AmberPOS - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Dec 08, 2021

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In the retail and POS niche, AmberPOS faces stiff competition from Square Point of Sales, Lightspeed Retail, Shopify POS, and Heartland Retail. AmberPOS and its alternatives are compared in the following aspects below:
  • Functionality: AmberPOS has the basic functionalities for a typical retailing, POS, and customer relationship management software. In comparison, its alternatives also have the basic functionalities, but Shopify POS does not support the Mail Order feature, while the Employee Management tool is not available on Heartland Retail.
  • Cost: AmberPOS is license pricing starts at $999, and it is rated 2.6 out of 5 by ITQlick experts, which means that it is a mid-cost (between low-cost and expensive) software. In comparison, Square POS is free to install but charges a 2.6% + 10¢ on every tap or swipe, while Lightspeed Retail starts at $59/month billed annually. Heartland Retail pricing starts at $80/month, with add-ons, while Shopify POS pricing starts at $29 per month with a 14-day free trial.
  • Customer/Industries: AmberPOS targets customers in various industries, ranging from e-commerce to fashion, sports, shopping malls, technology retailers, etc. Shopify POS and Square Point of Sales target similar customers and industries, supply chain management companies; Lightspeed Retail targets retailers, hospitality, and good merchants, while Heartland Retail targets retailers of all kinds of products.
  • Popularity: AmberPOS is a well-known brand, having been around for over two decades. In comparison, Shopify POS serves over 1.7 million businesses in 175 countries, Lightspeed Retail offers its services in over 100 counties, and Millions of companies globally use square POS.
  • Scalability: AmberPOS software is scalable and can be utilized by businesses of all sizes, from 1–1000 and above. Lightspeed Retail, Heartland Retail, and Shopify POS are equally scalable as AmberPOS, while Square POS can serve businesses sized above 500 stores.
  • Support: AmberPOS offers customer support through a 24/7 live phone representative and knowledge base. Its competitors offer more support channels like email, helpdesk, chat support, FAQ, etc.
  • Cloud/On-premise: AmberPOS is an on-premise retail and POS solution. In contrast, all its competitors are cloud-based solutions.

2021's Top AmberPOS Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to AmberPOS that are worth checking out: ShopKeep POS for SMBs, NetSuite for Retail for large size business, Rezku POS Software for growing companies, and GiftLogic software for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
Review
Compare
AmberPOS
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
5.2/10
License pricing
$149 per month
Functionality
40
Best for SMBs
ShopKeep
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2.4/10
License pricing
$49 per user/month
Functionality
11
Best for Enterprise
NetSuite
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
7.8/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
20
Growing
Rezku
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$79 per month
Functionality
16
Review
Free version
GiftLogic
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$49 per month
Functionality
31

1. ShopKeep POS - Best for SMBs

ShopKeep POS is an alternative Retail & POS software, ShopKeep POS used on the cloud, AmberPOS can be used on-premises. ShopKeep POS, with a pricing score of 2.4 is considered less expensive to implement than AmberPOS with a score of 5.2.

ShopKeep POS is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (ShopKeep offers 11 main features). compare head to head: ShopKeep POS Vs AmberPOS

2. NetSuite for Retail - Best for Large Business

NetSuite for Retail is an alternative Retail & POS software, NetSuite for Retail installed on-premises or used cloud based, AmberPOS can be used on-premises. NetSuite for Retail, with a pricing score of 7.8 is considered more expensive to implement than AmberPOS with a score of 5.2.

NetSuite for Retail is rated 3.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (NetSuite offers 20 main features). compare head to head: NetSuite for Retail Vs AmberPOS

3. Rezku POS Software - Best for Growing Companies

Rezku POS Software is an alternative Retail & POS software, Rezku POS Software installed on-premises or used cloud based, AmberPOS can be used on-premises. Rezku POS Software, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than AmberPOS with a score of 5.2.

Rezku POS Software is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Rezku offers 16 main features). compare head to head: Rezku POS Software Vs AmberPOS

4. GiftLogic software - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

GiftLogic software is an alternative Retail & POS software, GiftLogic software installed on-premises, AmberPOS can be used on-premises. GiftLogic software, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than AmberPOS with a score of 5.2.

GiftLogic software is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (GiftLogic offers 31 main features). compare head to head: GiftLogic software Vs AmberPOS

5. Revel iPad POS

Revel iPad POS is an alternative Retail & POS software, Revel iPad POS installed on-premises or used cloud based, AmberPOS can be used on-premises. Revel iPad POS, with a pricing score of 3.2 is considered less expensive to implement than AmberPOS with a score of 5.2.

Revel iPad POS is rated 3.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Revel offers 60 main features). compare head to head: Revel iPad POS Vs AmberPOS

6. Epos Now

Epos Now is an alternative Retail & POS software, Epos Now installed on-premises or used cloud based, AmberPOS can be used on-premises. Epos Now, with a pricing score of 2.6 is considered less expensive to implement than AmberPOS with a score of 5.2.

Epos Now is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Epos offers 18 main features). compare head to head: Epos Now Vs AmberPOS

7. PayPal Here

PayPal Here is an alternative Retail & POS software, PayPal Here installed on-premises or used cloud based, AmberPOS can be used on-premises. PayPal Here, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than AmberPOS with a score of 5.2.

PayPal Here is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (PayPal offers 12 main features). compare head to head: PayPal Here Vs AmberPOS

8. Breadcrumb

Breadcrumb is an alternative Retail & POS software, Breadcrumb installed on-premises or used cloud based, AmberPOS can be used on-premises. Breadcrumb, with a pricing score of 2.6 is considered less expensive to implement than AmberPOS with a score of 5.2.

Breadcrumb is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Breadcrumb offers 8 main features). compare head to head: Breadcrumb Vs AmberPOS

9. Visual Anthology

Visual Anthology is an alternative Retail & POS software, Visual Anthology used on the cloud, AmberPOS can be used on-premises. Visual Anthology, with a pricing score of 4.6 is considered less expensive to implement than AmberPOS with a score of 5.2.

Visual Anthology is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Visual offers 10 main features). compare head to head: Visual Anthology Vs AmberPOS

10. Retail-Man POS

Retail-Man POS is an alternative Retail & POS software, Retail-Man POS cloud, AmberPOS can be used on-premises. Retail-Man POS, with a pricing score of 4 is considered less expensive to implement than AmberPOS with a score of 5.2.

Retail-Man POS is rated 4.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Retail-Man offers 11 main features). compare head to head: Retail-Man POS Vs AmberPOS

11. webPOS

webPOS is an alternative Retail & POS software, webPOS used on the cloud, AmberPOS can be used on-premises. webPOS, with a pricing score of 5 is considered less expensive to implement than AmberPOS with a score of 5.2.

webPOS is rated 3.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (webPOS offers 20 main features). compare head to head: webPOS Vs AmberPOS

12. Aralco POS

Aralco POS is an alternative Retail & POS software, Aralco POS cloud, AmberPOS can be used on-premises. Aralco POS, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than AmberPOS with a score of 5.2.

Aralco POS is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Aralco offers 38 main features). compare head to head: Aralco POS Vs AmberPOS

13. XChange POS

XChange POS is an alternative Retail & POS software, XChange POS cloud, AmberPOS can be used on-premises. XChange POS, with a pricing score of 4.6 is considered less expensive to implement than AmberPOS with a score of 5.2.

XChange POS is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (XChange offers 17 main features). compare head to head: XChange POS Vs AmberPOS

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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.