iVend Retail vs. Rain Retail Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
iVend Retail
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
iVend Retail is a point-of-sale software solution with features such as stock management with handheld devices and SMS integration.N/A
Rain Retail Software
Score 8.2 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Rain Retail, headquartered in Springville, offers their omnichannel retail management and Point of Sale software that allows you to track rentals, manage inventory, use text message marketing, and use social media to market your business.N/A
Pricing
iVend RetailRain Retail Software
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
iVend RetailRain Retail Software
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Small Businesses
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Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises

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User Ratings
iVend RetailRain Retail Software
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
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10.0
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Likelihood to Renew
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10.0
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User Testimonials
iVend RetailRain Retail Software
Likelihood to Recommend
CitiXsys
iVend Retail is very scalable, so can be used for small retailers, as well as multi-branch retailers. As the software is intuitive, training times are not extensive and allow a user to progress with other areas as they become familiar with the software. Any retailer will be familiar with the functions within a POS package, but there are many extra in iVend.
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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.
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Pros
CitiXsys
  • Recording sales
  • Stock management
  • Sales reporting
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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.
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Cons
CitiXsys
  • Other ERP connections
  • Cross language support
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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.
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Likelihood to Renew
CitiXsys
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Rain Retail Software
We are very pleased with the service
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Alternatives Considered
CitiXsys
The alternatives in the market may be able to achieve some of what iVend does, but there is not an alternative around that can offer all options. iVend has POS, loyalty, ecom, passes, ERP and much more out of the box, without having to customise. This results in a low overall base cost.
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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.
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Return on Investment
CitiXsys
  • Low initial cost to implement
  • Omni channel at the centre
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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.
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