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For several years we used Intuit’s QuickBooks POS system running on a Windows XP PC. We did not integrate the POS with our QB accounting system. The POS system was used for admissions, gift shop purchases, and other payments such as memberships. Credit card payments were through Intuit integrated with the POS system
Two years ago Intuit informed us that they would no longer be able to process our credit card payments made through our version of QB-POS; we would need to upgrade to a newer version. Because this would require an upgrade to the front desk PC since Windows 10 simply takes more resources than the existing PC and because the cost of the newer version of QB-POS was high I decided to look for an alternative. Because I like Linux and do not like Microsoft I made cross-platform usability a requirement.
PHP-POS seemed to fit the bill perfectly when I found it. I elected to run it locally on the single PC located at the front desk running Debian Linux. I first, though, installed it on my Linux machine in order to put it through the paces. For me, the critical factor was being able to generate reports that I could process in LibreOffice in order to apply some specific macros I wrote to extract sales data. During this “shake-down cruise” I did encounter some problems but they were quickly addressed by the guys at PHP Point Of Sale.
It has now been in use for nearly 2 years. The front desk staff quickly adapted and they all have said it is much better than the previous QB-POS. No one has ever said they wish we still used to old software
PHP POS helped us transition from Quickbooks POS enabling us to customize a lot more to fit our business needs. Quickbooks was a high cost for your business and we were looking for a system that was more affordable and this is when we found php point of sale.
Chris (the owner of PHP Point Of Sale) has been extremely helpful in molding PHP POS to meet out needs. He has done everything from customizing pricing labels to adjusting reports. As our business grows, PHP POS will be able to grow with us!
We began our business with PHPPOS 3 years and 8 months ago. We selected it for its ease, price and potential growth. As a start up business, it was easy to use and not expensive. It offered capabilities we had not even considered such as kits.
We are a very small outfit with limited hours so the remote access and app are great features for us. The software has grown to fill many more of our needs as we have grown. Support has been fantastic. Although we do not program, we recognize the convenience the software has in establishing specifics and may some day take advantage. We really like the program and would highly recommend it to others, especially in small business situations. Considering we "lease" the program, we think its value is outstanding.
Do whole or partial inventory counts and stay up to date with Email Inventory alerts and warnings.See More Features
Easily sync inventory, item images, categories and tags with a WooCommerce web store.See More Features
Create account for each employee and only let them access what they need to use the system. We have over 50 different permissions that can be set per employeeSee More Features
With over 50+ reports you will be able to learn more about your business and be profitable.See More Features
Below are a few scenarios that can help you decide:
We don't charge extra per register, employee or limit items. You get unlimited for all parts of system.
The only time we charge more is when you expand your business to another location (New physical address).
As you look for POS systems you will notice that many of them charge per register or employee and also limit you to how many items you can have. We don't do any of that. All we ask is that when you grow to another location then you would get a new license!
Yes! Our software integrates directly with the free open source platform of WooCommerce (Wordpress plugin). You can enter the inventory in the POS and it can show up online. We even offer web site design through our partner Denver Business Design.
Our cloud and download solution can be installed within 30 minutes. Once you have it installed it can take a little bit of time getting your items, customers, and employees into the system. We make much of this very easy by allowing you to upload spreadsheets into the system so you don't have to enter one at a time.
We recommend giving yourself at least 3-5 days before you open your businesses to get everything in the system how you want it
Yes! We have many partners that allow you to accept credit card payments right during checkout. We support EMV/chip card as well as mag stripe cards.
Yes! Our cloud version has a 14 day trial. We won't even ask you for a credit card to sign up. You get unlimited usage for 14 days. The download version does NOT offer a free trial, however you can start with the cloud version and migrate it to the download once you are ready to purchase.