What's the Difference Between POS and EPOS?

What's the Difference Between POS and EPOS?


POS stands for 'Point of Sale,' and it is the point where goods or services are exchanged. The POS is a cash register we encounter when shopping. EPOS systems are the electronic version of classic POS systems that primarily work online and save data securely in the cloud.

Let's take a look at why you should upgrade from a POS system to an EPOS system:

Inventory Management Simplified

Modern EPOS systems offer unparalleled flexibility in inventory management compared to outdated POS systems. At IPOSG, we integrate your inventory management into a third-party system for optimal control.

Real-time tracking of inventory through the EPOS terminal ensures you're always informed. Receive timely notifications when stock levels are dwindling, preventing shortages of your best-selling items and eliminating overstocking.

In the past, traditional POS systems often led to inventory mismanagement, resulting in excess dead stock occupying valuable shelf space a costly issue in terms of time and money.

Increased Security

Over and beyond the traditional counterpart, an EPOS system has significantly better security mechanisms.

Of course, considerably enhanced security was required because EPOS systems are web-based, meaning they are secure to use with little fear of being hacked or compromised.

Cloud-based security is more concerned with preventing data loss, such as a server failing and losing the month's sales information, than avoiding hacks. This is, of course, a possibility, but it is more for data preservation rather than data theft.

Analytical Insights at Your Fingertips

If you are still trying to get an updated POS system or are missing out on essential sales trend data and insightful charts, keep reading!

Modern EPOS systems offer a standard array of statistics and analytical tools that provide comprehensive insights into your business's performance.

With IPOSG’s EPOS systems, you can effortlessly track expenses during product input, specify product cost prices and GP, and calculate wholesale prices.

This level of detailed insight is invaluable, eliminating any guesswork and allowing you to make informed decisions that will significantly benefit your business in the long run.

Adaptable Payment Solutions

The landscape of monetary transactions is evolving constantly. Hospitality providers and businesses must accommodate various payment methods that are prevalent today.

From online payments to traditional credit card transactions and modern contactless options, consumers have diverse preferences when settling their bills for goods and services.

Traditional POS systems typically accept cash, debit, and credit card payments, limiting potential customers who prefer other methods. If a business relies solely on a traditional POS system, it might hinder sales due to the inability to accept popular contemporary payment modes..

Hardware Flexibility

In the past, POS systems were designed to work exclusively with designated hardware, usually consisting of a fixed terminal, cash drawer, and specific card readers.

On the other hand, EPOS systems offer a remarkable level of hardware flexibility. Many EPOS systems are compatible with iPads, various mobile devices, and standard tools in restaurants, cafes, and hotels today.

Additionally, modern EPOS systems often provide offline functionality, ensuring that a loss of internet connectivity doesn't disrupt the entire network—an advantageous feature for both businesses and customers.


Over and beyond standard POS systems, EPOS systems provide far more flexibility, data, and increased security and mobility. Modern EPOS systems do not rely on burdensome hardware; the software is simple to set up and operate.

When you invest in an EPOS system, you will get much more out of your POS. You may now rely on an all-in-one marketing, management, and analytics solution rather than just a cash register.