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About Square

Square is a POS solution which includes tools for managing payments, digital receipts, inventory, reports, and more.

By signing up for the company’s payment processing service on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, users simply purchase a square card reader, fill out a quick online form, and download the Square app.

It is one of the most feature-rich and advanced mobile processing (mPOS) solution on the market.

About Vend

Vend is a POS platform developed for iPad, intended to be used in by retail businesses. It can be used with receipt printers, barcode scanners, and cash drawers.

This software manages the sales process, tracks inventory, and handles customer data, enabling mouse and keyboard input. Vend is a cloud-based app, but it can be used offline, because of its ability to synchronize data after the connection is restored.

Vend integrates with most-used business sales and payment processing applications. The service offers three pricing plans, with 30-day free trial.

About Poster POS

Poster is a tablet Point of Sale (POS) for cafes and shops. The POS application can be launched on a laptop, Android tablet, or iPad, which significantly reduces the initial cost. Poster offers a great number of useful features for the cost twice affordable than competitors: financial and stock control, discounts, bonuses and promotions settings; built-in customizable reports; fast food mode or floor section map and supply storage notifies. Set it up in 15 minutes and start saving time and money.

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • API
  • Budgeting
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Payment Processor
  • Supplier Management
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • BitCoin

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • API
  • Budgeting
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Payment Processor
  • Supplier Management
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • BitCoin

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • API
  • Budgeting
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Payment Processor
  • Supplier Management
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • BitCoin

Summary

  • Accept credit cards anywhere

  • Get your money right away

  • Printable sales reports

  • Accounting system integration

  • Customizable loyalty and rewards programs

  • Suitable for food-service and retail industries

  • No monthly fees or early-termination fee

Summary

  • Web-based or iPad POS

  • Work Offline

  • Custom Receipts

  • Cash Management

  • Returns, Refunds, and Store Credits

  • Centralized Data

  • Order Management

  • Online Store

  • Optimized for Mobile

  • Bar codes and Labels

Summary

    No key features associated with this application.

Pricing

Starter

$65.00
Monthly Subscription
Included in plan:
  • Single Outlet
  • 1 Register
  • 3 Users
  • Unlimited Products
  • Professional Inventory Management
  • Customer Profiles
  • Small Business Reporting

Advanced

$78.00
Monthly Subscription
Included in plan:
  • Single Outlet
  • 1 Register
  • Unlimited Users
  • Unlimited Products
  • Gift Cards
  • Loyalty
  • Vend Ecommerce
  • Advanced Reporting
  • Advanced User Permissions

Multi-Outlet

$170.00
Monthly Subscription
Included in plan:
  • Multiple outlets
  • 2 Registers
  • Unlimited Users
  • Unlimited Products
  • All features in Advanced, plus:
  • Multi-Outlet Inventory
  • Central Customer Database
  • HQ & Outlet Reporting
  • Consolidated Billing & Admin
  • Priority Phone Support

Pricing

Pro

$69.00
1 server(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 1500 products and dishes
  • All from Business plus:
  • Kitchen Kit
  • Reservation management

Business

$49.00
1 server(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 300 products and dishes
  • All from Mini plus:
  • Promotions
  • Dish modifications
  • Payroll accounting

Mini

$29.00
1 server(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 100 products and dishes
  • Reports
  • Inventory
  • Users
  • Receipts
  • Cash shifts

FAQs

    Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • No.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Square supports iOS, Android, and web-based platforms.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Square is a POS solution for managing payments, digital receipts, inventory, reports, and more.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • The main user group is SMEs.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Yes, Square integrates with TSheets, ShipStation, Xero, Deputy, QuickBooks Online, and Jobber, among others.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Yes, we offer FAQs, a forum, a knowledge base, online support, and phone support.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, Square offers payments, e-commerce, POS and other APIs.

FAQs

    What platforms does this service support?
  • This is web-based platform for iOS devices.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support offered: Help Center, FAQs, Online Support, Webinars, Email Support, Phone Suport.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Integrations available: Xero, Shopify, QuickBooks, Deputy, Timely, MailSync, StitchLabs, Etsy, Unleashed, PayPal, MailChimp, Finale Inventory, Orderhive, TapMango, Kangaroo, Workato, DEAR Inventory, KashFlow, 9 Spokes, Wink Reports, Collect Loyalty, Sku IQ, Chronogolf.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Vend is mostly used in tandem with accounting software.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Vend is used as a retail point-of-sale platform.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, there is an API offered.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes, depending on a pricing plan, there are 3-users or unlimited users possibilities.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Main users of Vend are retail businesses, regardless of their size.

FAQs

    No FAQs associated with this application.

Vendor Information

Founded:
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Based in:
Circle Pines
Employees:
myself only
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Followers:
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Based in:
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Employees:
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Followers:
22.3k

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Based in:
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Employees:
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Likes:
Followers:
170

Other

Who uses Square
  • SMEs
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English, Spanish, French, Chinese
Regional Restrictions:
US and Canada

Other

Who uses Vend
  • SMEs
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other

Who uses Poster POS
  • Startups
  • SMEs
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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