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pcuser42
02-03-2013, 12:20 PM
Does anyone here know anything about point-of-sale systems? My girlfriend is looking for something for her florist (software, till, thermal printer etc.), but is having trouble finding anywhere in New Zealand that offers what she wants.

DeSade
02-03-2013, 01:45 PM
I used to be a Business Analyst for this company and I can vouch for the software.

http://www.xena.co.nz/

Webbnzl
02-03-2013, 01:55 PM
You could have a look at http://www.webvis.co.nz/webvis-pos.aspx. This is software I developed myself for a multistore retail business my wife and I owned. We can supply all the hardware as well! Happy to help with any questions etc!

DeSade
02-03-2013, 02:10 PM
I would also recommend Vend.
I can put you in touch with a expert.

http://www.vendhq.com/

pcuser42
02-03-2013, 04:02 PM
I would also recommend Vend.
I can put you in touch with a expert.

http://www.vendhq.com/

She's looked at that but wasn't keen on paying a monthly fee, she'd rather pay once for the lot.


You could have a look at http://www.webvis.co.nz/webvis-pos.aspx. This is software I developed myself for a multistore retail business my wife and I owned. We can supply all the hardware as well! Happy to help with any questions etc!

That looks quite good, would we be able to get a till and thermal printer as well as the software, and would her existing EFTPOS machine work with it? (It's an Ethernet one)

Greven
02-03-2013, 05:11 PM
You would need to purchase a new eftpos pinpad to integrate with a POS system. DPS has great support, so I would recommend them for a PC eftpos solution

I hope they make USB powered pinpads soon - all the current ones just use integrated USB to serial adaptors with separate power packs. I don't imagine a pinpad would require too much power.

HAL9000
02-03-2013, 06:24 PM
www.gpos.co.nz might be worth a look. Locally owned, developed and operated outfit with complete EFTPOS solution.

Webbnzl
03-03-2013, 11:47 AM
Yes we can supply all the hardware and you don't need to purchase a new EFTPOS machine as long as the software can handle an external machine as a payment method which I would expect they all do - WebvisPOS does. My contact details are on the website so feel free to call/email me and I can give you an accurate quote for everything she needs and answer any questions she may have.

kingdragonfly
03-03-2013, 12:31 PM
I think your partner's idea to purchase a system out-right is the correct way to go.

Be wary of "cloud based" accounting systems: typically a monthly subscription service, that's Internet only based.

I talked to the senior sys admin and senior DBA at a Wellington based cloud based accounting system

They've been running since creation, a number of years, without turning a profit. Though they were well-funded, they were very concerned about increasing sales, and get some blank ink in the ledger.

Their change-control process was practically non-existent.

Though I'm sure their security is somewhat reasonable, the customer has faith only that breaches would be reported.

Naturally any financial or accounting company having a breach are reluctant to advertise the fact, as it affects customer confidence and sales.

There's always the sticky question: what if everything you have is on a cloud-based service, and the company goes bust?

pcuser42
03-03-2013, 08:47 PM
Yes we can supply all the hardware and you don't need to purchase a new EFTPOS machine as long as the software can handle an external machine as a payment method which I would expect they all do - WebvisPOS does. My contact details are on the website so feel free to call/email me and I can give you an accurate quote for everything she needs and answer any questions she may have.

She emailed you this afternoon. :)