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Top 5 POS Terminals

Top 5 POS Terminals

Every business managing face-to-face sales needs a Point of Sale (POS) terminal. But, if you’re shopping around, the plethora of options, wide price range, and different features can be overwhelming. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, the following top 5 POS terminals for small business will put you on the right track to choosing a PoS that’s best for your business.

Square register

Square register

Square Register

Square stands out as one of the top small business Point of Sale providers and one of the few to offer all-in-one solutions including merchant account and payment processing, ePOS, and PoS with hardware. The Square Register features an opening price of $999 and flat rate pricing of 2.5% + 10 cents for nearly all cards. What’s the catch? You can’t use it with any other software.

  • Payment Methods: Cash, MagStripe, EMV, Contactless (Apple, ANdroid, Samsung, NFC),
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Ethernet
  • EPOS: Yes
  • Cost: $999 + Optional service costs of $5-$60 per terminal/service
  • Printer Paper: 58-80mm thermal paper
  • What’s in the Box?: Square Register, customer display, adapters and cables, accessory hub, mount and toolkit. (Optional accessories)
Clover Station

Clover Station

Clover Station

Clover Station is a full-service small-business oriented point of sale terminal with ePOS. While prices vary depending on what you’re getting and peripherals you choose, every station features an iPad-based terminal, with optional till, receipt printer, barcode scanner, and even scales. In most cases, you’ll pay a flat fee of $999-$1,300 upfront – unless you’re sourcing through a merchant account provider like First Data.

Clover stands out for its low cost and versatility, with dozens of available peripherals.

  • Payment Methods: Cash, MagStripe, EMV, Contactless (Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, NFC), Cheque,
  • Connectivity: Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • EPOS: Yes, with online management dashboard
  • Cost: Averaging $1,300 for a full setup, or $49 a month with $5-$39 monthly service fees per terminal
  • Printer Paper: 3 1/8 thermal paper or 2 ¼ thermal paper
  • What’s in the Box?: iPad-Based PoS, mount (Optional receipt printer, barcode scanner, till, card reader), cables and adapters
Revel

Revel

Revel

Revel’s iPad-based point of sale is a full-service PoS with custom applications for restaurant and hospitality, retail, and service industries. With traditional as well as self-service Point-of-Sale, Revel is a complete option with numerous accessories and peripherals available for most industry.  The PoS terminal solution stands out with an entry-level cost from $1,000 and low monthly service fees from about $70. And, with multiple hardware and software solutions available, you can configure Revel to meet your specific business needs.

  • Payment Methods: Cash, MagStripe, EMV, Contactless (Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, NFC), Cheque,
  • Connectivity: Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • EPOS: Yes
  • Cost: Averaging $1,500 with a monthly cost of $70-$200
  • Printer Paper: 57-80mm thermal rolls
  • What’s in the Box?: iPad, iPad stand, (Optional barcode scanner, Caller ID device, cash drawer/till, coin dispenser, kiosk, networking device, card reader, printer, scale, etc.)
ShopKeep

ShopKeep

ShopKeep

ShopKeep is one of the original small-business POS terminal providers – offering all-in-one tablet-based solutions. ShopKeep using iPad and offers a range of peripherals as well as software solutions for business types like restaurant, retail, and various franchises. With additional software like staff management, reporting, and more, it’s also not just POS. However, with software starting at $69 per month and a tablet system starting from $769 it’s also affordable. This is especially true if you choose to use ShopKeep’s optional payment processing services, where you’ll likely qualify for rates at between 1.9% and 2.4%.

  • Payment Methods: Cash, MagStripe, EMV, Contactless (Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, NFC), Cheque,
  • Connectivity: WIFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
  • EPOS: Yes
  • Cost: $769-$1,469 + $350 for iPad + $69 per month
  • Printer Paper: 57mm thermal roll
  • What’s in the Box?: Basic $769 kit (cash drawer, receipt printer, iPad enclosure, card reader) Complete Kit $1,329-$1,469
LightSpeed SilverEdge

LightSpeed SilverEdge

LightSpeed SilverEdge

Lightspeed is one of the fastest growing PoS providers, with both quality software and a range of hardware solutions. Like competitors, LightSpeed offers an iPad-based solution, with their own software, accessories, and features.

  • Payment Methods: Cash, MagStripe, EMV, Contactless (Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, NFC), Cheque,
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
  • EPOS: Yes
  • Cost: $69+ per month
  • Printer Paper: 3 1/8ths thermal paper
  • What’s in the Box? card terminal, printer, kitchen printer, barcode scanner, cash drawer, software, and iPad stand and enclosure.

Choosing a great PoS terminal means considering total costs, features, and compatibility with your merchant account. For example, monthly service costs, till roll consumables, and transaction costs will all play into total costs and affect your choice. Hopefully one of these top 5 PoS terminals is an ideal solution for your business.

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