Talech POS is a cloud-based retail, restaurant & bar and professional services solution that offers point-of-sale (POS), inventory and customer management, appointment scheduling and deep, real-time analytics. The solution stores data in the cloud meaning it can be accessed securely from multiple devices wherever you are in the world. The solution can also be deployed on-premise.
The iPad point of sale has distinct versions for the retail, restaurant and professional services categories. For restaurants, key features include easy table management and taking customer orders, process payment from on the floor; the solution supports multiple payment types including split bills and gift cards. Discounts can be applied to an entire order or a single item; the solution will automatically display a detailed breakdown of discounts applied.
For retail, sophisticated inventory management features include a bulk upload and edit option along with low inventory alerts.
When it comes to service businesses such as beauty salons, hair salons and nail salons appointment scheduling is the priority and Talech offers a customer facing booking website, timed services, staff profiles to showcase services offered as well as detailed staff and cancelation reports.
Reporting comes built into the system, including transaction trends, employee performance and hours, and customer demographics. Information offered about this data include customer visit history and patterns as well as actionable inventory recommendations. An easy to use email marketing campaign function is also available to strengthen customer loyalty.
Talech POS offers free, 24/7 support via phone, email and through an online knowledge base.
Thomas N. Secteur: Vente au détail Nombre d'employés: 2-10 employés
Overall I think the software works great. I have one thing that would make it even better. It has to do with your discount part. You can't discount different items separately without going into each item being sold.
Example: I sell 3 size bottles of oil and vinegars. I run a special buy five and get one free on the smaller size is 60 ml. If that's all they buy it works great. The problem is running another discounts at the same time for other size bottles. (200 ml & 375 ml)
If I am running the above special (1 free bottle would be $6.95 discount) and I also am discounting all larger size oils and vinegars say 10%. The software will do the $6.95 plus the 10% all items. So the discount on the 60 ml bottle works out to be $6.95 + 10% not just the $6.95. Being able to do separate discounts for variations of each item would make it a lot better instead of having to go into each item and discount them individually when trying to keep different discounts separate. I know being a small business with a suggestion that this might not be practical cost wise. But making the modifications would also make it more attractive to any business. I would like to hear back from you if possible. I have spoken with numerous small business owners about your software and why it works so well. Keep up the great job! oh I love being able to run the reports anytime to see how sales are and what we need to do to improve them. Sincerely Tom
Ease of use, reports, layout of pages, customer service.
limited discount ability.
Réponse : talech 16/11/2016
Thomas, thank you so much for writing a review and providing such detailed feedback. I have shared your feedback regarding discounting with the product team. Please continue to share thoughts with us - we love to hear from you and really value your feedback. Thank you for being a customer!
Gina B. Secteur: Mode et vêtements Nombre d'employés: 2-10 employés
I have used many different accounting systems with inventory. Overall this software shows real potential as an easy to setup and easy to use system.
This software is easy to setup and use.
Customer support is great. I’ve only had to contact them a couple of times and the problems were fixed very quickly.
The description field is large enough to allow a proper description of my products.
The tags and categories give me breakdowns on the reports so I can determine what is selling and what not to purchase again.
The markup field makes it easy for me to determine sale prices of my products.
The inventory log helps me find a customer sale so I can do proper return prices for my customers.
I wish the tags were listed in alphabetical order.
I wish the sales tickets were available for more than 2 months so I could do returns to credit cards instead of having to give my customers cash.
When I have trouble with my internet connection and it get dropped after it hits the gateway, there is no way for me to determine that the charge went through. I’ve had at least a dozen instances of this happening. It then shows only 1 sale on my system and my customer has 2 charges on their credit card.
I then have to credit the sale so it credits my customers card, and then I have to renter the sale as cash so I can balance inventory and sales amounts.
I wish the sales tax list would indicate which tax code I have currently marked.
I have never been able to get the jewelry labels to print.
Kyle C. Secteur: Articles de sport Nombre d'employés: 2-10 employés
the theory of it. the thought that i could do everything i was told it could easily and a low cost.
versatility or lack of versatility. i run into issues with contacts and open orders when i try to make changes. the website seems to be very touchy.
Gary S. Secteur: Divertissement Nombre d'employés: 51-200 employés
We are, overall, very pleased with the Talech system. That's why we continue to use it.
We replaced our old, out-dated cash registers with the Talech system and are now able to accept credit cards at every location without the need for seperate credit card machines. We like to ability to show or hide icons based on user need.
Updates are sometimes required for the software to work, of which, we receive no notice. We also use the ELO stations and the I-pad loses connection with the blue tooth printer more frequently than should happen. It is usually an easy reset, but frustrating when you are busy and customers have to wait.
Kate W. Secteur: Restaurants Nombre d'employés: 2-10 employés
We have only solved the items under Pros. although talech systems also begins to make it easier for us to do at least retail inventory easier to determine.
However, dealing with a customer service staff who are really only there to get us off the phone as quickly as possible while attempting to fix a specific problem is frustrating. More often than not, they are not given the time to sufficiently understand the problem or issue or don't really care, and more often than not, we get instructions to go to online help, with not even what specific topic we're supposed to look under. Time and time again, when I've asked for help to create reports I want, there is not only a misconnect in understanding (my tech language is not very good) but most of the responses I have gotten in the past year is that work on the reporting features are not a priority and therefore will not be addressed in any determinable near future.
We got Talech to grow our business. While it has helped it has also been a disappointment as it is not as user friendly as we thought. And the ability of customer service to understand and help us resolve the issues we have, while lately much better on very specific items, has on more complex issues on a admin level been very disappointing. Talech customer service is good about adding techy and trendy additional features but not so good at organizing the information to manage the actual administrative business needs of business owners & managers.
1. Makes it easy for customers to check out faster
2. Makes it easy for servers to send menu tickets to the kitchen
1. Reporting features. The totals in each categories (retail, or restaurant) are never totaled. Bank settlement totals for different forms of payments, etc., are the only totals there are except Dine In, and To Go, tips, and gratuity.
We got the POS system so we could get reports on costs, profitability, in each category both in beverages (wine, draft beers and food (per menu items- quantities of items sold within each category also) and current inventory in each category, per selected periods of time. I find that we have to basically create our own templates in Excel, download the period of time we are reviewing, and copying the categories & items to our exel templates which then subtotals the categories we want to see to determine how we are doing in each category or with any particular item within the categories.