How to Select the Best Point of Sale System for Your Business

In 2021, 52% of retailers were looking for ways to improve their current pos systems, while others were looking for new systems altogether. If you don't have a touch pos system, barcode printer, or thermal labels, it's time you got one.

The first step is finding the right pos systems to meet the needs of your business, and that's where we come in.

Below, you will find a guide that will detail what you need to look for when choosing a touch pos system.

Needs of Your Business

Before you purchase a pos system, the first thing you need to do is outline the needs of your business. If you don't do this first, you risk purchasing a system that's not equipped to meet your demands.

We recommend reviewing your current pos systems and making a note of its shortcomings.   Another thing to keep in mind is the hardware that comes with different pos systems. Consider barcode scanners, scales, touch screen terminals, like FEC PP9635, or thermal printers like our (SRP-350ii) to only name a few.

Check Out the Features

Each system comes with its own set of features and functions to ensure your business processes are streamlined, making receiving payments and tracking inventory easier to do. Here are some things to think about as you continue to look for the perfect pos system. Is it easy to enter each product when you're completing a sale? Is it possible to scan items using the barcode, or do they have to be entered manually?


Honeywell Quantam T Omnidirectional Scanner

Honeywell Quantam T Omnidirectional Scanner

The MS3580 scanner has a very small footprint while delivering omnidirectional scan performance. Features include 1650 scans per/sec, flash memory, optional stands, OPOS and JPOS compatible, a variety of host interfaces, and rugged rubber housing.

Zebra Handheld 1-D Laser Scanner

Zebra Handheld 1-D Laser Scanner

Is the system fast? Once you've begun a transaction, the screen should move quickly and effortlessly through the sales process. 

Able Scale have been in business for 50 years and have the knowledge to help guide you to make the right choices to help your business achieve its full potential.

Product Variation Capabilities

If you have an extensive inventory list, the last thing you want to happen is that your system has difficulty tracking each of these items. Your touch screen terminal should make it easy for you to track each product and variations of those products. 

The Touch Screen Panel PC - FEC PP9635 is one of the slimmest panel PC’s on the market. The modular design makes it easy to add printers, scanners, and cash drawers.  It comes with a standard base unit for bench top use and can also be optionally pole mounted or wall mounted as required. Another option is to use the Hand Held POS Terminal - cSPad10.  The csPad10 is a portable POS system ideal for busy cafe's, shops and restaurants. Orders can be input on the spot without having to go back and re-enter them at a fixed POS terminal. 

Cloud Software to Integrate with POS:

Flexible, quick and easy software for the POS terminals in your business. You design the system for your business, we ensure it interfaces to industry standard hardware including EFTPOS, barcode scanners, scales, printers, cash drawers and CCTV.

Back-office sales reporting and inventory control which lets you update the POS from a single location.Able Scale suppliers’ software Free Flow Hub & INPOS has the capabilities to manage your business via your desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone.

Customer Data Capture

40% of analytics collected by businesses helps improve customer experience. Your pos system is a way to capture customer data in real-time. With this data, you can move ahead by creating a strategy that improves the management of each customer.

POS Systems: One Touch at a Time

When it comes to choosing the right pos systems, there are several things to think about. First, you'll want to consider the needs of your business and think about the features that each system has to offer.  If you're not sure what system will work the best for your store, don't hesitate to contact Able Scale and let us help you find the right one!