Nobly POS Review - why 4.3 stars?

Nobly POS Software Review
ITQlick Score: 88/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.3/5)
Pricing: 2/10 - low cost
Category: Retail & POS -> Nobly POS
Ranking:Ranked 29 out of 430 Retail & POS systems
Company: Nobly POS - Point of Sale
Pricing: starts at $49 per month
Typical customers: Small businesses and start ups
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: Nobly POS pricing, Nobly POS alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jun 07, 2022

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What is Nobly POS and its features?

Nobly POS is a cloud-based Retail & POS software that enables retailers to garner more insights on their products through analytical tools and reports. It also allows them to organize their inventory levels to generate profit reports. The features enable shops and businesses to deliver better customer service and manage back-office operations.

The software highlight features include Table Service, Ingredient Tracking, Payment Terminals, and Loyalty & CRM. Nobly POS is a private Information Technology & Services company founded in 2013; it has its headquarters in London, UK, and currently has between 50 and 200 employees. It won the FinancesOnline Great User Experience award in 2018.

What is Nobly POS rating?

The rating of Nobly POS is 4.3 stars out of 5 and the total score is 88 out of 100. The rating score is based on our unbiased data-based algo. Learn more - rating methodology page.

Who uses Nobly POS?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small businesses and start ups.

Is it easy to use?

Yes, Nobly POS makes it fairly easy to use. This product is user friendly and intuitive.

Is Nobly POS cloud-based?

Yes, they offer cloud based hosting, which means IT resources are retrieved through web-based tools and applications and you don't need to buy servers and additional hardware equipment.

Can it be used on mobile?

Yes, you can access Nobly POS on your mobile/smart phone.

Is Nobly POS the best Retail & POS system?

Nobly POS is ranked 29 out of 430 software in their category (Retail & POS systems).

What are Nobly POS's pros? (4 Pros)

  • Nobly POS is easy to install and use on an iPad
  • The software offers excellent customer service and is easy to use the system
  • The layout of the register screen is very standardized and can easily be adjusted
  • Nobly POS can keep a log on the previous day sales

What are Nobly POS's cons? (3 cons)

  • Adding a large number of products take time
  • Sometimes, there is no short-term solution to keep business running when the internet goes down
  • The Clock in/out function sometimes does not work

Who are their main alternatives?

Nobly POS competes with other Retail & POS systems like Lightspeed Retail, Heartland Retail, and Ace Retail. We will compare these Retail & POS systems in some specific aspects below.
  • Functionality: Nobly POS provides vital Retail & POS features like Loyalty & CRM, Inventory management, Payment terminals, etc. Compared to its alternatives, Nobly POS and its mentioned alternatives come with Accounting Integration, Barcode/Ticket Scanning, Commission Management, Customer Accounts, Discount Management, Gift Card Management, Inventory Management, etc. Lightspeed Retail does not offer Commission Management, which is offered in Nobly POS, Heartland Retail, and Ace Retail. Employee Management and Credit Card Processing are accessible in Nobly POS and Lightspeed Retail, but not in Heartland Retail or Ace Retail. Lightspeed Retail and Ace Retail offer a Customer Database that Heartland Retail and Nobly POS do not.

    Nobly POS and its alternatives also provide features such as Multi-Location, Order Management, Sales Reports, Pricing Management, Retail POS, and Returns Management. Lightspeed Retail, Heartland Retail, and Ace Retail provide features like Supplier Management and eCommerce Management that Nobly POS and Heartland Retail do not. Nobly POS and Ace Retail offer Rewards Management; however, Lightspeed Retail and Heartland Retail do not. Clock In/Out is accessible in Nobly POS and Lightspeed Retail, but not in Heartland Retail or Ace Retail.
  • Customers/Industries: Nobly POS targets cafes, delis, and restaurant chains. Compared to its alternatives, Ace Retail POS is aimed at small and medium-sized retailers like Antique Stores, Automotive/Engine Repair, Butchershops, Candy/Sweet Shops, Cash & Carry Wholesalers, etc. Square Point of Sale is versatile enough to suit a wide range of businesses, from stores to bakeries, delis, and hairdressers. Lightspeed Retail focuses on retail, restaurants, etc.
  • Cost: The license cost information for Nobly POS and Lightspeed Retail is unavailable. Compared to its alternatives, 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.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: Nobly POS and its listed alternatives are cloud-based. Nobly POS and ACE Retail POS both have an On-Premise version for Windows and Linux.
  • Popularity: Nobly POS is privately held and used in the UK, US, Canada, and 20+ other countries. On the other hand, ACE Retail POS is also privately held and trusted, with over 10,000 stores.
  • Scalability: Nobly POS and its mentioned alternatives can accommodate small and mid-size retail businesses. Nobly POS, Heartland Retail, and Ace Retail, except Lightspeed Retail, can accommodate large enterprises.
  • Support: Nobly POS and the competitors listed all provide Email/Help Desk, a Knowledge Base, Chat, and Phone Support. Except for Ace Retail, Nobly POS and its mentioned alternatives provide FAQs/Forums. Nobly POS and its listed alternatives, except Heartland Retail, provide 24/7 (Live Rep).

What is the cost of Nobly POS?

The cost of license starts at $49 per month. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). You can find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Nobly POS. You can also find here pricing information from Nobly POS's website.

What should you ask Nobly POS - Point of Sale during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Nobly POS and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Nobly POS in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

Where Nobly POS is used?

Nobly is a good fit for hospitality industry businesses that need an electronic point of sale (EPOS) system to track sales, process payments, manage inventory, and more. The software targets cafes, delis, and restaurant chains.

List of categories

Inventory Management
Bakery POS
Food Delivery POS
iPad POS
POS for Bars
POS for Resturants
Retail Analytics POS
Retail Inventory POS
Retail Management POS
Tablet POS Systems
Sales Management

List of features

Sales Management
Custom Pricing Options
Inventory Management
Barcode Scanning

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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.