For apparel and footwear retailers looking for a sleek, modern Point of Sale solution that is easy to learn and easy to deploy, Zing Checkout offers cloud-based POS, inventory management and reporting functionality that is accessible on any device with Internet access: PCs, Macs, iPads and smartphones.
With Zing Checkout, retailers have the freedom to choose POS hardware that meets their needs; they can also user their existing Authorize.net or Linkpoint gateway accounts. Also, because the solution is web-based, there are no costly servers required. Zing Checkout has a low monthly pricing model that includes constant upgrades, helping retailers take advantage of the latest technology advancements.
Zing Checkout is best suited for apparel and footwear retailers, especially those just moving into their first brick and mortar location. The Point of Sale functionality is streamlined and intuitive and designed to be super fast. The reporting and inventory management can be accessed from any device with web access, which is great for retailers seeking real-time access to critical data regarding profits and trends.
What really sets the software apart is that it offers branded digital receipts that can be texted or emailed. These receipts have an option to share to Facebook or Twitter, as well as a link to the company's "social listing", a branded portal with information on their address, comments from customers and their social media presence.
For retailers seeking a powerful, user-friendly Point of Sale solution, Zing Checkout is an affordable, modern option.
John from Funkie Fashions
Specialty: Apparel & fashion
Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users
The interface flows smoothly, but it's a very basic approach.
It's very glitchy on the syncing side. Reports are basic, and there is no way to integrate a loyalty program.
The design is lacking many features a growing business needs.
They have not answered the phone when I have called and have taken up to a day to return my email. This doesn't sit well when trying to run a business.
The software interface is easy to navigate. It's a great idea to have one platform for both brick and mortar and eCommerce.
The software is very glitchy, and the syncing system with the ecommerce site is sketchy at best.
If you're just looking to use something for a basic brick and mortar store without any fancying reports, then this may work for you.
Stacey from Shopping for a Change
Date: January 2013
Shopping for a Change is a web-based nonprofit organization that aids artisans in developing countries to raise themselves from poverty, helps improve their communities through betterment projects & also raises funds for U.S. based nonprofits along the way. We retail the artisans products through our website, but didn't have an easy way to process & track sales at live events. That's where Zingcheckout came in. It works with our Mac computers, phones & tablets which is hard to find as most POS systems are PC based. They presented us with a simple program that uploaded all of our critical inventory information including the option of product photo images. It works in conjunction with a simple PaySaber device for accepting credit cards. We had previously tried Square but it left us without any simple solutions for uploading our product information plus it didn't track anything- it merely took payments. We tried uploading some information which was very time consuming & it was inadvertently deleted when an update was installed. Very frustrating.
The customer service at Zingcheckout has been tremendous in every way. We started working with them while they were preparing to launch their iPad app and barcode scanner. I love the fact that I can create barcodes through their program and all I need is an inexpensive barcode printer to print the two types of labels we wanted to use. They even helped us find the right printer and made sure it worked properly for our needs. They have not yet perfected reading the barcode with our iPad cameras which was our original hope but their overall system still allows us to quickly find the items we're ringing up using a quick search, figures in tax, any discounts, captures customer information, reduces our inventory numbers, emails, texts or prints receipts & can generate reports. You can take cash or credit cards entered via the PaySaber or manually inputted.
We look forward to growing our businesses together. I know I can count on this product and the people behind it.
Donald from Alive Boutique
Date: December 2012
We were looking for a point of sale that wasn't strapped to just a PC or Mac because we wanted the flexibility to change if the need arose. Taking that into consideration, ZingCheckout was great because it allowed us to work on both the PC and Mac.
We tried out the free trial for a week or so and it was exactly what we were looking for in terms of features. We are a small boutique store, so we didn't need a complex POS. The major sections of the software are the main POS screen, inventory, stockroom, orders, customers, and reports. Each one has large, bright colored buttons that make it easy to navigate and find what you’re looking for.
We were surprised at how easy it was to organize categories and products. A couple features we use all the time are the barcode generating for products, and the product image upload. Both help our cashiers find the product in the inventory and confirm it’s the right one being purchased. There’s no limit to how many categories or products you can add to the inventory, so that will be very helpful once we grow into a bigger business.
The customer and reports sections have exactly what we needed. We can record customer data like name, email, and phone numbers. I like being able to add notes to each customer, which show up above the order when a customer is added to it. It allows us to mark if they are apart of our loyalty program so we can apply appropriate discounts. The reporting section is also very useful. You can set any date range you’d like and then organize the report by category, product, hourly sales, profit, etc.
A feature that we didn't see elsewhere is call the social listing. It’s a page that is hosted and designed by ZingCheckout, but you can edit it to your liking. It contains links to your website or social networks, address and map of where you’re located, and a blank area to write whatever you’d like about your business. A guestbook is at the bottom that allows visitors to leave comments. It’s pretty cool because each customer who has the receipt emailed or text to them (also a cool feature!) will get an option to post to their social network. When they post, a link to our social listing is included. We've got a good bit of customers who come in the store after visiting our social listing!
Overall, our experience with ZingCheckout has been nothing but great. The support staff is very helpful and courteous to our needs. They even included a few little features we mentioned we would like. I couldn't recommend ZingCheckout enough!