Tuesday, December 13

3 Must-Have Features of a Hardware Store POS System

As a hardware store owner, you know that running a high-volume retail business can be a challenge. But with the right tools, like a top-notch Point of Sale (POS) system, you can make your life a lot easier. In this blog, we'll highlight the four must-have features you should look for when choosing a hardware store POS system.

Robust Inventory Management

Your hardware store likely carries a wide range of products, from power tools to plumbing supplies, each with its own unique requirements. To manage your inventory effectively, you need a POS system that can handle the complexities of your stock. Look for a solution with a "case breaking" feature, allowing you to break down bulk items, such as packs of screws or washers, into individual units. Additionally, customizable hotkeys and the ability to handle an unlimited number of SKUs can help streamline the checkout process.

Both Floreant POS and ORO POS has option to manage inventory. Floreant Inventory plugin has single location inventory which may be fine for some shops. However ORO POS Inventory plugin can hand packing and multiple location support.

 Mobile Capabilities

With a mobile-enabled hardware store POS system, you can use handheld devices, like smartphones or tablets, to scan items and add them to your inventory list. A cloud-based system ensures that you can access your POS from anywhere with an internet connection, making it easy to keep track of your inventory no matter where you are. 

Powerful Sales and Financial Reporting

To run a successful hardware store, it's essential to have a clear understanding of your sales and financial data. A POS system with pre-built reports can help you quickly generate sales, inventory, customer, and employee reports, giving you insight into what's selling and what's not. A perpetual database eliminates the need to print reports and you can directly email these reports to anyone you choose.

Friday, December 2

What’s new in Floreant POS 1.5

Auto Login:
POS will not prompt for PIN and automatically login as one of the users. This is useful for small shops where one person takes care of all the sales activities.

To set this go to the back office→ admin→ configuration→terminal tab.

Multiple Tax per item added

For a new Tax Group. To set this go to the back office→explorers→tax.

Added a new Options button in KDS, where users can set up tickets per page.