iZettle Point of Sale

Modern, mobile POS systems

Pick one of our point-of-sale apps and pair it with our award-winning card reader to create a complete POS system – and accept any payment in minutes.

  • No setup fees, no lock-in contracts.
  • Take cash, card and mobile payments.
  • Get sales reports and analytics.

What is a POS system?

A point-of-sale system (also known as a POS) is the setup you need to make and register your sales. But what’s included, and which parts are right for your small business?

When you want to start your own business, the first step is to do your research. A brief internet search for the things you need to get started will almost immediately produce the phrase “point of sale”. It’s a term that creates confusion because people don’t really know what it includes, but one thing’s for sure – your POS will be an essential tool for succeeding in business.

Here’s a bite-sized breakdown of exactly what a POS is and what it can do for you.

Point-of-sale software

Your point-of-sale app contains a range of features that will help you facilitate sales. You can use it to:

  • set up an inventory
  • accept card, cash and invoice payments
  • stay tax compliant
  • analyse sales
  • send monthly newsletters and digital receipts
  • check up on staff

It stores all your information safely in the cloud and can be used to run an entire business from the palm of your hand.

Point-of-sale hardware

Traditionally, a point of sale was a large cash register that took up room on your counter. These days, there’s little use for a lot of hardware and most businesses could run happily using a point-of-sale app and a card payment machine. However, you may find that your business requires something specific.

A POS system doesn’t have to look like one – that’s very important for me. iZettle doesn’t. There’s no clunky old cash register, it’s easy for both me and the customer – and the payments are quick and smooth.


Do you want to take card payments? In that case, your POS system will require a card reader. Do you want to accept cash? In that case, you might need a cash drawer to keep it in. Some people have a barcode scanner as part of their POS setup (iZettle users can find a barcode scanner in their POS app.) And have you decided whether you want to buy a receipt printer or send them digitally? (Digital receipts can be sent directly from your iZettle app.)

The best point-of-sale system for your business

When it comes to choosing the best point of sale for your business, think first about the tasks you perform each day, the products or services your offer and how you’d like to get paid. A busy inner-city restaurant will need a more feature-rich point of sale than a market trader or make-up artist.

POS for retail

Point-of-sale systems don’t just have different features; they look different too. Some come as part of a large computer system; others are downloaded to an iPad or smartphone. The iZettle POS for retail integrates with our card reader, which won the Red Dot design award. If you want your business to have a sleek, professional look, then a modern POS could add to the ambience.

POS for bars, cafés and restaurants

Running a hospitality business has a unique set of challenges, and that’s why you’ll find a range of POS systems that have been designed with bars, cafés and restaurants in mind. They can be used to organise tables easily for staff, split bills quickly for your customer, register the sale of individual ingredients so that you stay on top of ordering, and even allow you to monitor comings and goings at multiple locations all from one device.

Using a POS for card payments

Any business can take a card payment these days, and at relatively little cost. A mobile card reader will cost less than £100, and when you connect it to a point-of-sale app, you’ve got everything you need to start making sales safely from day one.

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  1. Price excluding VAT. Offer valid until 29.08.2019 for one (1) iZettle Reader per new business user. Ordinary card reader price £59 excl. VAT. Subject to availability. Additional terms and conditions apply. iZettle Dock and Reader are sold separately. Price includes a USB cable for charging. The cost for a wall plug is not included. Wall plugs are not currently offered for sale by iZettle.