3. Labels Adapted to Bottles
Vape shops sell small bottles containing liquid that need to display specific information on labels, such as price and product description. Therefore, you need software, like Alice POS, that can print all the necessary information on a label that can fit these specific bottle shapes.
4. Creating Custom Reports
Creating customized and up-to-date reports has many advantages. By closely monitoring what is happening in your company, you can analyze what works and what needs to be improved upon, in order to increase operational productivity. Custom reports also allow you to foresee and prepare for any changes that may occur. With such reports, you will be able to see what is slowing down operations in order to make adjustments accordingly. Real-time reports can help simplify stock, sales and employee management.
5. Integrated Payment Solutions
Having a simple and secure payment solution is an aspect that is too often overlooked by merchants when it comes to choosing point-of-sale software.
What is the difference between a payment processing solution and a point of sale? The payment solution allows customers’ transactions to be processed, including credit card payments, while the POS allows billable sales information to be recorded and inventory quantities to be subtracted.
Payment solutions allow payment processing via credit or debit cards. They play a role after the POS records the transaction. It is important to note that, in most cases, it is not the point-of-sale software that offers this service: it is often supported by an external company. Indeed, many POS companies work closely with certified companies that offer highly secure payment processing.
In addition, make sure that your POS and terminal is semi-integrated. This feature is very important for many reasons. If your terminal is semi-integrated with your POS, it provides security by avoiding errors in entry, payment processing and payment method choice at the time of sale. Choosing a POS that is already semi-integrated with your favourite payment processor can also save you costs. If the integration already exists, you can avoid development costs for this feature. If the software does not include this feature by default, it may result in additional costs for you and your company.