Rain POS Software


 

Rain retail software is a cloud-based point of sale (POS) and integrated website solution that is Mac OS and Windows compatible.

Rain is an all-in-one platform designed for small to medium sized specialty retailers that offer sales, rentals, repairs, events, and classes. Rain is typically recommended to music stores, ski and snowboard shops, scuba shops and similar specialty retail segments.

Multi-store capable, Rain’s real-time POS and web store are integrated through a single database, ensuring inventory levels are always accurate in-store and online. With access to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot, employees can check or update inventory, make sales, process rentals or work orders from anywhere inside or outside of their store.

Rain POS is PCI and DSS security compliant, and provides secure cloud backups. Retailers have user management and permission controls to grant employees only the level of access needed.

Additional features include unlimited users, CRM, rewards program, coupons, gift cards, reporting, vendor catalogs at no additional charge, serialized inventory, purchase orders, unlimited SKUs, service and repair tracking, QuickBooks integration, email marketing, text message marketing, and social media integration. 

 

Rain POS - Integrated POS & website
 
  • Rain POS - Integrated POS & website
    Integrated POS & website
  • Rain POS - Purchase orders
    Purchase orders
  • Rain POS - Rentals
    Rentals
  • Rain POS - Built-in specialty modules
    Built-in specialty modules
  • Rain POS - Multi-platform marketing
    Multi-platform marketing
  • Rain POS - Admin Dashboard
    Admin Dashboard
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

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Valerie from Stitc 'N TIme Fabrics
Specialty: Fabric, linens, & crafts
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Great!

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Everyone is always very helpful with questions I have on the software. A great Company to be doing business with!

Cons

It is hard to get pictures the right sizes for site. I make them the size that I have been told and when putting them on the website they are huge.

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Steven from Find x Designs Inc
Specialty: Fabric, linens, & crafts
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Great POS

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We have been with Rain POS from the beginning and the improvements have been great. Customer service is very good. Very pleased overall.

Pros

Very easy to use and get employees up to speed quickly. Lots of features to improve sales and inventory control.

Cons

All the features can be a bit overwhelming at first but if you start with the basics, its easy to add additional features as you go along.

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Jana from My Favorite Quilt Shop
Specialty: Fabric, linens, & crafts
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

August 2018

August 2018

expanding, they listen to ideas and constantly make improvements

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its comprehensive. online inventory and instore inventory combined...awesome. very intuitive, very good tutorials and help functions.

Cons

none, I like the constant improvements. the only issue is the system randomly converts the default printer between the receipt printer and the label printer.

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Jen from A Little Knitty
Specialty: Fabric, linens, & crafts
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

August 2018

August 2018

So Happy

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I adore this system and tell everyone about it

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It is super intuitive and easy to work with. I can start a new volunteer in the shop with very little training and they just get it.

Cons

Sometimes I wish I could enter new products easier when I'm filling out a PO. I feel like I have to save a draft and go back to products a lot

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Shawn from Designer/quilt shop
Specialty: Toys / hobby shop
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Happy, but I need just a bit more

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Happy, just keep the costs down. Remember we are not selling iPhones or over-priced clothes. The wholesale cost of fabric is inching up there with shipping.I have to sell a lot of fabric just to cover my costs to you.

Pros

Easy to use for the most part, I can talk to an actual person on the phone and they don't have a made up English name.

Cons

I need to put Categories on sale without the whole site on sale or going to each individual item in that category like I have to do now.
I want to upload my own pretty newsletter and not have it get distorted. Using the newsletter feature on the site is boring.

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James from Technology intelligence Agency
Specialty: Other specialty retailer
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Really awesome features with some minor bugs

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Tech support has helped us so many times. First, they helped us figure out some of the features that we were not completely certain how to use. Then, when we encountered bugs, another quick call to Support and they had us back up and running within no time. I just wish that the program was not dependent on the internet. We’ve had a few times where the internet went out and we were not able to conduct business. This is not good, but it hasn’t happened too often, just enough to be mildly irritating.

Pros

This program is so easy to use, even for those who are not technologically literate. While we do not use all of the features, such as the rental option, we are really happy with the program. The fact that everything is stored in the cloud helps us when we are not in the store, such as with trunk shows. The tech support has been so helpful when we experienced bugs in the software, and they were very knowledgeable of the product. I have also found the SEO option of Rain, and we intend to utilize it to its fullest extent to promote our business and get our name out there.

Cons

There have been a few bugs in the software, but nothing that a quick call to support couldn’t fix. One thing that I did not like was when the internet went out. The fact that everything was based on the internet meant that we couldn’t use the cash register. This led to a loss of sales. Nothing too major, but it’s still significant. There should be a backup or a way to use the register when there is no internet connection. More traditional POS systems allow for use without internet, but for inventory reasons, something like Rain is required. Hopefully, they’ll release a version that stores a temporary backup on your system that updates the inventory once the internet is back up and running.

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Brian from One World Dive & Travel
Specialty: Sporting goods
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Very functional adaptive website at a competitive price

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Pros

Easy plug and play design allows for unlimited updates and edits. Add the file and picture storage for customer access and this all in one service is a great solution for small businesses.

Cons

Limited blog post functionality with subscription options, some bugs in the system that have yet to be resolved.

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Peter from South Shore Music Co., Inc
Specialty: Other specialty retailer
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Seamless Migration from Older POS System

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We went with RAIN for a number of reasons. Integration with our website, and in turn, Reverb.com was very important to us. We also liked RAIN's ability to migrate from our antiquated POS so that we had a relatively easy transition. Lastly, being a cloud based system allows our entire staff to work on the system from anywhere.

Cons

At first (about 12 months ago) RAIN was a bit clunky. Navigating was slow, they didn't allow enough pictures for our website, and the search function was not always effective. Also the Reverb integration had growing pains. The thing about RAIN is that they are constantly improving and correcting issues based on their customer's (ours) feedback. At this point the Reverb integration and search functions work perfectly and they now allow unlimited pics on each listing.

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Nate from Marks guitar shop
Specialty: Other specialty retailer
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Getting better all the time

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I love the website/pos integration. Having your inventory line up is priceless. Also, the recent Reverb.com integration is going to be nice. There’s some bugs to work out but it’s getting there.

Cons

I understand the developers update/fix issues in order of Priority but it does take a long time to get support tickets cleared up.

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Miles from musiciansupply
Specialty: Other specialty retailer
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

The future of how small businesses survive

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Using this system allows you to provide a customer experience on par with, or even better than, what is expected from a successful business in the 21st.

Pros

Feature laden! and they are still developing more music store specific features! One customer data base, one inventory database. Integrated POS system, integrated Wed Store, integrated repairs system. Then add on: integrated short term rentals, rent to own with auto pay, layaway, email marketing abilities, gift card ability, coupon ability, push products to Reverb ability, create and save quotes under a customer name, track store account balances and apply to transactions, purchasing lists by vendor populated with qty triggered items and with and easy receiving and item costs updating.
Outstandingly responsive customer service!

Cons

Still waiting on the private lesson feature =( But it is in development and it sounds like it will be finished Spring of 2018. Would be great to see invoicing against a quote so I could do school business with schools requiring a PO number on an invoice for payment.

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Sherry from Coastal Yarns
Specialty: Other specialty retailer
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Frustrating

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Misrepresentation of features and merchant pricing.

Pros

Integrated web and store inventory. Adding items once due to integration of web and physical store.

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Cannot create unique reports.
No weekend support.
Lack of urgency by support.
No debit pin pad offered

 
 
 
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Nic from Busch Gardens
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Brought new life to my store!

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Since we opened, we have hand written all our checks and inventory, which has sometimes lead to discrepancies in what we have in stock and prices on items. It also takes longer to cash people out at the register, which has left some customers at an inconvenience when running late to a gig. Since moving to Rain, we are now able to easily see what is in stock and let customers know if we have extra in the back all from our phones. Recently we had a customer whos speaker blew while at a gig and he was able to order a new one online for us to have ready for him when he walked in the door! We love using Rain!

Pros

Rain POS was surprisingly easy to set up and integrate into my exsiting website, it really opened up a lot of doors to help sell things in my store that have been sitting a while. We do a lot of lawaway orders, so it was nice to be able to set up a lawaway option on our online store.

Cons

The only thing I wish I was able to do is have the option to add multiple products at a time to help streamline the inventory process. Other than that, I have had zero issues!

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Tami from The Paper Forest, Inc.

July 2018

July 2018

Never worked, horribly inaccurate migration of sales history

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Unfortunately, all I got was a whole lot of wasted time and a loss of money for absolutely nothing. I really wanted it to work, and it might have, had they been able to migrate my sales history.

Pros

my contact was really nice.
I was very excited about the integration aspects of the software, unfortunately I was never able to use them.

Cons

I was initially assured our sales history could be migrated. Later I received an email saying it could not. I responded that was unacceptable and I did not wish to continue with the software. It is useless to us without it. I was reassured if I exported the data in the correct formats, it would work. We spent three days checking the data to assure a high level of accuracy and sent it in the requested formats. I was told the migration team would take care of the rest. Untrue. We spent weeks, rechecking the data which was horrifically incorrect. We sent several punch lists. Some of the errors were fixed but often we were told "we don't know why this is happening". Even simple yes/no columns in our spreadsheets were randomly incorrect. Were we told we would just have to manually check all the data; over 3000 customers and 19000 sales receipts. We worked for three months, 100s of hours and have never been able to go live due to all of the errors. I couldn't enter employees in the system without them being an administrator, which they classified as a "glitch" and told me to use a different computer than the one at work. I have desperately tried to get these issues corrected. When I requested a refund they said the fees were non-refundable after the migration is complete. My migration was never complete and I requested not to continue with them if they were unable to migrate my sales history, before they started the migration. This system did not work as advertised and sold to me.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Andrea from Musician Supply

June 2018

June 2018

Tons of features packed into one POS system, great customer support.

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Rain has tons of features, and for a music store that sells, rents, and repairs instruments, and also does lessons, there are a lot of things we need software for. With Rain, we can do most of it in one place, whereas in the past, we've had to have a system for this, something different for this, and something different for that also. It's a huge time saver and much less confusing to be able to do everything we need to do in one place. And the website is clean and easy to customize. Customer service is super easy to get in touch with and great to work with.

Cons

There are still a few bugs in this software. While the customer support guys are good about listening and working on fixes, there are still some small annoying things. For instance, when you delete a product from the Categories page, it does not direct you back to the Categories page, but rather the Products page. There's also not an easy way to move products into different categories in bulk. You either have to open each product manually, or you have to export the info to a spreadsheet.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kathi from The Jack of Arts

June 2018

June 2018

Great POS platform - even for beginners! Not intimidating.

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Inventory reporting, mainly. I just began using the Marketing module and so far, it seems like it will be a real winner and time saver for me!

Pros

I like the data capture feature and the real time aspect of the online merging with the B&M shop. Knowing that what my customer is seeing online is what is actually available is fabulous.

Cons

The sad lack of report query options, particularly in regards to my inventory. I can put notes in if I make an adjustment but can't ever see those notes again. That's a feature I've been asking for for years.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kristen from Ninabrook Creative Crafting Inc
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Very easy to set up but takes some time. The help we get from RAIN is awesome!

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An all-in-one solution for our travelling and online business.

Pros

It's integration into our inventory and reports. The ability to customized the interface for my team.

Cons

It doesn't work as easily for Canadian companies. I would definitely recommend it 100% if they become more Canadian focused.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Janice from Quilts & More
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Since the initial set up very good.

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We just finished entering all of our stock so now it should make my life easier, the book work is done, customer base takes care of itself.

Pros

The multiple features from entering a person once. I love how everything meshes with the other parts when it comes to inventory and people. Makes my life so much easier.

Cons

I was not really happy with my start up experience, the first person would say to watch this video, watch that video, I'm more of a hands on, show me once and I've got it, kind of person.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rick from Six Mile Quilting

May 2018

May 2018

Easy to work with, excellent customer service

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Web based software. My items are easily found on the internet. I love the ability to set re order points. I like the reports that we currently have.

Cons

difficult to order from the vendors. needs to be easier. I wish that the link to Quickbooks were more detailed in the daily dump

Review Source: Capterra
 

Chris from The Rookery

May 2018

May 2018

My initial experience was great. Now that I'm into year 2, not so great. No consistency in data.

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The ability to link my inventory to my website.

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I like the link between my inventory and the website. The program is somewhat intuitive so the ease of training staff is great.

Cons

Every time there is an update less of my product is picked up by my scanner. Moda inventory is easy than not available; no consistency. There is no easy way other than a bulk download to scan through products and update or delete.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Reeze from Morning Glory Designs
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

May 2018

May 2018

Like-Sew websites have helped me build my online presence and streamline my business.

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It was easy to use

Pros

It is easy to use and update, so I can create and modify my own products, and add products from the integrated industry catalogs. It provides me with useful information about my customers and sales transactions, data which really helps me keep and attract new customers. I especially like the batch product update feature so I can change a group of products at a time without having to individually update each product record. I have had good customer service, especially when there was a problem with the software. I have seen my sales grow and my professional online image enhanced. The cost is reasonable for my business so far. The video training is great and absolutely necessary to understand how to use the software efficiently. I also attended training at Fall Quilt Market which was excellent and highly informative.

Cons

I am disappointed that I am unable to integrate my email marketing with the website. In my opinion, The Marketing package is not as useful to online-only stores as it is to POS customers. The newsletter module is clunky and hard to work with. The email feature is useful, but since my email list is on a different service and not integrated, it is not as useful as it could be. It took awhile for my site to get up and running well, and to work out all the bugs. I had to be persistent in following up to get problems fixed and clear in my communication to be sure they understood what I was asking for.

Review Source: Capterra
 

rylan from MUSIC WORKS

April 2018

April 2018

absolutely awful customer service that is slow and unresponsive

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everything promised about the software has turned out to not be true. they promised cataloging be done for the import of my inventory and they never delivered that.

Cons

it doesn't integrate with my credit card machine that was designed specifically for the software. of course rain isn't being helpful at all and we're losing money left and right.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Clinton from Rain

March 2018

March 2018

Great seamless system with Web and POS

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Customer Tracking
Inventory Tracking
Website Managment
Integration with inventory for POS and Web

Cons

Hard to discuss timelines with customers
Not a lot of development time to accommodate every enhancement request

Review Source: Capterra
 

skye from Heartbeat Quilting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Hands down the worst customer service

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My last conversation with them included telling me that they have far too many customers to be able to look into every single error and that the only way they would look into an error is if I can replicate it for them. Let me repeat that: Only if their customer, generally non-I.T. trained people, can figure out what went wrong in their faulty system AND replicate it for them, will they take the time to see if I.T. errors need to be fixed. He literally told me that Rep is innocent until proven guilty. Customer service at its finest. Let that sink in.

Cons

As an advanced user of similar products, things as simple as field mapping is beyond their capabilities. For example, the receipts our customer's receive don't even break out the shipping and taxes, even though there are fields for it. Instead, they just see zeros. If this is too much for them to handle, imagine what else is. We've been waiting for them to fix that for close to a year now.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Annette from Scuba Commander

February 2017

February 2017

Rain Point of Sale review from the Scuba Diving Industry

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We switched to Rain POS 2.5 years ago. Customer service has been wonderful. There are some unique parts to our industry that are addressed with this tool, such as a rental program.

We specifically like that the POS and Website are all on the same platform and are easy to update by us. This allows us to easily make changes to our on line shopping tool as well as marketing tools.

We would highly recommend this for small to medium size businesses.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mark from Big Apple Music
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great user friendly POS

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We had a nightmare with our old POS system and had to pretty much start all over with Rain. We are a local business but with tons of inventory. Over 5000 different piece of merchandise. So we were not looking forward to adding all those items again. But Rains interface makes it very easy, anyone can do it. The interface is laid out very simply and everything is right there without having to scroll through pages and pages to find an option you want.

Features like repairs and rentals are also a big plus.

Really the only negative thing I can say is the since it's cloud based you better have good internet or you will lose your register if you lose internet. But that's not Rains fault. Just make sure you have a reliable internet connection or a backup 4G method since you can run the POS from any phone or tablet.

We have had the software for a little less than a year and although we are still adding products from our previous software crash with another company, we are enjoying the new fresh look and feature packed software provided by Rain.

Pros

Tons of features and easy to use.

Cons

To print a receipt there are too many steps. Wish it was easier or less time consuming.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from Pinewski's Ski Shop
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Pinewski's Ski & Board Shop

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We have been with rain for several years now and have been very happy with the ease of use of our POS system. The professional handling of all our questions and needs, and their customer service, has been second to none. We are continually learning as Rain continues to improve the functionality of their program. We would rate Rain as a top notch program.

Pros

simple to use, but yet has the ability to fulfill all our POS needs.

Cons

the inability to make corrections to mistakes without contacting Rain i.e. reversing voids, having voided sales show up on my daily sales reports, and the customer history shot;ld show open sales and or on account sales as a different color or as an open sale rather than completed sale.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Miles from musiciansupply
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Powerful, complete lifestyle upgrade for our business

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Going from shopkeep (easy to use, not sophisticated enough for us as a music store) to RAIN was a challenge at first (uploading photos and product data, designing new site content, more product data entry, training staff in new roles) but, now that we are a few months in, we are seeing customers benefit from our work and we know we are going in the right direction.
RAIN is on the way to becoming the One Ring That Rules Them All of software that helps small retailers play on the same field as national chains.

Actual seamless pulling in of repair data to the transaction screen, one product data base for your stores and your website store, actual seamless pulling in of layaway payments and special orders to the transaction screen, easily see who is selling what and where.

Actual real effective help with re-order purchasing has helped us control spending in a very noticeable way. Time is saved because we only have to go through product order line items one time , then when it arrives, ONE click updates the cost for that instance and the count received.

Transfer tracking that takes almost no time to use.

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integration

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still developing some features

Advice to Others

you will be able to stop using aimsi later in 2017 when RAIN finalizes lessons, and rentals

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeremy from The Acoustic Shoppe LLC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

The POS system that I was looking for.

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I'm the owner of the NAMM 2015 & 2016 Top 100 Dealer, The Acoustic Shoppe in Springfield, MO. We tried the "big guy" of our industry, and found it to be outdated and not user friendly. After a year of attempting to get it up and running, we started looking for an alternative when we ran across RAIN POS. It feels like navigating a website through your browser so it was easy to learn. Within a little over one month we had our website built, products in our system, and were live with running transactions.

I love that everything in in the cloud, so I can run sales in my parking lot, at festivals, trade shows, etc., or just access reports anywhere from my phone. Putting items on our website is just a button clicked, and inventory is shared online and locally so if I sell online, it's taken out of stock in my local system, and vise versa.

So far customer support has been great to work with. We have run across a few minor bugs in the day to day use, but they are pretty quick at getting it straightened out. I'm sure it doesn't have all the depth of that other system, but I'm able to use it and they are adding features very quickly. We don't do rentals right now, so I can't say how well that part works. We do a lot of repairs, some sent off site, and the work order module works great for keeping up to date with the repair status. We're waiting on the Lessons module that we here is in the works, and a better way to handle consignments and trades.

So far we are very happy with RAIN POS and our interactions with customer support. I highly recommend.

Pros

Ease of use, and integration with our e-commerce site.

Cons

There are a few features that I'm waiting on that will tailor the system more for the music industry.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nate from Mark's Guitar Shop
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Getting better all the time

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This system has streamlined the way we do business. It has connected our pos with our website so everything remains current and accurate. Plus, they're consistently listening and updating the features for our industry (musical retail).

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Website/pos integration

Cons

Lack of a way to track consignments or process trades

Advice to Others

Just keep bringing the updates like you have been.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Allen from Outer Banks Boarding Company
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

A small business solution that is a head of the curve

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We searched for over 3 years for an new point of sale that would fit our needs and allow us to expand in the future. It was important to have a seamless integration of our brick and mortar location and our online store. Rain really shines above all the other options with more functionality at an affordable price. This has allowed us to grow our online presence tremendously to help keep up with the ever growing online sales market. The continued software updates and helpful customer support makes for a personal and dedicated feel to helping our business thrive. We have recommend it to several other businesses and they have been thrilled as well. Thanks Rain!

Pros

Online and Brick and Mortar integration, extensive customer tracking, easy to customize website, efficient product ordering/receiving system

Cons

Updates can be slow to release, lacks a little in the reporting functionality

Advice to Others

While we have had a couple growing pains with the software, overall any issues have been promptly resolved and they have taken care to help customers through updates.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Todd from Banks Surf Supply
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

User friendly POS/Website for a small business.

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Rain POS has allowed me to present the entire inventory of my retail shop available online. When photos for my items are not available from vendors, I snap a few with my iphone and they are uploaded in seconds.
I am not a computer tech by any means, but have found making changes to my site an easy task. When in doubt I find one of the helpful webinars and by he end of the viewing I am comfortable tackling the next task.
Customer service has been prompt and thorough. I have not had to call often, but when I do the matter is resolved within minutes. This is a plus as I typically operate my shop alone.
Recently I realized that I was not utilizing the SEO portion of Rain to it's fullest potential. My google placement was lagging back on pages 4 to 7. I spent 3 hours watching a webinar provided by Rain and spent a few weeks plucking away at my site. I am happy to say that 60 days later I am appearing on the first page of searches I deem important. One again I was able to accomplish this utilizing tools provided by Rain, not by paying an outside SEO company for this service.
Overall I am extremely happy with Rain and have recommended it to several other business in my area.

Pros

Ease of use even for a person not formally trained in computer technology.

Cons

Just a few small glitches here and there, but they continue to make improvements and they are quickly resolved.

Advice to Others

Not at this time

Review Source: Capterra