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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 Toast TouchBistro Square for restaurant Micros Clover

Tableside and QR code ordering

Core sales reporting

 

 

 

Always-on analytics

 

 

 

Fast and transparent embedded payment processing

 

 

Integrated payments reporting

 

 

Multi-location capabilities

Inventory management

 

 

PMS integration

 

 

 

Free 1:1 onboarding

 

 

 

Free 24/7 support

 

 

Cloud-based across all devices

Offline mode

Advanced coursing and bill-splitting options

Extensive network of integrations

Flexible hardware options

 

 

 

Tableside and QR code ordering

Toast

TouchBistro

Square for restaurant

Micros

Clover

Core sales reporting

Toast

TouchBistro

 

Square for restaurant

 

Micros

Clover

 

Always-on analytics

Toast

TouchBistro

 

Square for restaurant

 

Micros

Clover

 

Fast and transparent embedded payment processing

Toast

 

TouchBistro

Square for restaurant

Micros

Clover

 

Integrated payments reporting

Toast

TouchBistro

Square for restaurant

Micros

 

Clover

 

Multi-location capabilities

Toast

TouchBistro

Square for restaurant

Micros

Clover

Inventory management

Toast

TouchBistro

Square for restaurant

 

Micros

Clover

 

PMS integration

Toast

TouchBistro

 

Square for restaurant

 

Micros

Clover

 

Free 1:1 onboarding

Toast

 

TouchBistro

Square for restaurant

 

Micros

Clover

 

Free 24/7 support

Toast

TouchBistro

Square for restaurant

 

Micros

 

Clover

Cloud-based across all devices

Toast

TouchBistro

Square for restaurant

Micros

Clover

Offline mode

Toast

TouchBistro

Square for restaurant

Micros

Clover

Advanced coursing and bill-splitting options

Toast

TouchBistro

Square for restaurant

Micros

Clover

Extensive network of integrations

Toast

TouchBistro

Square for restaurant

Micros

Clover

Flexible hardware options

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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