Grocery store owners are fully aware of how much time and effort goes into inventory management. Traditionally, retail shops spent hours counting every item in stock and documenting the numbers. On top of that, managers had to keep a close eye on what they had in stock so they could reorder anything that was running low.

Luckily, point of sale software can manage this — and several retail tasks — giving store owners and managers more free time than ever. Learn how our grocery store POS system can make inventory tracking a breeze.

How does inventory tracking work?

Our POS software’s grocery store inventory system is the most powerful on the market, supporting an unlimited number of products. You can upload a bulk list of products or individual items, and the database keeps track of UPC code, vendor number, department, category, cost of the item, and price you’re selling the item for.

After importing your inventory, you can set reorder points on each item. This means that you’ll be notified when a product reaches the number you set and it’s ready to be reordered. You can also create automatic purchase orders linked to your vendors so that monitoring stock levels is completely out of your hands! And once an order is received, the items on the purchase order are automatically replenished back to your inventory.

Is there a barcode scanner for inventory count?

grocery store POS systemAnother benefit of using our advanced POS software is its hardware integrations. When it comes to tracking inventory, you can use the barcode scanner to simply count an item or add it to stock.

Another integration our system supports is a barcode printer. While most consumer products come with barcodes on them, local goods or items from a broken-down case may not have them. You can easily print barcodes in a variety of shapes and sizes with predesigned templates. The product name, price, and UPC code are automatically transferred to the barcode. Not only do barcodes simplify inventory tracking, but they speed up checkout times, too.

Do I need a grocery store POS system?

Whether you operate a specialty meat market or a multi-location chain grocery, having a point of sale system to help with inventory tracking is vital. The team at POS Nation can fully customize your solution to meet your needs.

If you want to learn more about our retail point of sale solution, schedule a live demo with one of our product specialists or request a custom quote.