Forget about the bulky till – cloud-based point-of-sale systems have come to stay. Any new or existing business with an outdated system: now is a good time for EPOS.

The UK has several decent options in 2019. Let’s compare five of the best POS systems.

iZettle Pro review

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TouchBistro review

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Vend review

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Square POS review

Lightspeed review

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Monthly cost*£39 per iPad£40-49 per iPad£39-89 per device£0£69-79 per iPad
Compatible devicesiPadiPadMac, PC, iPadiPad, iPhoneiPad
Web-based or installed?Web-basedWeb-basedWeb-basedWeb-basedWeb-based
Offline functionalitySomeYes, with serverSomeSome Yes, with server
Industry Hospitality, quick-service Hospitality, quick-service Retail Retail, hospitality, quick-service Retail, hospitality, quick-service
Suited business sizeSmall – mediumSmall – mediumSmall – largeSmall – mediumSmall – medium
Card machine integrationiZettleiZettle, PayPal Here, SquareiZettle, Square, SumUp, PayPal Here, othersSquareiZettle, Verifone
Customer service 7 days (work hours) phone, in-app, online24/7 phone, email, in-app and online 24/7 phone and onlineMon-Fri (work hours) phone and online24/7 phone and online
Multi-store inventory
Accounting integrationsXeroXero, QuickBooksXero, QuickBooksXeroXero, QuickBooks
Sales channelsFace-to-faceFace-to-faceFace-to-faceFace-to-face, remote, onlineFace-to-face, online
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*Costs are not including VAT.

iZettle
Pro
Touch-
Bistro
Vend
POS
Square
POS
Light-
speed
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Cost/mo
£39 /iPad
 Cost/mo
£40-49 /iPad
  Cost/mo
£39-89 /device
  Cost/mo
£0
 Cost/mo
£69-79
/iPad
 For iPad For iPadFor Mac, PC, iPad For iPad, iPhoneFor iPad
 Web-based Web-based  Web-based  Web-basedWeb-based
Offline functions
Some
Offline functions
Yes, with server
Offline functions
Some
Offline functions
Some
 Offline functions
Yes, with server
 Hospitality, quick-service Hospitality, quick-service Retail Retail, hospitality, quick-service Retail, hospitality, quick-service
Business size
Small-medium
Business size
Small-medium
Business size
Small-large
 Business size
Small-medium
Business size
Small-medium
Terminals
iZettle, others
Terminals
iZettle, PayPal, Square
Terminals
iZettle, Square, SumUp, PayPal, others
Terminals
Square
Terminals
iZettle, Verifone
 Support
7 days’ phone (work hrs), in-app, online
Support
24/7 phone, email, in-app, online
 Support
24/7 phone, online
Support
Mon-Fri (work hrs) phone, email
Support
24/7 phone, online
No multi-store inventoryNo multi-store inventoryWith multi-store inventory No multi-store inventory With multi-store inventory
Accounting
Xero
Accounting
Xero, QuickBooks
Accounting
Xero, QuickBooks
Accounting
Xero
Accounting
Xero, QuickBooks
Channels
Face-to-face
Channels
Face-to-face
Channels
Face-to-face
Channels
Face-to-face, remote, online
Channels
Face-to-face, online
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*Costs are not including VAT.