Point of Sale System helps the retailers to manage their physical stores with ease. It lets retailers manage the product’s along with the inventory. POS hold all the tracks for customers and their respective orders with an eye on business loyalty programs, which in return results in better shopper experience.
You can check the perks of having a Point of Sale System for a retail store below –
Traditional Isolated POS
The technology changes at a faster pace and a cash register have already been turned into a digitalized system before a decade or two.
It all began with a traditional POS System in the beginning. A traditional POS machine is set up with its own physical server along with the heavy machinery. A traditional POS is truly hardware dependent and requires a huge setup for getting started.
It is meant for the largely scaled merchants and has better productivity and shopping handling experience, but it does have some limitations like –
- Not cost friendly
- High maintenance charges
- No cross-channel integrations
- Bulky hardware
Cloud Omni-Channel POS
Cloud-based POS Software is what we recommend to enterprises, as they are low on costs and high on accessibility. Cloud POS is built on top of native components of modern desktops and mobile devices which makes them an ideal choice for the omnichannel selling approach.
Cloud is everywhere and so is Cloud POS. A centralized system brings portability and empowers the “go and sell” methodology.
Cloud POS have the following advantages over traditional pos –
- Cost friendly
- Works on cross devices
- High on accessibility
- Works even in remote conditions
Types of POS: Web-Based & Native POS
There are two types of point of sale systems, Web-Based and Native POS. A web-based POS runs on a web browser (as a URL) which connects to your server and automatically syncs information with your website.
While a native POS system works as a completely native application which is installed and runs on a device such as an Android tablet or Apple iPad. Being a native app, it provides deep integration with the device hardware resources and takes advantage of the platform.
Where to use POS?
POS systems are not just limited to e-commerce business, it can be used for many other types of businesses. From taking orders in a coffee shop, booking hotel rooms, selling event tickets, retail stores, or restaurants.
- Retail/E-Commerce POS
- Booking POS
- Appointment POS
- Event POS
Online Integrated POS
Webkul PoS system is tightly integrated to your existing system and you don’t require any separate software application or program installation. It is designed to work with any e-commerce/CMS platform where every information is synced automatically.
- Accounting system integration
- Single inventory system
- Made for online store owners
- No different system or platform
With this seamless integration, all the information is available across all the channels. So once you take an order on POS, it is immediately updated on the database.
So apart from checking orders from a POS device, you can log in to your webstore and check the all the POS orders processed. Or log in to your mobile app and view or print sales receipt easily.
POS – Offline First Approach
Internet connection is needed to sync POS information to the server, but when you go offline POS system continues to work. With offline mode, you still can place an order, add customers, print sales receipts and record all the transactions. POS system automatically saves this data on its local storage and keeps your business running as usual.
Whenever the internet connection comes back online, POS reconnects to the server and syncs all the offline orders on its own. Webkul POS system supports offline merchants and retail stores who have poor network connectivity or don’t require 24×7 internet access.
- Offline mode supports all the functions
- Background sync automatically or manually
- Works w/o internet connectivity
- Saves data, records, transactions on local storage
- Progressive Web App (PWA) support
POS Inventory Management
Powerful inventory management using barcode allows you to track thousands of product SKUs and categories easily. You can assign products and categories to multiple point of sale outlets.
- Multichannel inventory management
- Barcode scanning support
- POS outlet inventory control
- Bulk product assignment using CSV file
- Distribution based on products or categories
- Sync inventory across multiple outlets
- Single view to check all the assigned inventory
Keeping a count all the inventory and in-hand stock across physical stores is complex. Webkul POS allows you to mention quantity on hand for your outlets and automatically deducts from master stock when a sale is done.
Using PIM (product information management) tool you can sync your catalog data across multiple channels including the POS system. PIM integration enables you to keep consistent and standardized information for all the sales channels.
- Per channel content strategy
- Up-to-date product information
- Useful for managing bulk volumes
- Manage products with different data types and attributes
POS Hardware Support
Webkul POS works on multiple forms of devices such as tablets, desktop PC, laptop, or any other hardware which is capable of running a web browser or installing a native app.
The list of POS peripherals supported by the POS system is flexible, you can connect your barcode scanner, receipt printer, cash drawer with your POS device easily.
- POS Device – Any Android Tablet, iPad, Laptop, Mac, Desktop PC having at least 7.5″ screen size with 1280×800 px. (Min.) resolution will work.
- Web Browser – Various web browsers are supported – IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera.
- Barcode Label Printer – Design customized barcode labels and paste them on your products.
- Barcode Scanner – Use Bluetooth enabled or USB connected barcode scanner to scan barcodes and update inventory.
- Receipt Printer – Connect your thermal printers via RJ11/RJ12 port, USB or any other connection and print custom sales receipts.
- Cash Drawer – Open and close cash drawer/cash register, once it is connected with your receipt printer.
Ready to Use – POS Products
We have been in creating eCommerce Products for around a decade and understand the retail industry very well. We have created ready to use products with plug and play approach.
We have built ready to use plugins for popular eCommerce platforms which gives you a POS interface on the native web and can be accessed from portable devices.
Know more about the respective plugins at the Webkul Store.
We have also created an Isolated Standalone “Mobikul POS App Builder” which can create both Android and iOS native apps. It also has the ability to integrate with the popular eCommerce Platform so that everything gets synced in runtime.
See our clients who are using ready-to-use POS solutions for managing offline sales, inventory management, and syncing data to their online channels.
Works great! And customer service was quick and very friendly. They provided also the v10 which was not available at the time at no extra cost
ERP Implementation Manager - Piensom
We have purchased several Webkul modules for Odoo POS and they are the best we have seen. We had some compatibility issues but the support team provided excellent care in solving all problems.
IT Manager - Jón og Óskar
We had a special application for a pos module that webkul developed and contacted deference and tech support they quickly understood our needs and provided us with a very powerful solution very quickly that worked perfectly the first time we can’t recommend webkul highly enough.
President - Blue Orb, S.R.L.
I have purchased and customized many Webkuls magento extension, those modules are really awesome and worked fine for me. I have used Webkul on a number of ecommerce platforms. What I like best is their customer support, they are highly active and responsive to all my support tickets, Skype conversations and e-mails. I really appreciate their attention on our customizations. Their team were always up to do it. Its a pleasure working with Mister Rajat and Mister Suraj. They are my contacts during the pré-sale and customization process. I highly recommend webkul.
Rene G. Mattos
Director Commercial - Total Métrica
We use Webkul POS on regular basis in our office and when we do trade show. Before using your POS we were writing orders with hands and some time makes mistakes. We had to wait till trade show finish and then we have to input each order to our accounting system. With POS now we can take order online and it transfer to our accounting system in seconds.
CEO - Jaguar Imports
Jaguar Imports is one of the largest wholesalers of self-defense and protection products in the USA. Using Opencart POS System and mobile app, they're now able to sync their orders online.