In retail, EPOS systems are the de facto standard for stock management and sales order processing, below is a brief outline of EPOS systems and how you can interact your website with them.
An EPOS system is technology enabling an efficient record keeping system of the sale of goods or services to customers.
Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) also known as Point of Sale (POS) is the instance when a transaction is undertaken and the customer makes payment to the seller for the goods or services that they provide. At this time the seller would get the invoice for the customer ready and the system would then work out how much is owed by the customer and offer them the relevant options for making payment. Generally this is when the seller would then issue a receipt for the purchase.
Custom software and hardware personalised for the retailers specific requirements can be used in a variety of retail situations. EPOS systems have many additional features that can provide to cater for varying functionality, for example warehousing, inventory management, financials and CRM.
A major reason for businesses taking up an EPOS system and the most apparent is the doing away with traditional price tags on the products themselves. All prices are instead correlated to each product through the EPOS system and the cashiers simply just need to scan the code on the product for the sale to be made. Also giving you the capacity to make price changes to ranges, changes to stock or discount or loyalty offers a lot easier and efficient.
Why Integrate ?
By integrating your website with an EPOS system, you are effectively opening up a new shop for your business. The link between your EPOS system and your website means that changes made within the EPOS system (such as new products, price changes and stock fluctuations) are reflected in the website itself. This ensures accuracy of data and automation of website management.
Wida Group can integrate with most EPOS systems so give our sales team a call to find out more on 01159 214 797