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A Guide to Cloud-Based PoS Software

If you are a small business that has a single retail store, and you don’t need your retail to be mobile but is fixed in one place, it may be unnecessary to have a cloud based POS software. And also if you are a business owner who are not so much into new technology, then you can simply stay with your current POS system.

But for businesses with chains that need to communicate, and take their retail into settings such as shows and festivals, cloud based POS software will be very beneficial. POS systems can communicate through the internet if they are cloud based, and passing of information is enabled from mobile retail devices to the central system.

If you have a network of stores, then an internet based POS system is beneficial for you since you can share sales, stock, customer, and other information between retail outlets easily. Instead of having conflicting information on the same customer by two chains which can cause inconvenience, cloud based POS software means that if one chain updates any information, it will automatically be updated for the other chain.

Cloud based systems are very helpful when businesses conduct retail in different settings. Suppose you will attend an annual festival to sell your products, it would be inconvenient and almost impossible to transport you whole POS system including all of your hardware to the new location, and your business with local POS software would rely on monitoring and calculating sales and stock by hand. This will be slow, more frustrating job for business owners and staff, and it can also lead to an inaccurate or simply estimated picture of the total sales and stock levels from the event. But if you have a cloud based system, you can simply use your mobile device to communicate with your central POS system and you don’t have to do calculations by hand. You can carry out sales and monitor through your portable device, having all the information at hand that you would have at your main retail outlet.

It can be easier to do business for owners and staff with cloud based POS software. The experience of customers with your business is far more information with this. Many stores tell customers of other ranges that are available but are not at the outlet. However, it can be difficult for customers to make decisions out of mere descriptions. Having an internet-based system means the customers can be shown virtual catalogs, with pictures and more information that can be given by the retail assistant.

Keeping up to date with software upgrades is easy with cloud based POS systems. Each time a new version is available, you don’t need to research it and install it manually with cloud based systems because it automatically upgrades. Cloud based e-POS has brilliant advantages for more mobile, evolving businesses.

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