So much P O S itive feedback to share and report here that I can go on for hours but I will keep it short and to the point. I operate a home delivery food service and needed a system that would be specifically programmed to meet my specific business needs. I tried using systems from two other companies they both sounded pretty decent and professional at the sales end but that's where it also ended. Whenever I needed tech support or help I was told to call an 800 number that was connected to India or who knows wherever else on the globe. the calls wouldn't always connect and when it did the connection wasn't always clear and when I was finally able to talk with someone either I would not understand him or he would not understand me. I truly got frustrated and dropped them after loosing thousands of dollars and wasted time. I was ready to give up on a pos system completely until one afternoon I came across an advertising on my computer screen it was from POS Nation. I was honestly hesitant to call but I did call anyway. And this is what truly happened from that vary first phone call. The person who answered that call was extremely knowledgeable and not just took his time listening to me explaining my specific needs but completely put himself deeply into it wanting to have a complete understanding on all the details. I felt very confident that finally this company is going to make it work for me. It took a few days and he got back to me with a detailed plan. I still needed to fine tune it and he did. I went for it and signed on. I received the complete package with everything in it exactly as promised. A clear and easy instruction sheet came with it and I was able to set it up myself. I still needed tech support and help as I went along with set up and they too gave me an 800 number to call but with this company I was ALWAYS connected to an English speaking professional right here in North Carolina, USA and help was always, and still is, there anytime and every time I need it. I had occasion to speak with many experts at POS Nation and ALL of them are always there and eager to help. I would like to use this opportunity to personally thank Spence Hoffman, Product Specialist who was always there for me and numerous times went out of his way to help. Thank you so much Spence, I couldn't have done it without your help. So to sum it all up, If you need a POS system that is powerful, easy to use and a back up support team that is always there for you, you get it from POS NATION the clear recipient of a strong FIVE STAR RATING.
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I found POS Nation in a trade magazine. Although the ad seemed to be geared toward only my industry (nursery and landscape), their register system actually is useful for many different businesses. I like the inventory control feature, label printing, and time card feature. Although it is probably WAY MORE register than my little nursery needs, it leaves room for expansion (that is, if the technology is still valid). The labels I originally received with the register were not compatible with our outdoor use. (Although, the snails were delighted and enjoyed feasting on them). When I called customer service, they immediately contacted the label manufacturer and sent me out a different label and ink to try. So far, so good. After about a year and a couple months (right after the warranty expired), my computer hard drive crashed. I'm not sure what caused it, as the unit always remains on, and we had no power outages or surges. When I called tech support, they informed me that my tech support contract had ended, but I could purchase an additional year for about $400 (ouch). I told my issue was not really a technical issue, more of a manufacturer issue. Since they could not port in to try and see the problem, they asked me to ship the unit back to them ($100 cost to ship). They told me to give it about a week. After 2 weeks, with no response, I called a few times to find out what happened to the unit. They informed me that they had to ship it back to the manufacturer for repairs and did not have it back yet. But they WERE able to save all my data from the hard drive (no, re inputting all that data, WHEW). Well, after about a month, and a few more phone calls I finally got my POS back. The CEO of the company, Cort, was so apologetic about it taking so long, he sent me a couple add-ons for my trouble. So nice. After hooking everything back up, I was still having issues. Dell in technical support was very patient with me and fixed my issues in under 5 minutes. What I thought would take the better part of my day took only about 10 minutes total (5 minutes to fix, and 5 minutes of me thanking him between my tearful 2 year old and tantruming 4 year old). Even though I had some issues, POS Nation was right on top of it and helped me out. Although the product had me frustrated at first, considering the price, their customer service more than made up for it. At this moment I have a machine that works, and fits my needs. I am hoping it will be a quality piece of equipment for my company's future. Thank you!
I purchased a full blown POS system, Cash Register Express, from POS Nation in November 2012, for my wife's pet supply and gifts retail business. This included the "web portal" to integrate the system in the business' two separate locations, for inventory management, SKU pricing, etc. This has been a challenging environment to set up and get going. We have approximately 7500 SKU's. All the different dog and cat foods in various sizes, treats, plus bath and grooming products, toys, etc. etc. etc. The first location is 4000 sqft. of retail floor and the 2nd location is 1000 sqft. of retail floor. POS Nation has been very responsive and supportive of this challenge. I think the sales staff somewhat "oversold" the system and somewhat failed to educate me -- a POS novice -- on the scope and complexity of "doing POS". This is the lesson to be learned--- a POS for a single location shop that has 250 SKU's is a whole different animal than a 7500 SKU installation in multiple locations. The support required is wholly different, both for initial installation and for the ongoing support requirements. Support has been overall good, all in all. I have learned to be carefull in letting their techs just do things though, as their first level techs often do not understand the scope and complexity of my particular installation (8 workstations, 2 stores, etc. etc.) That said, their level 1 techs are great and the routine things... getting a printer to work or whatever. Now, the big one: the Web Portal. POS Nation is a reseller / dealer of Cash Register Express. pcAmerica, is the software vendor that writes the actual software. The Web Portal is hosted, and operated by pcAmerica. I have found that if there is a web portal issue, POS Nation has to refer that support to pcAmerica; since they cannot access or operate the "controls" of the web portal (a cloud based service, essentially a sync copy of the multiple stores' databases, cloud hosted). This adds to the support issue resolution timeline. I also have found that the web portal is just barely ready for production use. There are some serious functionality issues that need to be resolved, including some design decisions that I feel might not have been the best choice in some cases. Please understand that this is a very big cookie to create and manage, and I do feel that pcAmerica, working with their reseller, POS Nation, is genuinely attempting to do the best they can.