Point Of Sale Software

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The Brief:

Used by more than two million businesses globally, Square is a mobile Point of Sale and payment processing app that can be customized to suit a retailer’s needs.

Touted as POS software built for simplicity, Square not only facilitates mobile payment processing with hardware but offers an advanced point of sale app and store management system that extends from a credit card reader to a merchant's mobile device and beyond to their laptop.

Launched in 2009 by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Square has developed into one of the leading payment processing systems in the world that goes well beyond handling transactions to managing an entire store, or customer service business via an app and online dashboard.

Features at a glance:

• Dashboard and mobile app
• Inventory management
• Payments
• Reporting and analytics
• Employee management
• Customer management

Card Processing Cost:
$0
Per Month
2.75%
Per transaction on Readers and Stand

$0
Per Month
2.6% + 10¢
Per transaction on Square Terminal

$0
Per Month
2.5% + 10¢
Per transaction on Square Register

The Brief:

Lightspeed Retail is a mobile Point of Sale Cloud-based software platform that was first launched in 2005.

Considered the first mobile Point of Sale app of its kind, it arms retailers with a suite of sales and inventory management tools and is now used in over 100 countries globally.

Lightspeed is available in two different forms – a web-based server that allows it to be used on desktop and other devices running Windows, Mac OS, Apple iOS and Google Chrome, and a dedicated app that is specifically designed for iPads.

Features at a glance:

• Inventory management
• Reporting and analytics
• Mobile point of Sale
• E-commerce
• Integrated payments
• Customer management
• Omnichannel
• Multi-store management

Card Processing Cost:
Monthly Cost:
$99

Transaction Fee:
2.6% + 10C

Manual Keyed-in Rate:
2.6% + 30C

The Brief:

With the mantra “Sell anywhere. Accept any payment. Grow your business”, Shopify offers a Point of Sale app and associated hardware designed for business of all shapes and sizes.

They note their mobile software is equally suited to the occasional seller or major retailer, with “hardware and software that’s easy to use, and ready to go out of the box”.

This simple approach to Point of Sale sees the Shopify platform utilised by more than 800,000 businesses globally.

Here’s an insight into the features it offers and the benefits it provides.

Features at a glance:

• Secure payments
• Multi-channel selling
• Advanced checkout
• Plug and play hardware
• Inventory management
• Employee management
• 24/7 support

Card Processing Cost:
Monthly Cost:
Starts from $29

In person credit card fee:
2.4% + 0¢

Online credit card fee:
2.4% + 30¢

The brief:

First released in 2012, PayPal Here was part of the mega-company’s push to extend beyond the online realm by offering a face-to-face processing solution for real world retailers.

The result is a simple payment processing app accompanied by a choice of card readers that allows merchants to easily take payments in person.

Now available in the US, UK and Australia, PayPal Here has attracted millions of downloads worldwide, providing merchants with an easy way to track sales, input merchandise and accept payments from credit, debit cards or via cash and check on their mobile device.

Features at a glance:

• Payments in person, via invoice or online
• Product input
• Customized receipts
• Basic reporting and analytics
• Basic employee management and permissions

Card Processing Cost:
US card swipe:
2.7%

Manual Keyed-in Rate:
3.5% + 15¢

invoiced payments:
2.9% + 30¢

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