Your Questions Answered
How much does a retail EPOS system cost?
Like buying a car, it just depends on what you want. What features do you need? How many POS terminals
do you want ? Do you require new hardware ? For as little as €3,300 plus VAT or €26.00 per week over
a 3 year leasing period (it’s fully tax deductible), you can be up and running with a new EPOS system.
Call Positive Systems Solutions today and we will discuss your requirements with you and provide you with a free, no obligation quotation based on YOUR business needs and budget.
I already have an electronic cash register, why should I spend the money for a retail EPOS system?
While an electronic cash register is a suitable way to track money, installing a retail POS system will simplify your life as well as your
customers’. With a retail point of sale system, you’ll streamline operations, reduce checkout times, make more profit ,
increase efficiency, keep better inventory records, and have the most robust reporting capabilities right at your fingertips. The right retail point of sale system will pay for itself over and over again with its functionality.
“Our old system was like an old car you don’t want to trade in,” says Stewart. “We finally just looked at the business benefits and saw an
upgrade was a necessity if we wanted to stay ahead competitively and expand.
How will a retail POS system from Positive Systems Solutions help me make more money?
With the Microsoft RMS system, we can help you increase your profits in many ways. Quicker, more reliable checkouts mean less manpower is needed.
Sales Reports allow you to maximise your Inventory Levels and Control Costs. Built-in Voucher & Loyalty programs encourage higher sales averages and repeat business from your customers. Integrated ecommerce services generate additional revenue from Internet sales.
Stock levels are generally reduced by 30%, because you Know what you have in stock at the touch of a button.
How can a retail POS system help me run my business more efficiently? How much time do I spend on daily manual
The EPOS system will help solve the following problem areas:
- Speed of Sales Transactions
- Stock Control
- Manual Processes
A good retail POS system increases your efficiency by eliminating unnecessary work. Instead of using separate systems for your retail, mail order, ecommerce, and wholesale divisions, choose Microsoft RMS, which can manage your entire business. Microsoft RMS increases your speed of service with faster product / tag entry, on-the-flydata entry, and data-driven lookups. Microsoft RMS can also automate all of your process-oriented tasks, such as physical count, purchasing, label printing and customer loyalty.
How will my EPOS system help with the “Bikes to Work” Scheme ?
The EPOS system can produce “Pro-Forma” Invoices that can be given to your potential saying you valuable time. The system will also produce “Layaways” which will allocate the products to that customer. It will also adjust your stock levels.
The customer can record payments against a Layaway and the Layaway can be recalled when the final payment is made.
The system will also produce Quotes that can be converted into Invoices and Sales if successful.
How will my EPOS system help with Workshop Repairs ?
Work Orders is an integral part of the EPOS system that allows tracking of labour and parts on repairs. Work Orders will also handle deposits on Workshop Repairs.
I have a lot of non-technical staff that work at my shop. Isn’t it too complicated to teach them how to work a computerised retail POS system?
Learning the basics of a retail POS system is just as easy as learning to use a cash register, and if someone makes a mistake, it’s much easier to correct that mistake on a point of sale system – plus you’ll have a detailed transaction record of the mistake. Positive Systems Solutions can set up your retail POS system to feature Touch Screen Technology. Your sales assistants can use their fingertips or a mouse to touch the large, Colour-Coded Buttons to process sales. Any concerns you have about training non-technical
or seasonal employees will be relieved when you see how easy Touch Screen Interface is. Positive Systems Solutions can provide full
training for you and your staff – our systems are so easy to use and manage that we could have you up and running hours after your system is installed.
Can I use a Credit Card with the POS system ?
YES, the credit card module can be added and all credit card transactions are recorded on the POS system for sales & stock control.
Can I use my POS system to record my Customers details for use with Marketing ?
YES, you can record a customer’s information and use it for Mailshots, E-mailing and Texting depending on what Marketing
tool you are using.
Can I use a Voucher Card and Loyalty Card Scheme with the POS system ?
YES, the Voucher Scheme can be printed on paper or use a plastic card with your logo. The Loyalty scheme can be added to reward your Regular customers.
Do Positive Systems provide Support after the Installation & Training ?
YES, we provide 1 month’s free telephone & online support. After 1 month you can take out a support contract.
Is my shop too small to benefit from a retail POS system?
More than likely, you can’t afford not to have a retail point of sale system. Our POS systems come in all sizes and are designed to fit businesses of any size – from single location mom-and-pop shops to the mega-chains with hundreds of locations. Positive Systems Solutions will advise you on the set-up that meets your needs and your budget.
I’ve seen retail software with hundreds of reporting options. Why do I need so many reports?
The extensive reporting capabilities built into better retail software packages, such as Microsoft RMS offer business owners and managers an in-depth look at their businesses. With a few clicks of a mouse, you can drill down into multiple layers of your report or create boardroom quality graphs and charts. While you may not need every single report available, you will have the flexibility to select the reports you require.
What happens as my business grows?
Your retail point of sale system will grow with you as your business grows. We can readily accommodate additional users, additional workstations, and additional shops. When considering your future growth, keep in mind features you may one day need, such as multi-currency support for an online web store.
I need to know what I sold today, inclusive and exclusive of VAT and what profit did I make ?
Run a report on Daily Sales to show sales Inclusive and Exclusive of TAXES, Profit Margins and more information if you wish.
My accountant would requires a report on Total Sales, Total VAT and VAT rates and
possibly other details
You can run a report and export to an Excel file for importing into your accounts package. Your accountant can use these files also saving you the time taken to organise manual reports.
I want a web store. Should I use a separate system for my ecommerce store?
No. You should choose retail software with integrated ecommerce features. Microsoft RMS has such features. With Microsoft RMS, you can use one retail software package to manage both your web store and your brick-and-mortar shop. An integrated ecommerce solution
eliminates the extra effort and expense of maintaining inventory in multiple systems. Speak to Positive Systems Solutions about how easy and cost effective it can be to set up and run your own online shop.
How long will the Installation & Training take ?
Installation – For a single EPOS terminal the installation time is normally one day. We can configure the system in our
workshops if space is limited on your premises and not get in your way at the terminal / till.
Training – the amount of training days can be determined at our consultations. Normally 1 day is sufficient depending on the staff. We can provide extra training on the POS and Back Office software if required.
If you would like more information and advice or if you would like to meet with a member of our team and receive a free quotation and/or product demonstration:
Call us TODAY on (01) 629 6058 or email email@example.com