Customers come to your tobacco shop to get their daily smoking supplies and unique smoking accessories. And as an independently owned store, you have to keep up with chain stores to stay in business. While these chain locations have plenty of resources, there are technologies available to you that can help you compete. National Retail Solutions created the POS+ for entrepreneurs like you who want to serve their communities. This point of sale (POS) system for tobacco stores has so much more to offer than a simple cash register.
When your shop gets busy, you might not always remember to check a customer’s age. New employees can forget to look at someone’s ID when they first start. No matter who runs the register, the POS+ will remind them to ask for an ID for every purchase. The system lets you give product deartments like tobacco an age limit and reminds you to look at a customer’s ID when you ring them up.
If you sell loose leaf tobacco by the pound, you may have to go back and forth between a scale and register. The POS+ saves you time with an integrated scale that connects to the system. When you plug the scale into the system, it calculates an item’s price per pound. You don’t have to do any of the math because the POS+ does it for you. Entrepreneurs who roll cigarettes and cigars to sell can also use the scale to weigh the tobacco they use.
Many tobacco shops sell small candies and snacks for convenience. If you sell packaged snack products, you can find them already in our catalog of items. The system comes with more than 400,000 UPC barcodes for popular products. You can put these items in a different department from tobacco without an age check. Customers who only buy non-tobacco products won’t have to show ID.
You know your customers love to stock up, so you probably run quantity-based promotions. For example, you might have a discount that happens when someone gets three or more cigars. However, you have to spend extra time at check-out calculating discounts if you’re using a basic cash register. When you have a POS system like the POS+, it automatically adds the discount when it reads the right number of items.
Some tobacco shop owners create unique cigarettes and cigars you can’t find anywhere else. When you sell these products, you have to count and price them by hand. With the POS+, you can use a barcode printer to make scannable stickers for your items. Place the labels on each product, or keep a barcode sticker to scan near the register. You can also create quick one-click items on your POS screen. All of these methods make checkouts faster and easier.
Studies show that 80% of consumers prefer to use card payments for everyday purchases. Our credit card processing machine accepts ALL forms of card payments and integrates seamlessly with the NRS POS+. The credit card reader also accepts EBT payments for items that you select in the POS as being eligible for EBT. This cohesive interaction between the POS+ and the credit card processors’ EBT capabilities is not offered by most POS companies.