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Things to be done before selecting aN ECIGARETTE MERCHANT SERVICE POS system

Since each business is unique, every business will require software that will meet specific needs. There are a number of points of sale firms that make claims that their POS system is applicable for all the business types such as retail and restaurants. As a trader, you will understand that you cannot cater to all people. Why settle for generalised software when there is specific software available. It is essential to know in advance the business issues that need to be addressed with the POS system. After this, a POS system needs to be chosen that will cater to specific needs. This will lead to satisfaction with the POS system in the future.

Request for a demo – It is always better to ask the salesperson to give a demo. This will help traders to check the working of the software and also see its potential fit into a particular business. Traders need to be cautious when a salesperson launches into the product without taking time to identify the needs of a particular business. It is best to utilize the services of a salesperson as one resource to understand the product and its application into a business. A good salesperson answers all the questions that help a trader to find the most suitable solution.

Ask a salesperson for quotes – After a trader develops a good understanding of his/her needs, it is time to begin asking for product quotes. Moreover, getting product quotes from firms you are keen on will add to the decision-making process.

Certain points of sale companies include everything in the quotations while some other may leave out certain items. Moreover, cost that could arise in the future such as upgrade costs, support and maintenance costs need to be enquired about well in advance.

The sales representative should be requested to give a proposal on the maintenance, upgrades, support, installation, training and hardware.

The following questions need to be asked to a sales person –

  1. Will the software support be provided for a full term?

Most of the firms provide support at no extra charge for one year of the contract. The trader will have to shell out for the support provided for the remaining period of the contract. Hence, while evaluating firms, it is necessary to clarify the support services.

  1. Is the support for hardware included for a full term?

Certain firms segregate the support for software and hardware. Hardware support is equally important. Hence, it is necessary to ensure that the support for hardware is included as well as covered for a full term.

  1. What are the internal costs that should be considered?

The cost incurred for the operation and maintenance of a POS operating system should be included if a POS system is being purchased.

  1. How often the updates are provided?

To avail the best software, it is advisable to choose a firm that continually improves and upgrades its products.

With these points in mind, a trader can choose the best quality POS system which is suitable for his/her business. Contact one of our helpful account representatives to assist you in the setup of a high risk merchant account or offshore merchant account for a high risk merchant.