Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Point of sale system

  1. #1
    Full Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    68
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Point of sale system

    Anybody able to suggest a point of sale system? It needs to be fairly simple, for about 100 - 150 transactions a month. All items - glass, doors, windows etc are custom sized, virtually no items are identical, so I suspect anything needing barcoding may be too much of a schlep. As you can guess, I have very limited ( actually boggerall ) knowledge of this. Should it be connected to a PC or would a till suffice? Are tills with built in progamms/packages even available?

  2. #2
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Vanderbijlpark
    Posts
    886
    Thanks
    83
    Thanked 381 Times in 298 Posts
    Hi Richard, for that number of transactions you might want to consider a decent cash register instead.

    You can get pretty amazing cash registers with 2000 PLU's (price look-ups) and more, and great reporting journals. It would certainly be considerable cheaper that pc's and a POS setup.

    Have a look here and see if this will work for you http://www.cashregistershop.co.za/ht...registers.html

  3. #3
    Full Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    68
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Hi Clive-T, thanks for your advice and the link, much appreciated.

    I am sure a cash register is the way to go for me. The last guys I spoke to - a few years ago - recommended a software package costing around R44 000. Much too rich for my blood!

  4. #4
    Diamond Member adrianh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    5,089
    Thanks
    336
    Thanked 808 Times in 642 Posts
    I bought a machine with software, slip printer, till & scanner for R 7000 a couple of months back. The machine is refurbished Lenovo with XP. Nothing fancy, just a run of the mill PC. The software ok and very esy to use. You can set up stock codes and barcodes but you are not forced to.

    Whoever tried to sell you point of sale software for R44k is a moron.

    This is what I use: http://www.free-pos-software.com/index.html
    How easily someone is offended is directly proportional to how stupid they are.
    ~GS Elevator

  5. #5
    Diamond Member Blurock's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Durban
    Posts
    3,437
    Thanks
    660
    Thanked 765 Times in 630 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Can anyone suggest a good bar coding system for a factory? We need a system to tie in with a stock system (Pastel). It must also be easy to print bar codes on products and read/generate packing slips for dispatch.
    Excellence is not a skill; its an attitude...

Similar Threads

  1. [Question] Point of Sale receipts - Pastel V12
    By Raene in forum Accounting Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-May-13, 08:33 AM
  2. [Question] PASTEL V12 - POINT OF SALE HELP NEEDED
    By mswelton in forum Accounting Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26-Apr-13, 08:12 AM
  3. [Question] Best practice for cash sales using Pastel point of sale
    By Raene in forum Accounting Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17-Apr-13, 08:10 AM
  4. [Question] Point of Sale Software - Bookshops
    By nigelm in forum General Business Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 30-Nov-10, 02:36 AM
  5. New demerit system-New driving points system hits the road
    By Candy Bouwer in forum General Business Forum
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 23-Jul-09, 06:51 PM

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •