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Welcome to the website.  Now in it’s 8th year, the site remains an outstanding place to find information about various elements of the point-of-sale (POS) industry.

In the definition of the term “point of sale”, we include what happens at the retail counter and POS software, Hospitality software, receipt printers, cash drawers, credit card terminals, barcode readers, ecommerce websites, customer loyalty programs and inventory/retail data.   It’s a broad niche and we work hard to provide unique content from a variety of industry experts.

Since inception, millions of visitors have used us for news, information and bar code resources.  In 2017, we have already surpassed 1 million visitors and we will continue to aggressively promote this site to attract even more. has over 5,000 articles.   It’s a useful resource in its own right.   If you want to learn about actual implementations of point-of-sale equipment, visit our Learn section (see horizontal menu above)  You’ll find numerous POS case studies and success stories as well articles about getting started, and many free white papers and ebooks .  Click here to find an assortment of POS supplies.

We encourage you to use the Search link on the left side menu. “Multi word” searches should be in quotes. does not sell any products or services.  We are independently owned and operated and have no ownership in any company, except for the occasional investment in a publicly traded company.  If we feel a product is worthwhile, we will endorse it.  If not, we will say so.   If you need help on an issue, you are welcome to write to us using the Contact link on the Footer menu. employs numerous individuals for various tasks and relies on sponsors to stay in business.  Just as with any publishing business we employ writers, graphics people, programmers, accountants, lawyers, marketing people and more.  We hope that you will patronize the sponsors on this site, and that you will let them know you found them here.   Thank you!


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