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What to consider when buying a POS

With this many POS system options available, it’s easy to get confused about what tools your business needs to succeed. We’ve compiled a list of the most valuable features your point of sale should have and put all products side by side so you can see how Lightspeed stands out.

What to consider when buying a POS

Here's a detailed list of the key features you should look for in a point of sale. Check out a side-by-side analysis of all contenders to see why Lightspeed remains the #1 choice among serious retailers.

Main Features

Cloud-based

Offline mode with full feature set

Free trial accounts

Tablet & smartphone table-side ordering

Free 1:1 onboarding

Free 24/7 support

Cloud product & menu control

Fully customizable floor plan

Built-in customizable reports

Multi-location capabilities that help you grow

Advanced coursing and table service

Multiple check-splitting options and single-seat checkout

Built-in and add-on CRM and loyalty options

Self-order menu with kiosk and table service options

Flexible payment integrations

PMS integration

Extensive network of integrations

Ability to go fully paperless

Minimal investment in hardware

Local multilingual support teams all over the world

Supports partial payments

Toast
TouchBistro
Square for restaurant
Micros
Clover
Main Features
Cloud-based
Offline mode with full feature set
Free trial accounts
Tablet & smartphone table-side ordering
Free 1:1 onboarding
Free 24/7 support
Cloud product & menu control
Fully customizable floor plan
Built-in customizable reports
Multi-location capabilities that help you grow
Advanced coursing and table service
Multiple check-splitting options and single-seat checkout
Built-in and add-on CRM and loyalty options
Self-order menu with kiosk and table service options
Flexible payment integrations
PMS integration
Extensive network of integrations
Ability to go fully paperless
Minimal investment in hardware
Local multilingual support teams all over the world
Supports partial payments
Toast
 
 
 
 
 
 
TouchBistro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Square for restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
Micros
 
 
Clover
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Technology has allowed us to create experiences and replace the elements that we no longer have control over with in-house dining. For us, it was really important to create an ordering process that was reflective of our brand and style and that evoked the elements that are behind Tinc Set.

Lindsay Brennan, Tinc Set

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