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We are looking for a POS system for our distillery including a tasting room. We are considering Clover, Shopkeepers and Square. Would welcome ADI input.

 

Which is the overall least expensive (swipe charges, system, etc.). 

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Shopkeep has worked well for us, with a couple glitches. We use it for both cocktail bar service and retail package sales. It allows each product to have different taxes and allowed discounts. What it does not do is allow a volume or flat per piece excise tax to be included in addition to a percentage tax, which is inconvenient for us, because our county charges one that needs to be called out separately.  Most don't have this problem. It is most affordable if you use their offered credit card processing, which we found competitive with what we were using at the start with them (National) and others we priced. You must use an iPad. You can use more than one, but each has a monthly charge, which is a pain when you may wish to use another unit just for the occasional event or during busy days. So, we use a Square in parallel for off-site events. I think Shopkeep leaves money on the table not offering a way to have a unit running that is not a full regular use register. It was as little as $50/mo, but now it is $70/mo.

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Go with square. It’s easy, gives good reports and you can do off-site sales. 

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Square is great on most all levels.  When you get over 250k annually in sales you can request a lower merchant rate. They will ask that you don't publicize the rate so I won't. But it did drop and life is good. ?

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On 3/2/2018 at 5:43 PM, Silk City Distillers said:

Walked into my bank the other day and they offered me a Clover system for $600 off and guaranteed a lower card fee than square.

 

Silk

Which bank?

-Scott

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Wells Fargo offered us Clover as part of our Merchant Services Agreement. Works like a charm.

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Another thumbs up from us for the Clover system!

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I am new to this site and late to the game but I have an all in one sales solution to consider. Active Club Solutions did start in the wine industry but we have numerous distillery clients that LOVE our system. Active is POS, Ecommerce, Club, Inventory, Marketing, and more in real time. Using a mobile app on an Ipad you have all your customer data captured in one complete system. To learn more send me a note or check out www.activeclubsolutions.com. 

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