5 Reasons to Use a Liquor POS System

Gina Obert
Post by Gina Obert
August 31, 2022
5 Reasons to Use a Liquor POS System

Owning and managing a business is rewarding — but in an industry as tightly regulated as liquor, it can be tricky, too. And because there are many factors to consider when running a liquor store — inventory management can make you dizzy — you need a solid point of sale (POS) system tailored to your industry in order to keep operations running smoothly.

Here are five reasons that using a liquor-specific point of sale solution is your best bet to run your store successfully.

Age Verification

As a liquor store owner, you know that you must be careful, even cautious, when it comes to selling to your customers. Choosing a POS system that caters to your kind of business is important in order to protect you and your buyers — which is why a point of sale system that recognizes age-restricted products is an absolute must. 

Bottle POS not only immediately recognizes these products, but requires age verification to complete the transaction — you can either manually input the date of birth, or use the barcode scanner to scan the customer’s driver’s license. This is one of the most important parts of being a responsible liquor store owner, so make sure you’re only selling tequila to the 21+ crowd.

Inventory Management

Liquor stores carry a lot of products, so finding a liquor POS system that tracks what’s in stock and selling (and what isn’t) should be at the top of your list. Keeping tabs on your inventory is the baseline of a great point of sale system, but look for one that goes a step further and offers automation. 

Bottle POS’s unique auto ranking feature consists of grading items on an A-B-C-D scale, and color codes them based on sales patterns. As the software learns these patterns, it can maximize your revenue by automatically restocking bestsellers and avoiding dead stock items — staying ahead of the game.

Vendor Management

A lot of product means a lot of distributors — but managing your vendors doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Whether you’re receiving a case of vodka or a few specialty liqueurs, having a liquor point of sale solution that manages your invoicing saves time and stress. 

Bottle POS’s auto invoicing feature does just that. After approving a received order, the distributor is prompted to input the invoice as a purchase order. You pay, and your inventory is updated automatically — all you need to do is start shelving your scotch.

Mix and Match Pricing

Liquor store customers love a good discount, and many like to stock up on each visit. This is why you need a liquor-specific POS solution to help create custom deals for your buyers. Try a “craft cocktail” promotion, where they can choose various liquors at a discounted price, or a “find your favorite” deal, where they can try three brands of whiskey to discover their new favorite drink. No matter the offer, your point of sale software should make managing liquor promotions easy.

You’ll have happy customers who’ve saved some cash — and they’re sure to return to repurchase after their decision. The ability to implement mix and match pricing — without requiring manual input at checkout — is key for any liquor-specific point of sale system.

Case Breaking

A POS system that has a case breaking feature is crucial for most business types — but for package stores, especially. Most businesses aren’t selling all of their inventory by the case, so being able to easily break them into individual bottles for sale is not only beneficial, it’s necessary. 

A liquor-specific case breaking feature is essential for keeping everything running smoothly — and with Bottle POS, you can set up automatic repurchase orders for when you start to hit the bottom of the barrel (or case).

Finding a Liquor POS System for Your Business

Most point of sale systems are one-size-fits-all — but we offer something different. You need a solution that integrates seamlessly with your business, and we have a database with more than 20,000 common liquor products already uploaded to get you up and running right out of the gate.

Bottle POS was created by liquor store owners for liquor store owners — so, we get it. You run a unique business in a unique industry. You need a point of sale solution that’s tailored to you. Let’s get started — schedule a demo with one of our experts today!

Gina Obert
Post by Gina Obert
August 31, 2022