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Retail POS System RFP Template & Software Selection Toolkit - 1,800 POS Criteria - Updated Monthly - Purchase at Bottom
Quickly & accurately select retail point of sale (POS) software best suited to your company's needs by using the unbiased requirements, RFP template, evaluation matrix, and software selection tools contained in this toolkit.  These easily customized templates are pre-loaded with over 1,800 POS System Selection Requirements, and will save you time and money during all steps of the POS software selection process.

POS System Selection Made Easier

This Toolkit includes all of the templates listed below, bundled together at a discount, and utilizes over 1,800 POS system selection criteria to make the entire POS software selection process easier, faster, and more accurate. Obtain everything needed to thoroughly identify requirements, distribute a meaningful RFP, evaluate vendor proposals, and accurately select POS software, including:

  • RFP Template - Cut RFP preparation time by up to 90%. Obtain vendor proposals that address your needs.
    This RFP template enables you to precisely communicate your company's unique retail POS requirements to vendors, and then elicit consistent, easily evaluated and compared answers from those vendors about HOW they will provide a POS system solution tailored to your needs in these areas:

    • Retail Point of Sale
    • Inventory Management
    • Time and Attendance (Employee Time Collection)
    • Sales Reporting and Analytics
    • Vendor Management
    • Marketing
    • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
    • Customer Relationship
    • Comprehensive vendor proposal evaluation and comparison templates are included!
    • Note: See bottom of page for links to integrated POS, CRM, and Accounting system pages.
    This RFP template for a Retail Point of Sale software system enables you to quickly and reliably select a POS software system best for your needs.

  • Retail POS Software Evaluation - Easily and accurately compare and evaluate POS software proposals, then select the best retail POS system for your needs!        

    Collaborate Online - using Google Drive, Microssoft 365, or Dropbox.

    These templates includes a comprehensive set of vendor RFP response (proposal) evaluation tools that enables you to quickly and accurately compare vendor POS software system proposals to your company's requirements and to each other. A detailed "side-by-side" response comparison matrix with heat map, scorecard, and 3-D bar Charts are displayed about:

    • Weighted Grade Score
    • Supportability Score
    • Vendor Response Quality Analysis
    • Detailed Heat Map
    • Proposed System Feature Comparison
    • Vendor Capabilities Profile
    • Extensive Financial Ratios
    • Payback Analysis
    This set of vendor response evaluation templates for Retail POS systems ensures impartial and accurate analysis of all competing vendor POS software proposals at the weighted grade score, supportability, and financial levels, all to assist you in selecting the best POS software system for your needs.

Select POS Software Reliably

Make choosing point of sale (POS) software solution easier and more reliable.  These POS software evaluation & selection templates use quantitative POS system criteria and other techniques to enhance the reliability of each step in the software selection process to:

  • Prevent Fatal Omissions - 1,800 criteria ensure all industry standard POS requirements are addressed.
  • Ensure Accurate Retail POS Evaluation - "Apples-to-Apples" comparison of POS systems based on your requirements. Vendor RFP responses can be compared in both detail and graphical forms to ensure accurate retail POS software selection.
  • Avoid Mistakes - Obtain retail POS proposals in a consistent, easily compared and evaluated format through the use of built-in, automated vendor input validation.
  • Save Valuable Time - Eliminate wasted time spent manually clarifying, scoring, and evaluating vendor proposals, and quickly choose the best retail POS software, all through the use of Automated vendor response scoring that eliminates the need to manually score thousands of vendor replies.
  • Select the best retail POS software solution using meaningful, actionable informarion.

Select the Best POS Software

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Comprehensive Retail POS System Requirements

Eliminate wasted time during the retail POS selection process!  Minimize the risk of picking the wrong system. Reduce the time spent researching and developing requirements from scratch, since all tools are ready-to-use with a list of over 1,800 retail point of sale (POS) software selection requirements (categorized below).  This enables you to immediately conduct user needs surveys, query vendors about complex POS software systems, and conduct effective software demonstrations - everything needed to select POS software successfully!

Designed specifically for selecting RETAIL POS software systems, this RFP Template Toolkit contains everything needed to successfully choose retail POS software for a retail facility.  This RFP template utilizes highly detailed, quantitative questions to ensure key retail point of sale requirements are not overlooked, and collect information from vendors about their proposed system in a format that can be easily evaluated and compared "apples-to-apples".  Very easy to customize, this RFP queries vendors about:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Machine Learning Retail POS Collaboration
Machine Learning Dashboards Retail POS Modile Apps Semantic and Text Analytics
Retail POS What-If Analysis Retail POS Report Scheduling Visualizations Dashboards
Intelligent Data Capture What-If Analysis Dashboards Intelligent Alerts
Retail POS Dashboards Time & Attendance Inventory Management
Application Environment POS System Redundancy Inventory Item Maintenance
Inventory/Price Book Physical Counts Reorder Points
Adminstrative Functions Payment Processing Inventory item Processing
Sales Promotion Analysis POS Transaction Processing Inventory Analysis
Price Calculation Price List SaaS/Cloud
Handheld Device Features Smartphone & Tablet Features Inventory Inquiry & Reporting
Reporting Capabilities Sales Analysis Inventory Management
...And Many More

retail point of sale software (POS) requirements

Please Note: The above is just a summary list of POS requirements categories in graphical format. A WORKING SAMPLE of the above POS system selectionp RFP criteria is available at:

free example retail POS system RFP template

If you don't see what you need, or have questions about what type of POS software system is best for your operations, please Contact Us!  We have more than 30 years of direct "hands-on" POS experience in operations ranging from two stores to Walmart. Our advice and support is always free!


RFP Template

Accurately choose the BEST POS software by querying vendors about all of your firm's specific POS software needs. Prevent do-overs that waste time and money. Start your project on the right track by using well-focused POS software selection questions to obtain better, more precise information from vendors, and then evaluate and select POS system software based on your exact needs.

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Quickly create an RFP tailored to your specific POS requirements.  Designed by experts to select POS software, this detailed yet easily customized Request for Proposal template comes pre-loaded with thousands of software selection requirements guaranteed to address all industry standard and many "exception case" POS issues.
  • EVALUATE POS SOFTWARE RELIABLY! - Accurately Compare and Evaluate Vendor RFP Responses! POS Response Evaluation Tools are included! A detailed set of ratios, comparisons, and scorecard functions analyze each vendor RFP response to ensure selection of the POS software proposal best suited to your needs.

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If you have questions about using the templates above, or how to select POS software in general, please Contact Us!  We have over 30 years direct "hands-on" POS experience ranging from two store operations to Walmart.

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RFP Template for Retail Point of Sale (POS) Software

All POS system evaluation and selection templates shown on this page can be purchased together (BUNDLED) at a significant discount, or each can be acquired individually, as needed.


ALL templates shown on this page are included! This includes the Request for Proposal (RFP), Vendor Response Comparison, and ALL Evaluations Templates! Everything needed to select the best retail POS software based on your requirements. This includes ALL these Toolkits:

  • Unlimited Vendors, Staff Users, and Projects
  • 1,800+ POS Selection Criteria
  • Retail POS Request for Proposal (RFP) Template Toolkit
    • In-Depth, Detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) Template
    • Vendor Input Validation
    • Feature Availability & Delivery Evaluation
    • Vendor RFP Response Evaluation
    • Response Quality Analysis
    • Enhancement / Cost Cross-Reference
    • Weighted Grade Scoring
    • Supportability Index Scoring
    • Optimized RFP Guide
    • RFP Documentation
    • All Cover Letter, Guide, & Checklist Templates
  • INCLUDES the full Retail POS Proposal Evaluation, Comparison, & Selection Template Toolkit
    • Side-by-Side Response Comparison with Heat Map
    • Vendor Response Quality Ratios
    • Response Evaluation Scorecard
    • 3-D Bar Chart Response Comparison Graphs
    • Evaluation Matrix Documentation
  • FREE LIVE SUPPORT - Telephone/Email

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