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Erply Review

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Jan 24, 2019
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Erply is an international POS company with customers in more than 15 countries and offices in New York, London, Copenhagen and Sydney. Although it focuses on small and midsize businesses, it serves retail businesses of all sizes, including franchises, and is scalable, allowing you to expand the system as your business grows. Its notable clients include The Athlete's Foot, Elizabeth Arden Retail and UNICEF. You can purchase POS hardware for this Android POS system from third-party vendors and choose from several major companies for your payment processing. In addition to core POS tools, Erply includes ancillary features for customer loyalty programs, employee time tracking and more. Erply is a flexible, scalable system with a robust selection of features.

Erply

Erply

The Best Android POS Systems of 2019

The Verdict

Erply is a great POS system for established retailers that want enterprise-quality features and are willing to pay for them.

 

You're not required to sign a lengthy contract with Erply, as the company provides its Android POS software on a month-to-month basis. You can view the subscription pricing on the company's website. Several different plans are offered, with the enterprise plans requiring a conversation with the company for a better pricing estimate. 

Erply integrates with many major credit card processing companies, including PayPal, Cayan and Mercury, as well as many of the most popular banks, such as Chase, Bank of America and Citibank. If the company's website doesn't list the processor you prefer to work with, you can contact the company to see if an integration is available. If not, you can use the system alongside your processing terminal.

You can purchase POS equipment to use with this system through a third-party vendor, which allows you to shop around for the best pricing. If you already own POS hardware, you can check the list on the company's website to see if your equipment is compatible.

The company's website offers a knowledgebase, a FAQs page and video tutorials. If you need assistance, you can submit a ticket, or call the company on the phone if you have the Pro plan. If you need help setting up the system or migrating your data, the company can assist you for a fee. Training sessions are also available at an additional cost.

Erply has many built-in features, including some that several companies only offer as add-ons or integrations. For example, instead of a basic customer database, it has several customer relationship management tools, including a loyalty program that allows you to define point rules and create incentives for your repeat customers. In addition to adding users to the system and assigning permissions, you can use Erply to create schedules and track your employees' time and commissions.

It can generate many different reports, with options for sales, inventory, customers and employees. With its comparison report, you can see your slowest days and times, giving you an opportunity to plan promotions to drive traffic to your store during those times. It can also show you your most and least popular items. You can export your reports as an Excel spreadsheet.

The inventory management features include alerts for when your stock falls below certain levels. It can manage your vendor list, and you can create and send purchase orders from the system.

If you want to add online ordering for your customers to this Android POS system, you can integrate with eCommerce platforms such as Shopify and Magento. If your store already has a website and you work with a developer, you can use Erply's APIs to connect it to the system.

Erply is a well-rounded POS system for established retailers of all sizes that need advanced features. It has flexible terms, with month-to-month subscriptions and no lengthy contract. It also allows you to choose your payment processor and POS hardware vendor. Pricing varies depending on your business needs and is a consideration in the purchasing process. Overall, it's a quality POS system. 

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Erply

Erply

The Best Android POS Systems of 2019

The Verdict

Erply is a great POS system for established retailers that want enterprise-quality features and are willing to pay for them.

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