Oliver POS vs. OpenPOS

This week, we’re checking out another leading WooCommerce POS system – OpenPOS – and seeing how it measures up to Oliver POS. If you missed our last comparison, you can read it here

Installation Process

Oliver POS 

Pros

  • Installation is a piece of cake! Install, Activate, and Launch Oliver POS and start selling.

OpenPOS 

Pros

  • Installation simply requires installing and activating the plugin.

Cons

  • Before you can open your POS, you must manually select which WooCommerce users have access to the register

OpenPOS also provides an easy installation process, however, there is the added step of giving access to users in order to open your POS. You cannot simply jump right into using your POS. 

 

Interface 

Oliver POS

Pros

  • Intuitive and aesthetically pleasing layout
  • Customizable tiles for product organization
  • Reports all available on Oliver Hub and Register
  • Opens in a new window so it’s easy to return to WooCommerce
  • Customizable discounts, additional fees, and taxes
  • Allows you to discount at the product or cart level
  • Available on multiple browsers, including Chrome, Safari, FireFox, and more
  • Offers refunds
  • Customer history 
  • Customer notes for additional information and personal touch
  • Ability to change product inventory
  • Available on mobile devices
  • Offers split payments with free plan
  • Offers integrated payments
  • Offers parked sales
  • Offered in multiple languages
  • Offers barcode Scanning

Cons

  • Does not offer multiple tax rates with free plan
  • Cannot add new products on the register

OpenPOS 

Pros

  • Simple layout
  • Products displayed neatly in tile form
  • Can organize products by category
  • Reports in register
  • Opens in another tab, so it’s easy to return to WooCommerce
  • Customizable discounts
  • Allows you to discount by item or entire cart
  • Allows you to add products directly on register with Premium
  • Available on multiple browsers, including Chrome, Safari, FireFox, and more
  • Allows refunds
  • Provides customer order history
  • Allows you to add new products directly in register with Premium
  • Offers parked sales
  • Offers barcode scanning
  • Offers cash management

Cons

  • Interface is not intuitive or aesthetically pleasing
  • No customer list, only search bar
  • Without Premium, payment gateways do not include card, only cash, PayPal, and cheques
  • Without Premium, you cannot add new products in the register
  • Does not offer more than one language
  • Cannot adjust product inventory in register
  • Only offers split payments with Premium

Reports

Oliver POS

Pros

  • The free plan includes weekly, daily, and hourly reports, and includes data on tax, discounts, store credit, net sales, and more. 
  • Advanced plans come with in-depth data, including location, product, and employee reports.
  • Date range is customizable.

OpenPOS 

Pros

  • Includes sales reports in the register
  • Easy to select past sales to review customer, product, and staff information

Cons

  • Does not include staff reports, item reports, category reports, or tax reports.
  • Reports are daily
  • No date range

Integration with WooCommerce

Oliver POS

Pros

  • Automatically pulls customers, products, and taxes from your online shop
  • Keeps your POS and your online store synced automatically

Cons

  • Does not allow you to add new products directly on the register

OpenPOS

Pros

  • Automatically pulls customers, products, and taxes from your online shop
  • Keeps your POS and your online store synced automatically
  • Can add products in the register

Cons

  • Cannot add products in register without Premium
  • Syncing can be a slow process, especially for bulk shops

Adaptability

Oliver POS

Pros

  • Customizable features include product organization, taxes, shipping, fees, discounts, reports, and more.
  • Allows for custom integration
  • Designed for advanced integration, so it can integrate any number of extensions, add-ons, or apps to create personalized POS software.
  • Offers multiple languages
  • Customizable receipts

OpenPOS 

Pros

  • Offers customization in its custom discounts and coupons
  • Allows for custom integration
  • Allows you to add custom products in the register
  • Allows you to organize products by categories of your choosing
  • Offers integration with other WordPress plugins
  • Customizable receipts

Cons

  • Does not have custom reports
  • Cannot customize POS layout
  • Does not offer other languages

Support

Oliver POS 

Pros

OpenPOS 

Pros

Cons

  • Their Knowledge Base is quite limited
  • Solutions are code-based
  • Does not offer live-chat or telephone support

Performance for Cost

Oliver POS 

Pros

Cons

  • Fees are more costly

OpenPOS 

Pros

Cons

  • Features are limited
  • Does not offer plans, thus the possibility for extended features is limited

Conclusion


Both Oliver POS and OpenPOS offer an affordable WooCommerce POS with an easy installation, functional interface, seamless integration with WooCommerce, and integrations to enhance the functionality of your POS.  OpenPOS boasts an affordable one time fee, whereas Oliver POS offers a monthly subscription. However, although they are the more affordable option, their reports, support, and interface may be lacking. Oliver POS, with its four diverse plans, custom integrations, and apps, provides more freedom to expand and customize your POS.  If you’d like to learn more about Oliver POS, we’re happy to answer any questions!

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