If you have ever thought of running a small retail business or a shop or even a restaurant in Australia, without having a point of sale system with you, then you must be needing a lot of extra efforts and staff and time to manage all the things that can easily be handled and managed by using POS systems.
Though we cannot say that you will be totally doomed, but you will have to go through numerous tasks, difficulties and management hardships if you have planned to ignore what is important to your business.
Whether we consider to see a café shop that is trying to accomplish all of its business goals without having a Cafe POS or restaurants without thinking about implementing the most helpful software or a restaurant POS, we can say there will be a number of things that will hinder their way to proceed in a productive manner. Despite the fact a cafe POS system may not require a lot of technical skill and can easily be run by any of the individual running the sales section, still there are people who consider it an unnecessary application and may think they can run a small business without having it for their counter work. Which is not correct at all.
If , let us consider a person who has just started to run a business or a shop without having a POS system applied to it, either because of ignorance to the fact that it is easy or because of the lacking hardware, we can expect to see following issues:
The manager or the owner will have to enter all sales data manually or else there will be no entry or data collected for the activities being performed there.
You will need more than 2-3 people or employees to help you compile daily data and keep a complete record to help you learn how your business is growing.
You will have to process the financial records on your own, which will consume a lot of time and will also not clear enough to give you an exact idea about how your business is growing.
All these factors will definitely contribute to slowing down of the business activities and you will get less time thinking about the progress and implementing future plans for better business growth.