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How to spot an out of touch out of date POS software company

Here are some tips on how to spot a POS software company that may be out of touch or out of date and thereby maybe not ideal for consideration for serving your business.

  • Nameless / faceless. POS software businesses that do not provide public-facing access to the names and contact details for their leadership team demonstrate a lack of faith in your business in our view. Retail is personal. The service of needs of retailers its personal. Here at Tower Systems you can see who we are and tap into our contact details easily, quickly. If you are looking at a POS software company and can’t see authentic photos and genuine leadership team contact details, wonder about their commitment to personal service.
  • Fake sales people. Some POS software companies use fake names for sales people. They use a cartoon type image to represent them, too. This should be a warning sign. Not using real names and real images or videos may reflect rapid turnover of sales people. That’s a warning sign right there. You want your POS software sales person to stand by what they sell. they do this by being themselves and sharing their real contact details.
  • Clip Art. if you see that on a POS software business website run, run fast! It’s so 1980s, so out of date … leaving you to wonder if their software is out of date.
  • Free software. You’re in business right?! You understand that businesses need income to exist. Free is not a sustainable business model.
  • Are they on a list of the best? Check it out because it may be a list they paid to be on. If a few clicks you can soon discover this.
  • Fact check. Let’s say, for example, they claim to a partner with, hmmm, Microsoft. You can soon see if this is true. If they are not such a partner you then know they have made an inaccurate claim on their website. Is that what you want from a PSO software company.

We share these tips today as a reminder that not all POS software companies are the same. Do your research. Start with what you need in your business and then focus on the best software that serves your business needs. remember, you are in control. Choose what you want, what you know is right for your business.


Beware the con of POS software comparison websites

There is a con online that is duping small business retailers. The con is POS software comparison websites … that they do not compare software.

Too often POS software comparison websites do no comparison at all. They will accept any POS software business to be listed through them as long as that business agrees to the fees charged by the comparison website. It really is that simple. Pay the bucks and your business is put forward as one recommended as worthy of consideration.

There is no comparison done by POS software comparison websites. They are an ad platform that POS software companies pay to be listed on.

We know this from first hand experience being signed up to a POS software comparison website for a short time. They didn’t;t compare us, check us out, look at our software or do anything that could be considered an assessment of our suitability.

POS software comparison websites do not comp0are POS software.

Sure, you enter responses to some questions – this is only so they can provide their customers, the paying POS software companies, more information about your needs.

POS software comparison websites are an ad platform plain and simple.

Look at the POS software listed through them and you may not be seeing all of the software options that could be suited to your specific business needs.

There is no substitute to thorough research. You owe it to your retail business to do that. This is why we recommend against using a POS software comparison website – they restrict the businesses pitched to you. They do this without really understanding your business needs.

POS software comparison websites do not compare software, certainly not in our experience at least.

Our opinion is that if your business is serious about its POS software you need to do your own research, create your own short.list and do the work of looking at the software yourself. This way you are pursuing the outcome that is most appropriate to your own business needs, based on your own work and focus. We are certain this approach will give you a better business outcome.

Buyer beware. That POS software comparison website that says it has done the work for you and done the comparison and found the best of the best may have done none off those things.


People matter at our POS software company

What’s happening this afternoon in our POS software business is a good example that people do matter in our line of work.

Our help desk is open, calls are being answered by a human based in hawthorn Victoria. Our customers are getting to speak with real people who know our software and understand local retail. Today is a regular Saturday for us.

That our customers can do this without going through a call centre or a computerised phone systems that gets you pushing button after button. They can also reach us through a private Facebook page, a customer engagement area of our website or through other social media platforms. We make POS software customer service access easy.

We know that being accessible is key to a good customer service experience … from pre sales to sales to installation to training to support to accounts queries. This is why we are so accessible, even on a Saturday afternoon.

A good way to compare POS software companies is to see how many names, mobile numbers and email addresses you can find on their website. If they have faith in what they do they will list plenty, especially of their leadership team. If they are not sure of what they offer they will guide behind general details and no or few names.

On our website, prospective customers can watch videos of our team, too, videos in which we talk about our software and show parts of it. No cartoons here. rather, we publish real people from the business, real members of our team speaking to what we offer and how it may be of service. This is important as authenticity is key from a POS software company.

Now, to be sure that contact is easy, here is some of what we include in every customer email and newsletter …

    • CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER: csm@towersystems.com.au.
    • CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER. Gavin Williams. 03 9524 8000. Email gavinw@towersystems.com.au.
    • CEO: Mark Fletcher. 0418 321 338. Email: mark@towersystems.com.au.
  • SALES.
    • QLD/NT/WA Justin Randall. 0434 365 789. justin@towersystems.com.au.
    • VIC/SA Tim Batt. 0401 833 917. tim@towersystems.com.au.
    • NSW/ACT/TAS Nathan Morrison. 0417 568 148. nathan@towersystems.com.au.

We make contact easy and direct. It’s a key first step in any good POS software customer service experience. This is especially true and important for local retail POS software.


Whimsey – reaching for the stars


Proud this is us …

Proud this is us …


Cloud POS software for local retailers

Some retailers love the idea cloud POS software – not having to worry about software updates or managing the software installation itself.

Tower Systems offers cloud based POS software and has done for years … fully hosted with appropriate security and redundancy. Created for small business retailers with one store or several stores, this cloud based POS solution is working in a range of small business retail sectors.

In addition to providing our cloud based POS software solution, we also offer a desktop solution, which retailers install on their own hardware under their control and management. There are plenty of local retailers who prefer this control, who want to take care of their owns security arrangements.

Tower Systems offers retailers choice when it comes to cloud hosted or local installation. you choose as to what best serves your personal and business needs.

We think offering flexibility is key. It’s certainly what we have found ourselves in our own retail situations. we first ran some of ur shops in a 100% cloud model more than fifteen years ago. That experience helped us evolve our cloud POS offering.

There are some POS software companies that only offer a cloud solution and others that only offer a desktop solution. We are grateful to our software developers for providing a solution that can be either – in the cloud or on the desktop, allowing retailers to choose what is most appropriate to their business needs.

So, cloud or not? It really is up to you. take your time. Think about your business needs. Look at the total cost of ownership of each and make an informed decision. While one approach may look more appealing in the short term, it is the ownership cost over time that we think it is worth considering when assessing whether cloud hosted of desktop is the best approach for your business.

We can connect you with retailers in each situation so you can hear first hand from their experiences. We can also demonstrate what either approach may look like for you and your business.

While buzzwords sound cool, business decisions are best made on the evidence, away fro. the marketing gloss. this is why we say take your time, collect the evidence and decide what is right for you, when you are ready. we will support you through this.


Tower Systems: locally made POS software for local small business retailers


First preview of new look and feel POS software

We are grateful to the customers who joined us live and later by video for our sneak peek yesterday at the next evolution of our POS software.

Having customers join us early in the journey to new fields is exciting, motivating and educational.

Our Zoom meeting yesterday was long and comprehensive, and inclusive with a ton of questions put an answered.

We are thrilled customers could join us and proud that our leadership team was able to participate and be accessible for direct customer engagement.

We are committed to technically and visually fresh POS software for current and new customers. Yesterday we demonstrated the next step in walking that path.


Our POS software customers get to meet our Software Development Manager

Today, for the second time this year, our customers have the opportunity to meet with our Software Development Manager and leadership team. we will preview our next software update, share plans for what’s next and answer questions.

These sessions are terrific for us and for our customers. We are grateful for those who support them. We are grateful for the opportunity.


Is Retail Express the only POS solution with the features and support you need to build a thriving multi-channel retail business?

Australian POS software company Retail Express currently claims at their website:

Retail Express is the only POS solution with the features and support you need to build a thriving multi-channel retail business.

We do not agree with this statement by Retail Express.

We know that here at Tower Systems we have helped plenty of retail business owners to build thriving multi-channel retail businesses. We know of other POS software companies that have done this, too.

It is frustrating seeing a company claim they are the only company doing something that your own business has done and is doing.

Here at Tower Systems, we prefer to focus on what we do for our customers, we prefer to focus on that over which we have control. We don’t like getting caught in what others are doing, it can be distracting. They, after all, need to be responsible for their own action and claims.

The Retail Express claim came to our attention and we felt we had to publicly state that we disagree, to state that we have in our POS software and services features and support helping local small business retailers to build a thriving multi-channel retail business.

We understand that in sales claims can be made. Our advice to small business retailers looking at and considering POS software is – check out every claim, ask for proof. It is important that you do your due diligence on software you are considering and the POS software company you are considering. You need to satisfy yourself that what they have claimed is accurate, supported by evidence.

For what it is worth, be wary of claims of being the best or being the only. New are not sure how any company can know these things unless they have looked personally at their competition, used them and throughly researched what they do. Here at Tower Systems we do not do that. We focus on what we do and how we do it’s that is what matters most to us and to our customer community., We don’t have the time to thoroughly research our competitors to make certain claims about what they do versus what we do.

if you are considering POS software for your retail business, we would love to be considered along with other POS software companies. We will gladly show you our software, let you explore it yourself and answer all of your questions.

Are we the best for your business? Only you can tell. Are we the only one doin g what we do? No, but there is only one Tower Systems.


The inspiring paperweight and out local small business focussed POS software company

If you have a spare 6 minutes, here is a new video we shot in house a few days ago …


Covid one year on in our POS software company

It is a year since Covid started to impact Australia and New Zealand, a year since we started to see an impact within business we serve with our locally made POS software.

What a year it has been.

We have been busier than ever, welcoming plenty of new customers, delivering many new websites for customers, helping our customers pivot ins response to Covid and helping retailers challenged by extraordinary unexpected growth.

We have dealt with all of this in an environment of change. Most of our team members continue to work from home. Zoom continues to be a key too for us in business. Thankfully, we have a commercial account.

Through the year we have added many new POS software user training videos, many new POS software user advice sheets and more. Plus, we have delivered more than 100 live online workshops – each a fresh learning opportunity for our customers. Access to these wonderful online workshops was provided free with them often filmed for later easy access by those unable to make it live.

Our sales team members have been off the road, hauling in an awesome bag of business through remote demonstrations and prospect meetings … learning new ways to do business remotely.

Also, in the last year, we have fundamentally restructured how we do business at its very core.

Thankfully, not one team member has been diagnosed with Covid … for which we are sincerely grateful.

So, yes, it has been a year. We do understand and appreciate that we have not been alone in having such a year. That’s the thing about the pandemic, we are all in this, as cliché as that sounds. We have sought to make the last year our own, listening to our heart, following our own path, pursuing what we think is our to the needs of our small business retail customers for it is what matters to them that matters to us.

If anything, the last year has given us an opportunity to re-focus and renew our attention on our local small business retail community. We think this has been a factor in the wonderful and truly appreciated growth that we have banked.

Covid is a once in a lifetime experience. We have sought, without being too cocky, to ensure that it plays as an opportunity for us and for all who rely on Tower Systems for POS software, for income and for career fulfilment.

Thank you for being on this journey with us. We’re far from done. Look over the horizon – the sun is rising on a new day.


Vape store POS software helps Australian vape shops run better businesses

Local POS software co. Tower Systems offers POS software for vape shops. This fit for purpose software serves needs unique to vape shops, helping them meet regulations and serve their community safely.

Our Vape Shop POS Software offers a range of facilities vape shop owners tell us they love. These are tools built to serve their needs and needs of businesses similar to their requirements.

Using our locally made and supported  Vape Shop POS Software you can benefit from …

  • Systematically managing an age check at the transaction point. Being able to demonstrate that you do this in a strutted way in your Vape Shop POS Software can help when checked by regulators.
  • Providing product use and other important notice information on receipts to ensure customers are fully informed.
  • Customising product labels with information you want on there.
  • Tracking the tastes of customers so that you can market to them if a new product emerges that may satisfy their interests, needs or tastes.
  • Selling by fractions. With some products sold in less than whole number units of measure, our Vape Shop POS Software allows inventory tracking at the fractional level.
  • Selling online through our Shopify link through which products managed in the POS software can be easily offered online through a beautiful website that is seamlessly connected to the Vape Shop POS Software for product details and images and with online sales details flowing back to the software.
  • Tracking who sold what and when.
  • Strong remote management tools for owners of businesses run under management.
  • Strong audit tools through which we respect the importance of accurate business data and the need to track behaviour that may compromise the integrity of the business.
  • Loading electronic invoices from suppliers.
  • Structure. Ultimately, that’s what this software is about – structure, business structure through which the business can safely and consistently operate to the benefit of the business and those who work in it.

The Tower Systems Vape Shop POS Software is made for vape shops, built on already successful locally made small business retail POS software used in retail channels where regulation and adherence to regulation is key for the retail business owner, retail business staff and the regulators themselves.

This Vape Shop POS Software is software worth considering for any vape shop.


EPOS now – British software in Australia and New Zealand

EPOS is the term the Brits use for POS software. We’re not sure why they have the e in EPOS. If you see a company using EPOS in their name or for the name of their software or the type of software they sell, it could be they are not making software locally or may not be a local company.

This may seem like a trivial point, writing about EPOS now, talking about the term EPOS. The thing is, we have been asked the question as if we are missing something because we don’t have the e in our description that we are a POS software company, that we are not an EPOS software company.

The only difference is we develop software locally for local marketplaces using local terminology. This local focus matters to local businesses. You can see our local roots and focus in our software and documentation. It’s 100% local, made for local businesses. We are not using terms that are not local, we are not using a software label that makes sense overseas but not so much here.

This is why we are writing about EPOS now, because there is software being pitched in Australia and New Zealand that emanates from Britain yet it is being pitched as being local. It’s not. It was developed in the UK, which is okay in that the UK has some fine programmers. But, there are fine programmers in Australia and New Zealand who live locally, who shop locally, and who speak using local terms. We think these are factors that matter.

Local software development matters. Think of it as local film and TV making in that they tell local stories. Locally made POS software tells local stories too. We know that in our POS software we have ways you can shine a light on local, we have ways you can use your local voice in support of your business. That we have included such tools is part of a suite of ways we represent local with and for you, in ways we think you won’t find in EPOS software.

Tower Systems makes POS software, without the e, for specialty local retailers. Local retail businesses matter, especially to local communities. We are grateful for the thousands of local businesses that have supported and continue to support our locally focussed business.


Locally made POS software for local retailers


Tower Systems offers POS software alternative to MYOB Retail Manager

A few days ago some of us got together to talk about our alternative to MYOB Retail Manager POS software.

We have been told that Retail Manager by MYOB is approaching end of life – that is, no future development enhancement is planned by MYOB for the Retail Manager planned. If this is the case, the Tower POS software solution is an alternative that we would submit for consideration in any of the specialty retail channels in which we are well established.

Having already welcomed many former MYOB Retail Manager POS software users to our Tower Systems POS software user community, we know that for retailers in our specialty retail channels we offer a good solution, a viable alternative.

With more retailers looking for that MYOB retail Manager alternative, we wanted to have a 2021 discussion abut what we offer and explore what’s different about our Tower Systems approach.

See for yourself:

In converting a retail business from MYOB Retail Manager to the Tower Systems POS software, the company follows a structured process for data conversion, system setup, user training and on-going personal customer support. Tower Systems does this work itself, using its own people. It does not rely on external contractors or third-party businesses. This matters as it shows Tower Systems accepts responsibility for customer achievement and satisfaction. While we appreciate tech experts out in the field, we think using our own people maintains a closer customer relationship.

As a specialty POS software company, our software is fine-tuned to the needs of a range of niche retail channel businesses. This is where we break free from the MYOB Retail Manager experience, where we demonstrate the vertical nature of our software.

From pre sales enquiry to software to training to support, the Tower Systems approach is personal. You know each person you speak with, that they understand retail, our software and the needs of retailers in our small business retail community.

We are grateful to have people of skill, passion and compassion in our business, people who understand small business retail and who are committed to offering a pathway that helps local small business retail businesses compete.


POS software sales referral program

Tower Systems offers a POS software sales lead referral program for IT professionals, computer shops, accountants, bookkeepers and other professionals who feel that our POS software could serve the needs of a client.

The goal of our POS software lead referral program is to respect the time and professional interest of accountants, IT professionals and others in considering our POS software for their clients and contacts.

Tower Systems is a vertical market POS software company. That is, we sell software designed for specific retail channels. The home page of our website lists all the retail channels in which we serve at any time.

While we may sell/rent/lease our software to businesses outside the retail channels listed, it is rare and only when approved by the leadership team of the company.

We currently serve in excess of 3,000 small business retailers primarily in Australia and New Zealand.

We actively promote our software through direct mail, social media marketing, search engine ads, trade shows and on radio and TV.

We are happy to demonstrate our POS software with advisers there, like accountants and IT professionals. We welcome their questions and discussion on behalf of their clients. This is how a good POS software lead referral program works in our view.

In addition to developing awesome POS software, we also develop websites for our customers in-house, at our Hawthorn, Victoria, head office. This results in websites more finely tuned to the needs of local retailers as we understand local retail.

To maintain standards and ensure transparency, Tower Systems manages the lead referral program out of its head office.

To express interest to be part of the lead referral program, please email sales@towersystems.com.au. This is also the entry point for any queries. We will provide a document that outlines the program, how it works and what we offer.

Thank you for considering working with Tower Systems to empower small business retailers to run more efficient and successful businesses.

If you think our specialty retail POS software may suit the needs of your clients, please reach out to us at sales@towersystems.com.au and let’s see if we are a good fit for your clients and for you.


This is our POS software company


What are the benefits of the right POS software for your retail business

There is POS software and then there is the right POS software for your business. The difference between POS software and the right POS software can be huge.

Take your time.

Make the right decision.

Too often, we see POS software companies pressure small business retailers into making a quick decision. They chase sales, putting on pressure.

Don’t succumb to pressure. make the decision you feel the best about, when you are ready.

Get this right and you can tap into some awesome benefits from the right POS software for your retail business. Here are benefits we think we offer retailers we partner with:

  • Save time with electronic invoices from suppliers.
  • Offer personal customer service by tracking dates that are important to your customers.
  • Use tags to get a fresh perspective, side-view, on stock performance.
  • Leverage you. If you believe your knowledge is a differentiator, offer it through structured opportunities in the software.
  • Easily handle special customer orders. Bring product in for a specific customer and have them notified automatically by email or text when the goods are in and ready.
  • Business differentiating loyalty. Stand out from the crowd. Have customers coming back to you for this. we’re told it’s a game changer.
  • Maximise the basket with easy to use one-time shopper loyalty tools.
  • Trade and club pricing profiles. Set pricing rules based on customer type.
  • Leverage your local community with an awesome two-way benefits package.
  • Make money from pre-orders – Easily pre-sell a delivery so that when the stock arrives you can manage distribution and billing efficiently.
  • Differentiate with informative receipts. These can include product care, use and safety information based on what customers buy.
  • Differentiate with bundles. Selling items bundled together makes price comparison hard.
  • Track who sold what.
  • Say goodbye to LayBy (if you want) – with buy now pay later options.
  • Market to customers based on past purchases.
  • Save time by importing electronic invoices.
  • Sell more with a direct connect to buy now pay later services.
  • Cut mistakes with integrated EFTPOS.
  • Cut accounting and bookkeeping fees with integration to Xero and others.
  • Easily sell online with a direct to Shopify / Magento or WooCommerce link from your POS software.

These are tangible deliverables. And, the list is incomplete. Using our POS software you can expect more benefits than these.


Renting POS software helps small business retailers with cashflow

Tower Systems offers its specialty POS software for rental, making it easier for these businesses to acquire and run the POS software make for unique retail channel needs.

When you rent POS software from Tower Systems, you have access to more than the software itself. Here is what is offered for POS software rental for a few dollars a day:

  1. Australian developed and supported marketplace specific shop POS software and selected retail channels.
  2. Unlimited computer licences for your location. If you run 6 computers, you get 6 licences, bundled in for the small whole of business cost of a few dollars a day.
  3. Software updates as we release them. Each update contains thoughtfully curated enhancements that are often the product of suggestions by our customers, for which we are most grateful.
  4. Shopify / Magento / Woo link. Easily sell online from your POS software. Inventory and images flow from the POS software across, sales transactions flow back.
  5. Xero link. Easing bookkeeping costs and streamlining accounting. Xero is the best by far.
  6. Our OzBiz link. This helps you link to MYOB through OzBiz.
  7. Tyro link – safe, fast and easy EFTPOS link for streamlined sales.
  8. PC Eftpos link. This offers easy EFTPOS processing for the major banks.
  9. Easy buy now pay later options with Zip Pay and Humm.
  10. Support – help desk access. No extra charge. Call, email, test or socials – contact us how you want. There is no cap on the use of our help desk.
  11. Training – after installation one-on-one training over the phone.
  12. Video training resources.
  13. Online workshops where you get to network with other retailers using our POS software.
  14. Theft check service.
  15. Business performance check service.
  16. User documentation. Access to our searchable and ever growing knowledge base.

By renting our POS software you get all these facilities and benefits and more. We’d be glad to connect you with existing customers so you can tap into their feedback on the services we provide.

POS software rental is easy to start, easy to pause and comforting on your cashflow. There is no credit check. And, you can pause or cancel at any time.

Tower Systems is proud to offer POS software rental for small business retailers in Australia and New Zealand.

Renting POS software preserves cashflow and provides flexibility. It is a smart way to encourage growth of any specialty retail business.


Aussie POS software helps local shops nurture local tourism

With local tourism relying on local tourism while the international border remains effectively closed, POS software from Tower Systems is helping local businesses promote local tourism opportunities.

Embedded in the Australian POS software are facilities through which local tourist locations and opportunities can be pitched without additional labour investment from the business for each pitch.

This smart POS software makes it easy for regional and rural businesses to shine a light on tourism opportunities, to feature local sights, local things visitors to an area should do.

Fishing and outdoors businesses can use these local tourism marketing facilities in the POS software to help people visiting an area to have a more successful fishing experience.

Bike shops can use these local tourism marketing facilities in the POS software to promote local riding tracks and cyclist destinations worth visiting.

Garden centres can use these local tourism marketing facilities in the POS software to feature local gardens of note and bush trails sure to excite a gardener.

Pet shops can use these local tourism marketing facilities in the POS software to highlight local pet locations where they can date the dog for a play or otherwise enjoy what the local area has to offer.

Produce and farm supply businesses can use these local tourism marketing facilities in the POS software highlight local crop and related information to encourage a better yield.

Other local businesses can use these local tourism marketing facilities in the POS software to encourage the visiting of local tourist destinations in a structured way to help local tourist operators and thereby more broadly help the local town.

These facilities in our POS software are loved by our customers as they make it easy for them to boost their community connection, easy to show their community support. They help better integrate the business with the local community and tourism opportunities the local community has to offer.

This is good for business and good for the community.

With so many of our POS software customers in regional and rural Australia, these facilities made sense when we first offered them years ago.

Tower Systems is grateful to help regional and rural retailers to support their local communities.


How the Tower Systems produce / farm supply business software helps local communities

Here at Tower Systems we are grateful to be able to support local and independent produce and farm supply businesses with locally made and supported POS software for produce and farm supply businesses.

Through our software and through our support services we help these businesses, and the communities in which they serve, to grow locally, in support of not only local suppliers but also local community groups.

Our produce and farm supply POS software, which is made locally, helps rural supply / farm supply / produce businesses with efficient service and support of local farms and community groups.

Through purpose-built and retail channel specific  inventory management, efficient shipping, produce use notes and more, this software helps businesses serve local needs for local conditions.

The produce and farm supply software helps these local businesses serve local communities through sharing local care advice and instructions, tagging locally made products and guiding shoppers about what is best for local conditions.

The most recent update to this produce business POS software delivers benefits sought by produce and farm supply businesses based on their own evolving needs. Offering software that evolves ensures its value increases with time, as do their businesses.

Embedded in the produce business POS software from Tower Systems are many benefits, including…

  1. Sell accurately by measure – by whole numbers orfractions.
  2. Sell by weight. We are government authorised scale-integrated.
  3. Customer special orders. Bring product in for a specific customer and have them notified automatically by email or text when the goods are in and ready.
  4. Time saving invoicing and account management – manage accounts in a way tailored to your business. yes, you are able to properly account for freight.
  5. Produce picking slips, manage accounts, feed data to Xero and MYOB and do more.
  6. Be accurate with all-weather product labels.
  7. Business differentiating loyalty. Stand out from the crowd. Have customers coming back to youfor this.
  8. Trade pricing profiles. You can set pricing rules based on types of customers.
  9. Pre-orders – We make it easy for you to pre-sell a delivery so that when the stock arrives you can manage distribution and billing efficiently.
  10. Bagging up feed – Easily manage bagging up a bulk feed delivery into smaller, saleable lots, while keeping accurate stock on hand data.
  11. Making your own feed mix. We help you track managing bulk quantity ingredients and mixing these into saleable packs of your own brand of seed mix. What an awesome point of difference for your business!
  12. Differentiate with informative receipts. These can include care, use and safety information based on what customers buy.
  13. Sell more with a direct connect to buy now pay later services.

This Australian made produce / farm supply business POS software is comprehensive and regularly changing, to support the changing needs of rural businesses.


We love seeing our customers in the news

The Cairns Post ran a feature on The Feed Shop from Gordonvale, located half an hour out of Cairns, and their online sales. We are grateful to have made their POS software connected website. The reference in the article to tech support is a reference to us.

Michelle, the owner of the business said this yesterday on our private Tower customer Facebook group: If there are any Tower customers who are considering an online store with Tower, I encourage you to chat to the team. From the first step in planning, to completion, and now upkeep/new ideas, the Tower support has been amazing! Our online store has made HUGE difference to our business during these challenging times. 


Showcasing our POS software for specialty retail


Work where you are with our cloud based Retailer Roam POS software

Retailer RoamTM is an extension to our awesome POS software. It is cloud based POS software that lets retailers work where needed: on the road, at a market, in a pop-up shop, from a truck, from home, while at a supplier warehouse.

This is truly portable POS software.

It is cloud based POS software.

This is POS software for businesses on the move.

It’s available from the Apple App Store, Google Play and elsewhere. This is a proved app solution bringing flexibility and remote access to retail businesses in ways that serve their portable and flexible POS software access needs.

Behind the scenes, seamlessly, data is synchronised in 3 phases in serving of the needs of our retail business customers. here is how:

  1. Phase One is an initial transfer that contains the base stock. This is done on start-up. It sets Retailer Roam up to be able to sell.
  2. Phase Two is to receive product updates – on hand levels or pricing changes.
  3. Phase Three is to send sales and customer, inventory and sales data to Retailer. Sales data is identified by each Roam terminal, allowing you to view the terminal sales.

Sales (Phase 3) will be stored in a ‘Queue’ on the device, which will be cleared periodically to sync sales with the Roam server (and then sent to Retailer). There is an option to force a sale to be sent to Retailer again (incase it was missed for whatever reason).

Retailer RoamTM can work where there is no internet access, making the storage and sharing of data back to the base of the business flexible and accurate to the needs of the business.

Retailer RoamTM offers retailers on the go a range of facilities including…

  • Cash/EFTPOS Sales
  • Invoice Sales
  • Create a LayBy
  • Sell stock with Serial Numbers
  • Loyalty Point Redemption & Acrrual
  • Customised POS Screens
  • Variants
  • Refunds
  • Basic End of Shift
  • Stocktaking
  • Re-ordering
  • Integrated EFTPOS

Retailer RoamTM is a solution for retail businesses that need to be able to conduct business on the go, from a variety of situations, from multiple terminals of iPads at once. It is easy to use and secure in service of the needs of retail businesses.

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