I need to purchase a POS system in the next few months and I can use some advice. My former employer Intuit has a system that interfaces with QuickBooks however I am concerned that it may not support my coffee shop very well. I would really love your thoughts and comments on other systems available that focus on the coffee industry.

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Comment by Richard Bezugly on March 2, 2016 at 8:41am

Hi James,

I run Coffee shop as well and spent hell a lot of time finding smth suitable for my small business. I'm using and so far satisfied. It's free and will stay free with all features included, unlike competitors with limited time free trial or light package. It's quick efficient, easy to set up and intuitive to use. 24x7 technical & customer support.

Comment by James "Cosmo" Cramer on January 3, 2008 at 7:48pm
Thanks for everyones comments they have been very helpful.
Comment by Troy Reynard on January 1, 2008 at 6:04am
I have to disagree with Ken. I have Coffee Shop Manager and have used it for almost three years with few problems. Staff that I have interacted with were helpful. When I opened a second store we used coffee shop manager for that, without any problems. Good luck.
Comment by Ken Chappell on December 31, 2007 at 11:38am
I purchased Coffee Shop Manager almost a year ago. As far as the product goes, it's pretty well rounded. As far as the company/service goes, I am un-impressed. Several times I have left messages that were either left until the nest day or even over the weekend...mission critical calls-YIKES!
Also, there is not a toll free number provided for service & training, so plan that into your budget. Here, it costs $35 a month just for the capability to place long distance calls, even if you never use it. That's an additional $420 each year, plus calls. Would I reccomend them?--I could go either way.
Comment by Greg Cross on December 28, 2007 at 9:00am
Hey Fellow Coffee Lovers:

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If you or your fellow coffee enthusiasts are wanting to develop a website with full ecommerce and lots more - then please contact me. I'd love to hear about your project and see if my company would be a great fit for your online needs.
Comment by Mike Gregory on December 23, 2007 at 11:13am
I highly recommend trying out AP Dining:
Comment by James "Cosmo" Cramer on December 22, 2007 at 9:21pm
I will check it out, thank you for the sugestion.
Comment by Jay Lijewski (TacomaPenna) on December 21, 2007 at 11:01am
I'd recommend ART. It's Advaned Restaraunt Technologies... A few of my customers have used other systems (Coffeeshop Mngr etc...) and spent the money to switch to ART. They're really happy with it. It's completely customizable and very in depth as far as reporting goes.

Haven't used it myself... just relaying what I've heard.
Comment by James "Cosmo" Cramer on December 20, 2007 at 10:10pm
Trevor thanks for the quick reply, I will check out the link.
Comment by Trevor on December 20, 2007 at 10:08pm
James, check out This is the big daddy in coffee shop pos systems.

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