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I'd love to hear from folks who are selling bottles as well as cocktails on what POS system they are using. We are searching and would like to find one that didn't cost thousands of dollars, works well, and we could use with an iPad.

Right now we are leaning towards pepperkorn http://www.pepperkorn.com/us/index.php

Thanks!

Roy

Camp 1805 distillery

Hood River, OR

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I went with Square for our POS and online sales. We don't have a bar, just a tasting room. Hadn't heard of Pepperkorn, but my local coffee shop uses Square and they and others had good things to say about it. I got the whole stand, printer and cash drawer setup. Their dashboard is easy to use, and entering items is easy enough. I notice that Pepperkorn has a $49 monthly software fee. It also looks like it has some special features to do table assignments and stuff. Square doesn't do that, but also doesn't have a monthly fee. I like that it reports to quickbooks online, has fairly low card processing fees, and does do detailed sales reports.

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Agreed on square stand! It's easy, cheap and functional. we use it in our tasting room as well.

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Has anyone ever used "Ekos Brewmaster" software? We are considering it but curious about experiences and compatibility to square, etc.

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We have been using square for 3 years, works great, good reports, works offline. We tried Shop keep but it was to sensitive to our rural internet service and constantly crashed.

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In Texas, we are limited to two bottles per customer per month. Most track this using a drivers license scan. Does square or any other POS support this type of tracking?

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We have been using Square since we opened for bottles sales and cocktail service and have been very happy with it.  I think its an excellent solution for both our tasting room and some off site sales at festivals and such. 

I am curious if anyone out there is running a full restaurant with kitchen and bar service, and if so what POS systems you have experience with?

 

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Anyone have experience with a tasting room pos system that allows for shipping the products for the customer?

i.e. guy buys 3 bottles o' booze and wants them shipped to his home address because he is on vacation.

Currently I have to enter the order on my tablet computer where I have my website open (I sell online).  This is less than ideal because it bypasses my clover pos system.  Also it's time consuming.  So I'm operating two ordering systems at once.  Currently have occasional requests for the shipping, but I can see it increasing.

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21 hours ago, daveflintstone said:

Anyone have experience with a tasting room pos system that allows for shipping the products for the customer?

i.e. guy buys 3 bottles o' booze and wants them shipped to his home address because he is on vacation.

Currently I have to enter the order on my tablet computer where I have my website open (I sell online).  This is less than ideal because it bypasses my clover pos system.  Also it's time consuming.  So I'm operating two ordering systems at once.  Currently have occasional requests for the shipping, but I can see it increasing.

No, but in most states that is illegal. Currently, I don't know of any shipper that will do it (even though there are a couple states where it is legal to do so). Does anyone else? FedEx used to, but of late they said the will not deliver to consumer for spirits at all. Now sometimes that is due to the originating state rules as well. Don't know how Hawaii handles that.

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Let me be clear, I'm not asking for advice on how to ship my products.  I already do that and have for years.

I'm asking for any recommendations for a pos system that can handle both in store sales and in store sales with a shipping option.

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I use shipstation.  It connects online shopping cart and fedex to print labels for orders.  It is only shipping software I believe, not point of sale.

I'm looking for an all-in-one solution that will be my pos in tasting room, and let me ship any tasting room transaction.

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