Ace Retail POS - Top 4 Alternatives (Jun 2022)

Ace Retail POS Review
ITQlick Score: 88/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.5/5)
Pricing: 5.2/10 - average cost
Category: Jewelry Store POS -> Ace Retail POS -> Ace Retail POS competitors
Ranking:Ranked 1 out of 9 Jewelry Store POS systems
Company: Ace Retail POS
Pricing: starts at $675 per license
Typical customers: Small businesses and start ups
Platforms: Desktop
Links: Ace Retail POS review, Ace Retail POS alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jun 01, 2022

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Ace Retail POS competes with other POS systems like Square Point of Sale, Vend, and Lightspeed Retail. We will compare these POS systems in some specific aspects below.
  • Functionality: Ace Retail POS provides a hand full of functionalities just like Discount Management, Gift Card Management, Loyalty Program, Multi-Location, Order Management, etc. Compared to its alternatives, ACE Retail POS, Lightspeed Retail, and Square Point of Sale offer Billing & Invoicing and Accounting Integration which is lacking in Vend. In terms of similarities, Ace Retail POS and its close alternatives offer Gift Card Management, Pricing Management, Loyalty Program, Inventory Management, Barcode/Ticket Scanning, CRM Software, and Discount Management. Features like Activity Tracking and Notifications are offered by Square Point of Sale and are unavailable in all the other alternatives. Lightspeed Retail and Vend offers Item Management lacking in Square Point of Sale and Ace Retail POS. Ace Retail POS and all the other alternatives offer Multi-Store except Vend.
  • Customers/Industries: Ace Retail POS is aimed at small and medium-sized retailers in industries such as Antique Stores, Automotive/Engine Repair, Butchershops, Candy/Sweet Shops, Cash & Carry Wholesalers, Clothing/Shoes, etc. Square Point of Sale is versatile enough to suit a wide range of businesses, from stores to bakeries, delis, and hairdressers. Vend caters to all business kinds, including fashion shops, homeware businesses, sports, and outdoor retailers, and so on. Lightspeed Retail focuses on retail, restaurants, and golf. Customers include SONY, NOBU, KemperSport, Badichi, Leica, Exclucity, etc.
  • Cost: ACE Pro starts at $675 for a one-time fee with a free trial. Square Point of Sale is free to use, although it comes with optional add-ons with specific costs. Vend starts at $99 per month billed annually or $119 billed monthly. The license cost information for Lightspeed Retail is unavailable.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: Ace Retail POS and all its alternatives are cloud-based. Ace Retail POS has an On-Premise version for Windows and Linux.
  • Popularity: ACE Retail POS is privately held and trusted with over 10,000 stores, while Vend is also privately held and trusted by 20,000 customer locations worldwide. Square Point of Sale by Block Inc is publicly traded on the NYSE under the SQ symbol and used by more than 2 million small businesses.
  • Scalability: Ace Retail POS, Lightspeed Retail, and Square Point of Sale can accommodate small and mid-sized organizations. Vend can accommodate organizations of all sizes.
  • Support: Ace Retail POS and Lightspeed offer support channels like Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live Rep), and Chat. Square Point of Sale Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, and Chat. Vend offers all Square Point of Sale channels plus 24/7 (Live Rep).

Ace Retail POS alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Ace Retail POS that are worth checking out:

Smartwerks for SMBs, Jagged Peak for large size business, Diamond relations CRM for growing companies, and
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Ace Reta...
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$119 per month
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.