PHP POS is a hybrid point of sale (POS) solution that helps small and startup retail businesses across various industries to manage their day to day business operations, interact with customers and process financial transactions.
PHP POS can be accessed via multiple devices, including desktops, laptops and smartphones and users can operate it across multiple retail locations. With the inventory management feature, users can add items to their list of available stock and track sales.
Retailers can also create store accounts for customers and offer custom gift cards via the platform’s customer management application. Additionally, PHP POS supports multiple languages and also allows retailers to accept payments via credit cards.
PHP POS is available both on-premise and via the cloud and offers apps for Android and iOS devices. Services are offered on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via product videos and an online knowledge base.
Ben S. Especialidad: Comercio minorista Número de empleados: 2-10 empleados
I came across phpPOS while researching different POS systems when we were first opening. Suggested by a user on /r/smallbusiness, we were seeking a POS option that allowed us to utilize categorized products for our own stock, consignment based sales, and reporting features. Another caveat we held was that the POS was within our "limited" budget at the time -- phpPOS fit all of those needs, and more.
We purchased, and two years later still use, the stand-alone version of phpPOS which fit our needs perfectly. We only use one register, but all staff have their own unique password protected logins and we can easily backup our inventory, sales history, etc. to an external drive. For larger businesses that require concurrent registers, etc -- you may want to consider the online version instead.
Very happy with phpPOS and would definitely suggest it to other small business folks out there looking for a robust yet affordable POS option.
- detailed inventory options with categorization
- ability to separate consignment sales and suppliers
- product / service separation
- good reporting options
- can customize with knowledge of php
- extremely affordable
- stand-alone product -- service outages don't affect your sales!
- item-grid compatible with touch-screen (we have too many items, so don't utilize this feature -- but it's there!)
Very little cons. Never had any major issues, nor had to resort to customer support. The POS is intuitive enough to figure out on its own.
Gift cards can be a little confusing at first.
Sleek and tiny -- can run on any machine really.
Wilfred L. Especialidad: Alimentación y bebidas Número de empleados: 13-50 empleados
We have used this software since Day 1 of our company InfinityMeals. I'm a PHP techy but my associates who are not so IT inclined were also able to use it easily.
We use it in our restaurant to punch in orders and track our inventory and generates sales reports for analysis of products purchased.
We wish there are extra features like further customization to the receipt to reduce the length of receipt printed. Printing out a kitchen copy. Store a sale, associate it to a table number to be retrieved later for final payment.
Another huge feature would be to calculate the sales for the date and equate it to the amount of raw ingredients that has been used for proper inventory. Wishful thinking.
Another feature would be to customize an order like. Order combo 1 with a sandwich and a salad with a particular drink and it would automatically list it on the receipt and the deduct it from the inventory.
Other features for centralized server.
Having a central server that retrieves sales information from multiple branches and consolidates it into once server.
Having an offline mode then reconcile the sales to the central server for general reporting.
An API so we can develop our own interfaces and use premade functions in PHPPOS
Once those features are incorporated then I would totally pay for the extra features and mark it a straight 5/5.
Thank you so much for the software and looking forward to grow with it as much as possible.
Ease of use
Great User Interface
Straight forward functionality
Rapid updates. :)
Try it and you'll love it.
Definitely perfect for shops and straight forward cafes and retails where it uses concrete inventory.
Brandon R. Especialidad: Instituciones religiosas Número de empleados: 2-10 empleados
PHP pos offers a robust user experience: slick interface, excellent sales and inventory tracking, and intuitive ease of use. Training employees to use the software took practically no time! Customers love the account features that allows history searches and store credit lines.
My favorite feature: first rate customer service! Tech support responds quickly and thoroughly. And new feature requests often are met in the next release build.
I highly recommend this mature platform that has made store management simple and efficient!
Customer support--trouble tickets resolved quickly and personally. Feature enrichment grows by orders of magnitude with each release.
Maybe offer a video tutorial or other resource(s) on using the software for admins. Your interface is highly intuitive, but someone new to POS transactions might not understand, in principle, the rich value of all your PHP pos software capabilities. Your support forums are a great starting place for troubleshooting. I'm thinking more in terms of feature tutorials.
Add-ons (barcode scanners, receipt printers) greatly enhance the user experience. Maybe consider turn key system offering for your customers? I opt for the manual install offering and have had no problems with any of the hardware I connected to the system. The only difficulty was gathering the equipment.
Chris L. Especialidad: Comercio minorista Número de empleados: 2-10 empleados
This system is amazing. The value you get for the cost of this system is hands down the best out there. You can spend 5 to 10K dollars and get suckered into NEC products that don't perform half as well.
PHP POS provides so much above and beyond in the realm of customer service that any of the other people would charge you out the ear for. We have been using PHP POS as a hosted solution for a year and what little support we have needed has been immediately delivered.
I know I am costing myself money here but they need to raise the price of this product. They are selling too cheaply.
This product does everything a small brick and mortar store needs. It handles them well.
I run this system as my own hosted code so the team has created software changes just for me. You will never get that kind of customer service from another vendor.
There is very little about this system that is a negative. You are narrowly focused to a few Credit Card suppliers but that has expanded and I suspect will continue to do so. It does run in a browser so you do need to be sure to follow specific instructions and use firefox.. which is no big deal. I still use chrome and IE when I don't need the receipt printers.
Just get it. Do not spend the huge amount of money that companies like NEC and Retail Star charge small businesses.
Chad R. Especialidad: Arte y artesanía Número de empleados: 2-10 empleados
We've been using PHP POS for about 3-4 years now and love it. It was reasonably priced and it had all the functions and features we needed. Have never had any problems with it and even when we upgraded to Windows 10 they're tech support was quick with a fix and we were up and running again within a day. Hope to keep using PHP POS for many more years.
Price for what you get, good support. Reliabble software.
Would like more customization of fields (chance names and be able to delete extra fields we don't need when adding items...) We use it as for our consignment shop for artists, so it works but if we could customize it, it would make it even easier for volunteers to use too.
Keep the price and support the same. Many software companies when they grow, they merge or change. Recently we were with Giftworks for our membership database and then front stream bought them out and the price was astronomical so we left them. Then Homestead merged with Intuit and policies changed, then they left them and then prices went up and no development with the software so we left them and use WordPress now. There are always other options for customers, if you have a good thing, keep it good.