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Whether your shop is online, offline or a combination of both, Point of Sales (POS) always plays a role as “the heart” of the whole sales system. POS has transformed itself from a cash register system into a point-of-sale solution. This is available on both the phone and cloud platforms that can be tailored to the store, customer and e-commerce management systems.

Therefore, POS system is a “must-have” module that is indispensable for today’s retail business. But now many POS solutions are launched, it will be difficult for consumers to choose.

Today, we will give you a comparison between the POS of Magestore and ConnectPOS of SmartOSC for consulting and choosing the product that best suits your business.

The similarities between Magestore POS and ConnectPOS

To provide for business operations, the POS solution of the vendor must meet or at least have certain features to work. Therefore, with the POS of Magestore or ConnectPOS from SmartOSC, they share the same characteristics listed below.

POS review: ConnectPOS vs. Magestore POS

Target users

Firstly, they have similarities in target users. Most of the customers using Magestore and ConnectPOS are start-ups, SMEs (small and medium enterprises), agencies, or retailers. Especially, both solutions are compatible with the Magento platform, so they mainly aim at merchants who are running the business on Magento or planning a transform to Magento.

Devices

Both products generally support running on desktops and tablet devices. They also work well with a wide range of peripherals:

  • Barcode scanner
  • Card reader
  • Receipt printer
  • Cash drawers
  • Customer pole display

Basic features

They also all have basic features such as:

  • Inventory management / Multi-store management
  • Order and checkout
  • Payment
  • Customer Management
  • Report system

But these two vendors, surely they have to own some outstanding points that are considered as competitive points of them to compare with competitors. What is that? Let’s follow the next chapter to find more.

Bonus: Download this comparison chart featuring 5 POS systems from Magestore, BoostMyShop, Ebizmarts, ConnectPOS, Lightspeeds, and Vend.

Outstanding and different points between Magestore POS and ConnectPOS

ConnectPOS

Overview

This is a simple POS solution for your Magento-based web store. It provides a quick and simple check-out in 3 steps, high speed, and high accuracy in calculation. 

The main features that this extension can offer you are: accept multiple payments, accept deposits, refund, and exchange, real-time synchronization with Magento, and a customer app.

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Also, ConnectPOS is great when it comes to:

  • Product organization, which means it can support all types of Magento products, search for products quickly by name, ID, SKU or barcode.
  • Display products, so you can easily switch between grid view and list view.
  • Barcode support, to assign existing barcodes to the product, and scan barcodes to add products to the customer’s cart.
  • Stock inventory – to check the stock of each store and synchronize it in real-time with the online store, avoiding the sale of products not in stock.
  • AI Facial Recognition – to allow sales staff to aware customers’ info and purchasing history when they step into the store. Thanks to this, salesmen can provide best recommendations to customers, so increase sales and customer satisfaction.
  • Customer App – that sends notifications about products and discounts to customers and allows them self-checkout to avoid waiting.
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In addition, ConnectPOS offers you a smooth and intuitive payment process, including 3-step checkout, order notes, custom sales, advertising, multiple tax rates, delivery, receipt, and iPad devices.

Highlight features

  • Ease to use
  • High speed
  • Accurate calculation
  • Online-offline mode
  • Real-time synchronization with Magento
  • Hardware compatibility

Specific analysis

More specifically, to talk about the features of ConnectPOS, we can also emphasize the following competitive points:

  1. Accurate Calculation: ConnectPOS calculated metrics, especially taxes, faster and more accurately than many other selling points on the market. ConnectPOS applies the Magento tax rule but calculates directly instead of sending data to Magento and waiting for the result to return. That is why taxes for all items in the cart can be added to the total receipt value at a glance.
  2. High Speed: They aim to provide the fastest Magento POS for multichannel retailers. From data loading to ordering, billing, and payment processes, ConnectPOS is optimized for ease of use and fast performance. It helps cut down the time employees spend on training and time-consuming customers while waiting.
  3. Real-time synchronization: Customers, products and categories, tax rules, and other settings are synchronized in real-time with ConnectPOS. Your cashier is notified of the latest updates and, from there, can provide accurate information to customers and ensure they have a consistent experience across all sales channels.
  4. Many devices: ConnectPOS works on PCs and Macs during this time and they will soon have an iOS-based version. (Now, Magestore supports all devices above but including mobile – iOS and Android. This is one of the differences between the two vendors.) You can prepare to say goodbye to the complexity of buying web-based and iOS-based POS separately because we will deliver both in all price packages.
  5. Customization: With ConnectPOS, you can customize the receipt template with your logo, website, and store address for different purposes. We provide powerful translation tools so you can change the language displayed in the local language to make the language locally-friendly. And do not hesitate to contact us in case you need a customized solution to meet your specific needs.
  6. Hardware compatibility: ConnectPOS is compatible with many POS hardware vendors so you can use the equipment you own and save significant money on new hardware.

Magestore POS

So when you’ve already known about ConnectPOS from SmartOSC, then what are the differences with Magestore POS, what are their outstanding features? Let’s explore!

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Overview

The Magestore Magento POS is rapid, powerful, and easy to use. The whole checkout procedure is accurate and user-friendly. Payment processing is quick, secure, and flexible. Note that Magento 2 POS supports multiple payment methods (both online and offline).

Magestore POS is known for its powerful software with major enhancements such as:

  • Inventory Management
  • Stock Management
  • Multiple Payment Types
  • Loyalty Management
  • Gift Vouchers / Gift Card
  • Reporting
  • Discount Management
  • and so many more.

With this solution, you will easily satisfy your customers, whether customers have a difficult personality.

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Outstanding features

Let’s figure out the core user-oriented features of the Magestore Magento POS.

  • Customers can save costs with an one-time payment
  • The flexible UI/UX checkout experience
  • Attract attention to customers with quick trading methods
  • Set the flexible coupons on the POS screen
  • The payment process is processed quickly both offline and online
  • Easy delivery and efficient products management
  • Even offline, do not miss out on sales

Specific analysis

  1. Add items without headaches. There are two ways of how a product can be added to cart: by scanning barcodes or by clicking on product thumbnails. Both approaches offer a fast and user-friendly way of product processing.
  2. Further purchasing. Each transaction can be put on hold and recalled for further status update and purchasing.
  3. Custom Sales. The Magestore POS adds the “Custom Sales” button to the interface, so it is possible to create orders with items that are not available in the system (or were not updated).
  4. Offline orders. If you have no Internet connection, it is not a problem for this Web POS. Due to the IndexedDB storage, all operations are kept within the system and synchronized with the online database when the connection is available.
  5. Payment Methods. As mentioned above, Magento 2 Web POS by Magestore supports both online and offline payment methods. Thus, you can equally use credit card processing by Authorize.net or Stripe; cash in; cash on delivery; and of course integrate a credit card swiper to provide customers with the fastest payment solution. Furthermore, it is possible to use both split and partial payments. It means that a customer can use multiple payment methods simultaneously as well as split order total into several parts to pay them. Magestore POS also allows merchants to record a “later payment” for the whole order value. It means the shoppers can pick items, go out, and come back to pay later. 
  6. Inventory Management. Magestore POS uses Magento’s Inventory Management system including Stock and Source. By this way, Magento merchants can have multiple sales channels and keep track of the salable and actual quantity of both online and offline channels. 
  7. Customer Management. Although Magento POS by Magestore supports two ways of checking out – as a guest or as a registered user, it also collects customer data that can be used for further customer management. Thus, all orders and refund history are recorded and synchronized.
  8. Invoices. There are also several approaches to invoicing available with the Magestore POS . First of all, it is possible to create invoices by items. Besides, you can provide a document based on the paid order amount. Invoices can be printed or sent via email.
  9. Refunds. Refunds are possible by both a single item and the whole paid amount. Besides, the Magestore Magento Web POS module provides the ability to use reward points in each situation stimulating new purchases.
  10. Permissions. If you have different roles, the POS allows you to set permission on each role. For example, only the sales manager will be able to offer the highest discounts.
  11. Working Shifts. Another important aspect of Magento POS by Magestore is shift management. It is possible to create a new shift, add all events, and get a Z-report that describes each shift. 
  12. POS performance. In early 2021, Magestore released a POS integration with New Relic, a tool that gives developers a view of what’s happening in software environments. Thanks to this, POS performance is controlled better, and merchants can deliver delightful experiences in offline stores.

Some updated features that worth the money paid for it from Magestore POS

It is possible to say Magestore POS and ConnectPos have advantages of their own. However, with the recent updates, Magestore POS promises to create a huge competitive advantage. And it deserves for retailers to consider.

The most-wanted updates for your Point-of-Sales are here!

With 3 most notable features:

  • Faster checkout by 30x times: Improve store speed during peak time with faster loading and order-placing time
  • New integrated payment: Encourage customers to pay more with integrated Bambora and split online payments
  • Strong security upgrade: Ensure staff fulfill their roles only by granting access to specific IP Access
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And much more:

  • Faster performance
  • Bigger data capability
  • Integrated payment with Bambora terminal, Authorize.net, Stripe gateway, and Stripe Verifone P400.
  • Easier and more flexible payment
  • Better POS security by restricting IP access
  • More efficient session management
  • Z Report and X Report updates
  • Receipt
  • Refund
  • Optimized order fulfillment process
  • Powerful inventory management 

To better understand these features, read more about Magestore POS.

Comparison checklist

To provide for business operations, the POS solution of the vendor must meet or at least have certain features to work. Therefore, with the POS of Magestore or ConnectPOS from SmartOSC, they share the same characteristics listed below.

Check out the full comparison chart features 5 POS systems from Magestore, BoostMyShop, Ebizmarts, ConnectPOS, Lightspeeds, and Vend.

Bonus tips: How to find a vendor providing a prestige POS system?

Okay, now you understand the benefits of the POS reconciliation, we are next to how to do it properly.

Having a POS system that meets all the specific needs of your business will be a necessary management module and allow you to focus on meeting the demands of your customers. Whether you are a retailer or a new store owner, how will you use the POS system, and how does it work? If you are still having difficulty or have any further questions please don’t hesitate to get a consultancy.

With over 11 years of experience in Magento, more than 10,000 retailers, and experienced developers, Magestore is confident to bring you the best products, the most comprehensive solutions, and professional services.

Moreover, one suggestion for the retailer when managing a business, you should know that inventory management is very necessary. What is the solution to deal with a lot of products and orders every day?

Let’s explore the POS Professional – one of the packages in Magestore Omnichannel Solution.

Last words

We are living in the retail era of breakthroughs. Magento eCommerce solutions have been developed with the sole purpose: Satisfying the demand for an impressive and great shopping experience for customers. At the end of the day, customers may not remember which channel they have interacted with, but they will always remember that everything is “okay” when buying and receiving merchandise from that brand. And if you notice, that is the most important. You may not know the business model – Omnichannel. It’s for you – retailers are wondering how to manage their business.

Let’s read more about Omnichannel guide designed for Magento merchants HERE

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An Omnichannel retail strategy on Magento originated with POS, as it is capable of connecting all sales channels to form a complete “ecosystem” that provides customers with a seamless shopping experience, no matter which platforms they choose.

So instead of struggling to manage your business, choose a reputable provider, and let them help you master the retail industry.

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