We’re here to help you add some more tools to your tool belt with today’s handy Tips and Tricks: Purchasing Point of Sale Mistakes (Part 2).
Part 2: Do Your Homework
Let’s face it, a Point of Sale system is a big investment. But are you following through by doing your homework before committing? What do you need and want in a Point of Sale system? Making a list of needs, and a list of wants in your Point of Sale software can help you narrow down which ones could work for you, and which ones can’t. How do you run your business? Even businesses that sell the same products can run their companies completely different from each other. So the software that works great for one retailer may not be a good fit for another.
Once you’ve answered these basic questions, start asking questions of your own. Fellow retailers can be a good source of information on how a particular product performs in the day-to-day real world. But also be sure to ask your reseller or Pro Advisor (THAT’S US!) for details on the program. Most programs will have a demo or live trial version that you can check out before you commit. Take advantage of the internet, and find out more about the product and how it can fit your business from other businesses like yours.
Ultimately, your Point of Sale system is going to be a central part of your business. Make sure you make an informed decision about the software you’re going to be using on a daily basis.
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