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7 Best Free and Open Source POS Software Tools

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You have to spend money to make money. But you can spend a little less by using these free point of sale tools.

One of the most important functions of your retail business is a solid point of sale (POS) system to accept and process payments, record sales, manage inventory, and more.

Assuming that you have to pay for your POS system, you literally have to spend money to make money.

Or do you?

There are usually free options for almost every type of software you need to run your business, from free accounting software to free project management software.

But free POS software is a little trickier. Why? For one, unlike other software that just runs off your mobile device or computer, POS software typically requires its own associated hardware, such as cash drawers, scanners, and touchscreen tablets. And not even the most generous software provider is handing that stuff out for free.

Secondly, electronic transactions cost money, and no software provider is going to cover your processing fees for thousands of transactions.

With that being said, there are some POS systems, which we’ll look at in this article, that you can have for free. This means that you can use the software for free without any upfront payment or subscription fees. Some of them even work with your existing mobile devices so that you might not have to pay for additional hardware. Keep in mind though, that even with this “free” POS software, you’ll still have to pay a per-transaction processing fee, and there are other caveats, which we will also take a look at.

See all free POS tools

This article looks at seven highly rated free and open source POS software options. See the full list of free POS tools in Capterra’s software directory.

 

Free point of sale software

Below, you’ll find five free POS software options and two open source systems for good measure. We’ll explain each product and, where applicable, its cost to upgrade. Each of these tools (arranged alphabetically) has a minimum user rating of 4.5 out of 5 and at least 20 user reviews on Capterra over the past two years (see full selection methodology here).
 

  • Free plan: Apple Pay is free to use on Apple devices. Apple Pay even offers free decals and a signage kit that you can put up in your store to let your customers know that you accept Apple Pay.
  • Paid plans: Apple Pay does not offer any paid plans.

If you’re already running your business with several Apple devices, it makes sense to consider incorporating Apple Pay as well. Apple Pay uses near-field communication (NFC) to securely transfer funds from customers’ mobile devices to your Apple devices. Of course, this presents a major limitation to using Apple Pay as your primary POS: You can only accept payments from customers with iOS devices as well as those that have set up an Apple Pay account. For this reason, you’ll likely need an additional POS and terminals to use alongside Apple Pay.

Also, unlike some other point of sale providers, Apple Pay is not a merchant account provider, so you’ll need to set one of those up separately and pay the associated transaction fees (though it’s important to note that Apple Pay does not charge additional transaction fees).


Screenshot of completing a payment with Apple Pay
Completing a payment in Apple Pay (Source)


 

  • Free plan: Google Pay is free to use
  • Paid plans: Google Pay does not have paid plans or features

Similar to Apple Pay but for Google accounts, Google Pay allows businesses to accept payment from customers without any fees. Like Apple Pay, Google Pay is also not a merchant account provider, so you will need to set one up separately (and pay the associated fees) if you don’t already have one. The good news is that everyone who has a Gmail address has a Google account, and anyone with a Google account can pay with Google Pay. If you want to accept cash, checks, or credit card payments outside of Google Pay, you’ll need an additional POS.


Screenshot of Shop overview in Google Pay
Shop overview in Google Pay (Source)


 

  • Free plan: PayPal Here’s free plan does not have setup or subscription fees, and there are no monthly minimums for processed transactions. You can even get a free chip and swipe card reader when you sign up for a new account.
  • Paid plans: PayPal Here does not have paid upgrades, but they do sell hardware with card readers between $25 and $100.

PayPal Here is PayPal’s solution for retail POS with some attractive features for small businesses, including transaction fees starting at 2.7% plus 30 cents per transaction and affordable hardware. PayPal Here also includes a built-in merchant account provider, which is why they charge transaction fees, and it works with both Apple and Android devices.


Screenshot of creating a product list in PayPal Here
Creating a product list in PayPal Here (Source)


 

  • Free plan: The free version of Square for Retail offers limited POS, a customer relationship management (CRM) module, inventory management, and reporting features for one user.
  • Paid plans: Users can upgrade to Square for Retail Plus, which adds multiple users and many additional features for $60/month.

If you’re looking for a free POS with built-in merchant account provider, look no further. As a result, Square for Retail Free does charge a fee of 2.6% plus 10 cents per transaction.

Remember, you’ll be paying similar fees even if you use one of the “free” options above. With those options, you’ll just be paying it to a separate service provider. If you decide to upgrade to Square for Retail Plus, the fee drops to 2.5% plus 10 cents per transaction. Square for Retail Free works on iOS devices and Square Register hardware, which starts at $799 or $39/month.

If you’d rather use Android devices, the Square Point of Sale app is also free. Here’s a comparison chart for Square Point of Sale, Square for Retail Free, and Square for Retail Plus.


Screenshot of inventory management in Square for Retail
Inventory management in Square for Retail (Source)


 

  • Free plan: Stripe Terminal does not charge setup or subscription fees.
  • Paid plans: Stripe Terminal sells pre-certified card readers with cloud-based fleet management. The BBPOS Chipper 2X BT costs $59 and the Verifone P400 costs $299.

Stripe launched in Ireland as a payment processing company in 2010, but it wasn’t until 2019 that the company made its POS system, Terminal, available to U.S. users. Similar to Square for Retail, Stripe Terminal is a POS system with built-in merchant account provider that does not charge setup or subscription fees. The Stripe Terminal processing fee is 2.7% plus 5 cents per transaction.


Screenshot of the Payments dashboard in Stripe
The Payments dashboard in Stripe (Source)


 

Open source point of sale software

These two open source tools were chosen based on Google search results relevance and are also listed in alphabetical order (see full methodology below). Keep in mind that while these options are totally free to download, you are responsible for implementing and maintaining the software.
 

OSPOS logo

OSPOS

 
 

The name says it all. OSPOS is an open source point of sale system. The web-based tool boasts a healthy list of features, from barcode generation and scanning, to loyalty programs and gift card management. OSPOS is supported through the GitHub community. Like some of the options above, users are responsible for setting up their own merchant account provider, and OSPOS accepts donations from users who want to support the project.

A screenshot in the sales module of OSPOS (Open Source Point of Sale)
The sales module in OSPOS (Source)


 

uniCenta logo

uniCenta

 
 

uniCenta boasts a feature set that could rival any paid small business POS, including inventory management, reporting, a CRM feature, and even employee management features. uniCenta is also capable of running on any type of hardware—PC, Linux-powered machine, Mac, or mobile.

uniCenta’s setup is incredibly flexible, allowing you to host it locally or drop it in the cloud to manage multiple locations off the same system. The software is 100% free, but you can upgrade to a subscription service, starting at $83/year, if you fall in love with it. Subscribers get earlier access to new features, extended support, and some exclusive add-ons.

A screenshot of the main interface in UniCenta open source POS (point of sale)
The main interface in UniCenta POS (Source)


Read our POS software buyers guide to understand the benefits and common features of these tools.

How to choose the right free or open source POS tool for your business

Keeping the following considerations in mind when choosing software will make your POS software decision a little easier:

  • Do you have more than one retail location? A free solution may work for a small, single-location business, but if you have multiple locations, you’ll likely need to upgrade to a paid option or pay someone to develop your open source system.
  • Are you comfortable getting hands-on? An open source solution requires a certain level of know-how when it comes to maintaining your system. If you’re not comfortable around computers, or you don’t have the time to configure and maintain your POS software, you’re better off choosing a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) option.
  • Do you already have a merchant account provider? Some of the options above, such as Square and Stripe, come packaged with a merchant account provider. Others, such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, and the open source options, do not. In those cases, you’ll need to set up your own merchant account. Anyone running a business needs a merchant account to accept debit and credit card payments from customers, so if you don’t already have one set up, choosing a POS solution that has one built-in can save you some time (though you’ll have to use their merchant account provider).
  • Do you also want to sell online? Many POS systems have eCommerce integrations to help you streamline your physical and online store operations. If you’re selling online, even as just a small percentage of your total sales, it can still be very helpful to have an integrated system to keep all of your financial records together.

Common questions to ask while selecting a free or open source POS tool

You’ll probably have many questions when selecting free or open source POS software, and it’s important to get answers from software providers and/or their sales representatives. Here are a few key questions to consider asking:

  • Does this POS system have the functionality you need? It may seem like an obvious question, but the last thing you want is to spend a lot of time selecting a new free or open source POS system only to find that it doesn’t include a feature you need, whether that’s employee management, inventory tracking, or even just compatibility with your hardware.
  • What hardware will you need? Unlike a CRM or accounting software, for example, which can run off almost any web-connected device, many POS systems require additional hardware, such as chip readers, barcode scanners, and cash drawers. Some systems might work with your existing mobile devices, but it’s important to be clear up front on what you need.
  • What are the additional fees? From required hardware to payment processing to technical support, POS systems can have many additional fees, even for a free system. Make sure you ask your vendor up front what goes into the total cost so that there are no surprises down the road.
  • Has this vendor worked with other clients in your industry? There are specialized POS systems for restaurants, consignment shops, and even jewelry stores. Ask your vendor up front if they have worked with businesses in your industry before. If not, you might be better off going with a vendor that specializes in your industry.


How we rate

This article was updated in March of 2021. Products considered for this article had to:

  • Offer a free, stand-alone version of the software (not a trial version of the software where you must purchase a product after a limited amount of time).
  • Meet our POS market definition: Point of Sale software helps businesses manage both sales transactions and operational processes, including payment processes, inventory management, customer management, sales reporting, and employee management.

Software that met the market definition also needed a minimum of 20 user-submitted reviews published between March 1, 2019 – March 1, 2021, and have an above-average overall user rating compared to other products in the category.

The open source options were selected by searching “open source point of sale” via an Incognito Google search in March of 2021. Products that appeared on the first SERP page and met our market definition for POS software were included in alphabetical order.


Looking for Point of Sale software? Check out Capterra's list of the best Point of Sale software solutions.

About the Author

Andrew Conrad

Andrew Conrad

Senior Content Writer @ Capterra, sharing insights about retail. Published in PSFK, Modern Retail, and the Baltimore Sun. Austin transplant. I love spending time outside with my dog or floating on the Colorado River in my inflatable kayak.

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Comment by PAUL REED on

WHY DO PEOPLE SAY FREE THEN WHEN YOU GO it’s NOT. WHY ADVERTISE FREE SOFTWARE JUST TO CLICK AND THEN POW FOR JUST MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A MONTH. WELL, BIT OF EXAGGERATION. BUT SO IS THE FREE THEME YOU MENTION HERE

Comment by John Smiths on

I have been running VEND for 2 years now. I have a small/med retail store and it has generally been very good.
Key positives;
– can easily handle good volume
– easy to use. Quick to train new staff in how to use it
– intergrates with many partners inc. XERO and Shopify
Key cons;
– expensive – from AUD$139/mth – we pay $169
– reporting options are limited
– lately they have made ‘upgrades’ that have gone backwards in functionality rather than improved usability.

Comment by Tim Perreault on

Hi This is more of a question.

I know registers don’t know the concept of dates, only when x or z readings are done.

My wife owns a thrift store and for the last 3 years used a cash register. She is very bad at doing the x readings and saving them and then doing the z one at the end of the year. ( i believe i got these right)

I am thinking of setting up a POS system for her using an open source system.

Do the POS systems know the concept of sales for a certain date? For example i want to know the total sales for a date 3 months ago. can POS systems do that or only certain ones? If only certain ones can you recommend one please.

thanks

Tim

Comment by Shailesh Patel on

Hello Cara/Andrew/ or anyone else who can help,

I am starting a very small snoballs (shave ice with flavored syrup) outlet. I need a POS software for this outlet which is :
1) Very Very Easy to use for an ordinary skilled worker who is uneducated and cannot read/write but can click images or item number codes for taking orders.
2) It is totally free for life time.
3) Can be a single user, but I should be able to see the sales reports and should be able to update products and inventory remotely as the person handling the store POS is uneducated.
4) Should have all basic restaurant/Cafe POS features.
5) Should be able to Print orders on 2 inch thermal printers.
6) Preferably web based application but can be installed on laptop with static ip (for remote access). Preferably windows based because I have a spare laptop which I can allocate to get started. But any software that seamlessly works both on Windows and Android (for future use) is a big plus.

Can you recommend a POS which meets my above requirements. Would greatly appreciate your help.

Comment by Eve Green on

Awesome reviews and posts!! I need a very user friendly FREE POS for a consignment store that also sells retail items (two different inventory styles).

Suggestions that have already been tried and true? I don’t want to reinvent the wheel.
Thanks!

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Comment by Jahid Babu on

I am looking for a pos software for my small business, thanks for sharing this useful information.

Comment by Raviteja on

Hey, I recommend you to add JustBilling also in this list.

Just Billing is the best Billing Software and Mobile Application which is very useful for a restaurant, retail, and service business. Just Billing makes your business easy and quick, with this software you can manage your business with just one click. Just billing provides services from point of sale billing to GST Return filing like GST invoice, inventory management, business accounting, expenses management, purchases recording, customer loyalty management, customer feedback etc.

you can check their business site: https://effiasoft.com and product site: https://justbilling.in

Comment by Michael Overholt on

Update – uniCenta is not free. You must pay a yearly fee for their online presence.

Comment by Nick Lorax on

I’m running a mobile marketplace / farmers market ( a tiny grocery store that travels around to different food deserts). I think I am looking for a program that I can store locally on a tablet and use w/o internet to manage sales and track inventory. I can run credit cards, etc on my phone. Does such a software exist out there? Perhaps there is one that I could manage just via my iPhone SE? Or perhaps there is another option I’m not seeing that might work? Mostly I am super small, just started out, and have very little capital to work with so can’t really afford another device with monthly service fees.

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Comment by Ornella on

Any of these can run on mac and manage multiple users with different permissions?
Thanks,

Comment by Joseph on

Hello Everyone. Awesome post.

Question here, anyone knows any KDS Software to use with another POS? I have a system already and want to use a KDS with it.

Regards

Comment by Michael Lawrenson on

Will, think your post is a bit way off the mark.

uniCenta oPOS is only charging for their time and access to their customer support forum. A subscription gives access to their latest app’s, sources and things like User Guides as well.
If you take a look at Sourceforge you will notice they are still pushing uniCenta oPOS releases into the Community; free for everyone to get hold of.

Mike

Comment by Will Nellen on

Hi Cara,
Just came across this page of yours. Nice amount of POS software there. But you mentioned that uniCenta is free, but from what I found, it doesn’t? Is this “it doesn’t ANYMORE” ? or am I missing something?
In order to download the software, you have to sign up, and signing up means the cheapest is still 60 pounds??
So, did they at unicenta change their game or am I over reading a part of their website where it says “free download”?
Thanks, Will.

Comment by Marko Sek on

A friend of mine owns small restaurant in Europe. It’s pretty local and family oriented. After trying a couple of POS solutions (that were pretty unreliable and had some issues), he tried Zienix POS software for restaurants and takeaways. After trial period of about 15 days or so, he was so satisfied he decided to go long-term with this Zienix company.

This POS has a lot of options and it’s very easy to use since he is not quite a tech, my friend. It also has some additional gadgets such are customer database for management, table scheme and statistics included. In his own words – my waiters are happy so am I 🙂

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Comment by Suchi Garg on

Hi
Do these softwares support bar code scanning?
We are starting a grocery store and I need an open source software which I can extend to produce reports as per our requirements.

Comment by Meron Okbandrias on

Great Article. I am looking for a POS for a retail clothing store that i can operate offline. I also need a feature for selling on three moth installment. Which one do you recommend?

Comment by Ali Yaqoob on

Hello, I have read your blog and was surprised to see that Pangea was not listed with the rest of the free POS software. Moreover, I would like it if you could review our own blog post about the internal control via POS systems.
http://www.haconsultancies.com/internal-control-point-sale-pos-systems/

Comment by Lillian on

Recently I started using Vecino Cloud.
It was very easy to setup and the service is great.
The best thing is that it’s free!
You should try it.
http://www.vecino.cloud/

Comment by Kevin Carpenter on

My favorite POS software is Point of Success Special Edition. Found at http://freerestaurantsoftware.com it is a food related POS for restaurants/takeaways etc and is full of features.

Comment by Dedi Com on

I’m also using Vecino.cloud for few months, it’s great and absolutely FREE.
These guys made POS as a free service for the retail community.
Totally recommend it:

http://www.vecino.cloud/

Comment by Jessica Nagy on

So what would be most recommended for a start-up consignment shop?? Just starting out in my home
I tried to download Proffit and it doesn’t load not work…. We are unsure why.. Need something that will help me keep track of consigners, print bar ideas or even just codes specifically for each consigner and their items and keep track of each persons account… Ideas?!

Comment by Terry Reed on

Hi Carol,
Our app, ZapNabit, allows virtually any merchant to set-up and begin selling within minutes. They appear in their local area for customers to view their product and order. We are looking for a general POS system to integrate that will transfer the orders received on our app to a variety of merchant POS systems: restaurants, merchandise and retail. Do you have any suggestions?

Comment by Vann Duggins on

I’ve been consulting in POS since the mid 90’s. Yes you can find source out there for POS. Ask yourself a couple questions. Does it support chip and pin encryption devices? Scanners? Printers? Pole displays?… these devices change every year. Keeping up with development is a very challenging task. I’ve have 15 developers that can build IOS and Intel based POS software, but only (1) high paid developer that can integrate multiple external devices proficiently. Just a different perspective from an old POS guy.

Comment by Karthik Raju on

Nice article, We have developed a POS which can be used at any restaurant or a small cafe, and its cost effective plus works just like any other high priced POS. Best thing about Menuadda, is that it does not require additional hardware. You can start using the service with your existing hardware or your personal mobile or a tablet even your laptop. It is a cloud based and can be accessed from any where and single subscription can be used for multiple outlets.
Just check this for more info – https://menuadda.com/

Comment by Dan Luciano on

please take a look at this Cheappos app it was free and has a lot of features.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.droidcoder.gdgcorp.posproject&hl=en

Comment by Vincent Tiongson on

I’m currently looking for a POS that can be use in accommodation business, i’m currently handling our family transients in Philippines Palawan and I wanted to have the features where the records can be shared internally, can print receipts for customers if we bought a receipt printer.

I also want to ask you guys if what are your payment methods in your business online, and how do you take care of cash payment,credit card payments do you guys have a credit card swiper how does it work? This might not be related to this article, but I’ll appreciate your answer.

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Comment by Wadson Four on

You most likely know this but I just want to point it out just in case: free and open source do not mean the same thing. At least, not in software. Open source is when the codebase is released and available for download and also can be edited by anyone. Everyone can keep their own copy of the software. Free, in the other hand, is when the software can be used without having to pay but the codebase might be proprietary and not released to the public. Owning a copy of such program might be a copyright infringement, depending on the license under which it is released.
I did not see any open source option in your list. Maybe I did not check well enough. But please feel free to correct me.

Comment by Theresa Anderson on

Hi Cara, We are getting ready to open a small booth at local farmers’ markets. We are looking for an iPad app to help us track product sales and compute change. We will be cash only and will not have wi-fi on-site. Do you know of anything out there that would meet our needs? It seems difficult to find something that doesn’t need wi-fi.

Comment by Guy E on

Check out this new player in the market!
it can compete with any POS system out there.
Setup an account within 3 clicks.
it’s called: vecino cloud.

http://www.vecino.cloud/

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Comment by Oleg Doe on

Trying to use many freewares and deleted after a few days. Nothing compares with professional systems like Seito, Raptor, etc. Yes, its costly but…

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Comment by Cara Wood on

John – Vend actually has a built in eCommerce platform. I’m not sure that comes free, though!

Comment by John K on

Hi, Cara could you advise, please? I am looking for a POS that can integrate with my eCommerce website, example if I sell a product on my website it updates the store inventory and when I sell a product in the store it updates my website. Is there any out there. Thanks.

Comment by Christy Thomas on

I haven’t used any free soft-wares up until now thinking there won’t be any service and I would be left in the dark if I ever ran into any trouble. The one I am using now seems to be insanely powerful and I get amazing support from the developers and the dealers. I tried 2 systems before i moved to E3plus (not freeware, unfortunately I did not know they existed then). But luckily I got E3plus so cheap, I did not think twice before I made the switch. If anyone out there would like to give it a shot. You can contact the dealers here :- http://arktechs.net/About.html or you can see more product features here :- http://arktechs.net/Products.html

Have a nice day!! 🙂 ..

PS:- Hell of an article. Bookmarking it so that if i ever do run into problems with my current software I can turn to your article for help. Keep up the good work. Cheers 🙂

Comment by Ayesha Faizan on

Hi Cara wood. Very nice article.I wanted a billing cum inventory management software for my fast food restaurant which is not cloud based. I need an offline free software. Which amongst the list will be best suitable for me?

Comment by Ginger Unger on

Will the merchant be able to use any credit card processing company with the free POS sites listed above?

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Comment by Cara Wood on

Hi Claudia – Thanks for asking! It was updated just under a year ago, so all the information should still be generally relevant. However, it will likely be updated again by June 2017.

Comment by Claudia on

any updates on this post? it’s a terrific post but it’s a bit outdated.

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Comment by Cara Wood on

Hi NiKole,

Thanks for sharing that list of open source POS options. I will certainly include some or all in my update! I chose to write about both on one list because I wanted a comprehensive list of cheaper POS systems. I realize that I didn’t do a deep dive of the definition of open source here, as I was relying on people already knowing what that means. Perhaps I should include one! Thanks!

Comment by Nikole Fuller on

Cara Wood, thank you. I will say you have wrote a nice review but your review title is confusing. Many of the readers may be attracted with Open source POS title and think all these POS are “FREE + Open source”. But they are not true. Most of them are closed source or hosted solution. I have full respect for close source but a separate list will be more appropriate.

Why I do advocacy on open source is simple – you have full control of the system. You can hire a developer and customize it as needed. In last few years there have been good number of POS system that are opensource. I have installed open source POS in Linux and windows in good number of stores. They are happy. Here is my list of Free+Open source POS.

1. Floreant POS

Floreant POS ( http://floreant.org), released by OROCUBE LLC (https://orocube.com)
This is the most versatile open source POS I have used so far. No junk thing, no bloat ware, great forum support and the greatest thing is it runs on low resource. I have used Atom processor with 1G Ram and it worked like charm. It has support for Bar code reader, Digital scale, Caller Id, Customer list and Kitchen Display. I have replaced it with Micros old terminal. Even people using Aloha POS loved it. It can be used in table service restaurants, take out, bar and retail type of system.

2. Chromis POS

Chromis POS(https://sourceforge.net/projects/chromispos/) is one of the fork for Open bravo. Its same as another fork Unicenta. Even though they are relatively new I liked their kitchen display. One feature I find useful is variable pricing system. Say in fish market where price is changed frequently it could be better than many other POS. I tried it in two of my projects and they liked it.

3. Samba POS

Samba(https://sambapos.org/en) is a windows only POS. I liked their User interface. Its Easy and nicely organized. SambaPOS supports multiple languages and currencies. While a newer commercial version is available which is unfortunately proprietary, the slightly older SambaPOS 3 is available as open source under a GPLv3 license.

4. OS POS

OS POS (https://sourceforge.net/projects/opensourcepos/) Its a web-based point of sale system. However it can be used with Wamp or XMMP type of package that runs web server in local PC. It has many features in addition to basic POS operation, including customer management, barcode printing, numerous reporting tools, and the ability to help track inventory.

Odoo

They were called Open ERP and changed their name to Odoo(https://www.odoo.com) . For a system that require more than POS, odoo could be a good solution. I have not yet tested but their site looks cool and read good reviews about them.

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Comment by Cara Wood on

Mary – What exactly are you looking to copy? Your reports/inventory?

Comment by Mary G on

Does anyone know if any of these have a transfer option to backup and copy everything as is to a different computer? I’m currently using Chromis POS but, they haven’t added this feature yet

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Comment by Cara Wood on

Nilesh – Open source can be written to do what you want it to, which means that you can’t really compare open source features very easily. What you can compare is how easy that solution is to work with and make how you want it to, which is what I’ve tried to do. For enterprise level businesses, Unicenta is quite popular.

Comment by Nilesh Punjabi on

So one of the aspects we were looking for is which of these provide robust out of box features for complex promotions, coupons, discounts, pro-ration logic and returns management? None of these open sources have been compared on that aspect. Any insight would be helpful. Also, any references to if a big box retailer would use any of these to start with, which one would it be? Thanks for help and insights.

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Comment by Cara Wood on

Hi Les! Sounds like you’re looking for an inventory management system. Here are some popular free ones.

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Comment by Les Snyder on

Hi, I run a mail-order eCommerce site. I am looking for a non-cloud program that keeps my inventory and customer’s name and addresses and prints out an invoice I can ship with my products to my customer. It dosent have to be free but not a monthly cost.
Thank you, LS

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Comment by Cara Wood on

Mohinder – To be honest with you, I don’t fully understand how a pharmacy works, so a plain POS might not be the best option for you. I would check out Zero or eHopper, as those are likely to serve your purposes best as a POS. But given that it’s a pharmacy, you may actually want to look into using some form of medical software that’s got a built-in POS.

Comment by Mohinder Singh on

Hey I am looking for a free POS solution for a newly opening pharmacy that will also be selling products other than pharmaceuticals. We have in vision, the plan of setting up a system where people can order their meds, etc, online/via phone app so I would really like to install a system that supports that kind of thing from the inception. Also, I want the ability to network everything so Sales, Stock, and everything else could be tracked from the office in the same building and maybe from a remote location via internet. This network will include Tablets or phones, etc, that will be used for delivery services on the road. I have no experience setting up POS systems and I understand if ther isnt a free version to meet all these needs but I would highly appreciate your input as to what would be the best free system for me to set up. Thank you!

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Comment by Cara Wood on

Kevin – You may want to look into ZeroPOS or eHopper!

Comment by Kevin McCarthy on

Hi guys, I am looking for a system that can deal with about 2000 products. It needs to be able to discount multi-buy goods and deal groups, and Reduced to Clear items. I need to see reports for item sales, and time of day sales. Stock needs to be booked in to inventory. Also, to be able to print shelf price labels using a receipt printer if possible. What do you recommend? Thanks.

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