Accountants and bookkeepers are often asked for advice by retail business owners about which POS software to buy.
Unless an Accountant or bookkeeper has experience actually running the type of retail business, they may not know what the business needs in the shop. They will understand the accounting needs of the business, but what about the business operationally needs, the workflow needs, the specialty needs unique to that type of business?
Most accountants and bookkeepers we meet are accounting experts, not specialty retail operational and management experts.
Unless an accountant or bookkeeper has actually used the POS software they suggest how can they know if it is right for the job? Sure they will read about it and often talk to people about software from an accounting perspective, but this does not make them experts. Accountants usually know accounting software well, but not specialty retail POS software.
Good accountants and bookkeepers themselves use specialty practice management software to run their practices, to serve their customers. Why, therefore, would an accountant suggest a specialty retailer not use specialty software make specifically for they type of retail business? They shouldn’t. That’s right. In fact, they should suggest to their specialty retail clients that they use software for their type ion business.
Specialty retail businesses need specialty retail management software, software made for those businesses.
Bike shops need software made for bike shops.
Toy shops need software made for toy shops.
Homewares shops need software made for homewares shops.
Sewing shops need software made for sewing shops.
Game shops need software made for game shops.
Jewellers need software made for jewellers.
Firearms retailers need software made for firearms retailers.
Garden centres need software made for garden centres.
Pet shops need software made for pet shops.
Produce and farm supply businesses need software made for produce and farm supply businesses.
Fishing and outdoors shops need software made for fishing and outdoors shops.
Gift shops need software made for gift shops.
Newsagents need software bade for newsagencies.
Adult shops need software made for adult shops.
Accountant and bookkeepers need software made for accounting and bookkeeping practices.
Specialty retail management POS software provides opportunities for better workflow management, easier selling, better supplier connection and better service of customers. Bottom line: specialty software is more fit for purpose for specialty retailers.
Tower Systems only develops and sells specialty POS software in a selected number of niche retail channels. We are experts, selling expert software, to expert retailers.
While we like accountants and bookkeepers, and have a couple working full time in our software company, we think sometimes their advice to go with an generic simple POS package could be less than appropriate advice.