10 Attributes of a Quality Point of Sale Solution
When searching for a new or improved Point of Sale solution for your bakery, the options have never been greater. But in the end, how do you decide what are your most important criteria? A key to cutting through the potential confusion is understanding what your POS can do and how it will help your day-to-day operation as well as the overall management of your business.
So here is a checklist of important characteristics that many business operators look for in a bakery POS system. The more of these you can ‘check off’, the greater your chances are of making a well-informed decision:
|Stability||Your POS terminal needs to be functioning whenever your venue is. System security and hardware quality greatly reduces the risk of viruses, hacking or unexpected updates.|
|Versatility||As your business grows and adapts to changing customer needs and an increasingly challenging economy, you need a POS terminal that can develop with you.|
|Simplicity||A key criterion for your POS terminal should be that it is easy for staff to use. A system that is flexible allows you to refine it over time to further improve usability and service speed.|
|Functionality||The modern POS terminal is much more than a calculator on a cash box. Advanced POS features can tangibly improve in-house efficiency and the customer experience.|
|Capacity||Rather than relying on cloud data storage and reliable internet connectivity, having your POS terminal with the capability to primarily store data locally reduces lag.|
|Durability||The front counter of a busy hospitality venue or food retailer can be an intense space. Your POS terminal needs to handle constant use by multiple operators with varying IT skill sets.|
|Adaptability||A wide variety of available peripheral options means that your POS terminal can morph with your business if you decide to pivot and expand into new operational methods.|
|Reliability||Consistency is key for an efficient operation, so your POS terminal needs to be dependable and not requiring constant modification simply to allow your venue to effectively function.|
|Longevity||As a ‘workhorse’ of your business, you want your POS terminal to operate reliably, not just for weeks or months, but years. In regard to quality, you do ‘get what you pay for.’|
|Connectivity||We live in a connected, data-driven world, where successful managers constantly analyse their venue to look for opportunities for improvement. Your POS needs to enable that.|
Add Uniwell’s embedded POS terminals to the shortlist of candidates for your next point of sale system, and see how many of these important qualities our solutions offer.