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The 5 Best Smoke Shop POS Software for New Business Owners

Most new business owners and managers know that an investment in advanced tobacco store point of sale (POS) software is a critical step in securing a successful (and profitable) future. In fact, without a great POS system in place, the business will very likely face setbacks related to inventory management, vendor management, sales, and more. There are so many great features of a tobacco shop POS system that can revolutionize the way owners operate. 

Many of the most successful business owners have already made an investment in result-driven POS software to grow their smoke shops. If you haven’t taken the time to solidify your smoke shop’s point of sale future, you will be left in the dust.

Of course, there’s still time to forge your path toward POS success!

The 5 Best Smoke Shop POS Software for New Business Owners

As an industry-leading tobacco shop POS provider, we’ve worked hard to understand the unique nuances of the tobacco industry, as well as the unique requirements of owners and operators. It’s this commitment to our customers that has shaped the way we think about our tobacco shop POS system.

We know that owning a tobacco store requires you to think critically about age verification and compliance with other laws and regulations. We know that inventory management and tracking cases, cartons, and packs is critical to the success of your business. Moreover, we know that you need a system to streamline label printing and reporting. With all of these unique challenges and system requirements, we’ve built a smoke shop POS system built to handle them all.


However, we know that we’re not the only POS system provider out there. There are plenty of other vendors to choose from, each with their own unique features. To streamline your path toward rapid system adoption, we’ve created a one-stop resource of the industry’s top smoke shop POS software providers.


KORONA offers advanced features, including inventory management, sales tracking, powerful payment processing, detailed reporting, employee permissions, and loyalty programs. KORONA POS features are fully customizable, and the system can be scaled with you as your business grows. 

KORONA pricing starts at $49/month. Additionally, KORONA offers a free trial, giving business owners and managers an opportunity to try before they buy.

2. Vend

Vend offers a variety of web-based features, including payment processing, customer tracking, detailed analytics, inventory management, and customer loyalty incentives. Recently, Vend was named as Top 20 Retail Management Systems Software, Top 20 Point of Sale Software, and Top 20 Inventory Management Software.

Vend pricing starts at $99/month. Additionally, users can take advantage of a free version with limited features and functions.

3. POS Nation

POS Nation is different from the other POS vendors on this list. Why? Unfortunately, most POS system providers overcharge and underdeliver. POS Nation offers the robust hardware, software, and support you need to improve checkout, create happier customers, and build your business.

From a strategic perspective, our focus is in the following areas:

  • Complete pricing transparency
  • Flexible payment options
  • Software built for your unique business
  • Better payment processing
  • Best-in-class customer support

Selecting the right POS solution for your business might feel a bit overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. To find out if POS Nation is the right solution for you and your smoke shop, we recommend completing our simple system builder.

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4. Clover

Clover is a complete point of sale and payment solution. This cloud-based platform supports a suite of integrated devices and features, including delivery management, inventory management, mobile access, gift card management, online ordering, reporting, and more.

Clover pricing starts at $39/month. Clover enforces a 2.3% + 10 cents fee for in-person transactions and 3.5% + 10 cents for keyed-in transactions. 

5. NCR

NCR offers a cloud-based point of sale solution designed to help businesses of all sizes achieve their sales goals. NCR offers a variety of point of sale features, including barcode/ticket scanning, loyalty programs, returns management, discount management, gift card management, and more.

NCR Silver starts at $79/month with month-to-month or annual contracts. However, pricing is dependent on the number of features chosen.

Power Your Smoke Shop With POS Nation

We want what you want – success for your business. This means helping you pick the POS solution that will benefit you the most. Of course, we know that we’re not the right fit for every business owner, and we’ll work with you to find a solution that fits your unique needs and requirements, even if it’s not us.

Many smoke shop owners and managers have found success with POS Nation. To date, we’ve helped more than 10,000 small businesses, including tobacco shops, retail stores, hardware stores, liquor stores, and many others. The best part about our POS system is that it’s both effective and easy to use. It shouldn’t take a degree in engineering just to manage your POS system, right? For this reason, our solution is ideal for any business owner or manager who wants to get work done quickly and efficiently – it’s that simple! 


To help you find the right solution for your business, we’ve created a free resource: Retail Point of Sale System Buyers’ Guide. Whether you decide to do business with us or select another provider, knowing the questions to ask can help you get past the sales pitch and into the POS system of your dreams. Retail POS System Buyers Guide


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Lynn Ellison

“POS Nation saved us about 30% on our credit card processing fees.”

Lynn Ellison, Owner Liquor Stop

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