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POS Review: ConnectPOS Vs. Shopify POS

Point-of-sales system is now more and more popular among modern retailers in the recent market thanks to its variety of features that facilitate their stores. The POS market also becomes bustling with many powerful solutions developed by different providers. If you are looking for a POS system, you may have heard of ConnectPOS and Shopify POS as the two leading POS in the market. What are the differences between these two solutions and which one fits your stores?

Overview

ConnectPOS 

ConnectPOS solution is developed by ConnectRetail and was first introduced in 2006. After years of operating in the retail solution industry, this solution has supported more than 2000 retailers with all sized and business fields worldwide, for example, Food & Drink, Toys & Hobbies, Nutrition & Supplements, etc.

Shopify POS

Shopify POS is a product from Shopify, one of the leading platforms supporting online retail businesses in the meantime. This POS is provided for free if retailers have already purchased a Shopify Plan.

Compatibility

Both ConnectPOS and Shopify are able to run on a wide range of modern computing devices including PC, tablets, or smartphones running with both iOS and Android operations. Also, retailers can connect these POS solutions with various hardware existing in the market and purchase hardware from their partners.

ConnectPOS
ConnectPOS

Features

Both ConnectPOS and Shopify POS are feature-rich POS solutions and constantly updated to meet retailers changing requirements.

Offline Mode

ConnectPOS is able to synchronize all business data including sales, inventory, products, etc between your stores and POS system in real-time even in Offline Mode. This ability enables retail stores to ensure that every transaction in stores can run smoothly without an Internet connection. 

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Shopify POS has not yet supported operating in Offline Mode. But this solution enables retailers to record data and the system will be automatically synchronized after the Internet connection is back. Or retail stores can manually synchronize this app with Shopify Admin. 

Inventory Management

ConnectPOS offers retail businesses many features that automate inventory tasks and minimize possible mistakes. To illustrate, with the new feature Stocktake, retailers can assign stock counting directly on the system. The counting will be automatically and accurately conducted and import data into your system. You can closely monitor stock status in every store and warehouse location at every period of time. Moreover, ConnectPOS enables you to transfer stock between every store and warehouse in just a click to maintain appropriate inventory.

Shopify POS is also a robust app for inventory management. This solution allows retail stores to add unlimited products that are searchable in their POS app. With Shopify POS, retailers can also track their stock levels from everywhere and allocate stock to each online and offline store.

Shopify POS

Multiple payment methods

Payment method is a key factor in every retail process. Especially, since there are now many suitable payment methods in the market, customers will expect more options when shopping in your stores.

ConnectPOS enables stores to manage and provide their customers with multiple payment methods from cash to card. Additionally, retailers can connect directly their POS system with the majority of highly secured and popular payment gateways such as PayPal or Tyro without any transaction fees required. 

Shopify POS is integrated with Shopify Payments – another factor of Shopify eCommerce suite. Besides, retailers can also connect their Shopify POS with other third-party payment gateways. Notably, Shopify charges a certain fee for each transaction, usually ranging from 2.4% and 2.7% of your total bill. 

Bottom line

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Both ConnectPOS and Shopify POS have their own excellent features as well as certain drawbacks. The reason is that each of them is developed separately to fulfill the needs of particular groups of retailers. We hope that throughout this article, we can help you better understand each POS solution and figure out which is for your business. If you want to know more about ConnectPOS as well as other retail solutions, feel free to contact us!

About the Author

Lani B.

Lani B.

Lani B. is a content marketing intern at ConnectPOS. Taking interests in the e-commerce retail business, she has been updating with new technology solutions that empower retailers to thrive in this competitive market.

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