Starting fresh with a new point of sale solution is a great opportunity to grow your business, cut costs, and work smarter. To get the most out of a new POS it’s important to choose your system carefully, and consider all the aspects of your business that can be affected before making a decision.

To help guide you in your POS journey, we’ve put together a list of key points to review – and pitfalls to avoid – while designing your business’ new process.

Not Preparing For Industry Changes
POS technologies are advancing rapidly, and it’s important that your new system be flexible enough to support your venue through its evolution. Your next system should be easily customizable to fit your changing needs, but also fit within your existing process to enable a simple transition while maintaining historical data. A great solution will not only improve your functionality, it’ll help you grow and expand your ability to serve and delight customers.

Neglecting Future Costs Of An “Inexpensive” Solution
Just because a system seems like a great deal upfront doesn’t mean it still will be when you’re faced with issues that stall your process down the line. Make sure your solution is user-friendly enough to be easily maintained by you, or that it comes with a support team that’s readily available for troubleshooting when you need them.

Keeping An Outdated System
Trying to make do with an existing solution might seem like a cost-effective option, but ultimately sticking with an old system is only going to create problems and unnecessary expenses. Retail and hospitality are evolving, and a new point-of-sale process is the simplest way to start maximizing revenue streams today and streamlining your operational processes.

Appetize can help you build the perfect point of sale process for your business. Let’s get started!