I just downgraded my POS Pro trial today and the local pickup and delivery options still seem to be working! I hope it's going to stay that way. I really thought I read somewhere that this would be removed, but so far so good. I can do with out some of the other features. not worth another $89 to me.
@Matt37 do you yet have plans on how you will handle tracking cogs in your accounting since Stocky doesnt connect to QBO? If you have come up with a good workflow for tracking everything, I'd like to hear some details about it. I could stand to save some money. I couldnt figure out a good way for Stocky to do the basic necessities.
@Stephen34 We haven't worked all the bugs out of our process yet. Xero is our accounting software, and we need to verify how and what moves between Shopify / Stocky / and Xero. We can handle COGs in Xero if we have too. Honestly, it's on our list to work on in November or December because any transition we would do would happen January 1. We are also a little different then most retail: We are a custom furniture store, we take payment, and fulfillment happens 12 weeks later. That also means that we take customer deposits and don't book sales for 12 months.
All that being said, once we map out our plan for stocky, I'll post the process.
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Tried this app out on two of my store locations and can definitely tell you that this is Shopify's way of trying to get more money out of their merchants. There is hardly any improvements to justify the price and with two locations, I am up for $159 per month. The app is glitchy and has very basic features compared to may other retail pos systems. Will be switching as soon as we can find one that will integrate smoothly with online. May even consider going back to Vend as for the same price, it is rich with features for multi store users. Can not justify the rip off price for Shopify POS pro where staff can not even track sales during the day like in the classic version unless they have full permission to be able to view analytics. When using the lite version, you don't even have access to include any staff members. The lite version is basically useless unless you are running a market stall as a one person shop. Definitely not suitable for a fully functional brick and mortar store and neither is the Pro version. Happy to pay the price should it be similar to other retail Pos systems but in this case it truly is lacking and is not worth more than $29 per month.
@Matt37 We to a lot of deposit orders as well. You may want to also look at a software named OrderTime, it's not in the app store but has excellent Shopify sync, it's what I will most likely start using at the beginning of the year. I'll still use the free Shopify POS as a cash register, all of our transactions will automatically sync to Ordertime, it has amazing and deep connectivity to both Quickbooks and Xero. It tracks all the unpaid orders and when we recieve in inventory it will tell up what orders are awaiting those products! Tracks cogs, po's, everything else typical and necessary and it has excellent sync with Shopify where we can create our products in Shopify and OT will download them. Lastly it's not much more expensive than the 'Pro' version if you dont need many login's. Especially if you plan on buying some kind of accounting sync in addition to the POS Pro/Stocky.
I determined I would pretty much just have to make GL entries in QBO with Stocky since it has no accounting connectivity. I THINK they are now pushing the cogs through into Shopify so it may be that some of the other accounting connection apps that connect Shopify and accounting will catch it, but I'm not sure about that. We go through about 10,000 sku's per year so keeping up with detailed inventory and its cogs is out of the question for us. We have to track it all in a inventory management software and only have totals in accounting.
I despise Shopify for doing this right now. Once again, another company has lured in small business owners only to walk right over us to staggering growth, only to leave us in the dust in the end. Life isn't fair, but this is just disrespect for long time customers especially. Customer service has become practically nonexistent, and the reps don't even know how Shopify works anymore! They are just reading scripts, and are not experts whatsoever in helping assessing issues. I have been loyal for 5 years, with not a single ounce of gratitude for the business we gave them. Everything has gotten worse. I am appalled, and will be looking for an alternative just like yourself.
Best of luck to you all. God bless America and all those looking out for the vibrant small business community (not Shopify!!!)!
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This is another disingenuous PR post attempt by Shopify similar to other threads.
You say "so you only pay for what you need." - By which you mean very basic functions that used to be free in the Classic version.
For example - Exchanges - a basic Bricks and Mortar store would need to do exchanges - but the only way to have this functionality now is to take the Pro version.
So in your wonderful world where "you only pay for what you need." - the ability to carry out this very basic retail function will cost me $1068 an annum and more than double my current costs.
You are simply trying to charge me $1068 for the exact same thing that was previously free.
I wouldn't have minded if the other wonderful functions you have added all worked as they should - or you charge a reasonable price - but this is extortionate, no ifs no buts.