When you first start out with your small business, you might be fine with running just a basic cash register at your point of sale. But as your business continues to expand and grow, continuing to use a basic machine that's not capable of much more than just helping you count money could actually be holding your business back. Today, sophisticated point of sale (POS) systems are growing in popularity with even smaller retailers like yourself. Here's why you might want to contact a local company about POS systems today.
Modern POS Can Help You Update Your Inventory Count
How many of those products do you actually have left? If you are still running over to the shelf or the backroom and counting by hand, you are living and working in the past. Today, a modern POS system can tie your inventory counts right into the point of sale registers at the front of the store. The moment your clerk scans the item and the customer pays for it, the system will subtract one of those items from your inventory count. You'll be able to check in with your POS at any given time throughout the day and see an accurate count of how many of each item you've sold throughout the day.
A modern POS might even be able to tap into your supply chain for you. So, for example, if a certain item falls below 5 left in stock, your POS could automatically reach out to your supplier by sending an email ordering more. Even if you don't want it all to be automated, you'll be given a full report at the end of each business day (or any other time you like) and you'll be able to quickly see what you need to get restocked.
Store Customer Information for Future Use
Modern POS systems can save customer data when needed. For example, perhaps your company could try and improve customer loyalty by starting a rewards program. Your customer would give their phone number or email to the clerk at the front of the store. The clerk puts this information into your new POS and the customer's account is automatically pulled up. If your store is offering open credit lines to certain customers or business accounts, you may be able to quickly pull up a repeat customer and let them charge their latest purchases to the account without having to write a check or swipe a credit card.
Talk to a system supplier to find a POS system, such as an RMH POS system, for your business.