Which E commerce and Point of sale system do you use

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  1. SMS. Sarah

    SMS. Sarah UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Can any companies who have a retail shop (i.e bricks and mortar) and an ecommerce website let me know which website and point of sale system they use and does it work well ? many thanks
     
    Posted: Apr 7, 2016 By: SMS. Sarah Member since: Mar 14, 2016
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  2. WebDesires

    WebDesires UKBF Regular Full Member

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    We have several customers who use OpenCart with a POS system plugin to handle in-store sales.
     
    Posted: Apr 7, 2016 By: WebDesires Member since: Feb 23, 2016
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  3. SMS. Sarah

    SMS. Sarah UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Has no one got a shop?
     
    Posted: Apr 11, 2016 By: SMS. Sarah Member since: Mar 14, 2016
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  4. compostolian

    compostolian UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I haven't got a B&M shop yet but am doing some research into POS systems at the moment. Our website is being built with WooCommerce and I've seen that there's a Woo Commerce POS extension (sorry can't post links yet but it's from Actuality Extensions)
    Has anyone used this?
     
    Posted: Apr 11, 2016 By: compostolian Member since: Nov 6, 2015
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  5. benjaminjones

    benjaminjones UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Shopify is by far the best for me. Works perfectly and really nice and simple to set up
     
    Posted: Apr 11, 2016 By: benjaminjones Member since: Apr 10, 2016
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  6. techpro

    techpro UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Actually, we are not working in B&M business, but we prepared an e-commerce website for one company with custom-made POS system on Magento Platform. So, you can try Magento as an e-commerce platform with custom-made Magento POS extensions.
     
    Posted: Apr 13, 2016 By: techpro Member since: Jan 13, 2016
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  7. Paul Norman

    Paul Norman UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Hi, we have a shop and and ecommerce site. We use our own system, which system we also supply to other businesses. We are pleased with it, but obviously I am hardly unbiased.
     
    Posted: Apr 13, 2016 By: Paul Norman Member since: Apr 8, 2010
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  8. MarekBober

    MarekBober UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi Sarah,

    what you need is omnichanel selling platform which you have several choices.
    Wthat you do not need is e-commerce platform which will limit your business expansion- creates the need of re platforming. Choose platform which is well set on the market, with all in one functionality- no need of integration between modules delivered by different third party suppliers- this way you have one supplier who is responsible for solution and no responsibility ping pong game between companies. In case you have resources for in-house development and your business model require unique features- you might go for that- 96% of omnichanel players do not require any unique features in their business model.

    Need an advice- drop me a line- happy to help.

    Marek
     
    Posted: Apr 19, 2016 By: MarekBober Member since: Feb 10, 2016
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  9. RyanTrustSpot

    RyanTrustSpot UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Speaking of our customers at Trustspot, most of them use hosted solutions such as Volusion, Bigcommerce or shopify. For POS systems, Square offers a great all-in-one solution that you might be interested in.
     
    Posted: Apr 19, 2016 By: RyanTrustSpot Member since: Apr 1, 2016
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  10. MarekBober

    MarekBober UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I looked on Square- but it is complex POS only, there is not much about omnichannel, maybe I am misguided by what I see on the web page but there is not much for omnichannel seller. Yes in dead there is data collector support but n case your business grow from brick and mortar into omnichannel you need to get integration with third party software. This way you put two many fragile points in your platform installation. A better approach is to have one solid all in one solution with one supplier who carry out whole responsibility and cannot play a ping pong- it was not me...

    This way you got one solid solution which makes you focus on main business scope. Customers launch online sales software to drive sales not becouse they like to develop and fix software- this is our job and resonsibility.

    Happy to help

    Marek
     
    Posted: Apr 20, 2016 By: MarekBober Member since: Feb 10, 2016
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  11. neils3

    neils3 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I build all ecommerce shops on wordpress using woocommerce plugin. My wife and I launched a luxury gift store online a few years ago and it did the job and more! From an SEO point of view, it works incredibly as well, being on wordpress and all.

    Give me a shout if you have any questions.
     
    Posted: Apr 20, 2016 By: neils3 Member since: Apr 17, 2014
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  12. antropy

    antropy OpenCart Experts Full Member - Verified Business

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    I agree with @WebDesires, have a look at OpenCart with a POS Extension.
     
    Posted: Apr 20, 2016 By: antropy Member since: Aug 2, 2010
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  13. MarekBober

    MarekBober UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hello Neil,

    not all shop owners have a husband who is a developer- free of cost technical resources, some of them want to sell instead of software development project management. What about scalability and features- how many hours you had spent on development of your solution? Outsourcing is simply cheaper and more reliable for 99% of customers. How many parcels do you handle per day? When we talk about software which simply does its job we have in mind 50-1000 parcels a day.

    In this business scale, there are features which simply are not worth to develop in-house, professional sales sell not develop own IT solutions, in-house development it is a bit like gambling- a lot of fun and proud when you are happy with output - but needs additional budget backup and luck

    Happy to help
    Marek
     
    Posted: Apr 20, 2016 By: MarekBober Member since: Feb 10, 2016
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  14. neils3

    neils3 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi Marek - I was simply answering the question around what website platform people use, and that's what I use and develop for others :)
     
    Posted: Apr 20, 2016 By: neils3 Member since: Apr 17, 2014
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  15. MarekBober

    MarekBober UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi Neil,

    I know, but with business solutions is a bit like with business suits- tailored ones are required by those who either can afford them or need custom made. Rest can choose ready to go ones.

    In a case of any issues with the suit, bespokers have the only tailor to fix bugs, ready to go has a big fashion house which cares about reputation and customers. It is always budget, features, time to a market- triangle.

    Do you do fronts? Maybe there is a space to work- our professional backend and frontend from you. I am sure that this might be what UK wholesalers/retailers are looking for.

    Happy to help
    Marek
     
    Posted: Apr 20, 2016 By: MarekBober Member since: Feb 10, 2016
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  16. neils3

    neils3 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Thanks Marek, I don't have a need for this now, but thanks for asking.
     
    Posted: Apr 20, 2016 By: neils3 Member since: Apr 17, 2014
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  17. MarekBober

    MarekBober UKBF Regular Free Member

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    No Problem Neil, just in case: you will be in a position to work with us: you can design and connect any front trough SMARTY feature.

    Happy to help
    Marek
     
    Posted: Apr 20, 2016 By: MarekBober Member since: Feb 10, 2016
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  18. astoller

    astoller UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    The most flexible system in terms of achieving high Google rankings is Woocommerce.
    Other systems can be optimized but have limitations, whether that be shopify or big commerce etc.
    Woo scores because it sits inside Wordpress which has a ton of freely available plugins to offer many tasty tools to get your site higher in Google.

    Regardless of whether not you have a bricks and mortar store, this is the system we use to deliver high rankings to our clients.And we've got the results to prove it.
     
    Posted: Apr 21, 2016 By: astoller Member since: Sep 27, 2006
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  19. madams_ba

    madams_ba UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Agree woocommerce is great in terms of extendability. You don't need to install everything at once but if you want to invest in your site you can do gradually with woocommerce
     
    Posted: Apr 24, 2016 By: madams_ba Member since: Oct 11, 2011
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  20. MarekBober

    MarekBober UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Why you want to pay for features which you can get for free from one source- is there any logic reason behind? Just want to see if there are any advantages?

    Happy to learn

    Marek
     
    Posted: Apr 26, 2016 By: MarekBober Member since: Feb 10, 2016
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