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Likelihood to Recommend

Sellsy

We like sellsy. Its not perfect and as other users have pointed out, there is and always will be, room for improvement.

If you require deep integration with Google apps and Microsoft Office 365, then Sellsy may not be for you. Sellsy just about manages to work with google in so far that it can sync contacts, calendar, sales docs and incoming email with google. There is currently no way to make sent email appear in the sent items section of sellsy unless you compose the email within the sellsy app. The O365 integration is not nearly as powerful as sellsy does not sync sellsy contacts or calendar with microsoft (in its current form).

I believe that one of the primary functions of any business management app should be the capability to centrally manage all of a company's business clients, contacts etc. and sync this data to all employee accounts with the 2 biggest players for business email (Microsoft and Google) as a minimum. This data should never be an island stored only on 1 application. The Discovery that sellsy does not currently sync contacts and calendars with O365 was a disappointment. If Sellsy started supporting exchange sync for Microsoft Office 365 we would immediately dump google and switch over. In fact Sellsy is the only reason we continue to use Gapps as we need our contacts and calendars synced to our mobile devices.

We have built up a list of small little things that do not work as expected since we started using sellsy and continually pass them on to the development team. Many are small trivial things from an engineering perspective but are still annoying nonetheless, especially to users who wish to get the job done. Employees are easily frustrated if they have to fight with software to do certain tasks. Annoyances in the user experience (no matter how small) can lead to lost productivity which in turn costs money in the business world. However based on our experience with Sellsy support we believe that they do listen carefully to their customers concerns and are on the path to deliver a quality experience to their customers through the process of frequent updates to the software. You can easily establish how good a SAAS provider is by measuring their ability to fix problems soon after they are initially reported.

In simple terms Sellsy is an incredibly feature rich application and is way ahead of the competition. It represents good value for money and is backed up by free support.
David Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShopKeep

ShopKeep can maintain up to 10,000 individual stock items. This is perfect for a cafe, coffee shop, wine bar, small retail store, etc. If you're inventory exceeds the 10,000 items then it may not be a fit for you. Also, ShopKeep works with Apple tablets only (iPad 2 or later). If you prefer Android or PC based tablets then this won't work for you.
Lance Ratze | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Sellsy

  • Appealing Design
  • Easy to prepare invoices and send them
  • Good tracking system
  • Friendly support staff
Pascal Guignard | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShopKeep

  • ShopKeep provides solid pre-sales support. They did a pre-sales screen-share demo that helped us ensure that their system would handle the needs of the business, and they assisted us in making decisions around which hardware would be appropriate.
  • ShopKeep's hardware seems well thought out and well integrated. One exception is issues with the connection between their recommended iCMP credit card scanner and the register. Other than that, the hardware works well together.
  • The register has excellent configurability and customization capabilities, and handles a large variety of products easily. High-volume products can have their own buttons on the register. Products can be added to a purchase by using these buttons, by scanning a bar code with an integrated bar code scanner, or by doing a live text search.
  • The register is also easily configurable to handle product options - either multiple options like pizza toppings, or exclusive options like regular or decaf coffee.
  • The ShopKeep system can handle hybrid retail/quick serve/restaurant scenarios with grace. This was a factor that eliminated many other systems that are optimized for one or the other, or where the products for handling retail are completely separate from the products for handling quick serve/restaurant operations. Since this customer has a location where there is a quick serve counter, a restaurant, and a retail gift shop all in the same location, ShopKeep's ability to handle all of these kinds of transactions from the same platform is a powerful advantage. ShopKeep also recently added functionality to transfer open tickets between registers, so that if a customer starts out with a cup of coffee at the quick serve counter, their ticket can be picked up and added to at the gift shop if they wander in there to purchase items.
  • ShopKeep has a Back Office system that can be accessed through any Web browser, or through their mobile app. The Back Office system is used to import and export data, manage inventory, configure the iPad registers, set up product options, manage employees, and report transactions, sales, product costs & margins, and other data.
  • Discounts, returns and credits are relatively easy to handle from the register, and the system can be configured to require a manager to approve these kinds of transactions, or not.
  • Bulk imports and exports are handled well by ShopKeep's Back Office. When setting up initial inventory, products can be added through Excel, then imported as comma-separated values (CSV) files by uploading them through the Web browser. Once inventory is established, adding or modifying items can be done directly through the Web interface.
  • ShopKeep has a mobile app that can be used by owners or managers to remotely access real-time snapshots of sales and other important data whenever they wish.
Mark Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sellsy

  • Training. The only real issue I have with Sellsy is that its got so many features its hard to understand them all. I looked for training videos and they are all in French. Thats a big problem for a guy who grew up in NJ.
  • I would embed training videos directly into the software. This way as you add services, you get a full tutorial immediately.
James DeRosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShopKeep

  • They are completely understaffed in the engineering / product development.
  • They are a disaster in inventory control.
  • Financial reporting is inadequate.
Audeee Berg, LEED AP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sellsy

Sellsy 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Sellsy ticks the most boxes for us. While it could still do a lot of things better there is no other single app that offers the same spectrum of features at a comparable price for SMEs.
David Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShopKeep

ShopKeep 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Because we expect the current issue with the credit card reader disconnecting from the register to be solved with an upcoming software update, and we like many of the features of Shopkeep.
Mark Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Sellsy

Sellsy 7.2
Based on 3 answers
There is room for improvement.
Pascal Guignard | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShopKeep

ShopKeep 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The register functionality is excellent, both from a learning standpoint and an operations standpoint. Cashiers learn how to use the register quickly, and the registers can be configured with hot buttons for fast-moving products. Setting up product variations and additions is straightforward. The web-accessible Back Office has good features, but lacks enough granularity to provide a store manager with the ability to modify inventory settings without giving them access to all of the financial reports as well.
Mark Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Sellsy

Sellsy 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We have not yet experienced any down time with sellsy.
David Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShopKeep

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Performance

Sellsy

Sellsy 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Sellsy is slow to load pages for us. Sometimes waiting a few seconds. This could be due to our geographical location.
David Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShopKeep

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Support Rating

Sellsy

Sellsy 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Based on our experience. We have submitted a large amount of tickets and they have proven the Sellsy development team have the ability to respond fast and implement changes reasonably quickly. (Updated July 2015)
It took sellsy a number of weeks to solve an issue with the billable hours section of their application. This delayed us from being able to invoice our client for completed works. Lots of small things like email tracking timestamps have never been fixed even though we highlighted this issue months ago. Though small it is growing more and more frustrating to be reminded every time we try to see what time a client read or opened an email from us.
David Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShopKeep

ShopKeep 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Occasional long waits [5 minutes or more] or call-backs needed for telephone support. Email support replies usually take several hours. Support personnel are generally friendly and knowledgable.
Mark Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Sellsy

Sellsy 7.0
Based on 1 answer
If you are importing data from a CSV, Sellsy recommends you use OpenOffice. OpenOffice is an absolute disaster on Windows 8 and crashes every few mins. While no fault of Sellsy they should not recommend software which makes an already challenging task even more difficult. A small gripe in hindsight but during the process was deeply frustrating. For any users looking to format your CSV Google, try importing CSV data into Excel and your life will be much more easy.
David Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShopKeep

ShopKeep 8.0
Based on 1 answer
If moving from a "dumb" cash register system, spend all the time needed to get starting inventory and product costing and pricing correct. Shopkeep has good tools for reporting inventory, margins, and other critical business info, but the information is only useful if the starting figures are accurate.
Mark Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Sellsy

For me it is close to what Salesforce did. I do not use all the options they both offer so I mostly judge on the customer / contact tool.
Laurence Vaurie | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShopKeep

ShopKeep is an inexpensive choice iPad POS system that comes with all of the tools needed to do business without any long-term contracts or expensive fees. It also offers free 24/7 phone and email support along with online live chat during business hours. Coffee Shop Manager offered some of these items, but they also tied you into a long-term contract and you were charged fee after fee for support, etc. Also, the CSM system was big and took up a lot of space compared to ShopKeep's integration with an Apple iPad tablet.
Lance Ratze | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Sellsy

Sellsy 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The license model once you understand it is very flexible allowing you to select from the modules within sellsy. This gives small companies control of the cost facilitating them with the option to only pay for the features they use.
David Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShopKeep

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Return on Investment

Sellsy

  • It helped us look and operate professionally even though we had started out of our homes. That's huge.
James DeRosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShopKeep

  • I was unable to manage inventory
  • ShopKeep didn't integrate with my accounting software. I had to double enter all financial data.
  • Without inventory controls, all of my financial information was inaccurate. It is impossible to grow a business without accurate financial information.
Audeee Berg, LEED AP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Sellsy

General

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

Sellsy Editions & Modules

Edition
Sellsy$44.901
Staff member access$10.002
CRM pipelines license$10.002
Purchases and margins; Expenses; Subscriptions management; Helpdesk management$15.003
Project management; Marketing; Inventory management$20.003
  1. Administrator access
  2. Per User per Month
  3. Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Additional Pricing Details
Sellsy subscription: prices that fit your needs - Choose the features you need. Pay only for what you need.

ShopKeep

General

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

ShopKeep Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$69.001
Essential$99.001
Advanced$199.001
  1. Per Month
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