talech

talech

iPad POS software: restaurants, retail & service businesses

4/5 (305 reviews)

talech Overview

talech is an iPad point of sale (POS) system which includes tools for taking orders, managing inventory, processing payments, running promotions, tracking employee hours, taking and managing appointments and timed-service and more. The software is suitable for a range of restaurants and bars - full service restaurants, bars, cafes, casual dining & quick service restaurants, outdoor venues - retail outlets including apparel stores and service businesses such as salons, hairdressers, spas, nail bars, barbers, pet grooming and so many more.

talech allows users to manage their inventory in real-time, with the ability to add products and edit costs, prices, and quantities. In retail outlets, barcode labels can be printed and barcodes can be scanned to add items to orders, and product variations can be created for different sizes or colors. For restaurants, talech can connect to multiple printers, allowing users to send orders to kitchen and bar printers. Bills can be split, part-closed and left open for other customers. For services, appointment scheduling is available alongside timed-services, a customer-facing booking website and staff profiles to showcase your services. Across the board, multiple payment types can be accepted, including cash, checks, credit cards, and gift cards. Discounts can be applied to whole orders or individual items when running promotions, with options for dollar value and percentage discounts, and users can view a detailed breakdown of the discounts applied across all orders. Detailed reports give users insight into sales, transactions, top-selling products, and employee performance, allowing the identification of patterns or trends. Daily summaries are also generated at the end of every day.

talech includes an integrated time clock, which allows employees to click in and out at the POS and generates timesheet reports, enabling users to track the hours worked. Employee permissions can be used to control who is given access to the cash drawer, and users can track all transactions including pay-ins, payouts, and drops.

Pricing

Starting from
US$62,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

S
M
L

Markets

Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

talech Reviews

Overall rating
4/5
76% positive reviews
111
Excellent
120
Very good
56
Average
6
Poor
12
Terrible
Gina B.

Software user since 2016

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/24
Review Source: Capterra

I have used many different accounting systems with inventory. Overall this software shows real potential as an easy to setup and easy to use system.

Pros

This software is easy to setup and use.

Customer support is great. I’ve only had to contact them a couple of times and the problems were fixed very quickly.

The description field is large enough to allow a proper description of my products.

The tags and categories give me breakdowns on the reports so I can determine what is selling and what not to purchase again.

The markup field makes it easy for me to determine sale prices of my products.

The inventory log helps me find a customer sale so I can do proper return prices for my customers.

Cons

I wish the tags were listed in alphabetical order.

I wish the sales tickets were available for more than 2 months so I could do returns to credit cards instead of having to give my customers cash.

When I have trouble with my internet connection and it get dropped after it hits the gateway, there is no way for me to determine that the charge went through. I’ve had at least a dozen instances of this happening. It then shows only 1 sale on my system and my customer has 2 charges on their credit card.
I then have to credit the sale so it credits my customers card, and then I have to renter the sale as cash so I can balance inventory and sales amounts.

I wish the sales tax list would indicate which tax code I have currently marked.

I have never been able to get the jewelry labels to print.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Spenser C.

Video Game Store Owner Review

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2016/11/04
Review Source: Capterra

We have loved Talech since we got it. It's got a lot of great features that other POS's don't have or utilize as well as Talech. Keeping with cash or orders is made simple, though my only real complaint is that as a video game store, we take in a lot of used items purchased from customers. When we pay out in cash, it's fine. Talech keeps up with that, but there isn't a really great way of doing it other than doing a transaction as "store credit", hitting the payment as other, and then refunding it to that customers account. Other than that major complaint, everything else has been pretty smooth other than the actual card swiper. I wouldn't recommend that to anyone. It frequently has problems, and can never really be relied on. It will only update during a transaction and I have had several occasions where that lasts up to 15 minutes with a then irate customer afterwards.

Pros

I love the ease of use, and how within minutes of using it, I already had the hang of it. There weren't any features that I wasn't made aware of by the software immediately, because it's all out in plain view rather than some backdoor menu. It's responsive and I love the fact I can keep up with my customers, and their data with it including sending out emails to them periodically.

Cons

I really hate during a transaction that if you accidentally add an item or have a customer remove one from their cart that you have to trash the entire order. That slows the process, and keeps the customer from having a smooth checkout process. Honestly, it feels like sometimes due to the credit card machine that we are known as those guys who might be having problems today. That sucks lol. That's almost been enough where I have wanted to switch because its not our POS software but just one we use.

Response from talech

Thank you for your review and feedback, Spenser. I've shared your product feedback with the product team. Please continue to share your thoughts with us - we love to hear from you. Thanks for being a talech customer.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Thomas N.

Owner of The 1000 Islands Cruet

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/11/16
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I think the software works great. I have one thing that would make it even better. It has to do with your discount part. You can't discount different items separately without going into each item being sold.
Example: I sell 3 size bottles of oil and vinegars. I run a special buy five and get one free on the smaller size is 60 ml. If that's all they buy it works great. The problem is running another discounts at the same time for other size bottles. (200 ml & 375 ml)

If I am running the above special (1 free bottle would be $6.95 discount) and I also am discounting all larger size oils and vinegars say 10%. The software will do the $6.95 plus the 10% all items. So the discount on the 60 ml bottle works out to be $6.95 + 10% not just the $6.95. Being able to do separate discounts for variations of each item would make it a lot better instead of having to go into each item and discount them individually when trying to keep different discounts separate. I know being a small business with a suggestion that this might not be practical cost wise. But making the modifications would also make it more attractive to any business. I would like to hear back from you if possible. I have spoken with numerous small business owners about your software and why it works so well. Keep up the great job! oh I love being able to run the reports anytime to see how sales are and what we need to do to improve them. Sincerely Tom

Pros

Ease of use, reports, layout of pages, customer service.

Cons

limited discount ability.

Response from talech

Thomas, thank you so much for writing a review and providing such detailed feedback. I have shared your feedback regarding discounting with the product team. Please continue to share thoughts with us - we love to hear from you and really value your feedback. Thank you for being a customer!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
John H.

Excellent Platform, Easily Manageable

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2016/11/15
Review Source: Capterra

We have been using Talech for about 2 years now to run our Tasting Room attached to our brewery's production area. The overall experience has been very positive, and the platform is excellent for managing the menu list, structure, and for culling information for reporting from a distance.

I myself (the primary managing owner) operate the platform from Omaha, NE. My business is in Washington State, some 1600 miles away. And the ease of use of Talech, the customizability, and the adaptability of the team running the program from the Talech side are splendid.

The only real issues we've had tend to be more related to the specific processor used (we use Elavon), or the local internet connectability.

The reporting available in the system is very powerful, and new little tweaks are coming out on a constant basis to improve the utility of the system for the needs of the small business owner.

Talech support is also available 24/7 on the phone, which is very helpful for businesses like mine that are open late into the evening.

If you have any questions, please let me know - I have now ample experience with the system and would be happy to discuss its qualities.

Pros

Flexible, easy to understand, intuitive, easy to modify, easy to pull reports, manageable from a distance, continuously improving and updating.

Cons

Inability to have a common pool of inventory for different categories to pull from with respect to inventory management; new beta interfaces have splendid reporting capacity but need to become the standard rather than the tested exception.

Response from talech

Thanks for writing such a nice, detailed review, John. We're so glad that talech is working so well for you and your business. I have passed along your feedback, especially regarding inventory management, with the product team. We really appreciate feedback like that! Please continue to share - we love to hear from you!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Kyle C.

talech Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/31
Review Source: Capterra

so so

Pros

the theory of it. the thought that i could do everything i was told it could easily and a low cost.

Cons

versatility or lack of versatility. i run into issues with contacts and open orders when i try to make changes. the website seems to be very touchy.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

5.0/10

talech Pricing

Starting from
US$62,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Monthly Plans:
Standard: $69/month for the first device + $39/month for each additional device.
Premium: $99/month for the first device + $49/month for each additional device.

Annual Plans:
Standard: $62/month for the first device + $35/month for each additional device.
Premium: $89/month for the first device + $44/month for each additional device.

talech Features

  • Employee Management
  • Gift Card System
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-Location
  • POS
  • Real Time Data
  • Sales Reporting

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Loyalty Program
  • Discount Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Order Management
  • Reporting & Statistics

Additional information for talech

Key features of talech

  • Automatic discounts
  • Barcode printing & scanning
  • Bill splitting
  • Bulk product upload & edit
  • Cash drawer management
  • Customer behavior insights
  • Customer database
  • Daily summaries
  • Discount & promotion management
  • Employee management
  • Employee permissions management
  • Employee time tracking
  • Gift card system
  • Inventory alerts
  • Inventory tracking
  • Multi-location management
  • Multiple payment methods
  • Order printing
  • Payment processing
  • Product variations
  • Purchase order management
  • Real-time inventory management
  • Sales reporting
  • Timesheets
  • Tipping
  • Transaction trend analytics

Benefits

  • An integrated time clock allows employees to clock in and out through the POS, and users can track employee hours through timesheet reports.

  • Split-bill payments can be processed, and users can accept payments by cash, check, credit cards, and gift cards.

  • Sales and promotions can be created and discounts applied to entire orders or individual products, with options for percentage and dollar value discounts.

  • Employee permissions give users control over who can access the cash drawer, and all transactions can be tracked, including pay-ins, payouts, voids, and drops.

  • Daily summaries give users insight into business performance at the end of the day, and detailed sales and transaction trend reports allow users to identify patterns in their data.

  • talech FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for talech.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does talech offer?

    talech offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$62,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Monthly Plans:
    Standard: $69/month for the first device + $39/month for each additional device.
    Premium: $99/month for the first device + $49/month for each additional device.

    Annual Plans:
    Standard: $62/month for the first device + $35/month for each additional device.
    Premium: $89/month for the first device + $44/month for each additional device.

    Q. What are the main features of talech?

    talech offers the following features:

    • Automatic discounts
    • Barcode printing & scanning
    • Bill splitting
    • Bulk product upload & edit
    • Cash drawer management
    • Customer behavior insights
    • Customer database
    • Daily summaries
    • Discount & promotion management
    • Employee management
    • Employee permissions management
    • Employee time tracking
    • Gift card system
    • Inventory alerts
    • Inventory tracking
    • Multi-location management
    • Multiple payment methods
    • Order printing
    • Payment processing
    • Product variations
    • Purchase order management
    • Real-time inventory management
    • Sales reporting
    • Timesheets
    • Tipping
    • Transaction trend analytics

    Q. Who are the typical users of talech?

    talech has the following typical customers:

    Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does talech support?

    talech supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does talech offer?

    talech has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does talech support mobile devices?

    talech supports the following devices:

    iPad

    Q. What other apps does talech integrate with?

    talech integrates with the following applications:

    Deputy, Homebase, Hubworks Hostel Management, Magento, Mailchimp, MarginEdge, QuickBooks, Sage One - U.S., Shopify, Xero

    Q. What level of support does talech offer?

    talech offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials