Different stores and different budgets result in different choices, so they cannot be generalized. But when it comes to cost-effectiveness, it is nothing more than considering functions and costs. Here, Lao Pai summarizes a few methodologies for purchasing a cash register system. Whether it is a newbie opening a store or renewing an old system, you can proceed from these conditions. Many newcomers think when opening a store, isn’t the store’s cash register system just a set of cash register equipment? In the preparatory stage of opening the store, the bosses did not have time to think carefully, and bought the cash register after seeing the appearance and price of the cash register. After opening the store, they were tossed by various problems.
In fact, it was a misunderstanding from the beginning, because the most important part of a cash register system is the software, because the software directly determines the function. Therefore, when purchasing software, you must explain your business format to the seller, and put forward daily needs, such as whether the basic module operations such as cashiers, membership management, financial statistics management, purchase, sales and inventory management, and personnel management can meet the requirements of different formats. Also need to pay attention to some special functions, such as fruit grading for the fresh food industry, automatic transfer; for bulk biscuits and sweets mixed sales of goods and other functions.
Moreover, software determines compatibility and scalability. Many hardware devices are developed around the functions of software, cash registers, code scanners, cash drawers, etc., general software and hardware metropolises conduct compatibility tests. However, many merchants have bought some products from small manufacturers at a low price, and compatibility is difficult to guarantee. Regarding scalability, many merchants may buy a stand-alone cash register system because of the low price. After buying it back, they find that it is equivalent to a "calculator" with an interface close to the native folder of Windows, and many functions will be improved in use. If you are not satisfied, you will hit a wall everywhere, cost money and effort, and have to be replaced later. When purchasing a system, you need to ask whether you support a single store to upgrade to a chain, because the business of the store has been expanding, and you have to change the system after a few months if you want to open a chain. The cost is very high. The queuing network can directly add new chain stores under the headquarters, and single stores can be directly upgraded to chain stores.