Where to start with the DHPOS. software....|
In early 2016 my father, the business owner, approached me with two software options for our store front. He told me, "I have one very DOS-ey looking one and one very modern looking one. You probably won't like the first one (DHPOS) because of its looks, but nonetheless I still want you to look at both of them and tell me your thoughts. And that's exactly what I did. The minute I got DHPOS up and running I instantly fell in love with it. It may look old school and basic, but don't let that deter you. Dale has obviously put a large amount of thought and effort into this program and it shows.
You can do anything from sell theater tickets with a neat looking seating chart, to use this for your kids lemonade stand. Barcode scanners, receipt printers, cash drawers, even soundscan have been integrated into this software! My personal favorite, although not programmed by Mr. Harris himself, is the Layaway software. A smooth program built so that you can provide a Lay-A-Way program for your customers. This is great for my families shop. Being part gun store we offer firearms that customers can't always afford on the spot. So, with the Layaway software we can set them up with a payment plan that benefits both parties. I hope this review helps any prospective users on their decision making process.
Oh and I didn't mention it earlier, but I took one glance at the other software my father presented me and as you can tell it didn't hit the mark.
This review is from Capterra: The Top 6 Free and Open-Source POS Solutions|
Keyhut’s Cash Register software is the brainchild of the inimitable Dale Harris, who is the internet’s greatest grouch. His site is worth looking at even if you never need POS simply for a good laugh. He is unapologetically himself and he is hilarious.
Cash Register is a completely free POS system because, as Dale puts it, coding is his hobby and he might as well do something with it. He designed this system for small businesses. It works with any cash register/printer/computer combo you might have, and he’s considering expanding the coding to include tablets. For extremely small businesses, the software can be run off your home computer provided you don’t mind receipts being printed on regular sheets of paper.
This system, despite being free, can actually hold its own among paid POS systems aimed at small business. It can run multiple types of reports – including breaking the sales down by employee. It has some basic employee management, CRM, and inventory tracking features. It supports multiple registers. As well, Dale offers better customer service than some paid versions I could name. He responds very promptly to his email, runs an open forum, and is available via chat and phone from 8-10pm every weeknight to work any and all problems out.
There are no official reviews out there of this system, but of the links Dale has posted to his website and two reviews I managed to dig up out of forums, users like Dale’s brusque, but easy-to-use approach, while finding both his website and interface hideous.
Personally, I find his website charming and from the screenshots, I find his interface to be identical to ones used in many grocery stores – so, not that bad. Which is all Dale was going for, he’d likely remind you.
I am all excited! DHPOS goes LIVE in our restaurant!|
A big Thank you note to Dale for this great software and his quick support in resolving my issue(s)
And the forum was really helpful which gave me lot of info.
I had evaluated 2-3 products and DHPOS was my winner. It is simple and easy to use and quick to learn.
I trained my manager who is a non-computer user and within an hour, he is comfortable using it.
The "Reports" gave me a detailed sale summary which s very useful to asses/control my inventory and purchase
Here is a review I found in a blog. I have reproduced it here as a graphic because the blog may age off.
Here is a link to the original post.
|Company name|| Wahana Sakti Infosolusindo
||Business type|| Retail Business Support|
|Contact name|| Andy Prasetya
||Using program since|| 04-09-2002|
We often hear : "DOS-based POS application? We don't need it, 'cause we prefer GUI-based one!" But for some wise clients : "We don't care how it'll be, 'cause all we need is its final result. And make sure that it works fine!"
|Company name|| Best Wishes
||Business type|| Card/Gift Shop|
|Contact name|| Joe O'Dell
|Phone Number||+44 (0) 1234 817 829 (UK)
||Using program since|| 2003|
I've been playing and experimenting with DHPOS since 2003, but I've recently (well, within the past 2 years), had a chance to actually put in a retail environment.
It's be really great, as it's a small business and so doesn't have much spare cash, and DHPOS has performed well, even out-performing some other pricey applications!
I'm proud to be using it in the store, as now I've had a fair few years playing with it, I know what to do with what.|
And as it runs on DOS, It costs even less to put into practice.
Well done, and thank you Dale :)
|Company name||KC Jewels
||Business type|| Fashion Jewelry & Accessories|
|Contact name|| Girish Chouhan
|Phone Number|| 971-4-4321270 (UAR)
||Using program since|| 01-01-2010|
After a marathon search for a right POS application, I have found your POS application, which is such a gem and a business survivor. It was very easy to setup and very user friendly to our staff members. Staff already loves the speed and the way it works...
My wife and I would like to sincerely thank you for your ongoing help.
Keep up the good work.
|Company name||Reasons To Be Cheerful
||Business type|| Wooden and Fabric Toys and Games|
|Contact name|| Catherine
||Using program since|| 10-1-2009|
Absolutely fantastic Software.|
My husband had been playing around with this software for a while, trying to convince me to use it as my sales and stock control system. I eventually gave in, then he bought me a laptop to run the software on, a receipt printer, the Pertelian display and a barcode scanner.
Although your software looked complex at first, it didnt take me long to get my head round it, and now its really simple to use, extremely robust, and packed with options to cover most retailers needs.
You are an absolute gem. Thanks Dale. Its made my job a whole lot easier, and given my small business that little extra edge.
MANY MANY THANKS DALE!!!!!!!!
||Business type|| Retail|
|Contact name|| Alwyn
||Using program since|| 09-24-2008|
A memeber of the staff broke the supervisor key in the cash register lock!|
I was going to replace the register but then i found this software. I had spare computers in the back store room and pulled them out and they went like a dream. Its great to understand and within 45 minutes it was going like a dream!
Great stuff (must try the surepos keyborad with it!)
Thanks Dale its the best software around please do make more!
THANKS VERY MUCH
|Company name||Carreira Farms
||Business type|| Agriculture/Fresh Produce|
|Contact name|| Desmond
|Phone number||(801) 815-6720
||Using program since|| 05-15-2009|
When I took over running the retail and sales for Carreira Farms earlier this year, I knew I had to find some form of Point of Sale software which was flexible enough to keep track of sales for a multitude of vendors, but be easy enough for anyone to use.|
I have used various POS software before, in a number of different environments. I only wish they had all been this one!! The software is intuitive, easy to set up and easier to use than any other I have worked on. It is remarkably complex in what it CAN do - but you don't have to use everything!
My daughters, aged 8 and 10, picked up how to use the software within an hour, as did my store clerk who is in her late 60's... Its accessible and easy to use for any age!
Awesome job, Dale!
|Company name|| Hydrant Rouge
||Business type|| Pet Boutique|
|Contact name|| Craig Aronoff
||Using program since|| 08-2007|
I just want to say that when I first installed your POS a year ago I was
skeptical being a DOS application and QBasic derived and all. However,
one year later and not a single crash! Its very very robust application
and it does the job! Its an amazing achievement and would be a good
project for recycling old P1 pc's.|
Again, thanks for the application, I tell everyone about it.
|Company name|| Quizno’s
||Business type|| Sub Shop|
|Contact name|| Phillip Messick
||Using program since|| 08-03-2008|
I’m the assistant manager at a Quizno’s Subs. Last month I downloaded your software to experiment with. I was planning to use it for delivery order taking, but I was never really convinced about using it.
Well, today our POS terminal broke down (we are required to use a terminal provided by Quizno’s Corporate), and it’s not going to be possible to fix it until tomorrow. This could have been disastrous. We would have had to close the store for the day.
However, I remembered your software and I still had it loaded to my delivery computer. After a half-hour of configuration, we were ready to open.
It really saved the day. The software worked perfectly, and the employees loved it (it was easier for them to learn to use it, than the Quizno’s POS).
Though I’m required to go back to using the Quizno’s POS, I plan on keeping your software running for my delivery system.
However, I am going to recommend your program to our “Franchise Leader” (he makes sure all the stores are running in good order) for people in similar situations.
Like I said before, your program is great, I’m really glad it was there today. (It would have cost us over $800 to close the store for the day…)
I just wanted to thank you.
|Company name|| Country Scents & Stuff
||Business type|| Candles, Bath and Body Products|
|Contact name|| Karen
||Using program since|| 04-03-2008
I may have just started using THIS POS software but I have tried out a ton of them and this one has more usable options without all the extra garbage than any of them...and the price is the best part of it all!|
Thank you so much Dale for all the work you put into providing all of us with such a great product!!
|Company name||Liquidations Nation
|Contact name|| Shawn Abrams
I have been looking for a Cash Register Software for 3 years. But all the ones that I have found was alot of $$$$. I went to www.ask.com (a search engine) and i searched for Cash register Software and it gave me this site, and I think that this is the best cash register software that anyone can ever find. Thanx Dale,thanx alot!!!
|Company name||WorkShop 17 Restaurant
||Business type||Restaurant/Bar/Coffee Shop|
|Contact name|| Lloyd De Jongh
||Using program since|| 11-15-2006|
I was asked by a friend to assist with setting up a PoS system on some legacy hardware they had for a new business in Cape Town's high-profile Waterfront area.|
I tried a couple of other packages, but instantly adopted this one after reading the first few paragraphs in the manual and immediately getting it to work. It is easy, straight-forward, and fast.
It is in use in the restaurant and we are setting up a second system in the bar. It's great software.
Lloyd De Jongh
Cape Town, South Africa
|Company name|| Harvest Outfitters
||Business type|| Emergency preparedness items|
- kerosene appliances
|Contact name|| Jim Scott
|Phone number||(801) 815-6720
||Using program since|| 04/01/2006|
We have a small import business that sells online mostly. But we also occasionaly exhibit at trade shows. Being a programmer myself, I first looked at open source (free) POS systems as well as most of the commercial applicaitons. I was a little skeptical at first of a DOS application, but after trying most other POS applications, including their demos, I tried this one.|
What a wonderful experience. It runs on a laptop just fine, and integrated with a receipt printer and scanner. The added benefit is that it IS a DOS application and doesn't need a mouse.
When you are busy selling, boxing, answering questions, etc. the last thing you need is to try to use a mouse.
Thank you Dale for a wonderful piece of software.
|Company name|| Rocket City Fur Meet
||Business type|| Convention / Flea Market Event|
|Contact name|| Jim Poteete
|Phone number||(901) 832-5650
||Using program since|| 12/01/2004|
This has got to be the most useful program that I have ever used. I work for a large convention every Memorial Day Weekend and we have a Flea Market-type setup. We usually run around 8000-9000 transactions per day through the course of the 4 day event. The program has worked flawlessly every single time. It is easy to use and maintain. I also found that with the "Network" function, I can use it across my personal VPN to connect conventions around the country that I do work for. Not having to lug the server everywhere is great. I simply connect over the internet and I'm ready to roll. |
Thanks again Dale!!!
|Company name|| Key Avenue
||Business type|| Key Shop|
|Contact name|| Tim
||Using program since|| 01-16-2005|
I think this POS program is great! It has saved us almost 957.00. We use this instead of buying software, it does a great job of tracking everything from our key sales to our general merchandise sales. With gift cards coming soon this makes all other pricey POS software look like a total JOKE!|
Great Job Dale!
|Company name|| Florist Bouquet d'Amour
||Business type|| Retail Florist|
|Contact name|| Mario Domingue
|Phone Number|| 705-475-1515
||Using program since|| 10-01-2003|
I just love this POS software. It is extremely easy to use, thus making it easy to train new employees.|
I have tested other POS software, but I keep coming back to Dale's. It has everything any small to medium business needs.
|Company name|| daniel-charles
||Business type|| e business & consultant|
|Contact name|| Rudi
||Using program since||10-01-2005
What an excellent piece of software!! Any small and medium size business will save money and have a very useful POS system. I now use it at our local squash centre and I have suggested its use to our business members too.
|Company name|| This Ol' Shoe
||Business type|| Shoe and Saddle Repair|
|Contact name|| Ron Kuntz
|Phone number|| 701-252-2227
||Using program since||Nov. 2003|
Being in the shoe repair business I did not want, nor was I able to throw a lot of money at a pos program. I tried a few inexpensive programs, but found you needed to be a CPA to figure them out. This program was simple to understand and had all the features I need, and can you beleive it was Free!
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