AmberPOS - Top 4 Alternatives (Mar 2022)

AmberPOS Review
ITQlick Score: 93/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.1/5)
Pricing: 5.2/10 - average cost
Category: Retail & POS -> AmberPOS -> AmberPOS competitors
Ranking:Ranked 8 out of 430 Retail & POS systems
Company: Pacific Amber Technologies Inc.
Pricing: starts at $999 per license
Typical customers: SMBs
Platforms: Desktop
Links: AmberPOS review, AmberPOS alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 11, 2022

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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.

AmberPOS alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

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)
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AmberPOS
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
5.2/10
License pricing
$999 per license
Functionality
40
Best for SMBs
ShopKeep...
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2.4/10
License pricing
$49 per 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
$99 per license
Functionality
16
Review
Free version
GiftLogi...
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$49 per month
Functionality
31

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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.