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  • This can be a deep discussion. Are they only using the POS or are they looking at Inventory, Reporting, Marketing, ect.....

    To start you could look at Square POS https://squareup.com/pos Opens a new window

    or a google search showed these as options for "Wine and Beverage"

    https://www.lightspeedhq.com/pos/restaurant/liquor-point-of-sale/ Opens a new window

    https://www.mpowerbeverage.com/ Opens a new window

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  • lightspeed is great if you have a small amount of users and solid internet connection. For larger groups I'd recommend NCR. We're about to go live with our new NCR system (next monday, so nervous!) and have really liked it so far. THey handle payments and restrictions (sales of alcohol) really well.

    Also it's licensed per user, so the overhead costs aren't huge or anything.

    Either way I have a strong recommendation AGAINST Celerant Command Retail.

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  • Take a look at Revel POS as well - iPad based so very user friendly, but also very deep and granular over various aspects of inventory, pricing, customer management, etc. They have a built in credit card processing service, but your client can use their own if they have a good rate and relationship with their bank.

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  • cjbacas wrote:

    Take a look at Revel POS as well - iPad based so very user friendly, but also very deep and granular over various aspects of inventory, pricing, customer management, etc. They have a built in credit card processing service, but your client can use their own if they have a good rate and relationship with their bank.

    I'm going to have to check them out. Thank You

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  • MT_Sports wrote:

    This can be a deep discussion. Are they only using the POS or are they looking at Inventory, Reporting, Marketing, ect.....

    To start you could look at Square POS https://squareup.com/pos Opens a new window

    or a google search showed these as options for "Wine and Beverage"

    https://www.lightspeedhq.com/pos/restaurant/liquor-point-of-sale/ Opens a new window

    https://www.mpowerbeverage.com/ Opens a new window

    I've looked at square and also clover.  I'm hoping to find someone that can assist with moving the data from the old system to the new one.  I first need to figure out this guys budget.  After looking at the existing system I'm worried is budget is going to be tiny and un-reasonable 

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  • IT_Brandon wrote:

    MT_Sports wrote:

    This can be a deep discussion. Are they only using the POS or are they looking at Inventory, Reporting, Marketing, ect.....

    To start you could look at Square POS https://squareup.com/pos Opens a new window

    or a google search showed these as options for "Wine and Beverage"

    https://www.lightspeedhq.com/pos/restaurant/liquor-point-of-sale/ Opens a new window

    https://www.mpowerbeverage.com/ Opens a new window

    I've looked at square and also clover.  I'm hoping to find someone that can assist with moving the data from the old system to the new one.  I first need to figure out this guys budget.  After looking at the existing system I'm worried is budget is going to be tiny and un-reasonable 

    if you work with a reseller of POS solutions, they can port over data for you, if you direct like revel or lightspeed, you'll have to do it, or find someone else to do it.

    if their budget is tiny, best bet is probably going to be a monthly fee system, as it will look cheaper to them. could always put together a graph or two talking about ROI and such between the systems.

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  • also to add, I took old data from our now 2 phases ago POS system which was foxpro, put it in a mysql DB and have a web app running on it so people can pull receipt data from it. May be an option for them as well, if adding the info into the new system would be too hard.

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  • Bweber93 wrote:

    IT_Brandon wrote:

    MT_Sports wrote:

    This can be a deep discussion. Are they only using the POS or are they looking at Inventory, Reporting, Marketing, ect.....

    To start you could look at Square POS https://squareup.com/pos Opens a new window

    or a google search showed these as options for "Wine and Beverage"

    https://www.lightspeedhq.com/pos/restaurant/liquor-point-of-sale/ Opens a new window

    https://www.mpowerbeverage.com/ Opens a new window

    I've looked at square and also clover.  I'm hoping to find someone that can assist with moving the data from the old system to the new one.  I first need to figure out this guys budget.  After looking at the existing system I'm worried is budget is going to be tiny and un-reasonable 

    if you work with a reseller of POS solutions, they can port over data for you, if you direct like revel or lightspeed, you'll have to do it, or find someone else to do it.

    if their budget is tiny, best bet is probably going to be a monthly fee system, as it will look cheaper to them. could always put together a graph or two talking about ROI and such between the systems.

    The issue is we don't know anyone in the POS field.  Most of the guys that do it that we even know about are very fly by night type of guys if you know what i mean.  No one we could ever trust.  

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  • Bweber93 wrote:

    also to add, I took old data from our now 2 phases ago POS system which was foxpro, put it in a mysql DB and have a web app running on it so people can pull receipt data from it. May be an option for them as well, if adding the info into the new system would be too hard.

    I talked to my buddies company that has a web team and after explaining the existing system to them they don't know if they even want to touch it.  

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  • I'm late to the party.

    If you've got no experience with POS hardware and software, why would the retailer trust your judgement for recommending a solution and supporting it? I'm just throwing it out there. I understand that MSPs can be leaned on quite heavily but you may be performing a huge disservice for your client if you get into that space. I suggest that you recommend that your client contact one of several POS integration vendors with the explicit disclaimer that you have not vetted them and cannot guarantee results.

    You don't go to a full serve gas station and ask the attendant when you're looking for rocket fuel.

    I know you want to help your customer but it sounds like you're about to provide something that you're not comfortable with.

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  • MAINSTRIKE wrote:

    I'm late to the party.

    If you've got no experience with POS hardware and software, why would the retailer trust your judgement for recommending a solution and supporting it? I'm just throwing it out there. I understand that MSPs can be leaned on quite heavily but you may be performing a huge disservice for your client if you get into that space. I suggest that you recommend that your client contact one of several POS integration vendors with the explicit disclaimer that you have not vetted them and cannot guarantee results.

    You don't go to a full serve gas station and ask the attendant when you're looking for rocket fuel.

    I know you want to help your customer but it sounds like you're about to provide something that you're not comfortable with.

    Honestly that's what I've been wanting and that's why I asked for a recommendation on a company that we can work with to do the POS migration.  I have no experience and no idea where to look for a company to work with.  I've had POS integrates come in our store and purchase used equipment but as I mentioned they are all fly by night guys and I would never trust them for this.   

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  • IT_Brandon wrote:

    MAINSTRIKE wrote:

    I'm late to the party.

    If you've got no experience with POS hardware and software, why would the retailer trust your judgement for recommending a solution and supporting it? I'm just throwing it out there. I understand that MSPs can be leaned on quite heavily but you may be performing a huge disservice for your client if you get into that space. I suggest that you recommend that your client contact one of several POS integration vendors with the explicit disclaimer that you have not vetted them and cannot guarantee results.

    You don't go to a full serve gas station and ask the attendant when you're looking for rocket fuel.

    I know you want to help your customer but it sounds like you're about to provide something that you're not comfortable with.

    Honestly that's what I've been wanting and that's why I asked for a recommendation on a company that we can work with to do the POS migration.  I have no experience and no idea where to look for a company to work with.  I've had POS integrates come in our store and purchase used equipment but as I mentioned they are all fly by night guys and I would never trust them for this.   

    Ah. People have been giving recommendations for the brands of POS systems and not the actual integration companies. I'm on the supplier side of the chain so I have no idea about the integrators. Not that this is a phenomenal idea, but what about the local yellowpages? Is there a business that's been around for years and garnered a good reputation? Ideally you'd want a company with at least a handful of employees indicating that they're (hopefully) doing something right. And one that represents several brands.

    Perhaps go in reverse. Take some of the brand suggestions and find out who the authorized sales agents/agencies are in your area.

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  • MAINSTRIKE wrote:

    IT_Brandon wrote:

    MAINSTRIKE wrote:

    I'm late to the party.

    If you've got no experience with POS hardware and software, why would the retailer trust your judgement for recommending a solution and supporting it? I'm just throwing it out there. I understand that MSPs can be leaned on quite heavily but you may be performing a huge disservice for your client if you get into that space. I suggest that you recommend that your client contact one of several POS integration vendors with the explicit disclaimer that you have not vetted them and cannot guarantee results.

    You don't go to a full serve gas station and ask the attendant when you're looking for rocket fuel.

    I know you want to help your customer but it sounds like you're about to provide something that you're not comfortable with.

    Honestly that's what I've been wanting and that's why I asked for a recommendation on a company that we can work with to do the POS migration.  I have no experience and no idea where to look for a company to work with.  I've had POS integrates come in our store and purchase used equipment but as I mentioned they are all fly by night guys and I would never trust them for this.   

    Ah. People have been giving recommendations for the brands of POS systems and not the actual integration companies. I'm on the supplier side of the chain so I have no idea about the integrators. Not that this is a phenomenal idea, but what about the local yellowpages? Is there a business that's been around for years and garnered a good reputation? Ideally you'd want a company with at least a handful of employees indicating that they're (hopefully) doing something right. And one that represents several brands.

    Perhaps go in reverse. Take some of the brand suggestions and find out who the authorized sales agents/agencies are in your area.

    I like the latter idea I'm going to have to look into that.  Thanks.

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  • I'm seeing this post late and you may already have a solution.  However, POS vendors typically will do ports of data (as far as they are able) but you'll need someone like Micros or Toast.  Even then, be prepared to have someone provide them a great deal of detail OR for it to cost $$$ to get it done.  

    Whichever POS solutions to speak with, definitely ask that as one of your top questions - Are they able to port database from current system to theirs?  Then try and ask as many pointed questions as possible about how much of the data such as inventory and prices of items, employee info (if kept in system for time keeping), and CC processing used (or must the CC processing be provided by the customer).   

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  • Probably too late to jump into this conversation but we can assist you with the mogration of data between platforms and assist you with the soucing of a working solution. There are many factors to a successfully change, if you would like to explore the options, PM and we can see if it is viable.

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  • Hey there,

    PCM Opens a new windowcarries a wide variety of point of sales solutions that could be of use to you, I'll put a link here Opens a new window to our page for you to check out!

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