Hometown Payment Solutions partners with many of the leading point of sale (POS) providers to bring you the best solutions for your business. Choosing the right POS systems can help your business run smoothly and save you money.
Our experts will work with you to determine the tasks your business needs to operate smoothly, and then we can help you select the system that is the best fit at an affordable cost. A small craft store will need a much different point of sale system than a multi-location convenience store chain, and a local gym will need different than an HVAC repair company. We can help with these and many other situations.
What is a POS?
A Point of Sale System is typically a machine located on site at your business that allows you to ring up sales and process payments — cash, credit/debit card, and other electronic forms.
Many people refer their Point of Sale system as the cash register for their business. While it is true that most POS systems include a cash drawer, modern systems do much more than just handle money. Think of your POS as the center of your store’s operation, providing inventory management, reports, price look-ups, and more.
Usually, a POS system has three separate parts, each with a variety of styles and options available:
- Hardware. This is the physical equipment that is located in your business. Hardware typically includes a credit card reader, cash drawer and other needed equipment.
- Software. This is the behind-the-scenes program that makes the POS run. The software controls the look and function of the screen. Each type of software operates slightly differently and varies with features and options.
- Payments. A primary purpose of a POS system is to process and track payments from your customers. This function includes processing credit card payments, keeping track of those payments, refunding sales when necessary, and routing the money to the appropriate bank account. While you can process credit cards without a POS, having one helps keep inventory, sales data, and other important business activity in one easily accessible location.
What To Consider When Choosing A POS
Important Features To Consider
Solutions For Your Industry
Industry-specific solutions provide your business with the tools you need to operate smoothly and grow your business. When it comes to a POS, one size does not fit all! An appointment-based business needs a much different system than a retail store. A restaurant needs ordering systems with open tickets and other features, while a coffee shop may want a customer rewards program.
Our specialists can work with you to identify your needs and find an affordable solution to help your business grow.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
Contact us today and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our specialists. We will analyze your current credit card processing, sales systems and inventory management and make recommendations.
If your system is working properly and economically, we will recommend that you stay put. If not, we will recommend the appropriate changes.