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Running a retail business is no walk in the park; manyrnaspects of the business demand your attention. However, selecting andrnmaintaining a point of sale system shouldn’t be one of them. A simple point ofrnsale system should include some of the basic features, like inventory andrnregister, and run without much intervention. When a point of sale system isrnfree or low-cost, it becomes even more attractive.
Here are five freernpoint of sale apps for the web and desktop.
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Adding an item is list-based and would berndifficult with a touch interface.
The payment entry screen is easy to use andrnoffers some quick buttons for exact payments.
Erply offers several additional functions (button row atrnbottom) that are unique among the products on this list.
Office is where you manage the system and employees and run reports.
The checkout screen contains images of the various bills andrncoins that are used for payment. Oddly,rneven though I chose United States as my locale, it still showed Britishrncurrency. I was unable to find thernsetting to change this, but I would be surprised if there wasn’t a way. Worst case, since the source code is free,rnyou could edit it.
The Vend Free dashboard is a nice feature, providingrnhistorical graphs of overall sales and individual product performance. Manyrnreports are also available.