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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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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.
Read full review Pros Recording sales Stock management Sales reporting Read full review 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. Read full review Cons Other ERP connections Cross language support Read full review 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. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We are very pleased with the service
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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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We migrated from a less integrated situation of running
for a POS system and the
as a billing solution. This created a lot of extra steps for a large percentage of tasks.
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.
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
, and we wanted to have a web store finally.
doesn't go past being an easy to train on POS system with inventory tracking.
Read full review Return on Investment Low initial cost to implement Omni channel at the centre Read full review 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. Read full review ScreenShots Rain Retail Software Screenshots