Point-of-Sale Library - White Papers and e-books (Free stuff)

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Browse through our POS library to find materials to enhance your business.  They're all free.  Topics include mobile POS, restaurant technology, ecommerce operations, omni-channels, ecash, inventory management and more. 

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Omnichannel Defined: Implications for the Modern-Day Retailer 

The modern-day shopper is no longer committed to a single sales channel, and this expectation now extends beyond multi-channel selling capabilities. There are now a variety of paths to purchase, but it’s the combinations of these paths that have become so critical to the success and longevity of today’s retailers. Omnichannel — the term once coined the future of retail is now a reality retailers must face in order to keep up with evolving consumer expectations and continue to grow their bottom line.

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8 Critical Questions Every Merchant Should Ask

There’s much more to selecting a POS system than personal interaction and money. The POS is a means of tracking sales and inventory, loyalty preferences and benefits, dispensing promotional opportunities, and is the window through which management views store or restaurant activity. More recently, it has come under the microscope for fraud, shrink, and security concerns. This eBook answers eight critical questions every merchant should ask when selecting a POS system

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The Real Costs of Running an eCommerce Site

What many future online retailers don’t realize is that the cost of software isn’t simply the initial price plus licenses. In reality, the usability, scalability, time-tomarket and many other factors will affect ongoing direct and indirect costs over the entire product lifecycle. This lifetime price is known as total cost of ownership (TCO). This paper compares the TCO of the two most widely used eCommerce solution types: Open-Source and Software-as-a- Service (SaaS). 

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CAKE: The State of Restaurant Technology

We are in the midst of a technological revolution. Since the advent of the internet in the late 80’s, every branch of commerce has grown and changed. The restaurant industry has been no exception. Specific tools have been developed for restaurants at every level. Fast casual and quick service businesses are now using customer-facing technologies to reach their guests, while full-service restaurants take advantage of more robust and advanced point-of-sale systems. As guests come to expect a higher level of service, it’s important for restaurant operators to keep their technological tools up to date.

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Finding Your POS Match

The new POS model is a game changer that allows businesses to emulate the comfort and convenience of Internet shopping. However, before deciding how to set up a new POS system, businesses must address a list of considerations regarding cash drawers and connectivity options. There are many cash drawers from which to choose, as well as multiple options for how to connect them to other components — whether wirelessly or through USB. Dealers must be proficient in all available alternatives so they can help customers choose the best solutions for their needs.

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Next Generation POS: The Role of Cash and ePayments

Mobility and payment are hot topics in retail, With tablets making major inroads into store environments and mobile wallet finally gaining traction, transactions can occur anywhere increasing convenience for customers and giving retailers exciting new options for point of sale. Missing from the mobility hype is a simple fact: Cash remains king for many consumers. Retailers must be prepared to accept payment in whatever form the customer wants, or risk losing the sale. Experts say cash will remain a popular choice among consumers for quite some time to come.

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Retail Math Made Simple

Part of running a better retail business is understanding the impact of your day-to-day retail activities on your bottom line. Although today’s retailer has access to a variety of tools that automate some of the math that comes with running a business,every shop owner should be familiar with the most common retail formulas and how they impact daily operations. Don’t leave the fate of your business to a gut feeling. Get a grip on your bottom line with this comprehensive list of key retail math formulas.

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Find the Best POS System for your Restaurant in 3 Easy Steps

The Selection of a POS System is a Critical Decision that You and Your Business will Have to Live With for Many Years, We Can Save You Time, Money and Aggravation!

The Wrong POS System Will Crush Your Business, Get a Free Second Opinion

  • DEFINE your POS system requirements based on your management style, restaurant type and facility limitations.
  • COMPARE only the POS systems that meet or exceed your defined POS requirements.
  • NEGOTIATE the Programming, Training, Onsite Support, Staging, Shipping, Warranty, Ongoing Service and Support in addition to the Investment.

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Free Restaurant Technology Directory List

The Restaurant Technology List has been compiled by POS Advice and is updated routinely. Restaurant POS Developers are the first list and the major category of the Restaurant Technology List. The Restaurant POS Software List includes over 200 restaurant POS software solutions with their website and phone number for your convenience in contacting these POS providers.

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SaaS Restaurant POS Pricing Comparison

Our Pricing Comparison includes 20 POS systems designed for table service restaurants, bars and clubs. These operations typically require a more sophisticated POS solution and we have focused on table service solutions that are available on a Software as a Service basis. Most systems are available on a monthly basis and we have detailed that pricing based on one, two and three station configurations.

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POS Software and Systems Buyer's Guide

Investing in a point of sale (POS) system is one of the best things you can do for your business, but with so many options on the market, how do you determine which POS hardware and software best suit your business needs and your budget? This guide can help you get on the right path to finding the perfect POS system for your business.

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Bar Inventory POS Programming Worksheet

We have compiled a comprehensive list of beers, cordials, liquors by brand, mixed drinks and shooters to save you many hours of list creation time while providing your POS provider with a bar inventory POS programming worksheet so they can program your bar menu items and prices.

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Restaurant POS And A Whole Lot More!

Use our "Restaurant POS and a Whole Lot More!" white paper to learn what a restaurant POS system can do for your restaurant. Choosing and purchasing a POS system is one of the most important decisions that you make as a restaurateur. And if you are like most, it is one of the last decisions you make before opening a new location. All the many other decisions you've had to make regarding décor, equipment and menus are usually done or in the works, along with a dwindling budget, before you turn your attention to a restaurant POS solution. Yet this important decision will have both a short and a long term impact on your business. The restaurant POS system is the heart of your restaurant operation with all control and management functions interfaced to the POS system. Read more about these choices in our white paper below.

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Restaurant POS System Investment And ROI Calculator Whitepaper

Our free Restaurant POS System Investment and ROI Calculator Whitepaper shows how a restaurant POS system pays for itself and then keeps paying you forever. The Return on Investment calculator only uses hard numbers and doesn’t count faster customer service, the management reporting or the peace of mind a POS system provides in our calculation but we do include a Return on Investment (ROI) calculator so you can see how long it will take your POS system to pay for itself.

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Line Busting As A Mobile Transaction And Service Strategy

The consumerization of smartphones introduced what would become the key enabling technology to transform the transaction experience. Driven now by elevated customers expectations and competitive pressures, industry studies suggest businesses are making investments and taking steps to realize the promise of a transformed shopping and dining experience. Line busting has emerged as a trend among business operators seeking to improve the in-store customer experience to satisfy heightened expectations and fully leverage investments in mobile technology.


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