If you own a small pharmacy, and you feel like your POS system isn’t cooperating like it should be, but you aren’t exactly the most tech-savvy person (and really, why would you be? You own a pharmacy, not a website development company) — it’s pretty common to feel frustrated with the equipment and to not know where to go to get it fixed.
So if you’re struggling with your pharmacy POS system and you don’t have the slightest clue what’s going wrong, here’s one tiny problem that many small businesses, and pharmacies in particular, encounter with their POS systems: running out of storage capacity.
This problem often takes small businesses by surprise if they experience a lot of growth in a short period of time, because the POS system goes from processing just a few transactions to processing hundreds of transactions every day and storing tons of data. The easiest way to figure out if your POS device is getting low on storage capacity is if it starts slowing down significantly.
One option is to get an external storage device and transfer some of the data. Many small business owners try out this option first, partly because it’s cheaper initially, and partly because it seems more secure.
However, a better long-term solution is to upgrade to a newer POS program. Many systems these days use storage clouds for data, and extra space can simply be purchased as it’s needed. Newer systems come with state-of-the-art security features, like encrypted card swiping and electronic signature capturing — because when you run a small pharmacy, you already know how important it is that your pharmacy software protects the data belonging to your business, as well as the personal information belonging to your customers.
Of course, this is just problem (out of far too many possible problems) that could be affecting POS software, so unless you are one of those rare and gifted tech-savvy business owners, your best option is usually to have a professional look at your system and, if it seems more secure and more cost-effective, to simply replace your system with a newer one. Ger more information on this topic here.