Whether you’re a national chain or a family-owned market, investing in the right POS system for your grocery store is critical to the success of your business. From tracking inventory to managing vendors, point of sale systems allow you to easily and efficiently manage every aspect of your operations. As you begin your search for a POS system, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the mountain of features you’ll find yourself sifting through. To save you time, as well as peace of mind, here are a few of the top features you need to include in your grocery POS system purchase.

Grocery Store Scales

Will you be using scales in your store? Surprisingly, the majority of new point of sale software platforms lack scale integration. What our grocery store software provides your business is the ability to integrate with scanner scales, standalone scales, and deli scales so you can accelerate the checkout process for your customers by automatically ringing up not only barcoded items but weighed and deli items.

Managing Grocery Inventory

Compared to other industries, having accurate reports is a crucial feature for grocery stores. An average department for a grocery store can consist of over ten-thousand SKUs, and due to the number of products on hand, mismanaging inventory can cost grocery stores thousands of dollars each year. With over ten-thousand products stocked, grocery store owners cannot rely on old school pen-and-paper methods or thumb-in-the-air judgment to know what’s selling and what’s not selling. Our grocery store POS software runs reports with the click of the button so owners know what inventory is moving and what inventory is tying up cash.

Worried about employees forgetting PLUs for all your produce? Choosing a point of sale system that allows you to create custom images for your PLUs will greatly impact the accuracy and timeliness for employees as they navigate through your hotkeys to find the appropriate products.

Finding a POS system designed for grocery stores, instead of utilizing a generic system with limited functionalities, will lead to continued success for your business. To verify that you’re investing in the right system for your business, or if you don’t know where to start looking, contact us at sales@posnation.com so we can match you with the perfect system.