Hardware and Paint Store Point of Sale

Hardware and Paint store POS systems specialize in the retail sales of household items and goods such as – cleaning products, supplies, tools, utensils, lawn and garden equipment, plumbing and electrical supplies and more. Some hardware stores have specialty sections unique to its region, which may carry hunting supplies, marine supplies, or farm/ranch supplies. Hardware stores can range in physical size of small to large. Small hardware stores may have a small retail space but may still have large inventory of hardware. Some Paint stores carry only paint supplies and do not carry hardware.

Hardware and Paint Store POS specific features in MicroBiz Cloud include:

  • Accounts receivable – to manage large customers that pay on account, including customer statements.
  • Quotes and invoices – with the invoice in progress functionality, you can quote a customer, print the quote, then when the customer comes in to purchase, simply recall the on hold invoice and process the sale.
  • Layaways – collect deposits while holding the item out of inventory.
  • Multi-dimensional matrix inventory grid – to easily manage multi-attribute items such as soft goods with size, color and style or hard goods with height, width and length attributes.
  • Markdown management – manage group markdowns, quantity pricing, multi-buy items, promotional pricing and bulk discounting.
  • Editable product description on receipts – ability to edit from the front register the short product description which appears on a receipt.  Helpful when selling unique or customizable items.
  • Restrictions on discounts and returns – management settings allow restrictions to be placed on discounts and returns of products.
  • Phone order support – ability to manage phone orders for pick-up, shipment or delivery through the Orders in Progress module.
  • Minimum deposit requirements – Enforce management rules such as minimum deposits on orders at the store level.
  • Group pricing or discounts – based on customer level or group.
  • Sell by fractional quantity – ability to sell products and services at partial units or fractional quantities.
  • Service department management – allows you to efficiently manage a service department – you can bill by hour or by job, as well as bill for merchandise and materials.
  • Multiple shipping addresses – ship to any of the multiple shipping addresses maintained for each customer, or ship the same selection to multiple recipients.
  • Special orders/back orders – allows you to tracking special order items not carried in inventory, from the customer order to receiving, to inventory to the POS transaction.
  • Email marketing – deliver targeted campaigns by querying and downloading customer data for use with popular email marketing applications.
  • Advanced search screen – search by item name, ID and other attributes, view product tiles, filter by categories, brands, vendors, size, color, etc.

In addition to the paint and hardware POS specific capabilities listed above, MicroBiz Cloud includes all the standard features and functionality needed to manage hardware and paint.  To view these standard POS features, please click on the button below.

Should I Use MicroBiz Cloud or MicroBiz for Windows?

 

We sell two POS software applications: MicroBiz Cloud and MicroBiz for Windows.  The features listed above are for MicroBiz Cloud, cloud-based multi-location point of sale application offered through monthly or annual subsciptions.

MicroBiz for Windows is a single-store, multi-station retail software application that is installed on PCs and sold via a one-time software license.   Some but not all of the MicroBiz Cloud features listed above are available in MicroBiz for Windows - and MicroBiz for Windows also has some features not available in MicroBiz Cloud. 

To see a comparison of the features of MicroBiz Cloud and MicroBiz for Windows, click on the button below:

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