Retail software is a big purchase for any small business running a retail store. Choosing the right retail software can make your business more efficient, increase sales, and increase customer satisfaction.
Choosing the wrong software can do the opposite. It slows down the process, limits the number of sales you can make, and frustrates your customers. So what factors matter when choosing your wholesale software?
You can host the software yourself on-site or access your software via an internet browser (in the cloud). The benefit is that if something goes wrong with the software, you have instant access to fix it yourself. However, this requires a certain level of technological knowledge, as you will need to be able to do the repair yourself or hire someone to do it. When you purchase software on-site, you usually pay an upfront fee with the option to pay for ongoing maintenance if you prefer.
Choosing web-based software means signing up for a SaaS model. You have to pay this monthly, not the high upfront costs associated with local software. Cloud software eliminates the need to purchase hardware, protect your system, and perform backups or upgrades.
Software companies do it for you. However, you depend on a good internet connection to access your system. So, if you decide to go with this solution, you need to budget for a quality internet plan.