Free you say? Yes, eHopper is one of the only POS systems on the market that are free, but also provide exceptional quality through its services and features. Of course, this POS system is only free if you have a merchant account with eHopper. You’ll also have the buy the right hardware from them for your type of business, but they have a bundle that includes everything you need.
The only way the software is not free is you choose a different company to be your processor. Then, a monthly fee will apply for the use of the software. eHopper specializes in catering to consumer businesses and small retail operations. They also have a big focus on being the ultimate POS solution for liquor stores, quick-service restaurants, and convenience stores.
By doing a quick walkthrough of the system, we found it to be user-friendly and pretty straightforward. eHopper offers many features, some of them being stock management, order tracking, processing payments, sending out of marketing initiatives, and much more. If you are a restaurant, eHopper’s POS comes in handy with split checks and fast checkouts.
But that’s not everything. There are so many more features eHopper offers.
The user has the option to see all their orders in one place and organize them accordingly. You can even see your previous orders with one quick touch. You can assign a name to each order, close it, and come back to it when it’s time to process the order. If you need to access a previous order (if you need to print a receipt or process a refund), the process to do that is pretty simple.
You can also organize orders based on their type. It doesn’t matter if the customer chooses to dine in, take out, or go to the drive thru. You can select the type of order and process orders quickly, while deliver an excellent customer service experience.
In addition, the order management with this POS is flawless, because you can modify the status of the order, from receiving, to processing, to delivering. This way, you can update the entire staff via the system, letting them know when food is being prepared, already done, or provided to the customer.
We discussed this earlier, but this deserves another go because it’s something all restaurants look for. Splitting checks is a big thing, and believe it or not, some POS systems are still not able to do that effectively. Whether you’re splitting a check between several people, or want to pay with cash and card at the same time, the eHopper POS software can handle all that.
Managing employees is one of the most important tasks of any restaurant or any retail business. Without proper management, things become chaotic and the business doesn’t operate at an optimal pace. Fortunately for you, the eHopper POS system allows you to set custom access for each staff member. By setting custom permissions, you as the owner or manager have full control over who can do what. Also, the system tracks enough data to help you plan out the work schedule and costs.
Inventory management is vital for any business. It’s important because it’ll help you know when you run low on certain things so you can stock up. With eHopper’s inventory management features, you can manage various categories and quantities. Also, if your operation is a bit more complex, you can even manage the inventory by department. If there are any returns or exchanges, you can process and see it using this dashboard as well.
While eHopper isn’t a credit card processor itself, it has an integrated credit card processing solution that works seamlessly with its POS system. Many business owners prefer to work directly with eHopper’s processing option, mainly since it’s compatible and saves the headache of shopping around for a different processor.
And, if you work with eHopper’s processing, you get the POS system for free. With their system, you have the ability to accept various forms of payment, such as Cash and Debit/Credit Cards.
As far as it’s hardware goes, you can get the tablet, stand, cash drawer, receipt printer, and the credit card processing equipment in one bundle. You will get an all-inclusive price, normally at a reduced rate. You have a choice of buying the equipment outright or leasing it. The choice is yours.
eHopper offers two different plans: the Essential Package and the Freedom package. You may visit their website to view the two different plans and see what they include.