How To Select The Best POS Software For Your Cloud Kitchen
Every business is unique and their requirements are quite different from one another. So like other areas of your business, when it comes to deciding on POS software, there is no one shoe fits all formula. As a business owner, you will have to invest time in evaluating the various aspects of a POS system and take a well-informed decision. It's like buying a car, so even though the salesman gives you the best pickup line and unbeatable price, you always take that test drive and decide for yourself.
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To understand the various aspects of a POS system, do check our other blog post explaining in-depth, all features and functionality of this business software, exclusively from a delivery and takeout kitchen perspective. In this blog post, we have put together a list of the top 7 factors to consider while shortlisting the appropriate POS software for your business.
Choose a POS that is simple and easy to use by any person in the kitchen. Always compare workflow and screenshots of different providers to understand their user interface and functionality better.
Choose a POS that comes with modular add-ons. For example, if your business has a unique need of comparing sales across your different outlets, your POS provider should be able to sort a module to aid you to do that. Similarly, if you do not need a certain feature, you can opt. This approach makes your POS system customized yet comprehensive for your requirement at an affordable price.
As a new business owner, you may have to juggle multiple business roles, acting as an accountant, human resource manager, and marketing head as well as being the CEO. Your POS should cover all such functional modules that help you cover each of these bases and help you make well-informed decisions.
Consider the costs. There are a large number of POS providers in the market, make sure you compare the capabilities of various available POS software against the cost of their subscription or one-time charge. Some providers often offer a trial version to test their system, please don't shy away from availing of that.
No matter robust and seamless your POS system is, it’s always good to have easy and fast access to customer support from the provider. Have a thorough understanding of how the post-sales service of your POS provider works.
As your business will grow, you may require additional functionalities and flexible pricing. See if the POS has a multi-site operation management and reporting module in place. See if corporate functionalities can be brought under one integrated software system, through additional modules or integrations. Consider your future need and check if your POS provider can offer such upgrades to your system.
Finally, get a trial of your POS provider. Almost all providers offer a trial and demo of their modules. Try as many providers as you can before you finalize what's best for your need. If you have a friend in the industry ask for their suggestion or simply write us. We are happy to help.
Each business in different parts of the world has different needs. The best thing about POS systems is that while they help you with business reporting, sales data, and costing, they also help you in increasing the efficiency of your business. They are dependable and facilitate your day-to-day work effortlessly. Make sure to tick each of these requirements and grow your business.
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