Many companies who wish to use this POS software cannot because it is free. Their upper management apparently believes that if it is free then either it is not any good or there is a catch.
So I am asking for references. To make a reference fill out the form at the bottom of this page. If you have been using this software for a period of time could you please fill in the form at the bottom of this page. I am not asking you to make a recomendation for the program (but I won't stop you if you wish to) but only to state that for you it has worked well. At least I hope that it has.
If you make a reference you may contact me at any time to edit or remove your reference. To varify that you are the person who originally created the reference you must send your email to me with the same return address as listed in the review.
Filling in your name, company name, phone number, and email address is optional, but if you do not, then any prospective user's will have no way to know that I did not just make your reference up.
While I welcome any reference, the most useful to prospective users will be from companies that are using this on a daily basis in a commercial environment. But help from anyone will be appreciated.
All references below are how well the person making the reference believes this POS program is suitable for their particular application and is not to be considered as a recomendation for any other application.
Here is a review I found in a blog. I have reproduced it here as a graphic because the blog may age off. The original address for the blog is at the top of the page.
We often hear : "DOS-based POS application? We don't need it, 'cause we prefer GUI-based one!" But for some wise clients : "We don't care how it'll be, 'cause all we need is its final result. And make sure that it works fine!"
I've been playing and experimenting with DHPOS since 2003, but I've recently (well, within the past 2 years), had a chance to actually put in a retail environment.
It's be really great, as it's a small business and so doesn't have much spare cash, and DHPOS has performed well, even out-performing some other pricey applications!
I'm proud to be using it in the store, as now I've had a fair few years playing with it, I know what to do with what.
And as it runs on DOS, It costs even less to put into practice.
After a marathon search for a right POS application, I have found your POS application, which is such a gem and a business survivor. It was very easy to setup and very user friendly to our staff members. Staff already loves the speed and the way it works...
My wife and I would like to sincerely thank you for your ongoing help.
My husband had been playing around with this software for a while, trying to convince me to use it as my sales and stock control system. I eventually gave in, then he bought me a laptop to run the software on, a receipt printer, the Pertelian display and a barcode scanner.
Although your software looked complex at first, it didnt take me long to get my head round it, and now its really simple to use, extremely robust, and packed with options to cover most retailers needs.
You are an absolute gem. Thanks Dale. Its made my job a whole lot easier, and given my small business that little extra edge.
A memeber of the staff broke the supervisor key in the cash register lock!
I was going to replace the register but then i found this software. I had spare computers in the back store room and pulled them out and they went like a dream. Its great to understand and within 45 minutes it was going like a dream!
Great stuff (must try the surepos keyborad with it!)
Thanks Dale its the best software around please do make more!
When I took over running the retail and sales for Carreira Farms earlier this year, I knew I had to find some form of Point of Sale software which was flexible enough to keep track of sales for a multitude of vendors, but be easy enough for anyone to use.
I have used various POS software before, in a number of different environments. I only wish they had all been this one!! The software is intuitive, easy to set up and easier to use than any other I have worked on. It is remarkably complex in what it CAN do - but you don't have to use everything!
My daughters, aged 8 and 10, picked up how to use the software within an hour, as did my store clerk who is in her late 60's... Its accessible and easy to use for any age!
I just want to say that when I first installed your POS a year ago I was
skeptical being a DOS application and QBasic derived and all. However,
one year later and not a single crash! Its very very robust application
and it does the job! Its an amazing achievement and would be a good
project for recycling old P1 pc's.
Again, thanks for the application, I tell everyone about it.
I’m the assistant manager at a Quizno’s Subs. Last month I downloaded your software to experiment with. I was planning to use it for delivery order taking, but I was never really convinced about using it.
Well, today our POS terminal broke down (we are required to use a terminal provided by Quizno’s Corporate), and it’s not going to be possible to fix it until tomorrow. This could have been disastrous. We would have had to close the store for the day.
However, I remembered your software and I still had it loaded to my delivery computer. After a half-hour of configuration, we were ready to open.
It really saved the day. The software worked perfectly, and the employees loved it (it was easier for them to learn to use it, than the Quizno’s POS).
Though I’m required to go back to using the Quizno’s POS, I plan on keeping your software running for my delivery system.
However, I am going to recommend your program to our “Franchise Leader” (he makes sure all the stores are running in good order) for people in similar situations.
Like I said before, your program is great, I’m really glad it was there today. (It would have cost us over $800 to close the store for the day…)
I may have just started using THIS POS software but I have tried out a ton of them and this one has more usable options without all the extra garbage than any of them...and the price is the best part of it all!
Thank you so much Dale for all the work you put into providing all of us with such a great product!!
I have been looking for a Cash Register Software for 3 years. But all the ones that I have found was alot of $$$$. I went to www.ask.com (a search engine) and i searched for Cash register Software and it gave me this site, and I think that this is the best cash register software that anyone can ever find. Thanx Dale,thanx alot!!!
We have a small import business that sells online mostly. But we also occasionaly exhibit at trade shows. Being a programmer myself, I first looked at open source (free) POS systems as well as most of the commercial applicaitons. I was a little skeptical at first of a DOS application, but after trying most other POS applications, including their demos, I tried this one.
What a wonderful experience. It runs on a laptop just fine, and integrated with a receipt printer and scanner. The added benefit is that it IS a DOS application and doesn't need a mouse.
When you are busy selling, boxing, answering questions, etc. the last thing you need is to try to use a mouse.
This has got to be the most useful program that I have ever used. I work for a large convention every Memorial Day Weekend and we have a Flea Market-type setup. We usually run around 8000-9000 transactions per day through the course of the 4 day event. The program has worked flawlessly every single time. It is easy to use and maintain. I also found that with the "Network" function, I can use it across my personal VPN to connect conventions around the country that I do work for. Not having to lug the server everywhere is great. I simply connect over the internet and I'm ready to roll.
I think this POS program is great! It has saved us almost 957.00. We use this instead of buying software, it does a great job of tracking everything from our key sales to our general merchandise sales. With gift cards coming soon this makes all other pricey POS software look like a total JOKE!
What an excellent piece of software!! Any small and medium size business will save money and have a very useful POS system. I now use it at our local squash centre and I have suggested its use to our business members too.
Being in the shoe repair business I did not want, nor was I able to throw a lot of money at a pos program. I tried a few inexpensive programs, but found you needed to be a CPA to figure them out. This program was simple to understand and had all the features I need, and can you beleive it was Free!
I set up a POS system for a friend who opened a tobacco store last month. Having used other commercial software in the past, I decided to try free software to keep costs down on this one--there is far too much high-quality free software in the world to dismiss free software out of hand. This has been the easiest and most flexible software I've set up for anyone to date. I highly recommend it. With the plethora of used equipment available, Smoker's Corner got a complete system for under $600-including receipt printer and scanner. After a month, Jon (the owner) is thrilled and will be sending a donation to help keep this project going.
MiLESTONE IT would like to say that this software has met almost every need we have in our EPOS situation. I would reccomend this software to anyone who wishes to reduce costs on paying for an EPOS system.
This is a very close match to some of the Paid EPOS systems, and would suggest that this is a piece of software tested in the same way as you would any other application for your establishment.