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Our powerful eCommerce platform integrates with POS software to allow you to perform transactions face-to-face, whether you're at a trade show or your own brick-and-mortar location. Smooth integrations keep your POS software synchronized with your online store to ensure accurate inventory management across both online and offline sales channels. Shift4Shop offers several POS options to provide for the unique needs of any business.

A Mobile Checkout

With a POS you can sell anywhere, anytime: tradeshows, retail shops, kiosks, salons — virtually anywhere!

Payment Options

Accept credit cards, cash, check, money order, split payments and more, whether online, in-store, or on the go.

Getting Started

Who says setup has to be difficult? Easily sync your products and orders in a few short, painless minutes!

Easy Integration

Cater to your business’ needs by integrating with a standard barcode scanner, register drawer and/or printer.

What is a POS?

A POS, or Point-of-Sale system, is a combination of hardware and software which lets you process in-person transactions much like a cash register. While you can ring up sales and take payments, POS systems also have additional features built in to make it easier for you to process sales quickly. Your customer records and product catalog are included directly in the interface, making it a breeze to complete orders even without a barcode scanner. Of course, you can opt to expand your POS with a barcode scanner and other hardware, like a cash drawer and a receipt printer.

With a POS system, you can take debit and credit card payments, cash, checks, and even contactless digital wallets. Many POS systems also include advanced features like sales reporting — perfect for analyzing your most popular products and busiest days — and shift management for your employees. Payments are also automatically routed to your business bank account.

In short, a POS system can do everything a cash register can do, and much more.

When do you need a POS system?

A POS system comes in handy for any business that wants to accept multiple payment options and have access to a reliable, electronic means of automatically cataloguing sales and customers. Retailers who also sell online need to keep careful track of their online and offline sales alike to prevent discrepancies due to selling on both these channels, and a POS system lets you synchronize your online and offline sales to keep your inventory counts accurate. Many POS systems can be installed on an iPad or Android tablet, which also makes them more portable than a traditional cash register — great for bringing your business on the road and selling at conventions or trade shows.

A growing business can also reap huge benefits from the analytical tools included in the best POS software. You can never have too much data in your sales reporting, especially when that data can help you anticipate busy days, discover your most popular products, and make better business decisions accordingly. Plus, every new business can benefit from the professional look a modern POS system provides.

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Benefits of using a POS system

POS systems bring many benefits to businesses through software features that are far beyond the capabilities of a traditional cash register. A POS operates as a centralized workstation that can process transactions as well as access all the data you've gathered. Some POS systems, like Restaurant Manager, provide automatic notifications when you start to run low on certain products — giving you ample time to prepare before the next day's rush.

A great POS also makes it easy to use your collected sales data to your advantage. For example, not only can you identify your most popular products and busiest sales weekdays (or hours), you can compare that information to determine if any of your products tend to sell more at specific times. This is valuable data that can help you meet demand, or reduce stock of other products that don't sell as well. Basically, you have all the information you need to make smart business decisions right in front of you at all times!

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Integrating a POS System with your online store


We've already mentioned the difficulties inherent in tracking inventory across multiple sales channels, but the right POS makes this automatic and simple. Retailers who sell in person in addition to running an online store will want to integrate their POS with their eCommerce platform as soon as possible. Thankfully, if you're using an advanced eCommerce website provider like Shift4Shop, this connection is a breeze. Shift4Shop offers seamless integrations with popular POS systems like Harbortouch and POSitouch.

When choosing your POS, ask yourself what kind of hardware you want to use it on (iPad, Desktop computer, Standalone hardware?) and what kind of interface you're most comfortable using. Take a look at Shift4Shop's integrated POS options and you'll see a POS available for every type of business using any hardware.

Best POS Solution for Retail Stores

Best POS Solution

Does your business need an all-in-one POS solution? Harbortouch is a best-in-class POS system for retail stores, and also offers software options for restaurants and other business types. Packed with countless time and money-saving features, a Harbortouch POS system will help you operate your retail store more efficiently. Harbortouch includes industry-specific features like inventory management, layaway, and employee commissions, as well as advanced reporting and analytics, and even includes integrated payment processing with contactless payment options.

Reporting & Analytics

Instantly access transaction information, deposits and chargebacks, sales numbers, inventory count, and financial reports 24/7.

Gift & Loyalty Cards

Customize full color gift cards and loyalty cards with your own business branding or with professionally designed card templates.

Inventory Management

The POS system will track your sales to monitor your stock levels and even create purchase orders automatically when stock runs low.

Best Mobile POS Solution

SkyTab Mobile Terminal

SkyTab Mobile Terminal

SkyTab® is more than just a mobile POS: it's a powerful tool for taking your business to the next level! Run complete transactions through SkyTab® from order placement to receipt creation, and do it from anywhere with mobile connectivity. Hospitality and foodservice industries can increase operational efficiency by letting customers order and pay from anywhere, while retailers and other businesses can offer a seamless curbside pickup or delivery experience.

Full Mobile Connectivity

With both Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity, SkyTab® works wherever it's needed. You'll have the freedom to take payments curbside, tableside, or on-the-go.

Secure, Versatile Payments

Accept EMV, contactless, and swipe card payments, all secured by Shift4's EMV, tokenization and PCI-validated point-to-point encryption.

Packed with Features

Split payments, send or print receipts, build customer profiles and accept feedback, and much more. SkyTab® is your complete mobile POS solution.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an internet connection to use POS system?
Yes, most modern POS systems require an active internet connection.
How much is a POS system?
A traditional POS System with a single-registermight require an initial investment of $1,250 and about $1,000 per year. With an iPad solution like Shift4Shop POS, the only cost is the one related to the hardware to get the tablet, card reader, cash register and receipt printer.
Why do you need a POS system?
Using a POS software instead of a traditional cash register, allows your business track sales, cash flow, inventory and more automatically.
What are the components of a POS system?
The system consist of the terminal or tablet device, credit card reader, cash drawer and receipt printer.
How does a point of sale work?
A POS or Point-of-Sale system works as a traditional cash register allowing the cashier to process payments from shoppers using different types of payments.

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