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The Benefits of Choosing Epos Now for Retail Businesses

Conal Yarwood-Frost
3 Mar 2022

Due to the varied needs of its many bustling businesses, the retail industry is often at the centre of technological innovation. From gift shops to convenience stores, retail business owners are always on the lookout for the next big thing that will improve their lives and drive their profits. 

Point of sale (POS) systems are one such invention. From their humble beginnings as mechanical tills, POS systems have evolved into sophisticated software and hardware packages that can run an entire shop from the palm of your hand like a pro.

Here at Epos Now, we believe we’ve created POS systems that give our customers an unprecedented advantage over their competitors. With this blog, we’ll run down the reasons why our retail system outshines the competition and encourages growth for the businesses that choose us. 

Who is Epos Now?

Epos Now was founded in 2011 with the goal of making the lives of business owners as easy as possible. Jacyn Heavens, our founder and CEO, saw that POS technology was inaccessible to a lot of small businesses who could truly take advantage of the benefits of using EPOS systems. It was at this moment that Epos Now was created. 

We’re proud to say that since our founding, we’ve expanded internationally to 71 countries and serve over 40,000 customers worldwide. Our mission hasn’t changed in that time. We’re still dedicated to providing our customers with simple, intuitive POS software and hardware that improve their lives and drive their profits. 

While we also work with customers in the hospitality industry, this blog will be focused on our POs systems for our retail customers. We’ve worked hard to ensure that our software and hardware is the best option for business owners looking to invest in a reliable POS system. 

One simple system 

There’s a lot to think about when you’re running a business. Between staff rotas, payroll, stock checks, and customer support, retail business owners can quickly find themselves overwhelmed with admin. The Epos Now Retail system streamlines your various processes by giving you everything you need in one system. 

No matter what sort of business you run, our retail POS system is designed to handle everything from one central location. Not only does this make business admin easier for you, but it also gives your staff the tools they need to keep trading, should you have to step away from the business for a short while. 

From your single POS system, you can handle the following processes: 

  • Multi-site management - Our system can easily be synced with multiple locations so you can run all of your businesses from one central location. 
  • Sale analytics - As you conduct transactions, your system will automatically collect sales data and convert it into easy to read sales reports. These help you get a deeper understanding of your business. 
  • Real-time stock checks - With automatic stock checks, your staff can save hours of time and ensure you never run out of your best sellers. 

Since Epos Now systems are fully cloud-based, you can access all of this vital information remotely from your Back Office. 

Our retail systems also come with a suite of award-winning hardware so you can start trading almost immediately. The Complete Solution includes POS software, a sturdy cash drawer, and a reactive terminal. We also have a wide range of card machines for processing card payments.

Online retail and integrations made easy 

The online revolution has come and gone, leaving a lot of customers with a preference for online shopping. If your business doesn’t have a strong online presence, you could be missing out on valuable opportunities to drive sales. 

As part of our service, Epos Now will help you establish your business online and open up trade to the world. Our website builder is simple and easy to use so you can start building your online presence as soon as you launch. 

We have integrations with a number of leading online retail applications that will make your foray into the world of ecommerce even easier. These apps include Shopify and Woo Commerce. Thanks to these integrations you’ll be able to reach your customers where they are and give them even more options to pay for your goods. 

In addition to the apps mentioned above, our fully stocked AppStore has hundreds of apps that allow you to customise your POS system. We believe that our customers should be able to run their business the way they want and our integrations are a huge part of that. 

Interesting insights 

The better you understand the ins and outs of your business, the better you can position it for success. One of the benefits of Epos Now Retail systems is that it automatically collects sales data from your transactions and converts them into handy sales reports. With these reports you can get a clear picture of how your business is doing and what your most popular products are. 

Your system will also allow you to sort your inventory to see trending items, the items with the most profit, and items that are struggling to sell. With this function you can finetune your inventory management and provide your customers with the items they really want. 

These smart insights into your business will also help you more effective schedule your staff. You’ll be able to identify your peak selling times to ensure that your staff are fully prepared. A well-scheduled staff is an effective staff. The best part is your insights are collated in real-time so you can react on the fly. 

Perfected payments

You never know who is going to walk through your doors and how they’re going to pay. Epos Now Payments takes the stress out of rejecting a customer’s preferred way of paying. All payments taken through this system are processed at one flat rate. 

An added benefit of our epos system is that whether it’s a chip and pin, contactless, or remote payment, your system will be able to accept and process it. We’re also partners with all major international credit card providers so customers from all across the globe will be able to buy from your business with their own cards. 

A clear winner

We’re very comfortable in saying that we’re a clear market leader in retail POS solutions. If you’d like to take advantage of our sophisticated systems, get in touch with our team below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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