[Video] What is POS Software?

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What is a POS? Does your store need one?

The answer to that is most definitely yes. Actually, the answer to that is: If you’ve been making sales, your store already has one. After all, POS simply stands for Point of Sale.

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But POS software… now that’s a different beast.

What is POS software? What does POS software do? Should you get it?

You should absolutely get POS software and after I explain what it does, I’m sure you will agree with me.

POS software can do the heavy retail math lifting for you. It adds up sales, subtracts returns, keeps track of sales tax and can even change currencies for you.

But most POS systems today are full-fledged retail management systems. They can do some pretty incredible things.

The three biggest areas that a POS can manage for you are:

  • Sales Tracking
  • Inventory Management
  • Customer Management

Watch the video to find out more!

Let me know what you think in the comments!

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

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Cara Wood

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Cara Wood is a marketing associate at Capterra and a graduate of Mary Washington! When she's not hard at work at Capterra, she can be found horse-back riding, reading and just generally having a good time at life.


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