Which software is better: BooksPOS or Shopify? Learn all you should know.

BooksPOS or Shopify POS – Which is a better retail software?
BooksPOS is an all-in-one Retail Management solution for your business.
Shopify POS on the other hand is a part of a larger Shopify platform which is an eCommerce platform.
Although Shopify is popular, it is not always the right choice for your retail store.

Here are the top 7 reasons why BooksPOS is better.

Untitled design 6More Omni-Channel Integrations


eCommerce PlatformBooksPOSShopifyPOS

Shopify POS is limited to its own Shopify platform. BooksPOS on the other hand already integrates with Shopify, Woocommerce, and more. You are not limited to the platform you use to sell online or not selling online at all. BooksPOS gives you the choice.

Untitled design 7More Hardware Options


Hardware DevicesBooksPOSShopifyPOS
Mobile Phones

BooksPOS gives you the ability to work with the hardware of your choice. While Shopify POS requires you to use an iPad, BooksPOS works on all devices using a web browser. BooksPOS also has apps that work on mobile as well as tablets. In most cases you do not need to buy additional hardware – BooksPOS works with what you already have.

Untitled design 8No Transaction Fees


Transaction FeeNo Fee is Charged2.0% per online transaction
Integrated PaymentAvailableAvailable
Use of POS Payment ProviderOptional – the retailer may use his own best payment solutionMandatory – otherwise the fee is charged

BooksPOS allows you to save more by integrating either with a solution that we already integrate with or you can bring your own – either way, we do not take a cut of your sales. Shopify POS however charges a separate transaction fee unless you use their own Shopify Payments.

Additionally, BooksPOS natively supports surcharging allowing you to save a lot more on your credit card transaction fees.

Untitled design 9Enterprise like Inventory Management


Unlimited Product Bins inside a retail location
Delay stock adjustments
Multi Store Inventory
Stock Transfers with approvals
Inter-location Stock Replenishments
Franchisee Management
Tag Sales (or Purchases) using multiple vouchers
Partial physical stock counting

Inventory management is hard. BooksPOS makes complex inventory management easy through advanced inventory tagging into unlimited bins, delayed stock adjustments, multi-store inventory, stock transfers, and replenishments, franchisee management, etc. You can also create multiple sales vouchers from a single register – BooksPOS gives you the control you need.

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Untitled design 5Targetted loyalty, promotions, and product pricing


FeaturesBooksPOSShopify POS
Advanced loyalty slabs and features
Unlimited price-lists
Coupon discounts
Product combos
Offers based on customer’s purchase history
Offer to stack on the same product
Manual discounts

ShopifyPOS is limited in terms of automated discounting and promotions stacking for the items in the cart. As a retailer, you should be able to run smart offers that are unique, resulting in more sales.
BooksPOS allowing you to create Price Lists, Coupons, offers are BOGOs, even complex combos. Moreover, multiple offers can apply at the same time. You can also create offers based on your customer’s purchase history giving them a personalized experience.

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Untitled design 10Built-in Accounting


Accounting comes built-in in BooksPOS. You can record your expenses, payments as well as Purchases and Sales right from one screen. You will get the general ledger as well as all the tax reports you need to file your documents at the end of the month/quarter/year. BooksPOS is the only platform that gives you the true picture of your business.

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Untitled design 11Get more value for what you pay


Unlike Shopify POS, which needs a Shopify Subscription and an additional $89/month per location and transaction fees, BooksPOS starts with $29/month per device. BooksPOS gives more value to the dollar you pay than any other POS software in the industry.

Accounting (Quickbooks)$75/mo
Omnichannel Inventory management$40/mo
Business Intelligence tool$200/mo
White Labelling options$50/mo
API Access*$250/mo

*API Access is a customs requirement and there will be an additional cost to using it.

With the BooksPOS subscription, you get access to all the features as well as the updates that we release frequently.

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It is clear that Shopify POS lacks features and still costs higher. It is also limited to its own Shopify Platform. For small retail owners, using Shopify is like moving all their sales revenue into the transaction fee, service fee, add-ons costs, or costs for buying its additional “retail package” for their retail store.

However, BooksPOS provides every feature and tool that a small retail owner seeks for his POS system. Also, our software is affordable for every small retailer as well. We don’t eat your profits by charging any additional fees.

BooksPOS understand the needs of small retail owners, so we support them 24*7 to keep their operations running smoothly. So, what are you waiting for? 

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