What is a point of sale system and how

to choose one?

Whether you want to start a business or simply change your point of sale system, here are some questions to consider before embarking on your research.

What is a point of sale system?

A point of sale system consists of a computer with a cash drawer, barcode scanner, receipt printer and payment pin pad, as well as the software to take payments, process sales and returns and take inventory. It’s sort of a way to track your daily cash flow. It is now also possible to use a tablet or smart phone as a point-of-sale system.


What kind of point of sale works best for your business?

You have to think about the needs of your business. If you have a restaurant, for example, think that it will be necessary to offer your customers the possibility of dividing the bills, a seating map, or even having a POS that can be linked to a software for kitchen orders. You should consider all of these possibilities when you are looking for a point-of-sale system.


How do point of sale systems work?

Point-of-sale systems are becoming more sophisticated. They can process sales and refunds, manage gift cards, create e-receipts, view sales history and inventory. When choosing a point-of-sale system, make sure you know what it offers in terms of security, additional costs, features such as sales and compatibility reports.


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About Techni-Connection

Techni-Connection is a reseller of 3 POS softwares in Canada (Yourcegid Retail, VisualTouch, Retail Management Hero), addressing today’s evolutions and needs. New features are constantly added to the systems (Clienteling, eCommerce, Click & Collect, SaaS, Mobile-POS) to match omni-channel strategies and personalizing the customers shopping experience.

Techni-Connection delivers cost-effective IT solutions to companies of all sizes. With its 24/7/365 helpdesk support system, TCI responds quickly and efficiently to customers problems and provides on-site support. TCI’s strong in-house technical team is also complimented by a network of 150+ certified IT experts across North America.