Erply is used by retail businesses of all sizes in over 15 countries and has offices in New York, Sydney, London and Copenhagen. It can be used by small and midsized businesses as well as by franchises. It's a scalable system that can expand along with your business. This iPad POS company offers its services on a monthly basis, so you're not required to sign a long-term contract.
You can view a list of the credit card processing companies and banks that Erply integrates with on the company's website. These include Chase, PayPal and Cayan, and you can check with the company to see others that can be added if your preferred processor isn't listed. You can use Erply alongside the credit card terminal if it can't be integrated.
This iPad POS system works with third-party POS hardware. Erply lists the makes and models of the equipment it recommends on its website, making it easy for you to verify whether the hardware you already own or intend to purchase is compatible with the system.
Erply is a feature-rich system that includes several ancillary tools. For instance, rather than a simple customer database, the system has customer relationship management tools with a loyalty program. It also has advanced employee management features that can track employee time and commissions. Many other services charge extra for you to add on these tools.
You can use this system to create reports analyzing your inventory, sales, employees and customers, and you can download them into Excel. Erply's comparison report shows you your sales per hour, which you can use to plan promotions to increase traffic during slow times. The system can also show you your best- and worst-selling products, which can help you decide which products to promote or discontinue.
The system has inventory tools that help you manage and replenish your stock. It has low-inventory alerts to let you know when you need to reorder, and it can autogenerate purchase orders, which you can then email to your vendors from the system.
If your store has a website and you want to connect it to Erply, you can do so using its API. Alternately, you can use an integration to connect the system to an eCommerce platform like Magento or Shopify.
If you want to learn how to use the system or have a question about how a feature works, you can consult the knowledgebase on the company's website or watch one of the video tutorials posted there. You can submit a ticket for customer support or, if you have the Pro plan, call the company. Training sessions and data migration services are available from Erply, but they cost extra.
Erply is a solid iPad POS system that has advanced features, integrates with several major payment processors and works with third-party POS hardware. You aren't required to sign a long-term contract to work with Erply, and it's transparent with its pricing.