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Which POS software was this?

I bought some things at a privately-owned grocery store today and the point-of-sale (POS) software display that showed how much I owed was a stunningly beautiful work of MS-DOS-style ANSI design. At the top of the screen it said "ERD POS" or something like that. The digits for the cost total were even bigger and fancier than this, but that image captures the general era. What was it? And how old is it? Thanks!
posted by circular on Apr 28, 2016 - 4 answers

What do you know restaurant POS systems?

Researching restaurant POS systems. Have a suggestion of a product or just things to be aware of? [more inside]
posted by john m on Mar 22, 2016 - 19 answers

Debit-taking mobile payments in Toronto? Alternatives to Square?

I'm opening up a popup shop in November. The building is not wired for internet and the landlord doesn't want to wire it as such due to the short-term lease. I know about mobile payment systems like Square, but none that I can determine can take Debit in Canada (they're credit card only). This does not work for me. Are there non-Square alternatives that do take debit in Canada? Thanks.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Oct 16, 2015 - 5 answers

Running a large event, need ability for people to order food/drink?

I'm part of a committee organizing a fairly large event. I'm looking for an app, or online provider that would allow people to go to a web page on their phones to order drinks/food and have that order sent to a central computer (at the bar for this event) and then wait staff would then take the food/drink to their suite. I've looked at placing a tablet and square reader in each "suite", however there are some security risks with that. The other option is to create a web page that sends the orders to a wireless printer (located in the bar), and then the wait staff would collect the funds when the food/drink is delivered. I was hoping someone knew of a service that would accomplish this easily. I know there are several tablet based POS systems (used in sushi restaurants, for example), but this event is only a few days long and it does not make sense to invest in thousands of dollars of equipment. Thanks for your help!
posted by jazzman on Jan 13, 2015 - 8 answers

Do you use Square for more than occasional transactions?

Do you have experience using the SquareUp register for a business that does a hundred or more transactions a day? Do you like it? Would you recommend any of the alternatives? Sail? Intuit? [more inside]
posted by The Giant Squid on Dec 1, 2012 - 7 answers

Why did that go through?

Using funds from still-uncleared checks? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Aug 13, 2012 - 12 answers

How do first time business owners find out all the things they need to do before they can open their doors?

A hypothetical business like a pizza place (but it could be something else) wants to open up shop. How do the hypothetical first time business owners find out all the things they should or need to do before they can open their doors? Things like.... [more inside]
posted by Feel the beat of the rhythm of the night on Jul 14, 2012 - 18 answers

POS for a housewares retail outlet

Best POS/inventory management for a shop selling a mixture of unbarcoded and barcoded items (i.e. some loose stuff) and wishing to monitor stock levels, produce meaningful reports. Can't decide between Mac/Windows/Cloud... [more inside]
posted by dance on May 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for a POS for a small retail store

I'm working on opening a retail store. I've done some research on the different POS software systems available, but I want to know what works in the real world. [more inside]
posted by toddst on Apr 21, 2012 - 12 answers

Best POS System for a bar that doesn't look TOO crappy?

Best POS System for a bar that doesn't look TOO crappy? [more inside]
posted by staveitoff on May 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Help us build a robot Janine! - Virtual Receptionist Software Needed

We're redecorating our office and removing our reception desk (as we no longer have a receptionist), but we'd like to replace it with an automated yet fun (green screen! maybe!) system. [more inside]
posted by softlord on Nov 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Suggest me a low-cost bar PoS and stock tracking system!

Bar PoS terminal and stock management software recommendations? [more inside]
posted by bullox on Sep 29, 2010 - 0 answers

Need POS software suggestions for local farmers market.

I was asked to recommend a software/hardware solution that would enable our local farmers market to allow patrons to visit different vendor tables, choose their items and pay at a central pay station. Currently, patrons get handed a slip and present a number of slips at the pay station. I look to you, oh crowd, as this area of technology is not my strong suit.
posted by mjmcport on Apr 25, 2010 - 6 answers

This is a POS... wait, that's not a bad thing!

Mom's opening a brick and mortar store and we're shopping for point-of-sale software. We're looking for a system that will accept credit cards and EBT (basically foodstamps on a debit card) and haven't bought any of our computer hardware yet. So, feel free to mention software for Mac or PC. Difficulty: Need support for random weights/prices. [more inside]
posted by aristan on Jan 12, 2010 - 2 answers

I hate you mail.app

Why can't I get mail.app to stop launching and to get my mailto links to load in safari under my gmail account instead? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Good typeface for a point-of-sale receipt printer?

Does anyone have suggestions for a good typeface for a point-of-sale receipt printer? I have a project to design messages printed on the bottom of a cash register receipt. These are B&W thermal printers, about 200-250 DPI. The text is 6-12 points. We're going primarily for readability and cleanliness and we're happy to pay for quality. Before we go with what we already have (Verdana, Arial, etc.), we'd love suggestions for what might be better.
posted by herzigma on Jul 21, 2009 - 5 answers

How did I get made party to a scam?

A random person in a city I don't live in called me and said he was seeing two charges for $155 each on his bank statement, and his bank says I'm the party that the payments were made to. What kind of scam is this, how did I get involved, and what's my responsibility? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jul 3, 2009 - 12 answers

Point of sale shenanigans

Cash back? Why? [more inside]
posted by zap rowsdower on Jul 26, 2008 - 21 answers

Simple Point Of Sale software solution

Help me find an easy Point of Sale software solution for our business [more inside]
posted by shinynewnick on Apr 21, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I get terminal services to keep a port connection?

How do I make a USB port map permanent with terminal services? [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Mar 10, 2008 - 1 answer

Windows Update borked my Vista laptop

Vista hangs while switching to/from Secure Desktop after Windows Update installed a new sound driver. Please help me fix it. [more inside]
posted by AstroGuy on Mar 6, 2008 - 3 answers


I work as a freelance tech in the POS industry. What can I do to avoid litigation? [more inside]
posted by converge on Mar 14, 2007 - 3 answers

Need a cheap retail POS system.

What is the best POS / inventory software for a music (instruments and accessories) store? [more inside]
posted by tucsongal on Feb 2, 2007 - 1 answer

Unused checkouts

If retail space is really lorded over by bean counters, why do big boxes build so many checkouts that sit unused? On the morning after Thanksgiving, the north Dallas Super Target I went in briefly only had 9 out of 24 registers open. Why do they build them this way? Has anyone ever seen 90%+ of them open?
posted by hodyoaten on Dec 5, 2005 - 23 answers

What a POS

I just bought a couple used VeriFone Tranz 330's for use in my POS system, but I can't figure out how to reprogram them! [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on Aug 8, 2005 - 0 answers

DIY P.O.S. System

How can I build a custom P.O.S. system with an old computer and my internet-programming-biased skills? [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on May 2, 2005 - 10 answers

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