What is POS?


With the rise of e-commerce business skyrocketing these days which have attracted a tremendous amount of business culture to work with the online sector. The POS has taken the e-commerce to the next level in a way that it has completely changed the scenario in which the business operations are executed. POS gained its importance as it helps in connecting our online store with the physical store. Where the merchant can create the order from their physical store using the POS.

With the help of POS, we can bridge this gap and can maintain the product inventory and also manage the order of the physical store.

What is POS?

POS(Point of Sale) is the place where the retail transaction completes, and the merchant can easily keep an account for sales, cash flow, product inventory. Web POS is a technology via which the sale agent keeps a track on the sales of items sold, money earned, inventories and so on.

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Why do you need it?

Have you ever thought of expanding your online business to reach the customer through the various physical store but often taken a step back due to the hassle and complex management? Well! Now is the time to step ahead with us, we will do all the hard for you so that you can do more of what matters to you. Some of the reason as to why you need it.

1.Ease of management

With the help of the web-based POS, the store user can manage it's online and offline business with no additional maintenance and support fee.

2.Quick Updates

The Opencart POS offers updates over the system because software updates are very easy to install and you will be taking payments with the most current, secure version of your web-based POS software.

3.Mobilisation

Being a Web-based Pos provides a certain shot benefit of mobility. As the user can manage the sales and the stock from anywhere. There is no hassle of installing software and adding the data to each system when added.

4. Lifetime Solution

The web-based POS offers lifetime validity with no term bounded solution. As some companies may provide maintenance and service charge cost.

5. Real-time Processing

When the item is sold, the web-based POS system information gets saved instantly. Sales reports, stocks and customer information are always updated in real time and managing the process is an easier task.

Workflow of the system
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Why to integrate the POS to your Online store?

With the use of the POS solution, you can sell your products through the physical store and can manage the products inventory and the sale simultaneously. Even with the Marketplace POS system, store owner along with the sellers can sell their products offline through the physical store. Some of the reasons why people recommend us are as follow:
features

Split Inventory

One of the Major features of the POS is the Split Inventory. It helps you manage the inventory of the products for multiple outlets. Let us take an example, consider a retailer A is running an online shop at - example.com also the same retailer have bricks and mortar physical shops at various locations. example.com is an opencart website. So when the sale is made, it becomes tough for the store owner to manage the stock manually. But with the help of the Webkul's POS, the stock inventory gets updated for the respective Outlet in real time.

Example

- Offline Retail store A ( location A ) - Product P1 have the product stock value 5 here

- Offline Retail store B ( location B ) - Product P1 have the product stock value15 here

- Offline retailer store C ( location C ) - Product P1 have the product stock value 25 here

The issue arises when the same product stock value is different for all its stores(Online and Physical). But with POS, you may check that for the same SKU P1 various stock is possible based on different location
and POS terminal.

Multiple POS Outlets

The module enables the store owner to add multiple outlets for multiple physical stores. The owner can assign the products to the respective outlets and can manage the multiple outlets.

Offline Feature

The POS Agent can easily add the products to cart even in offline mode. This will not only increase its efficiency but also increase its reliability as well. And when the agent gets back online, all the offline orders get synced online.

Let us take an example, consider your offline retail outlet be in a remote location with weaker network connectivity. In that scenario, you can use our POS offline mode which will allow POS agent to place orders and after the stable connectivity, you can sync all the offline orders online.

Stock Notification

The Sales Agent can view all the low stock products in Low Stock Products Section. The store owner can set the limit for the Low stock notification. The Agent can also request for the stock can create a request to the supplier. The sales agent can generate a request with product quantity that he/she needs to fulfil the stock to the respective suppliers.

Return Feature

The Sales agent can easily take returns of the orders as well. The store owner can manage the return status and if the owner wants can add reference note for each return placed. If the store owner can even allow notification to the customer on the return status update.

Custom Product

The Agent can also add custom products which are unavailable in the inventory. The Custom products will be added directly to the cart. The custom product can be a product (Example: Jute bag or any other item that can be added by the agent) or can be a service( such as home delivery etc

Custom receipt

The store owner can customise the page size(A4, Thermal, Mini Thermal) and the font of the text. The store owner can add extra information to the receipt. Along with this can set the logo, store name, store address, cashier name, customer name, shipping and payment mode to be displayed on the receipt or not.

Following are the listed features which are also present in our module:

1. The store owner can manage both the store inventory (offline & online).

2. Offers a credit balance feature through which the customer can make a purchase.

3. Offer separate Sales Agent login.

4. The store owner can generate and regenerate barcodes for the products automatically.

5. The owner can print, add and edit the barcode size for the products.

6. Real-time synchronisation.

7. Products can be searched by typing in the Product Name, Model, SKU, or the Barcode in the search box.

8. The POS Agent can give the discount on the cart whether it is fixed or in percent.

9. The customer can avail the coupons.

10. Supports two type of payment method cash payment and custom payment method.

11. The store owner can manage the POS Users.

To fetch more information on the matter, you can check the user guide of the POS and the Marketplace POS. You can also have a live experience by visiting our demo for the POS and Marketplace POS. We also provide POS Native app for Android and IOS as well.



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