Easy-to-use iPad POS systems for retailers and restaurants
Need to manage your stock, sales, data and customer relationships? Do it with the only all-in-one POS on the market.
The retail POS to run your entire store
Whether you’re starting or already have several locations and no matter what you sell, Lightspeed Retail helps you manage your entire business from one place. Our cloud-based point of sale covers your needs like a fast checkout, clear inventory and customer data, as well as purchase or work orders, but that’s not it. Need in-depth intel about how your store is doing? The POS tells you everything with usable business data. You can even sell online with our platform that pushes your POS stock on the web. We can’t tell you everything it does in a paragraph, so click below to learn more.
The restaurant POS that saves you loads of time
With our own worst shifts in mind, we created an iPad point of sale that would solve any service problem. Designed for all types of restaurants, bars, hotels, or nightclubs, Lightspeed lets you manage your menu, floor plan, orders, customer info, without any service interruption. Even when the Internet is down, the iPad POS works offline. When your day is over, close everything in one tap, and with a cloud-based POS, you can check your sales numbers right away or wait until you’re home.
Frequently Asked Questions about POS Systems
What is a POS system exactly?
POS is an abbreviation for point of sale, which refers to any platform on which a transaction takes place, whether it’s for a product or service. Today’s point of sale systems also act as business management tools. They can provide the data you need to make better business decisions, help you improve the customer experience, automate repetitive tasks and streamline daily processes. Opening your first location? Switching from another system? A great POS system is the tool that can help your business grow.
Why do I need a POS for my business?
A POS system can change the way you do business, providing you with a range of tools to help you understand your business better. From inventory management to accounting and reporting, a POS system gives you full access to monitor and manage all aspects of your business. Whether you’re just starting out or already have several locations, no matter what you sell, having the right POS helps you manage your entire business from one place.
What are the key features of an iPad POS system?
An iPad POS allows you to manage every part of your business, whenever and wherever you are. Even when the Internet is down, the iPad POS works offline. When your day is over, close everything in one tap, and with a cloud-based POS, you can check your sales numbers right away or wait until you’re home.
Some of the key features of the iPad POS include:
-Mobile checkout and payments
-Centralized inventory management
-Real-time access to sales reports
-Advanced customer data
-Schedule and manage employees
-Integrated payment processing
-Manage your business anytime, on any device, anywhere
-Open up new stores or restaurants, fast
-Customer relationship management capabilities
How do you set up a complete point of sale?
Your POS setup will depend on the type of POS system you decide on and whether you’re using it for a retail store or a restaurant. In most cases, you’ll need to import your inventory into the system, assign a barcode or a SKU number and add a price and product description to each product. You can also print barcodes or labels to affix to your items.
How much does a POS system cost?
The price of a POS system will depend on the type of system you purchase. With older, more antique systems, you normally pay a one-time fee to purchase and own the system. On the other hand, a modern, cloud-based POS operates on a subscription model and is usually billed on a monthly or yearly basis—you only pay for as long at you use the system. Our pricing plans are designed to meet the needs of organizations are every point of growth. As your business needs expand, so will your plan. Speak to us about your needs!
What is the difference between a POS and an mPOS?
A POS refers to a stationary point of sale while an mPOS is a mobile point of sale.The main difference between a POS and an mPOS is that the mPOS has mobile capabilities and can be used anywhere around the store or restaurant. With an mPOS, your entire business becomes a point of sale, allowing you to process transactions quickly and efficiently, while at the same time improving your customer service. A mobile POS system lets retailers and restaurants manage their entire business from any device, at any time.
What is the difference between a POS terminal and a POS system?
The term POS terminal refers to older systems; POS terminals offered fewer features and were mostly limited to calculating and ringing up sales or bills. A great POS system, on the other hand, is a complete system that does everything from customer management to sales reporting. Newer systems will even offer analytics or loyalty program addons.