EPOS Solutions – Looking for a cheap deal?
But should you go for cheap and what are the risks?
Common Risks with Cheap EPOS Solutions
Hidden costs – Many companies lure you in with a cheap up front cost on their epos solutions for hardware. These deals look appealing until you look at the small print. One such company offers epos for £150, but then when you look at the small print you see £39 per month for software per device.
Add ons & restricted features – It’s worth checking what features you get for the price and if everything is included. Often certain features are restricted and then you have to pay extra each month and sign up for them. Eg. Loyalty schemes & integrations to accountancy software
Support limitations – Again, many epos solutions require an extra fee for support. Or you only get email support and need to pay extra for phone support.
How to pay for your EPOS solution?
You can usually buy everything up front or lease it.
Buying up front is usually cheaper overall, but here are some factors to consider…
- If you buy equipment, it’s yours to maintain and after the 1 year warranty then you’ll be stuck with any costs for repair
- With a lease deal, this usually includes free replacement of equipment that breaks down
- Buying equipment can get costly. Once you’ve bought a screen, printer, cash drawer and more, it can get pricey. So leasing your epos solution may make more sense over a few years
- Software – Although hardware is bought or leased, make sure you don’t sign up to any long software leasing or purchase deals. Software should usually be 30 days notice to cancel and you can usually use other software inside your epos solutions
Lastly, You may also want to consider taking a card machine or PDQ with your epos solution. Remember to check if it’s the same provider as often you’ll get referred off to a third party and things can get complicated.
At Breathe Payments, we offer different pricing to suit you and your business, transparent pricing and full support is always free. Plus the software never comes with a long contract.
If you need any advice or help in deciding the right epos solution for you, then feel free to call us on 0203 985 9080
EPOS Solutions – FAQ’s
What is an epos system or epos solution?
This is a till system to manage your products, services, stock & sales.
What are some examples of EPOS?
An epos system usually is a screen, printer, cash drawer and card machine. But increasingly you may find some of these elements all in one system, like the Poynt 61B from Breathe Payments
What is an epos provider?
Usually a software company providing software as a service (SAS) and charging a monthly licence fee. Sometimes these providers also provide card machines / PDQ’s
What is epos transaction?
Once you make a sale and put a transaction through the epos system, it will record this sale and the details. You may also have a card machine linked to the system that will authorise the sale and take payment
Which epos system is the best UK?
There are many systems and some suit different businesses and sectors more than others. Breathe Payments provide options for all sectors with relevant features
Is epos safe?
Usually the data is protected within the system, so yes, usually safe. Any card holder data is not normally stored within the system, so this side is also usually safe, but best to check with your provider.
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