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    Point of sale


    Hello,

    How can I create a PHP based POS?

    What should be the features and how it works?

    Can you give me some tutorials to understand it?

    Many Thanks,
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    Wow. This is pretty vague and quite expansive. I'd suggest Googling for PHP POS systems and go from there.

    My thought is this: If you aren't sure what features you need, the project is already way beyond your scope and skill range. Start smaller and work up to this one.

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    The whole point of software development is to design your software platform yourself...

    Do research, look at the existing Point of Sale systems that exist... see what you like, what you don't like, come up with some new ideas... and make a revolutionary product. You shouldn't base your software development on other developers opinions.

    It's not the community's responsibility to tell you how to do something; sure, they'll help you if you have specific problem, but it's not their responsibility to feed you ideas. If they were that invested in giving feature suggestions, and were going to help you start from scratch, they'd be developing it themselves.
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    Hi,

    I think question was wrong.

    Say I implemented

    Manage Customers
    Manage Items
    Manage Suppliers
    Manage Reports
    Manage Sales
    Manage Employees

    and

    install it on some retailer's computer.

    Then will I call it point of sale system?

    I am trying to understand that what is POS as all definitions on google just indicate that computerization of a retail transaction is POS which is not helping me

    Thx
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    A Point-Of-Sale system is a software that is designed to handle purchase transactions. They are typically used in retail environments. Most modern POS systems integrate into other systems such as CRM and inventory systems, but a POS system can be as simple as a cash register. A POS system is going to manage product pricing, payment processing, and transaction tracking at the very least.
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    Beyond what Nilpo has said, you can add cool features such as products running low, stats on which products is selling the best (and also all year around), integrate discount system to frequent customers..
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    Hello All,

    Thanks for all of your responses.

    With so many terminals of restaurant web based POS, how can I tackle downtime issues where at least businesses can continue to trade on terminals which will then synchronise all servers again as and when network is available?

    Thanks,
    Ranjan
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    That's really way beyond the scope of a single thread.
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    This is also essentially a duplicate thread.
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    Seems like the question of how to make one is answered... ish... The new question regarding downtime can be answered in the other thread that gw1500se pointed out.

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