One major problem many POS systems overlook is the challenge of accounting for different tax rates. With ShopKeep, you can set a default tax rate and then create special tax rates for select items. All you need to do is push the “new tax groups” button.
Gift card integrations come with some of the ShopKeep packages. But you can also print email receipts and keep track of customers for current or future rewards programs and promotional events/sales.
Advanced Inventory Management
ShopKeep’s interface offers excellent inventory management functionality. You can track the quantity of each inventory item. In addition, you can prepare reorders at designated inventory levels. Using the “matrix inventory” you can set a ‘parent’ item and offer variations of it. But the most interesting feature (and the most useful for some businesses) is that is can inventory items as raw materials and create assemblies.
With this, you can track the components of any order a customer makes and know when you need to order more. Whether it’s a cake you’re baking or a machine you’re making, you can make sure you always have all the pieces you need.
Back Office Tool
The ShopKeep back office manages your inventory, your customers, your employees’ worked hours, and all your transactions.
Using the information collected by the back office, you can view reports on many metrics. Sales-per-customer, sales by discount, the average cost of sale, and many other useful pieces of information are available.
The advanced reporting suite offers you the ability to delve deep into your business and see beyond the dollar values of your transactions.
Integrations & Add-Ons
As we mentioned, ShopKeep integrates with two common resources that many small business owners use.
QuickBooks is an accounting software commonly used by businesses with a large online presence. The software comes integrated with ShopKeep. So, if you already use QuickBooks, ShopKeep can easily be added to your business tools collection.
MailChimp is a marketing automation platform that is very popular in email marketing. It’s an all-in-one package that helps you manage your relationship with existing customers and reach out to new ones. If email marketing is important to your business, this is an extremely useful addition to an online-friendly POS system.