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POS software comparison UK – the top 5

By Lucy Harris|2018-10-04T18:53:31+00:00September 4th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Forget about the bulky till – cloud-based iPad point of sale systems have come to stay. Any new business or existing one with an outdated system: now is a good time for ePOS. The UK has several decent options in 2018. We’re comparing the five best.

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Cost £39+ /month £44-£265+ /month  £69-£99+ /month  free-£100+ /month £100+ /month + mandatory hardware fees
Compatible devices iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone iPad, iPad Mini, iPhoneMac, PC, iPad, iPad Mini iPad, iPad Mini, iPhoneiPad, iPad Mini
Web-based vs installed Web-based Web-based  Web-based  Web-basedHybrid
Offline functionalityNoneLimitedSomeSome Fairly good
Industry Hospitality, Quick-service Retail Retail Retail, Quick-service Retail, Quick-service, Full-service restaurant, Enterprise
Suited business sizeSmall – mediumSmall – enterpriseSmall – large Small – mediumSmall – enterprise
Card machine integration iZettleShopify card reader, other machines for higher card feesiZettle, Square, SumUp, PayPal Here, other popular card machines SquareIngenico and Verifone models
Customer service 7 days (work hours), phone, in-app and online24/7 phone and online 24/7 phone and online7 days (work hours) phone and online24/7 phone and online
Multi-store inventoryNoNoYes No Yes
Payroll includedNoNoNoNoYes, full employee suite
Accounting integrationsXeroXero, QuickBooksXero, QuickBooksXeroXero, QuickBooks
Sales channelsFace-to-face, electronic invoicingFace-to-face, online, invoicingFace-to-face, electronic invoicing, online, virtual terminalFace-to-face, onlineFace-to-face
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 £39+/mo £44-265+/mo  £69-99+/mo  £0-100+/mo £100+/mo
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 For iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone For iPad, iPad Mini, iPhoneFor Mac, PC, iPad, iPad Mini For iPad, iPad Mini, iPhoneFor iPad, iPad Mini
 Web-based Web-based  Web-based  Web-basedHybrid system
Offline functions
None
Offline functions
Limited
Offline functions
Some
Offline functions
Some
 Offline functions
Fairly good
 Hospitality, quick-service Retail Retail Retail, quick-service Retail, quick-service, full-service restaurant, enterprise
Business size
Small-medium
Business size
Small-enterprise
Business size
Small-large
 Business size
Small-medium
Business size
Small-enterprise
 Card machines
iZettle
Card machines
Shopify, others w/higher fees
Card machines
iZettle, Square, SumUp, PayPal, others
 Card machines
Square
Card machines
Ingenico, Verifone
 Support
7 days’ phone (work hrs), in-app, online
Support
24/7 phone, online
 Support
24/7 phone, online
Support
7 days’ phone (work hrs), online
Support
24/7 phone, online
No multi-store inventoryNo multi-store inventoryWith multi-store inventory No multi-store inventory With multi-store inventory
No payrollNo payrollNo payrollNo payrollFull employee suite
Accounting
Xero
Accounting
Xero, QuickBooks
Accounting
Xero, QuickBooks
Accounting
Xero
Accounting
Xero, QuickBooks
Channels
Face-to-face, invoicing
Channels
Face-to-face, online, invoicing
Channels
Face-to-face, invoicing, online, virtual terminal
Channels
Face-to-face, online
Channels
Face-to-face
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