The SalesVu POS system is a cloud-based solution designed to make running your business more convenient. You can choose from “bundles” tailored for specific industries (such as restaurants or healthclubs) or choose just the services you need.
SalesVu General Features
The SalesVu POS system is designed to work smoothly for the restaurant and retail industries, as well as for service businesses like health clubs. Depending on which type of business you run, different features may appeal to you. Let’s take a look first at the general services and then the features broken down by industry.
Payment Processing and Invoicing
The benefits of a full POS system include integrated payment processing, allowing you to accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express credit and debit cards. You can also easily process voids and refunds on transactions, and set up recurring billing.
If you need to invoice clients, you can do that through SalesVu as well. The online quoting and invoicing system lets you send estimates, email invoices, track invoices yet to be paid, and accept payment.
SalesVu included multiple reports that allow you to gain greater insight into your business. You can view sales history by time period, employee, sales channel, and more. You can also get consolidated reports for multiple locations if your business has more than one branch.
SalesVu also syncs with QuickBooks.
For keeping track of stock, SalesVu offers inventory management that allows you to organize items in the way that makes the most sense for your business. Keep track of items by size, quantity, color, name, and more. Inventory is tracked in real time for both brick-and-mortar and online sales and you can monitor and correct discrepancies. You can easily set up alerts to notify you when you reach a low inventory threshold and create purchase orders to stay in stock.
Scheduling and labor management can be time-consuming, but SalesVu helps streamline the process with the employee management module. You’ll be able to automate employee scheduling, define your labor spending goals to stay below them, display important messages to staff, process shift trading requests between multiple employees, and pull reports on everything from employee punches to compensation and commission reports.
SalesVu offers this video about the employee management module:
Gift Card Program
Electronic gift cards are a popular choice for many gift-giving occasions, and if you’re like most businesses, you want to take advantage of all sales opportunities. SalesVu’s integrated gift card program lets you customize cards to sell at your business and activate them through your POS system. Gift card sales and redemptions are tracked and viewable in your reports, allowing you to see outstanding balances and more.
For selling online, SalesVu offers an ecommerce store option that includes hosting your site, a product search function, and even mobile-friendly optimization. The site is customizable to match your branding and integrates with the SalesVu POS system. On the customer side, your buyers can view their history of purchases in addition to reordering or purchasing new items.
In addition to the general features detailed above, SalesVu offers a number of options sure to benefit restaurant owners, bar owners, and others in the food service industry. Restaurant features include:
- Automatic price adjustment for happy hour deals
- Option to sell items by weight, like frozen yogurt or wings
- Split checks
- Add gratuities to checks
- Print to kitchen
- Accept online orders
You can also use the table management module to accept reservations online or over the phone and set up a custom layout screen in the software to manage reservations and seating.
Not in the restaurant business? SalesVu has features that appeal to retailers as well, including:
- Barcode scanning for fast checkout
- Organize products in inventory by size, color, and more
- Item lookup by sku, name, and more
- Programmable coupons and discount codes
Additionally, you can choose whether to offer printed receipts or environmentally-friendly emailed receipts.
SalesVu is tablet-based, so you’ll need an iPad to run the software. You can add optional accessories to create the right system for your business. Available accessories may include card readers, receipt printers, cash drawers, barcode scanners, and more.
The good news is that SalesVu is upfront in publishing their pricing. The company has an extensive pricing grid showing the costs for different bundles or ala carte module choices.
The company offers the following bundles:
- Basic Restaurant ($75)
- Basic Retail ($75)
- Basic Beauty and Wellness ($75)
- SalesVu for Restaurants and Bars ($150)
- SalesVu for Retail ($150)
- SalesVu for Beauty and Wellness ($150)
- SalesVu for Professional Services ($150)
- SalesVu for Wineries ($150)
- SalesVu for Health Clubs ($150)
Prices listed above are monthly costs for one terminal. Additional terminals for any bundle cost $25 per month per terminal.
The included features vary depending on the bundle you choose. If you’d prefer, you can purchase “modules” ala carte to create your perfect POS solution. Individual modules range from $10/month for basic accounting to $25/month for more complex features like inventory management or recurring billing.
If you choose to integrate loyalty or gift card program, you’ll be charged 1.7% per transaction.
These costs are in addition to the costs for accepting credit or debit cards, if you choose to do so.
Credit Card Processing with SalesVu
SalesVu is not a credit card processor itself. The company partners with credit card processors. If you’re looking to integrate credit card processing into your SalesVu POS system, you’ll need a merchant account with Vantiv, EVO, or WorldPay. SalesVu has confirmed to CardFellow that its POS system is also compatible with resellers who work on the Vantiv and Worldpay platforms.
The processor you work with will set the pricing for your credit and debit card transactions. Want to see pricing with no obligation? Use CardFellow’s free quote comparison tool by going here.
If you need to bill customers for memberships or other subscription service, you can set up recurring billing SalesVu. You’ll have the ability to manually or automatically bill on a recurring basis, send out receipts by email, or temporarily pause recurring billing for your customers as necessary.
Related Article: Recurring and Subscription Billing.
On its website, SalesVu includes testimonials from customers. Reviewers praise SalesVu for providing multiple functions, including time clocks, inventory tracking, employee schedules, and more. Some reviewers mentioned that they liked the reporting functions, sales summaries, and the option to create bar tabs. One reviewer mentioned that the ecommerce site works well on smartphones. All of the testimonials include the reviewer’s name and business name.
Do you use SalesVu as your POS system? Leave a review, below!
|Product Category||POS Systems|
|Features||Tableside Ordering, Tableside Payment Processing, Gift cards and customer loyalty tracking, Inventory management, Sales reports, Employee tracking & management, Quickbooks data export, Integrated CRM (customer relationship management), iPad-Based System, Bar Code Scanners, Card Readers, Cash Drawers, Receipt Printers|
Review posted: 04/25/17
Title: Lots of choices
SalesVu offers lots of choices in terms of bundles for specific industries or the option to pick and choose which “modules” of features you need.