Store automation: how much does it cost?
Store automation is a set of equipment and software that can perform a minimal set of functions, be free, or for a small fee to take on most of the daily routine tasks and calculations.
The specific price of retail store automation depends on its needs. If a point of sale sells alcoholic beverages, it means that it needs to connect to USAIS and a cash register with a scanner that supports the work with this system. There are a lot of variants of the equipment, it is possible to take both the tricked-out equipment, and usual economical POS-system. Barcode scanners with USAIS support cost from 800 rubles. You also need special software that will work with the desired system.
If the sale of alcohol is not included in the plans, the technique will still need to spend. By law, from July 1, all entrepreneurs must work with the online cash register. And that means-the associated spending on the Internet, and mandatory – on the very technique. Online cashier offers many companies, even mobile operators and, of course, manufacturers of software for trade. In addition to the cash register and barcode scanner, you will need a computer and a printer of receipts and codes for marking goods. Only one printer will cost from 11 thousand rubles. Also, the store needs scales.
But these are not the main costs. In order to find out how much it costs to automate a retail store, you need to choose a program for this. The software is undoubtedly useful and performs many functions. You can use it to a minimum, to print checks and count money, and you can maximize the functionality of the program – in this case, it will replace you and merchandiser, and accountant, and analyst. The price in any case will depend on the functionality, and therefore on how much routine you are willing to shift to the program. It’s worth it, in addition, the program will not make mistakes that can be made by a person due to inattention or fatigue, and there is no need to train the program, and employees will not only quickly learn to work with it, they will be able to get different levels of access to data suitable for everyone. Developers compete in the market of programs for automation, so you can often find offers with a free trial period-feel free to use.
Another important waste – related programs like 1C.there are difficulties – this is a standard solution, not modified for the needs of a particular commercial enterprise. Plus-specialist services for installation and configuration, usually 20% of the total cost.
The same services that produce programs for trade automation can solve problems with 1C and setup. As a rule, they have a constant technical support, experts can advise by phone, online or even go to the place. And some services are integrated with the most necessary programs, so they do not have to buy and install. Many similar companies also offer equipment with a pre-installed program.
It is difficult to name the specific cost of trade automation, as a lot depends on the individual characteristics of each store and the wishes of the entrepreneur. You can contact the manufacturers and calculate the price.