Besides all the common features of POS software, sporting goods retail has some unique features and requirements that the POS software provider has to design to meet.
Catalog and inventory management
Sporting goods stores are known for their large inventories, diverse product catalogs, and constantly changing product lines. Sporting goods retailers must be able to keep track of many sorts of merchandise including exercise equipment, apparel, accessories, and others. Products can be further categorized by sport, such as running, swimming, hunting, tennis, baseball, skiing, golf, and more. POS software for this store type must be complex and strong enough to handle a wide range of products and their characteristics.
Besides, the centralized software also has to provide a real-time sync feature to ensure that inventory from both online websites and offline stores is updated and managed in one system.
Since sporting retail business is normally implemented as chain stores. It is essential to have POS software that can help retailers set up and manage different stores in one single system.