3 common hidden costs of POS Software

It is logical to think that when you purchase a POS Software (aka Point of Sale Software), the price of the software is your true and only cost, granted that the pricing plan is simple, perhaps a one-time payment and no additional monthly or ongoing payments are required. You could be wrong. 1. SMS If your chosen POS software offers to send SMS messages to your customers, as one of its features, which is very useful in most cases and even necessary for Salon Software users (for appointment reminders) and Restaurant Software users (for announcing a table has become available - to people waiting for a table outside of the restaurant), and then the SMS marketing that POS Software users choose to resort to, you may find yourself using the SMS service feature of this POS Software, heavily. If the POS Software you chose is using a feature for SMS service, which simply integrates to another company's SMS service, that means the developers of the POS Software took the easy way out and instead of programming their own device for sending SMS from scratch, they use another company's service and that automatically means you will pay for every single SMS your POS Software will ever send. And chances are the developer of the POS Software will also get an affiliate commission on every SMS you send, from the 3rd party company that they forced you to use with their POS Software. So everyone wins, but you lose. Why ? Because there are POS Software developers, that program their own SMS features, completely independent form any 3rd party companies and use the Internet and your email account, to send the SMS messages for FREE. So you [...]