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.
Mindy from Threads LLC
Specialty: Apparel & fashion
Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users
The drop down menus help you easily find what you need.
It allows me to enter several attributes to an item and track inventory accordingly.
ZingCheckout is very user-friendly. It is easy to navigate through the site.
Excellent and prompt customer support. Great tutorials available.
I really like being able to access our point of sale from any computer. We have a large inventory, and I am able to update it without using the main checkout computer.
We have trouble printing out receipts from our transactions.
I have used other point of sale programs, but I like Zing the best. I own a children's clothing store, and Zing allows me to enter sizes, colors, etc. of a product without having to list each option as a separate product. I am able to enter inventory and check reports without being on site. I highly recommend it!
Heather from OhmFit Activewear
Specialty: Apparel & fashion
Portfolio size: Single user
It's very easy to set up and use.
There are just a few tweaks that would make this a bit better for me. I wish there was a gift certificate option or key that would make the transactions easier without having to pay an extra monthly fee. Sometimes finding out a customer's transaction history can be cumbersome. But I still feel strongly that this platform is wonderful for an upstart.
I have yet to come across a bug or have an issue with their technology. It has not failed me yet!
I truly enjoy working with my account rep. He seems to understand the needs of my small business, and is very knowledgeable about his offerings.
Zing is truly a turnkey operation. I was up, running, and entering my inventory in no time at all. Best of all, whenever I have any questions or concerns, their top-notch staff replies immediately.
I often wish the information I can obtain from the system were a little more streamlined. It would be super handy to go to a customer's record and see exactly what they purchased: what size, color, etc. It is possible to do this now, but you have to know the date they shopped, and then go to that day's sales to find their total. It is cumbersome to say the least.
If you are seeking a simplified software package to get you up and running, this is a good one to choose. I am a mobile boutique, traveling from gym to gym, and store to store. They make it incredibly easy for me to support this business model. Their scanner is awesome, and their credit card equipment couldn't be easier to operate.
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!