A point of sale system is a unit comprising of hardware and software that manages the transactions by keeping track of goods sold. The system can also generate reports.

There are many benefits of having a point of sale system replacing the old cash registers in shops. The point of sale system not only automates the transaction process but also tracks important data on sales made.

Depending on the software used, shop owners can easily get access to pricing accuracy, changes in the inventory, revenue and the patterns of sale. These functions help the retailer to find and correct cause of profit loss before much damage is done.

The most advantageous feature of point of sale system is that they monitor the shops inventory and sales trend which help merchants avoid issues arising from customer services like out-of-stock sales. With the POS system you have access to the inventory at all times and some systems are able to notify you if some goods in the inventory needs to be added.