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Point-of-Sale (POS) System

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What is point-of-Sale (POS) system?

point-of-sale (POS) system is a combination of software and hardware that allows business owners to sell in-person from physical locations. The software enables merchants to process transactions and manage orders, inventory, staff. The hardware may include a POS terminal, a cash drawer, a credit card reader, a receipt printer, a barcode scanner, and/or a customer facing display.

If you run a brick-and-mortar store as well as an online store, you can use a POS system that connects to e-commerce platforms. That will allow you to sync your online and in-person sales and keep your inventory up-to-date in real time. 

Not only can you use a POS system to sell in your brick-and-mortar store, but you can also use it to accept payments in-person on festivals, markets, or in a pop-up store. 

You can sync your Ecwid store with various POS systems:

You can read more about them in our Help Center.

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