Woocommerce as Point of Sale: POS, Cash Register aka Kiosk mode Extension
‘This extension idea will turn Woocommerce into an Point of Sale for small shop owners and other business. Shopkeepers can use woocommerce to use as a cash register that automatically syncronizes with the Woocommerce product stock.
i am not looking to integrate an existing shopping cart system into Woocommerce. There are so many different cart systems out there (Quickbooks POS, Shopify, Vend, Checkout, etc etc) and most likely a seperate plugin will be developed for each system.
This extension should have some basic features
– Barcode scanning (using sKU)
– Checkout of products not in Woocommerce
– Easy addition of products by barcode
– html5 compliant (also offline usage)
– Receipt printing
– Sales reporting
I think that this extension would be a viable alternative for very small shops and businesses that do not have the capital to invest in other shopping cart systems. Most online POS systems cost $ 50-75 per month. That can be a lot of money for small shops. A onetime fee for an extensions would be more reasonable.
The development of this plugin might be complicated because of Woocommerce limitations. For example, in our shop we sometimes sell articles that are not on our website. This needs to be possible for Woocommerce. The solution is that products can be defined in two types; For POS only or Web only.
Last updated: August 15, 2022