Michael Radelut wrote:
I'm looking for this app - does anyone know whether such a thing exist?
Say I'm a small commercial gardener.
I have a small customer base, divided into two buying groups.
I have an app on my phone (and computer, but that's optional).
Twice a week, while walking through my garden in the morning, I make a list of what will be immediately harvestable.
I then type the kind of vegetable, the amounts of each and the price into my app.
When I'm finished with them all, a message is sent to every customer, telling him that new stuff is in stock.
When an order is made, real-time stock adjustments happen.
Next evening, the two people responsible for the delivery arrive and take away the sorted veggies.
Every customer can view his orders and balance; a message is sent whenever it exceeds X, prompting him to make a payment to me.
Michael Radelut wrote:
It should be something that can work without some corporation handling billing because it's meant to be small and secure (no online bank data needed).
Michael Radelut wrote:Ron, I trust your expertise, and I'm aware of the pitfalls of advertising and proper use of clickable items.
What I'd like is something that merely looks simple, but has all the functionality it needs. Should be all the rage these days.
I was immediatley looking for something unrelated to POS, like polling software and the like.
In the end, I'll probably end up with a round of chat messages/emails, and the respective overhead.
Simone, Square is the kind of posh startup I'd like to avoid.
You also get all features of established systems like Shopify and Volusion in both Canada and Europe.
Although admittedly it is a little hard to imagine heads of lettuce being presented like this:
Michael Radelut wrote:I called it posh because it's targeted at people who's foremost problem is an easy way to conduct financial transactions.
In my country, the plastic money adoption rate is much lower than in the US, and, if I may put on my tin foil hat for a moment, exproporiations of bank accounts need not be limited to only one EU country...
Cash has recently be called a 'haven for criminals alone' by EU bureaucracy, so the last thing I want is another way to "modernize" payment strategies in that direction.
(Don't think your government isn't contemplating similar things btw )
Volution and Shopify aren't just a credit card reader and some software, but whole online shops. Fees are tax deductable, and I won't be selling services which only need a swipe to pay, but need a permanent virtual shop window to display produce.
Michael Radelut wrote:...need a permanent virtual shop window to display produce.