PPC Owner Angelo Sacerdote needed the ability to access data quickly and efficiently, such as menu items, sales reports, sales tax information, etc. Prior to joining SalesVu, they used a SAM4S cash register.
"We are a small shop and there is no room for a second POS station and we also don't have room for lines to form," said Sacerdote
Additionally with Square, Sacerdote
did not want to have to manually enter all menu items and use iTunes to back them up.
With SalesVu's iPad POS, he
could use cloud for data entry.
Therefore, should something happen to his
iPad or iPod, he
can add another device and instantly have all of their data on it; thus, be back up and running much quicker.
"This ability to add and sync other devices also means that when we have a big crowd at our shop, the main POS does not have to be a bottleneck.
I can just pick up an iPod Touch and ring up the next customer."
According to Sacerdote
, the best SalesVu feature is the robust reporting.
"It gives us the ability to track things on a micro and macro level.
Being away from the shop and being able to check on things is invaluable," he
"The flat rate that SalesVu
charges is lower and easier to understand," said Sacerdote
With the SAM4S cash register, they had to run a series of reports daily and save them to a thumb drive.
In using those electronic reports, a small error could essentially make the data irretrievable.
Also, all files had to be converted to CSV after having someone write the code for it.
To track sales over time, Sacerdote
then had to manually create "complicated" spreadsheets.
"It was a real nightmare," he
says of the experience.
, it just takes a minute to get any kind of report I need."
Sacerdote claims that SalesVu iPad POS has saved him hours of tedious work dealing with spreadsheets; he
has recommended it to many of his
customers who are also merchants.