By Graham Hoffman on February 16, 2021

5 POS Register System Features to Use in 2021

Are you really making the most of your POS register system?

Most retail point of sale systems come equipped with hundreds (or thousands) of unique features. If you’re not familiar with the most basic features of a POS system, it can be a lot to take in all at once. And when getting started quickly is the number one priority, you probably don’t have the time to page through a user manual.

We know how important it is for you and your business to start ringing in sales right away. For this reason, we’ll give you a list of the most crucial POS register system features you need to leverage this year to guarantee the success of your growing small business.

5 POS Register System Features to Use in 2021

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Here is a list of the most important POS register system features to use this year. 

1. Inventory Management Features

If you manage a large inventory of products, you know how challenging product tracking can be. Without a robust inventory management system in place, the task is virtually impossible.

The benefits of an all-in-one inventory management system are compounding. For this reason, inventory management features are critically important. The best retail POS systems should come equipped with these great inventory management features:

  • Real-Time Inventory Controls and Metrics
  • Unlimited Database of Items and SKUs
  • Mobile Inventory with Handheld Devices
  • Automatic Purchase Orders with Reorder Thresholds
  • Vendor Management

2. Hotkeys Features

The best POS register systems come equipped with customizable hotkeys. In this way, users can look up produce or other non-barcoded items. Moreover, depending on the size of your inventory, hotkeys enable team members to quickly source items without manually sorting through PLUs. Translation? Hotkeys eliminate user error and streamline product procurement.

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3. Customer Loyalty Features

According to recent reports, 59 percent of U.S. buyers will tell someone about the negative experiences they have had with a business or organization. For this reason, business owners and managers go out of their way to harness brand-building customer experiences. In most, this process starts with creating powerful customer loyalty programs.

There are several types of loyalty systems available on the market, but the advantage of POS Nation’s system is that customer loyalty is built right in. Simply ring up customers’ orders, track their progress toward goals, and incentivize customers to come back – it’s that easy!

4. Label and Barcode Features

A great POS register system should come loaded with label and barcode printing capabilities. In this way, users can quickly generate and print labels. This is especially important when you’re in a rush — checking out a line of customers, for example — and need a barcode fast. With rapid and powerful label and barcode features, there’s never any question as to what an item costs. 

Related: Reviewing the 5 Best Rated POS Systems for 2021

5. Security Features

Finally, and most importantly, the POS system should come equipped with robust security features. Unfortunately, POS data breaches have become increasingly popular among hackers and other fraudulent actors. In this scenario, perpetrators steal credit card numbers and other information from the operators’ systems. As a result, many retailers have placed an increased focus on Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance.

PCI DSS requires businesses to activate various security measures, including data encryption, passwords, antivirus tools, and more. However, it should be noted that, regardless of the security protocols used, it’s difficult to completely eliminate the risk of POS data compromise. 

Find the Best POS Register System for Your Business

Are you struggling to find the best POS register system for your business?

An experienced POS system provider like POS Nation can help you identify the best solution for your unique business. We work with hundreds of retailers, including independent owner-operators and multi-chain locations. The best part is that our scalable system actually grows with your business. 

To get started, we recommend downloading the Retail POS System Buyers’ Guide. We’ll give you step-by-step instructions and must-ask questions to help you choose the very best POS system. With this guide, you’ll have everything you need to make your purchase experience seamless and easy! Are you ready to get started?

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