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BigBellyBBQ 02-14-2013 03:33 AM

pos vending system
 
Folks, any research on a pos system for on the road vending? With 110 power requirments which are not always reliable (inverter posible) however which ones will work with out the high cost of a restuarant system? I would like to find a 12 volt system ...but google search not many options..so pos with a card reader run through inverter / battery / charger seems the way, but any ideas??

kurtsara 02-14-2013 04:55 AM

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Originally Posted by BigBellyBBQ (Post 2367149)
Folks, any research on a pos system for on the road vending? With 110 power requirments which are not always reliable (inverter posible) however which ones will work with out the high cost of a restuarant system? I would like to find a 12 volt system ...but google search not many options..so pos with a card reader run through inverter / battery / charger seems the way, but any ideas??

iPad with SquareUp?

BigBellyBBQ 02-14-2013 05:27 AM

would ipod (I am not up to speed on gagets) work as a cash drawer and records of items sold / sales tax as a point of sale system? Sams club has a card reader like the square, but at the end of day need the z tape, so I want to update to a faster system...

Hawg Father of Seoul 02-14-2013 06:52 AM

NCR Silver or Lavu. The both are great for accounting.

You will still need power if you want a cash drawer or printer.

BigBellyBBQ 02-14-2013 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Hawg Father of Seoul (Post 2367201)
NCR Silver or Lavu. The both are great for accounting.

You will still need power if you want a cash drawer or printer.

talking to them now!

Pyle's BBQ 02-14-2013 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by BigBellyBBQ (Post 2367175)
would ipod (I am not up to speed on gagets) work as a cash drawer and records of items sold / sales tax as a point of sale system? Sams club has a card reader like the square, but at the end of day need the z tape, so I want to update to a faster system...

Yes the iPad will act as a cash drawer. My friends used it last year at farmer's markets and vending at RAGBAI. You do have to set it up, but that is very easy. It will give you totals of what you sold that day by each item. They did have a problem at RAGBRAI with cell service. There were more than 30,000 people at this event.

cynfulsmokersbbq 02-15-2013 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Pyle's BBQ (Post 2367997)
Yes the iPad will act as a cash drawer. My friends used it last year at farmer's markets and vending at RAGBAI. You do have to set it up, but that is very easy. It will give you totals of what you sold that day by each item. They did have a problem at RAGBRAI with cell service. There were more than 30,000 people at this event.

I've served RAGBRAI the last three years, and this will be year four. It is a huge event. People are in a big hurry and the quicker you can move the line the better. Did they have any problem with the amount of time in using the Ipad as a cash drawer? Does it even take more time?

Thanks

Mark

Pyle's BBQ 02-15-2013 01:42 PM

The problem was keeping a connection. The info from sales was having a problem saving to where ever it goes. It worked well as a POS system. The were keeping up with me. Actually it probably took less time. You create a button for each item and the price automatically brings up the price. You don't have to have a price list in front of you or look up prices.

little bit of r & r 02-15-2013 02:17 PM

I have iPad with square and the cell card in the iPad never an issue love the app you can program the sales tax and everything like Pyle said you can take a pic with iPad and use the pic when omeone orders the item price already programmed I highly recommend it. The only downfall is printers

BigBellyBBQ 02-16-2013 06:26 AM

doing bunch of research...for the price the ncr seems good...but using the cloud system..good ideas coming

BigBellyBBQ 02-16-2013 06:29 AM

printer
 
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Originally Posted by little bit of r & r (Post 2369352)
I have iPad with square and the cell card in the iPad never an issue love the app you can program the sales tax and everything like Pyle said you can take a pic with iPad and use the pic when omeone orders the item price already programmed I highly recommend it. The only downfall is printers

anyone have ideas on getting printer for this? simple sales tic?

Pyle's BBQ 02-16-2013 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by little bit of r & r (Post 2369352)
I have iPad with square and the cell card in the iPad never an issue love the app you can program the sales tax and everything like Pyle said you can take a pic with iPad and use the pic when omeone orders the item price already programmed I highly recommend it. The only downfall is printers

Looking at the square site, there is a way to get a physical copy of a receipt. The other options are to send as a text or email.

BigBellyBBQ 02-22-2013 10:11 AM

http://www.utouchpos.com/magento/ind.../special-price I have been talking to these people...software and or packages

Iso 02-24-2013 08:14 PM

Anyone use the Intuit POS?
http://intuitpayments.com/POS
Uh no... Just saw the price... uh no.

BigBellyBBQ 02-25-2013 02:50 AM

they want 1,000 plus..just for thier software....and really cumbersome


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