What is a POS? And why do I need one?

Everyone keeps telling you to get a POS - so what actually is it and why should you get one?

At its simplest, a Point of Sale (POS) system is a combination of hardware and software that allows your customers to purchase good or services from your business.

Sounds simple enough, doesn't it? So what makes a POS better than the cash register you have been using for years?


In a word, efficiency.


A Point of Sale system will not only facilitate sales and payments, but can also keep track of your stock, facilitate communication between different areas of your business, talk directly to your accounting solution and many other business systems that you use on a day to day basis.


For hospitality venues this means printing dockets directly to your kitchen, bar and barista, transferring stock from one area to another and greater clarity regarding what you are selling and when - just for a start. Retail sites can process sales, create and manage laybys and special orders, as well as vouchers and stock management, without needing to pull out multiple books or spreadsheets.


Getting started can seem daunting - any change can - and that is where we come in. Total POS Solutions are your local Point of Sale experts. We have worked with POS for years and have on the ground experience in hospitality and retail. At Total POS Solutions we have experts in POS, accounting and IT - to get you up and running as smoothly as possible.


Book a discovery session HERE, or call 1300 247 770 and see how we can help you take your business further.