Harbortouch Releases Advanced POS Software Packages for Retail, Convenience Store and Spirits Industry Merchants

Customizable Solution Provides Immediate Sales and Operational Benefits - Includes Age Verification Integration for Liquor and Convenience Stores

Apr 12, 2012, 09:00 ET from Harbortouch

ALLENTOWN, Pa., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Harbortouch, a leading national supplier of touch-screen point-of-sale (POS) systems, today announced three new versions of its industry-leading free POS system program for the retail, spirits, and convenience store industries. The new software packages offer numerous time and money saving features to accommodate the industry specific needs of these markets. The three new versions are titled Harbortouch Retail, Harbortouch Spirits, and Harbortouch C-Store.

Harbortouch Retail is designed for retail environments of any size and includes a color/size/style matrix that allows merchants to build custom attribute matrices for a particular piece of apparel. This function helps to streamline order selection for a more efficient process. Additional features include gift receipts, registries, rentals and consignment functions, and layaway.

Harbortouch Spirits offers many of the same benefits of the retail system but adds some features to meet the unique needs of wine, beer and liquor stores. A key functionality of this version of the POS software is an age verification process that prompts cashiers to ask for consumer identification and alerts them if the consumer can legally purchase age-restricted products. The system can also differentiate between single drinks and multi-packs when checking out customers.

Another version of the POS software called Harbortouch C-Store meets the needs of the high-volume transaction environment found in convenience stores. It also includes the age verification function for age-restricted products along with many of the same features offered in the other packages.

Additional capabilities found in all three Harbortouch software types include:

  • Advanced reporting with a wide range of reports to provide a top-level view of business operations;
  • Employee productivity and hours can be tracked through the solution via a built-in time clock;
  • Automatic inventory tracking for real-time updates of stock on-hand;
  • Customer database that records comprehensive purchase history and personal/contact information to identify sales trends and best customers, making it ideal for loyalty and other incentive programs;
  • Dynamic pricing capability to customize product pricing within seconds to accommodate coupons, limited-time sales and other discounts; and
  • Integrated vendor management system that allows a retailer to put all suppliers into one database for much cleaner management and easier reporting.

Harbortouch CEO Jared Isaacman states, "While our free POS program has been a tremendous success in the restaurant and hospitality arena, we were always committed to developing a solution that fit the needs of retailers, convenience stores and liquor merchants. We include customizations in each of these three advanced packages that perfectly suit them to their unique business. Our age verification feature helps convenience stores and spirits retailers remain in legal compliance, protecting the business and the community at large. The sizing and color matrix available for retailers means new efficiencies for the order process. All of our features are fundamentally based on improving efficiency, boosting revenue, and ultimately encouraging end customer satisfaction."

Each system is available with the merchants' choice of two hardware options: the standard Harbortouch POS equipment or Harbortouch POS Elite, an all-in-one system developed for high-end and high-volume merchants. Both systems feature powerful processors, ample storage space and a five-wire resistive touch-screen monitor. Standard accessories such as a cash drawer, laser bar code reader, customer display pole and high-speed thermal printer are all included as part of the free POS program.

Harbortouch offers free setup and implementation, including installation of all hardware and training for all POS customers. Complete customer service and technical support are available 24/7 by phone and email. The Harbortouch POS hardware is backed by a lifetime repair/replacement warranty for as long as the merchant maintains a merchant account with Harbortouch. An approved merchant account and monthly service agreement are required to participate in the free POS program.

For more information about the Harbortouch free POS system, visit www.harbortouch.com.

About Harbortouch
Harbortouch, formerly United Bank Card, Inc., is a leading national supplier of point of sale (POS) systems, serving over 130,000 businesses across the nation. Harbortouch has been ranked one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine for five consecutive years. The company offers an unparalleled "free" program that supplies a full-featured POS system to restaurants and retail businesses with no up-front costs. Custom programming, professional installation and onsite training are included with every order and award winning customer service and technical support are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to offering state-of-the-art POS systems, Harbortouch also delivers a full range of merchant services such as credit/debit and gift card processing. For additional information, visit
www.harbortouch.com or call 866-563-3045.

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