6 of the Best Free Linux Point-of-Sale Software
Point-of sale (POS) is the location where a transaction takes
place. It also refers to the immediate capture of transactions and
customer payment information when goods and services are purchased.
This data can be obtained using many different devices such as a
computer, cash register, barcode scanner, PIN pads, and magnetic card
There are many different reasons why a POS system is
retail businesses. It helps the retail establishment manage and
automate inventory functions, record sales transactions, handle and
track special offers (such as discounts, coupons, and special
promotions), and improve the efficiency of staff by allowing them to
spend more time interacting with customers. The system also provides
accurate and relevant reports, tracks volume and performance, uses
customer data to help the organisation generate more business,
proprietor of the retail establishment to maintain control in absentia,
and much more.
A POS system consists of a number of different components,
computer hardware, a computer operating system, checkout hardware, and
software. A key part is the POS software. The purpose of this
article is to identify Linux software that forms part of the checkout
system. With the current economic climate, open source POS software has
the obvious advantage of helping a business to lower costs.
Linux has a good range of open source Point-of-Sale software which can
help retailers make considerable cost savings, not simply due to the
lack of licensing and upgrade fees. One application which has not been
included in this feature but is worthy of a special mention is NolaPro.
It is an
outstanding free to download application but is released under a
To provide an insight into the open source software that is
have compiled a list of 6 of our favorite Point-of-Sale software.
Hopefully, there will be something of interest here
for anyone who needs to track sales and inventory as they occur.
So, let's explore the 6 Point-of-Sale tools at hand.
For each application we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots,
together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
||Web-based application for retail and
for small businesses
||Configurable general Point-of-Sale, not focused to a
targeted at restaurants
||Web-enabled feature-rich asynchronous data
Flexible barcode generation package
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Last Updated Sunday, June 30 2013 @ 03:10 AM EDT