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    aqex-aqua
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    Hey guys,
    I’m about to open up a pet store specialising in live fish, but I came into a hurdle trying to choose the best point of sale software for my business. I don’t want a cloud based software, and I need something that does inventory, profit and loss, and afterpay and zip pay compatibility. Has anyone got any suggestions?

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    steve201
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    Try reckon pos

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    bb1
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    Be very cautious of anyone who just throws up a name without any reasoning behind it, you are making an expensive commitment, don’t take it just on a 3 word suggestion.

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    Paul – FS Concierge
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    bb1, post: 268822, member: 53375 wrote:
    Be very cautious of anyone who just throws up a name without any reasoning behind it, you are making an expensive commitment, don’t take it just on a 3 word suggestion.
    I would ordinarily agree with you [USER=53375]@bb1[/USER] but [USER=13649]@steve201[/USER] I would take advice from even if it was one word.
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    jottery
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    traejbdev
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    If you have the time, having a look at fiver for freelance developers to make a windows application, you can get a pretty basic mockup or a full fledged application cheaper than an agency application.

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    bb1
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    traejbdev, post: 269624, member: 117739 wrote:
    If you have the time, having a look at fiver for freelance developers to make a windows application, you can get a pretty basic mockup or a full fledged application cheaper than an agency application.

    This has to be the worst advise I have ever seen on this forum, why would you have a bespoke application built for what is a reasonably standard business model.

    Even if they could develop something cheaper (which I doubt), you are left with an unsupported product, which even if the original developer is around in 2 weeks time when you need changes (or worse still fixes done), they have the ability to charge you Mega dollars for any change.

    Please dont go down this path, you are asking for a disaster.

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    traejbdev
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    bb1, post: 269625, member: 53375 wrote:
    This has to be the worst advise I have ever seen on this forum, why would you have a bespoke application built for what is a reasonably standard business model.

    Even if they could develop something cheaper (which I doubt), you are left with an unsupported product, which even if the original developer is around in 2 weeks time when you need changes (or worse still fixes done), they have the ability to charge you Mega dollars for any change.

    Please dont go down this path, you are asking for a disaster.

    I’m not sure if undermining a proven industry is considered good advise. You can get a full capable product via freelancing much cheaper than agency software.

    Support for products can also be managed by being responsible with your workloads and charging accordingly.

    The costs are incomparable, unless your stupid enough to pay $50k to one developer, you won’t have trouble getting a custom POS made via freelancing less than 10k . Support costs still pale in significance to what agencies charge for support.

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    John Debrincat
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    aqex-aqua, post: 268796, member: 117223 wrote:
    Hey guys,
    I’m about to open up a pet store specialising in live fish, but I came into a hurdle trying to choose the best point of sale software for my business. I don’t want a cloud based software, and I need something that does inventory, profit and loss, and afterpay and zip pay compatibility. Has anyone got any suggestions?

    As a matter of interest why don’t you want a cloud based POS?

    There are heaps of cloud based systems starting like Reckon Cloud starting at $29 a month or Vend HQ POS around $120 a month but great capabilities.

    Reckon has a desktop version that is $400 – $700 / year license.

    Or even use Square POS using Square for payments and its free you pay a transaction fee for the payment and you buy the device you want.

    I agree with [USER=53375]@bb1[/USER] bespoke developed software would be crazy. If it was a $10k cost that is 7 years of Vend (no worries) POS. But it would be more than $10k over 7 years closer to $50k probably.

    So why not cloud?

    John

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