Retail point-of-sale (POS) systems facilitate many aspects of retail trade: tracking sales and pricing on all of your products; maintaining proper inventory levels and vendor and customer data; reducing billing and shipping times; and facilitating bookkeeping and payroll management. The solution you choose will depend on your needs, comfort level with computer programs, and, ultimately, your budget. Retail-specific software solutions can range from $2,000 to upward of $50,000.
Some of the many POS software programs available today include: CORESense On-Demand Multichannel Retail Software, Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System, NetSuite, CommercialWare, and mPower Retail. Also be sure to check trade magazines and ask other retailers what they use before making your final decision.