computer? Yes.
The POS screen appears to be in portrait more. Is that all you offer? No, you can run it in landscape as well.
Am I able to report on sales only through the self-checkout terminal? Yes.
Can I suspend a sale and finish it at my traditional sales counter? Yes, a staff member can suspend the sale so it can be completed at the counter.
Afternote: true to form, a small former competitor has commented they did this first, years ago and cite evidence of others.
The thing is, in our specialty retail marketplaces, what we have delivered is a first and we are proud of that.