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Likelihood to Recommend

Alexandria POS

For any school district I would highly recommend it.
Scott Trautwein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rain Retail Software

If you are doing all the different streams of business music stores or similar small businesses would have Rain Point of Sale is a great solution. If your store is more similar to a gift shop or cafe it may be too much for your needs.
Miles Stewart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Alexandria POS

  • Cloud hosting. Only has gone down once and was back up in a matter of hours. Updates are applied automatically.
  • Easy to use from the librarian side. Little help or training is needed.
  • Support is very helpful and approachable when issues arrive.
Scott Trautwein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rain Retail Software

  • Integration. One customer list. One product item list. One inventory count. POS and website store that function in real time with each other.
  • Responsiveness. New features and tweaks to the user interface are actually constantly being developed based on our feedback and requests.
  • Multiple location support. We have two stores and many of the other platforms we shopped didn't have good solutions for that. Rain lets us have a combined product database with different reorder preferences. Also, a new update to the system made transferring serial numbered products even easier.
Miles Stewart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alexandria POS

  • Cost is pretty high.
  • Some settings are difficult to locate, had to call tech support to find them.
Scott Trautwein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rain Retail Software

  • Reorder amount preset options could more sophisticated. I'd like to see the option to automatically "round up" the preset reorder qty up to 10 or 12 or 6, etc. This was possible previously but they added other options that changed the automated reorder suggestion to the difference between your current count the ideal count you have set for each product. This is good for some items, but not for others. Guitar strings come in a box of 12, but sheet music can be any number. And then some items we purchase in a box and then sell individually. Rain does allow for that in the purchase order automated reorder quantity. Mostly, I change each reorder quantity as I am copying and pasting the product codes into the vendor's website. Not huge deal breaker. And I believe they will eventually add more options like I want to see.
  • You do need the internet to do business. So in case of a localized broadband outage you can use your mobile device as a hot spot.
Miles Stewart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Alexandria POS

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Rain Retail Software

Rain Retail Software 10.0
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We are very pleased with the service
Miles Stewart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Alexandria POS

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Rain Retail Software

We migrated from a less integrated situation of running ShopKeep for a POS system and the AIMsi as a billing solution. This created a lot of extra steps for a large percentage of tasks. AIMsi is just to hard to work with and it is very difficult to use it efficiently across multiple locations since tri-tech wants to license how many computers you can use it on and so on. ShopKeep works well but we wanted ti move on to something a tiny bit more sophisticated for tracking repairs and replacing some of the billing functions of AIMsi, and we wanted to have a web store finally. ShopKeep doesn't go past being an easy to train on POS system with inventory tracking.
Miles Stewart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Alexandria POS

  • Cloud hosting has enabled an offsite backup of our library inventory.
Scott Trautwein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rain Retail Software

  • We did not have any type of web-store before starting up with Rain Point of Sale so adding that online presence has helped us bring first-time customers into the store
  • We have had one or two bad deals happen because of the site - so watch out for scammers using temporary office space with a fake business as the ship to address. Not Rain's fault, just part of doing business online.
Miles Stewart | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Alexandria POS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Alexandria POS Editions & Modules

Edition
Alexandria POSFree
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    Rain Retail Software

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Required

    Rain Retail Software Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

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