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What are the main differences between EPOS systems?

If you are considering purchasing a new EPOS system, from the UK or abroad, it’s worthwhile comparing suppliers to see their differences in features, functionality and support levels. Then, you can make an informed decision as to what the best EPOS fit is for your retail business.

In this article: #

  • They’re all the same, right?
  • It’s not ‘what’, but ‘how’

They’re all the same, right? #

In theory, you can process till transactions, have stock management, reports and at least single-channel web linking with almost all EPOS systems! Both ‘system A’ and ‘system B’ will, ‘on paper’, give you above 75% of the key features – but having ‘a feature’ is not the same as having ‘a feature you can use’.

In the same way … both a car and a bicycle take you from London to Manchester!

                   … both a laptop and a pen will let you write your next letter!

                   … both a landline phone and a mobile phone will let you call a friend!

It’s not ‘what’, but ‘how’ #

The difference between EPOS systems is the same as the difference between cars and bikes. It’s not a question of what you can achieve. It’s a question of how easily you can achieve it.

EPOS systems vary greatly in structure, and this has massive, massive, massive effects on day-to-day efficiency and usability. It is therefore crucial that you make an EPOS purchasing decision not based on cost alone, but on a cost-efficiency.

We don’t use bikes as our main mode of transport because they’re cheaper, we use cars because they’re more efficient. For most people you only buy a bike if you don’t want to go very far… it’s the same with your choice of EPOS system.

When choosing the best EPOS system for your retail business, your decision should be based on cost-efficiency and cost-benefit.

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