How To Build A POS System
You want to make the most profit, right? Use a POS System, also called a point of sale system. A pos system is made up of both software and hardware (equipment). And the most important piece of this package is the business software you choose. If you choose right, it will help you to easily manage sales, inventory and customer information. Pick wrong and it can cause you headaches and a lot of time wasted.
As you know there are warehouses of pos software programs for sale. However, a lot of them have been designed by people with no real industry experience. Those software programs are basically hard to navigate, difficult to set up and create problems. Instead of me giving you a list of programs to avoid, I’m going to recommend what I know works well and is easier to use. Aside from software, you will also need equipment.
The standard equipment most companies use is a touch screen monitor or terminal, printer, cash drawer and a barcode scanner or reader. These will help make your production faster and gather information quickly. If you have a fairly large business, like a hardware or farm supply store, you might also consider using a high-end people counter system to give you good traffic reports. But I’ll share more information about it later. I’ve created a list of POS recommendations below.
POS EQUIPMENT: How To Build A POS System
PosiFlex KS6715 H11D1F – 15″ LCD Touch Screen, VIA Nano 1.6GHz, 2G DDR3 RAM, Win7, 64 Bit, Ports: 6 USB, 4 Serial, Optional parallel port. Price: $1594 or $1375 with NO Operating System installed (KS6715 H11B1A)
PosiFlex KS7215 T21B17P – 15” TFT LCD, 1024×768 Resistive or Infrared touch display, Intel® Atom™ D525 1.8GHz Dual Core Processor, Up to 4GB DDR3 RAM, 2.5” SATA 160GB HDD, RAID 1 and Parallel Port options, additional ports, POS Ready 7 for Windows 7, Resistive Touch, Liquid splash resistant. Price: $1850
PartnerTech SP800-2P7-MSR – 15″ TFT LCD, Fanless, wall mountable, Intel 1.8Ghz Dual Core, 3 Track Integrated Mag Stripe Reader (MSR), 2G RAM, 160G HDD, 5 Wire Resistive Touch, splash resistant, aluminum body, 3 Yr Warranty, POS Ready7. Price $1560
PartnerTech SP800-4W7-MSR – 15″ TFT LCD, Fanless, wall mountable, Intel1.8Ghz Dual Core, 3 Track MSR, 4G RAM, 160GH DD, 5 Wire Resistive Touch, splash resistant, aluminum body, 3 Yr War. Windows 7. Price $1762
Tablets or Ipad (read below on how to build a pos system using tables)
Partnertech EM-220-2PR-X – 1024×768, 10.1″ LCD, Dust and Spill Resistant, 4 wire resistive, Intel Atom 1.6Ghz processor, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, 1.3 mega pixel front and rear cameras, WiFi, BT, POS Ready9. 2.5 lbs (Options: POS base, MSR Jacket, charging station) Price $1638
ELO E806980 – 10.1″ Tablet PC, Intel Dual Core 1.6G Processor, 2G RAM, P-CAP, Integrated MSR, 32G SSD, 18 Mo Warranty, Windows 7. Price $1640 how to build a pos system
Apple Ipad 2 – 9.7 inch, 16 GB Memory, A6X Chip Processor, iOS 6, wi-fi, 5mp hd camera, 1080p hd video recording, battery 10 hours. From $399.00 how to build a pos system
Samsung Galaxy Note GT – 10.1 inch 16 GB Memory, 1.4GHhz Quad Core Processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), wi-fi, 5mp webcam, Price $249 how to build a pos system
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 – 10.1 inch 16 GB Memory, 1.0GHz QC Processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), wi-fi, 3mp webcam, Price $229 how to build a pos system
Asus Transformer – 10.1 inch 32 GB Memory, NVIDIA 3 QC Mobile Processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), wi-fi, 8mp webcam, battery 10 hours, Price $249 how to build a pos system
Asus MeMo – 10.1 inch 32 GB Memory, NVIDIA 3 QC Mobile Processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), wi-fi, 8mp webcam, battery 10 hours, Price $249 how to build a pos system
Barcode Label Printers
POS SOFTWARE – How To Build A POS System
There are 3 typical types of POS Software a business usually buys. Retail and Inventory, Restaurant and finally Salon Software. If you will call me I’ll walk you through the process of picking the right software program. Call me at.
- Salon POS System – Salon Software
- Retail POS System with Inventory Management
- Restaurant POS System
In addition to the above POS System you will need a credit card machine, if you want to accept accept credit cards separate from pos system. Usually this is recommended when you wish to get a better credit card processing rates and fees than provided by the POS System seller. You will need a Merchant Account provider for the credit machine to process the different credit cards. These are my recommendations:
Credit Card Machine How To Build A POS System
Dejavoo V8 – 64mb ram, dual comm
Ingenico ICT220 – 16mb ram/flash, dual comm, smart cards, (no internal pin-pad), paper roll 2.3/1.6″
Credit Card Processing / Merchant Account
Swiped Card Present –
Keyed Over The Telephone –
Keyed Internet –
– How To Build A POS System