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Old 01-23-2006, 03:23 PM #1
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Point of Sale

Has anyone ever used a Point of Sale (POS) system at their feild. I've seen some that are a few hundered dollars, and I wanted to know if anyone out there who has bought and used it found it a good investment and/or improved their buisness.
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:47 PM #2
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The POS system is very slick to use. Very user-friendly. We use it at our restaurant.
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Old 01-23-2006, 09:13 PM #3
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We use a NURIT 8000 unit you do not need power or a phone to run credit or bank cards with is unit and it takes only seconds to process cards and you can settle right at your field than take it home and charge the unit for the next day. Its a little pricey (price of a high end marker) but its with its weight in $$$ for us. We also have the Quick books Point of sale with the scanning system for our inventory and it can be used for credit cards if you have AC power (120 volts) and a phone line (cost more then the Nurit unit if you buy everything they offer with the system.
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Old 01-23-2006, 10:09 PM #4
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What do you think of the Quickbooks Point of Sale package? I was looking at that the other day.
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Old 01-24-2006, 02:12 AM #5
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I use Quickbooks it works great for a POS and invertory. It is worth the money



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Old 01-24-2006, 02:18 AM #6
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What do you think of the Quickbooks Point of Sale package? I was looking at that the other day.
QB POS is very easy to use. they complicated it a bit more for the 2k5 installment if you ask me but they did add ALOT. Also it is seemless to integrate with quickbooks for your accounting purposes. We did not buy the QB/Intuit hardware setup. it is WAY overpriced and there is no reason to spend that much on a drawer/scanner CC reader and reciept printer. we have had put POS system ans QB POS for going on 3 years now.
Some of there features have been streamlined recently too. Intuit now owns their own CC processing company, so no more need to look for a bank to use.
Any more Q's about QB pos please feel free to ask, i have a good amount of knowledge and we have a certified CPA and QB POS instructor at our disposal.
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Old 02-07-2006, 12:49 AM #7
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not to many paintball pos out there -----i use the action sports and it was designed for paintball and keeps track of all and everything in the store ,rentals' partys',stock, etc. etc.
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:09 AM #8
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Of-topic:

POS
Is it:

Point of Sale
or
Piece of ****

This thread makes a funny reading for us people non-fluent in English when using the latter
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Old 02-07-2006, 10:43 AM #9
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In this reference it is Point Of Sale.
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Old 02-07-2006, 02:45 PM #10
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We use the Quick Books POS at our field along with Quick Books for our accounting. I love the seamless integration, ease of use and all the reports that you can run to monitor your business. We have used this system from the start and I can't imagine running things any other way. If you get the right add ons it will do most of your tax filing for you too (the quickbooks accounting software that is). The POS is also really nice for keeping track of customer information.
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:53 PM #11
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Point of Sale Systems and Customer tracking Qs

Search is disabled so here are my questions.

I'd like some input both from users and potential users of any kind of POS system or customer tracking system. I would also like to know if you integrated a system from startup or if you crossed over at some point.

Currently I work for a major pizza chain and have been for the past year. Prior to that I worked for a mom and pop paintball field for a little over a year. The field did not use any kind of POS system or customer tracking. The pizza chain uses one of the most advanced systems I have ever witnessed with an interface that couldn't be easier to use. We use this system to manage labor, inventory, customer tracking, employee statistics, ordering, and pretty much every little part of the business. This system even goes as far as compiling our direct mail database. Not knowing for sure I would surmise that corporate has access and employs the system for demographic modelling, marketting, and planning purposes as well.

Anyways I was curious to find out if POS and customer tracking systems were widely used and or well integrated into field and store operations. And then if so how it has affected your business model.

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Old 03-09-2006, 05:10 PM #12
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Quickbooks worked fine for me... didnt really feel like spending a whole heck of a lot of money on something like that at the time and Quick was about as expensive as I wanted to get and did most of what you are talking about in my opinion
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:43 AM #13
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Quickbooks. Quick and easy. The back end software leaves something to be desired, but very simple to learn and setup. Not to bad on pricing.
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:48 PM #14
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I've used the POS system for a few years, and I absolutely HATE it.
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Old 03-11-2006, 01:22 AM #15
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Old 03-11-2006, 02:26 AM #16
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gizmo what system are you using and what are you using it for?
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Old 03-11-2006, 05:00 PM #17
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gizmo what system are you using and what are you using it for?
I'm not exactly sure what version of POS we had at our proshop (I'm up at college right now), but we had all kinds of problems. Most of the time it would just glitch out, other times it wouldn't keep a record of sales, or remember items we put into our inventory.

I don't know the exact problems we had, all I know is that we would constantly have someone on the phone trying to fix it/ some POS person in our store trying to sort things out.
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