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Alexandria POS

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Alexandria POS

For any school district I would highly recommend it.
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Vend

For any retail store that needs to sync their inventory with other platforms, or that needs to sell brick & mortar AND online, Vend works great. They have their own e-commerce option for those starting fresh.
For those selling subscriptions, packages, tickets, or other non-retail items, there are more specific products available on the market.
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Pros

  • 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.
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  • Retail sales
  • Inventory management
  • Sales and promotions
  • Reporting
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Cons

  • Cost is pretty high.
  • Some settings are difficult to locate, had to call tech support to find them.
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  • Tedious product search
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Alternatives Considered

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Vend is much more capable than Square POS for product management and inventory control. ShopKeep is fairly similar to Vend but is a more closed ecosystem with fewer third-party integrations and less frequent updates.
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Return on Investment

  • Cloud hosting has enabled an offsite backup of our library inventory.
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  • Correct inventory levels has been a game-changer. We use to oversell because of inconsistencies between POS and e-commerce sales.
  • The built-in loyalty program has been very useful and was much more appealing to customers than we originally predicted.
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Alexandria POS

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

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