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Magestore POS vs Webkul POS: Which is better for Magento merchants?

 

Magento merchants with multiple online and offline stores are switching from Webkul POS to a more robust Magestore POS to handle thousands of orders daily, sync data across sales channels instantly, deliver a better omnichannel shopping experience, and enjoy greater future scalability with more optimized costs.

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Magestore POS is the #1 POS for Magento 2 solution. The POS is one of the best fits for omnichannel businesses seeking reliable and simultaneous sync between online and offline sales channels and elevating their customers’ shopping experience at optimized costs.

  • Reliable and real-time data sync between Magento site and physical stores
  • Order creation and processing in seconds
  • Multi-channel and multi-location inventory management
  • Omnichannel order fulfillment options and loyalty programs
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Webkul Magento POS is a solution aimed at Magento merchants who run many physical locations along with their online stores. The POS has enough functions to manage multiple stores and process daily transactions effectively.

  • Multi-channel inventory management
  • Cart holding for later processing
  • Manage cashiers and sales agents
  • Support discounts and coupons

Magestore is more stable, scalable, and customizable to meet ever-changing business needs.

Get ready for any future expansion plans with a highly reliable POS inventory software open source that can accommodate new business demands.

Sell everywhere from one platform with Magento POS

Stable data synchronization

With powerful functionality, Magestore POS for multi-stores syncs customer, order, and product data in real time across sales channels and locations with high accuracy and stability.

Webkul can also ensure real-time data transfer but the synchronization, as reported by many users who have switched to Magestore recently, is unstable and sometimes not working, leading to certain issues like the loss of order data on the Magento backend.

Customizable Magento POS Solution

On-demand customization

Both Magestore and Webkul are customizable as you demand. As a POS and inventory system open source, you can have your in-house development team tailor Magestore POS to your ever-changing needs without difficulty. Otherwise, you can entrust our dedicated support team, who’s always available to help you throughout your project, with the customization, whether it’s building a new feature or doing integration work.

However, Webkul POS’s customizability is somewhat limited. Oftentimes, you’ll have to contact the Webkul team and send them a ticket if you need any customization as only their POS app is available as open source software. What’s more, it has a lot of unsolved bugs when running, so customizing the POS might be challenging since it can cause more serious errors or unwanted conflicts. As a result, the customization often takes more time and may cost extra fees.

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Fast order processing

Although Webkul web based point of sale system POS allows users to hold orders for later processing, it has limited capacity to deal with high order quantities. Many users complain that the POS is sluggish and takes much time to load.

Magestore, on the other hand, not only allows users to create and process multiple orders but also can deal effectively with sudden or frequent surges in sales. The POS is equipped with many tools to accelerate order processing like self-checkout services, order creation and processing in seconds, and customer-facing display mode, which makes it more adaptable to the rapid growth of your business.

Feature-rich Magestore POS offers omnichannel fulfillment options and loyalty programs that drive greater customer satisfaction.

Take your multi-channel selling to the next level by providing your customers with personalized, consistent, and flexible shopping experience across sales channels.

Multiple omnichannel fulfillment options

Contrary to Webkul POS without specific features to assist omnichannel shopping experience, Magestore POS comes with a robust store pickup that allows you to offer your customers an array of order fulfillment options. Shoppers can choose to buy online pickup in store, buy in store then ship to home, or buy online and pay at stores.

Diverse payment methods

To facilitate omnichannel retailing, Magestore POS also supports more diverse payment methods. Besides what Webkul POS provides like cash, credit, debit cards, and split payments, Magestore POS gives your customers more payment choices, including layaway, buy now pay later, store credits, and gift cards.

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Omnichannel loyalty programs

Webkul web based POS system lets you apply discounts and coupon codes at the checkout. If you want to have more features like tracking loyalty history and setting rules for loyalty programs that can be used at the POS, you need to integrate the POS with Webkul’s loyalty extension.

However, Magestore has more than that. With Magestore web POS, you can collect customer data to create customer profiles and sync the information across sales channels. Having these profiles on hand enables you to provide your customers with personalized omnichannel loyalty programs that can be applied both on your Magento site and at the POS, including loyalty points, store credits, discounts, and more without extra integration.

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Magestore POS saves you a bundle while delivering great benefits in the long term.

Pay one time and get long-term benefits, reducing costs to improve profit margins for your business.

Webkul POS pricing

Webkul charges fixed prices for their POS, including PWA POS starting from $199 – $897 and Webkul’s app POS, which works on Android and iOS devices, having a higher base price of $499 – $2,545. The prices increase subject to the Magento editions. Webkul’s Magento POS open source version even costs more.

In case you wish to expand your business, you’ll have to purchase Webkul’s extensions to get more advanced functions for loyalty, barcode management, multi-vendor, and more, or pay for customization to meet your business needs. All these expenses add up to a considerable amount of costs in the long term, especially when Webkul is reported to be quite buggy. Additionally, Webkul also charges fees for installation and payment integrations.

Magestore POS pricing

With one-time custom pricing, Magestore offers you expert support and consultation whenever you need and allows you to add unlimited users and devices for expansion without additional costs. From the 2rd year of using Magestore POS, you can buy Warranty Service to keep Slack Support and download our latest POS version. If you don’t buy Warranty Service, you can still raise a ticket to let us know your problem and get help. Magestore POS also charges no implementation or transaction fees.

As the #1 Webkul POS alternative, Magestore POS for Magento is open source and we offer more flexible pricing plans. We take your business needs, store numbers, and expected service levels into account to design the most optimal solution for your business and give you a reasonable quote. The quote includes a complete POS, expert consultation, professional support, training services, and more. On that basis, you only have to pay one time for what you need both at present and in the future.

It’s not easy to manage 9 physical stores. We want to offer different products at different store locations. Our website also has lots of SKUs, let’s say about 20,000 that need to be organized well for customers to understand what we have and where.

Now we are scanning 110 items in 30 seconds; it might even be able to scan faster if we had a faster scanner.

Already we are able to do many more things than we were able to do in the past with our previous software.

Greg Penno, Owner of Mr. Pet’sPet Shop | Canada
Greg and Mr.Pets store using Magestore Magento POS

Magestore and Webkul comparison

Let’s compare key features of Magestore and Webkul POS by looking at the table below!

Product comparison
Magestore
Webkul
Magento-native
Offline mode
Multichannel inventory management
Payment options
Cash
Credit cards, debit cards
Split payments
Contactless payments
Mobile payments
Layaway
Store credits
Buy now, pay later
Order creation and processing in seconds
Robust and accurate real-time data sync
Purchase order management
Omnichannel fulfillment options
Cross-channel loyalty programs
Integrate with Magento extensions, 3rd-party software
Sometimes, there are data errors or system conflicts.
Compatible with common hardware
Employee management
Dedicated customer support
One-time fee
No hidden cost
Custom pricing
Customers’ rating on Capterra
4.7/5.0
  • An ultimate omnichannel POS solution
  • Very good services
  • Work great and easy to use
Customers’ rating on GetApp
4.7/5.0
  • Work exceptionally well
  • Excellent support
  • A perfect EPOS solution
Customers’ rating on Trustpilot
4.5/5.0
  • Functional, precise, and easy
  • Good products and good services
  • An outstanding solution
4.7/5.0
  • Simple and neat
  • Professional and good support
  • Great POS

5 steps to switch from Webkul POS to Magestore POS

Switching to Magestore POS is fast and easy as you’ll have our support team by your side during the whole process!

1

Consultation

Discuss your business situations, goals, and needs with our experts
2

Checking hardware

Prepare your compatible hardware for POS setup
3

Implementation

Install and test Magento 2 POS software, migrate data from Webkul to Magestore, and fix any bugs
4

Onboarding

Train your employees
5

Launch and maintenance

Go live and update new features

Comprehensive, functional, and flexible POS for any Magento merchant

  • Fast order creation and processing in seconds
  • Advanced inventory management, including stock transfer, inventory adjustment
  • Numerous payment methods like cash, credit, debit cards, mobile payments, buy now, pay later, layaway, split payment, etc.
  • Support of multiple currencies
  • Omnichannel order fulfillment, including click and collect
  • Real-time synchronization of order, product, and customer data
  • Customer-facing display mode and self checkout services
  • Seamless integration with 3rd-party services
  • Omnichannel loyalty programs
  • Reliable, customizable, and scalable for future expansion
  • Robust and secure POS software to handle thousands of orders daily
  • No transaction fees, no hidden fees

Trusted by 15,000+ retailers worldwide

If you like the Magento platform, this is the POS for you. Having one database that streams down on PWA to all tills is genius, most companies have it backward. Incredibly fast and super easy to understand and can customize any function you desire.

Greg Penno, Owner of Mr. Pet’sPet Shop | Canada | 5 years of engagement

Magestore's gone above and beyond time and time again, to ensure that their product is dependable, reliable, and cutting-edge. They have always been true to their word, very responsive, and caring. It feels more like a partnership.

Matthieu, Owner of Upper LimitsE-cigarettes | US | 4 years of engagement

We considered many providers, but in the end, we chose Magestore because Magestore has more advantages. We saved a lot of hours using the new POS system because it’s very fast and it feels safe.

Marco Baratella, COO of Swiss Shooting GroupSporting & Outdoor | Switzerland | 3 years of engagement

From the start of the project they were highly professional, nothing was any major issue. Had some additional custom work done for our business, this was also done very slick and professional from start to finish. 100% highly recommended.

Nick Hunter, Director of McVapeUKE-cigarettes | UK | 6 years of engagement

It’s brilliant to see that it’s possible to have what we want without breaking our finances. Magestore knows how to deliver things that we have in mind and we’re impressed with the quality and time that we receive. The Magestore team is very competent in what they do.

Matheus Santos, Owner of Top ShoesFootwear | Colombia | 2 years of engagement

We decided to go with Magestore because we wanted a system that would integrate with Magento, where we would have the sales in one spot rather than two systems. Magestore POS would help to start with and then grow into what we need.

Marilena Rudd, Co Founder of HoohaaDesignWeb Agency | United Kingdom

FAQs

1. What is a web based POS?

A web-based POS is a POS system that centralizes and stores all of your business data in online servers, which you can access anywhere and on different devices like computers or smartphones using the Internet.

2. Is Magestore POS fully compatible with Magento Multi-Source Inventory?

Yes, Magestore POS is completely compatible with Magento Multi-Source Inventory to facilitate multi-channel inventory management.

3. Does Magestore have offline mode?

Yes, Magestore can work in offline mode. Without the Internet connection, this Magento 2 POS still accepts and processes orders. The data then automatically syncs to the Magento backend when the connection resumes.

4. Which payment methods does Magestore POS support?

Magestore POS supports a wide variety of payment types. Some of them are cash, debit cards, credit cards, buy now pay later, store credits, split payment, and layaway.

5. How many websites can I use with one POS license?

The License Certificate with a license serial, which you get after purchasing, is valid for:

  • One dev Magento installation
  • One live Magento installation

Therefore, as long as you operate multiple websites using a single Magento installation, you just need one POS license.

6. What Magento editions is Magestore POS compatible with?

Currently, Magestore POS is compatible with the latest version of Magento — Magento CE and EE 2.4.6.

7. How can I know if Magestore POS is suitable for our business?

Considered one of the best retail POS for businesses of different sizes, Magestore POS can cater to the needs of many industries, such as furniture, fashion, and toys. You can examine the POS functionality to see whether they match your business requirements. Generally, Magestore POS can help you:

  • Sync your online and offline store data for central management
  • Manage different aspects of your business like inventory, orders, and employees
  • Create, process, and manage orders effectively

Besides, you can also contact our expert to discuss and get free consultation to find the best solution for your use case.

8. How to install Magestore POS?

You can choose to install the POS yourself following our guidelines or have our team set up the POS for you to save your time and effort. We can finish the installations within 5 days.
The process consists of some steps as below.

  • Install the POS software on your dev and staging site
  • Test and fix any issues
  • Deploy the POS on the live site and test again
  • Set up configurations according to your requirements

Best Magento POS for omnichannel merchants to satisfy customers whenever they buy

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