Interested in building your own Point of Sale system? Here are the things you need to consider when building your own POS!
In this article, we are going to explain to you how to construct your own Point of Sale system or POS system! The first thing you need to do is to make sure you are willing and interested in learning the process without complaining. And also you should have at least a little experience.
So, if you are interested in learning how to build your POS system, you probably know what a POS system actually is. POS system is similar to a cash register, but with the use of a computer program or known as software. The Point of Sale software can be installed on a Linux or Windows based computer.
A single instance of this system is called POS Terminal. The POS Terminal could have one or more elements attached to it such as a Receipt Printer and USB Barcode Scanner. If you need a more advanced setup, you could have a few more elements and features attached to it such as Barcode Printer, Automatic Cash Drawer, Kitchen Printer, Pole Display, Digital Weighing Scale, and etc. A POS Terminal is usually seen in cashier’s checkout section of restaurants, supermarkets, café, bars, groceries, spa, department stores, beauty salon, and other businesses.
Here are the things you need when building your own POS system:
- A PC with the newest Internet browser installed or an Android or iOS tablet.
- A working Local Area Network and strong Internet connection
- Receipt printer
- An account or a subscription from a POS system provider
Before attaching the hardware to your POS system, you need to consider the type of business you run. A Restaurant POS system setup will be different than a clothing store POS setup. With a Restaurant POS system, you need a receipt printer, a kitchen printer, but not a barcode scanner. The clothing stores need barcode scanner but they don’t need a kitchen printer.
Here are the steps:
- Install your chosen OS
- Download and install uniCenta oPOS
- Depending on your business operation, you need to attach the additional devices to the POS terminal.
- Permit and Registration
So, there you have it! We hope that this article is going to help you build your own POS system!
— Vahag Aydinyan (@idinian) 17 de junio de 2017