Choosing an affordable EPoS platform for your start-up

6th September 2019

When setting up a hospitality business, the EPOS platform you choose will be a central part of your business’s success. Therefore, you need to pick the right EPoS platform with the right affordability criteria for your business needs. EPOSNOW have published a handy guide for start-ups exploring the multifaceted ecosystem that makes up EPoS technology.

How much should we spend? This is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string? This all depends on the size and dynamics of your business. You won’t need all the features depending on what type of retail business you are considering setting up. Therefore, you need to start off by understanding what your business will do and how it will do it. Once you’ve got this information, you can start planning for the right EPoS technology for your establishment.

There are other considerations.  You will have to think about whether you want a legacy EPoS platform or a cloud-based EPoS platform. The latter comes with considerable cost-savings whilst the former comes with expensive initial setup costs. Cloud-based services, also known as Software-as-a-Service, is a pay as you go model – which means you aren’t as tied-in as you would be with a legacy system.

Be smart – do your research. If the EPoS company is offering anything for “free” look at the small print. Some give away hardware for free but tie you into costly services. Understand the associated costs – don’t fall foul of any “hidden fees”.  Ask, get details and read the small print.

If you’d like to read this useful guide, click here.

We take the same approach when installing your network.  Our team have a good look at your establishment and your requirements before recommending you the perfect network and internet connection for your business.