PHP Point of Sale

Retail POS system that manages multiple store locations

About PHP Point of Sale

PHP Point of Sale is a cloud-based retail POS solution designed for small to mid size businesses that manages inventory, sales reports, customer relations, employee onboarding, and more. The system's inventory tracking capabilities allow items to generate their own barcodes, which can be scanned and tracked for stock tracking or sales purposes. This feature also allows managers to generate their own pricing based on the popularity of items and remaining stock available. Additionally, employees will receive alerts when an item is out of stock and have the ability to approve automatic replenishment.

PHP Point of Sale offers a customer loyalty program, which allows customers to choose from a simple or advance loyalty plan that will grant them promotions and discounts based on their purchasing preferences. Promotions can be emailed automatically through the system or generated upon check out. The platform provides a customer store account feature that gives users the opportunity to earn rewards and acts as a line of credit for the retail service. This also allows customers to receive receipts directly upon purchase through email or SMS messaging.

The system's employee portal allows retail staff members to access a training program when hired, clock in and out of shifts, and automatically calculate sales commissions that can be customized based on time of day, holidays, or weekends.

Pricing starting from:

US$34.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$34.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to PHP Point of Sale

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PHP Point of Sale Software - Dashboard view to track sales
PHP Point of Sale Software - Reporting platform that can view previous sales numbers, store expenses, and access customer profiles
PHP Point of Sale Software - Sales screen upon check out that tracks the sale of an item
PHP Point of Sale Software - Sales screen for multiple items that calculate discounts and promotions
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PHP Point of Sale Software - Dashboard view to track sales
PHP Point of Sale Software - Reporting platform that can view previous sales numbers, store expenses, and access customer profiles
PHP Point of Sale Software - Sales screen upon check out that tracks the sale of an item
PHP Point of Sale Software - Sales screen for multiple items that calculate discounts and promotions
PHP Point of Sale Software - Inventory tracking feature that populates what items are in stock

Features

Total features of PHP Point of Sale: 44

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Cash Management
  • Commission Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • For Retail
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Layaway Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Merchandise Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pricing Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Receipt Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail Management
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • Sales Reports
  • Stock Management
  • Touch Screen
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(337)
Value for Money
4.7/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.7/5

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Bob
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A lot of value for the price

Reviewed on 19/11/2020

We used a fairly old, desktop-based POS for years. When web-based POS's started coming out, it...

We used a fairly old, desktop-based POS for years. When web-based POS's started coming out, it seemed that they offered some significant advantages - though our first try with one (Hike POS) was an utter failure, based on what was promised with it. PHP POS worked great right from the start. The features they promoted all worked great - in fact, the biggest challenge was in determining how to utilize it's full potential. We've used both the downloaded and hosted version of it, which are virtually identical. We've used it on Windows pc's, ipads, and android devices. As mentioned, they offer exceptional support, including a robust feature request/implementation feature. They don't seem to pursue the same level of marketing as other POS systems, which I'm guessing would account for why they charge only about half the price of similar setups. We're all extremely happy with it.

Pros

There are an incredible number of ways to customize the software, and the range of capabilities is equal to POS software that's far more expensive. On top of that, there's support that surpasses pretty much any other software I've ever used.

Cons

I'd kind of like to see certain reports that aren't readily available, but that's an awfully minor issue.

Reasons for Choosing PHP Point of Sale

They promoted "seamless integration" with financial software, which never ended up working. There were features that were apparently little used - so flaws that had been overlooked. Reports were inconsistent in accuracy. Support was available, but only with staff that had only a general knowledge of operation - issues had to be thoroughly documented and repeatedly brought up for anything to get to tech-level staff. We had to abandon it about half-way through a one-year subscriptions

Reasons for Switching to PHP Point of Sale

I wanted one that could be used on a pc as well as ipad, one that had specific functions (e.g., inventory control), and one that was reasonably priced. Square and Shopify have certain advantages in that they also offer e-commerce, but they price one or the other (POS or e-commerce site) unreasonably - at least for us. PHP POS was by far the most feature-rich for the price.
Marenyane
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best software to manage inventory in your business

Reviewed on 25/03/2022

I had a phenomenal experience using PHP point of sale. It is easy to calculate how much turnover...

I had a phenomenal experience using PHP point of sale. It is easy to calculate how much turnover the available stock is going to make. I am able to plan well how much I am going to save from that turnover and how much is going to purchase more stock.

Despite that, I like the fact that during busy hours, it is easy to serve the customers because I don't have to manually calculate how much the items bought cost and how much change is required.

I also like the fact that with this software, I am able to track my employees work. Some people become tempted to steal when there is no Inventory Management Software. This software is so awesome, I like the fact that it is secure, every person has to have his or her account in case mistakes happen, that particular person is held responsible without implicating the entire staff.

Pros

I like the fact that I am able to manage my inventory easily with this software.
I am able to know how much profit the available stock is going to generate
It is easy for me to see my employees are cheating me. The cashed money has to correspond with the sales made per day.
What I like most is the fact that I don't have to calculate how much change I will have to give back to the customer, it calculates it automatically as I am selecting the items bought.

Cons

There is nothing I would disregard about this software. But you will find that we hire unskilled labor or illiterate people, so it becomes a challenge when you have to train such a person to use the system.

Response from PHP Point Of Sale

Thanks so much!

Carmen
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I don't know how we dit it without PHP Point of Sale

Reviewed on 23/11/2021

As a small business owner of a dog store and groomer, a web shop and store took up so much of my...

As a small business owner of a dog store and groomer, a web shop and store took up so much of my time. Especially the syncing of the products in the shop and the store, because sometimes I would forget to do that, so people would buy a product online that was sold out in the store.
After many comparisons I chose PHP Point of Sale and from day 1 that it was up and running I felt a lot calmer.

Pros

There is little not to like about this product. It is easy to set up. Has a ton of features, not even all of which we use. And offers so much more compared to other POS systems, truly value for money.

What I especially love is the fact that I don't have to spend extra time on inventory and synchronization between store and web shop. And what I also love is that every new product I create in PHP POS is immediately available in the webshop.

The possibilities are great, the support is great and fast and the program is very easy to use even for people who have never worked with a POS system before.

Cons

Our only problem was with syncing the products. I wasn't aware that all the products were re-entering my webshop, so suddenly there were a lot of duplicates and I had to spend some extra time on them. But that could also have been a stupid mistake on my part.

Alternatives Considered

WooPOS, ConnectPOS and Square Point of Sale

Reasons for Switching to PHP Point of Sale

I have installed and tried a few other options before finding this hidden gem. From the moment I installed the trial version, my hands started itching to get started with it. The extensive settings, options and support are just fantastic. With others I would have spent double for all these options.
Matthew
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Very flexible and easy to extend

Reviewed on 31/05/2022

Overall, we are extremely happy with PHP Point Of Sale. We've invested a lot of time in customizing...

Overall, we are extremely happy with PHP Point Of Sale. We've invested a lot of time in customizing it for our specific needs. I don't think we would've been able to integrate it so tightly with our other systems if we had gone with another POS system. It has also been extremely reliable.

Pros

The built-in API and the ability to extend the system with your own PHP code are the features that set this apart from other POS systems. We have modified our system extensively, which would not have been possible with other software. Technical support was outstanding, even when we were adding completely new features. The developer was very open with sharing information and tips. Probably the best technical support I have ever received with a software package. Also, the ability to host the software on our own on-premises server was important.

Cons

We found some of the features to be a little confusing and unintuitive, but once you understand how they work it all makes perfect sense. Like anything, there is a learning curve.

Ben
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Robust, intuitive, and cheap for the small business!

Reviewed on 17/11/2016

I came across phpPOS while researching different POS systems when we were first opening. Suggested...

I came across phpPOS while researching different POS systems when we were first opening. Suggested by a user on /r/smallbusiness, we were seeking a POS option that allowed us to utilize categorized products for our own stock, consignment based sales, and reporting features. Another caveat we held was that the POS was within our "limited" budget at the time -- phpPOS fit all of those needs, and more.

We purchased, and two years later still use, the stand-alone version of phpPOS which fit our needs perfectly. We only use one register, but all staff have their own unique password protected logins and we can easily backup our inventory, sales history, etc. to an external drive. For larger businesses that require concurrent registers, etc -- you may want to consider the online version instead.

Very happy with phpPOS and would definitely suggest it to other small business folks out there looking for a robust yet affordable POS option.

Pros

- detailed inventory options with categorization
- ability to separate consignment sales and suppliers
- product / service separation
- good reporting options
- can customize with knowledge of php
- extremely affordable
- stand-alone product -- service outages don't affect your sales!
- item-grid compatible with touch-screen (we have too many items, so don't utilize this feature -- but it's there!)

Cons

Very little cons. Never had any major issues, nor had to resort to customer support. The POS is intuitive enough to figure out on its own.

Gift cards can be a little confusing at first.

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PHP Point of Sale offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$34.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

PHP Point of Sale offers a cloud version with month to month contracts starting at $34/month (or $28.25/month when billed annually).

PHP Point of Sale has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

PHP Point of Sale supports the following languages:

English

PHP Point of Sale supports the following devices:

PHP Point of Sale integrates with the following applications:

Braintree, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Stripe, WooCommerce, Zapier

PHP Point of Sale offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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