Rain Point of Sale

All-In-One Retail POS | Sell Online & In Store Seamlessly

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Rain Point of Sale Overview

What is Rain Point of Sale?

Rain Point of Sale is a cloud-based point of sale (POS) solution designed to help small to midsize independent retailers automate processes related to inventory synchronization, customer relationship management (CRM), repair tracking, and email marketing. Managers can provide role-based database access to employees to ensure regulatory compliance within the organization.

Key features of Rain Point of Sale include barcode scanning, eCommerce integration, inventory management, and payment processing. The centralized platform allows customers to register for online classes or other events and make payments in advance for reserving their spot. Teams can send notifications to clients, updating them about serviced/repaired items that are ready to be picked up. Users can generate reports based on overdue or outstanding rentals and determine penalties for late payments.

Rain Point of Sale lets enterprises send automated emails to segmented customer lists to increase engagement. Integration with QuickBooks allows businesses to manage accounting and streamline payments across pipelines.

Rain Point of Sale Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Contact Rain Retail Software for pricing details.


Rain Point of Sale Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada
Supported Languages
English

Media

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Rain Point of Sale Reviews

Rain Point of Sale Reviews

Overall rating
4,2
/
5
Excellent
34

Very good
11

Average
6

Poor
1

Terrible
5

Value for Money
4
Features
3,7
Ease of Use
4,1
Customer Support
4,2
79% recommended this app
Nic G.

Brought new life to my store!

Since we opened, we have hand written all our checks and inventory, which has sometimes lead to discrepancies in what we have in stock and prices on items. It also takes longer to cash people out at the register, which has left some customers at an inconvenience when running late to a gig. Since moving to Rain, we are now able to easily see what is in stock and let customers know if we have extra in the back all from our phones. Recently we had a customer whos speaker blew while at a gig and he was able to order a new one online for us to have ready for him when he walked in the door! We love using Rain!


Roger N.

Switched to Rain from Lightspeed

Overall pleased with RAIN and glad we made the switch. A bit more thought into easier workflow within the Register, Special Order and LayAway screens and it will be a force to reckon with.

I was hoping for an easier eCom experience, but that is not what I received. Much like other POS Systems that offer an integrated eCom Site...building out the site and making it look the way we want doesn't follow the basic HTML buildout process. As a web developer for over 20 years...I find the eCom platform to be VERY challenging to use and often times VERY discouraging. I can see they worked hard to have the functionality be similar to other CMS Website Platforms (Wix, WordPress, etc), but it's too confusing to navigate effectively taking up valuable time.


Michael B.

Does what I need and more.

Our experience has been excellent. We were up and running the day we opened the doors. This is our first and only experience with POS but I cannot imagine needing anything more. The cloud based system lets me access information from anywhere I have WiFi access. No fear of losing our system due to damage or theft of equipment. Overall I find it very affordable and could not imagine being without Rain POS now.


Sissy H.

Disappointing compared to the hype of what you are getting.

We have a hard time getting on the same page. The communication is mostly by email and the timing is hard because we are so far apart. The support people are very kind and try to get things done but the day to day trying to muddle through this change was not worth it, if I could get my money back I would. I am currently paying Lightspeed just not to loose my past sales and lay-a-ways until someone can merge them, this is costly for a small business. I also wish they would talk to whoever answers the phone as I can't just sit on top of the phone all day waiting for a call, this could have been fixed if they would have just talked to the person answering the phone. There are only three people who work here and all three of us are capable of following direction.


Ingrid L.

I love Rain


Nic G.
Industry: Music
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Brought new life to my store!

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/10/09
Review Source: Capterra

Since we opened, we have hand written all our checks and inventory, which has sometimes lead to discrepancies in what we have in stock and prices on items. It also takes longer to cash people out at the register, which has left some customers at an inconvenience when running late to a gig. Since moving to Rain, we are now able to easily see what is in stock and let customers know if we have extra in the back all from our phones. Recently we had a customer whos speaker blew while at a gig and he was able to order a new one online for us to have ready for him when he walked in the door! We love using Rain!

Pros

Rain POS was surprisingly easy to set up and integrate into my exsiting website, it really opened up a lot of doors to help sell things in my store that have been sitting a while. We do a lot of lawaway orders, so it was nice to be able to set up a lawaway option on our online store.

Cons

The only thing I wish I was able to do is have the option to add multiple products at a time to help streamline the inventory process. Other than that, I have had zero issues!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Roger N.
Industry: Music
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Switched to Rain from Lightspeed

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/02/07
Review Source: Capterra

Overall pleased with RAIN and glad we made the switch. A bit more thought into easier workflow within the Register, Special Order and LayAway screens and it will be a force to reckon with.

I was hoping for an easier eCom experience, but that is not what I received. Much like other POS Systems that offer an integrated eCom Site...building out the site and making it look the way we want doesn't follow the basic HTML buildout process. As a web developer for over 20 years...I find the eCom platform to be VERY challenging to use and often times VERY discouraging. I can see they worked hard to have the functionality be similar to other CMS Website Platforms (Wix, WordPress, etc), but it's too confusing to navigate effectively taking up valuable time.

Pros

Integrated Marketing
Automatic "pushing" of items to our Reverb.com Account
Lightweight on system resources on our iMac's

Cons

Special Order Workflow is clunky and needs to be simplified. We've resorted to using the "Quote" option to better manage Special Orders and ring in total sales under a "Gift Card" first. That way when working with multiple vendors on a special order, we have easier use of customer funds when "finalizing" the deal.
Register is Average and would prefer ability to see cost of products on screen.
In Register - when scanning duplicate items they get entered as "new" line item versus adding to the SKU already input.
Can't us an IR Gun on an iPad when scanning incoming inventory or during inventory counts.
Layaway Screen has some great features, but workflow is a bit convoluted.
Website build out is horribly confusing and NOTHING follows traditional HTML processes. This was the same problem with Lightspeed's eCom platform - hard to work with and no sense of workflow.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Michael B.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Does what I need and more.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/23
Review Source: Capterra

Our experience has been excellent. We were up and running the day we opened the doors. This is our first and only experience with POS but I cannot imagine needing anything more. The cloud based system lets me access information from anywhere I have WiFi access. No fear of losing our system due to damage or theft of equipment. Overall I find it very affordable and could not imagine being without Rain POS now.

Pros

The support we received from the rain team in getting started with a POS system. None of my team had any experience with POS and they made the transition easy. We still don’t use all the features available but are adding them to our system gradually. The customer support system is fantastic. The reports available on the system save hundreds of man hours and help us see how our business is doing. The inventory system is a huge help.

Cons

Integration with some Consumer Finance companies would be valuable to retail users. A “Dummy” website that could be used for training new employees would be a big help.

Response from Rain Retail Software

Michael,
Thank you for your feedback, this is very helpful for us. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know where we can improve so that we can continue to look into additional options.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Sissy H.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Disappointing compared to the hype of what you are getting.

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/07/18
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

We have a hard time getting on the same page. The communication is mostly by email and the timing is hard because we are so far apart. The support people are very kind and try to get things done but the day to day trying to muddle through this change was not worth it, if I could get my money back I would. I am currently paying Lightspeed just not to loose my past sales and lay-a-ways until someone can merge them, this is costly for a small business. I also wish they would talk to whoever answers the phone as I can't just sit on top of the phone all day waiting for a call, this could have been fixed if they would have just talked to the person answering the phone. There are only three people who work here and all three of us are capable of following direction.

Pros

So far the only Pro is that you can pull a some information from Vendors. Being able to have inventory taken out with sales from Reverb is really nice, it was the catch hook that brought me to RAIN.

Cons

The merge is really rough, I did not get all of my customers merged from my previous POS system, my lay-a-ways were lost or messed up, past sales are lost, pictures had to be taken again. All the upc numbers were mismatched with other products. When you try to put pictures of your product for the website, you never know what picture it may choose no matter how many times you choose the correct one. I have had a bass I have tried many times to add a picture and it refused to add it and puts up a picture of a gig bag. I was told if I used Chrome many of the issues would subside, sadly this is not true. If you are starting out fresh, this may be an okay system to use, if you are migrating from another system, I would NOT recommend using RAIN. I really had high hopes but this has been a disaster. Even the work orders, which I thought would be easier, are a huge pain.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 1.0/10

Ingrid L.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 2-10 Employees

I love Rain

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/20
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Rain POS has helped me run my business in many ways. Reports are very easy to understand and useful for book keeping and planning. Most of all I love the help Rain offers. They have always been there for me and are so nice, especially when trying to set up my website. I am not a computer genius and don't have to be because I use Rain. In recent events we had to start selling products through our web site. Rain was able to teach me over the phone how to set all of it up, I couldn't be more grateful.

Cons

Most of the time the things that I felt could be improved have been through updates like phone numbers showing on receipts. It shows that they do listen when we ask for improvements.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,5/10
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Rain Point of Sale Pricing

Rain Point of Sale Pricing

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Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Contact Rain Retail Software for pricing details.

Contact Rain Retail Software for pricing details.

Value for Money
4/5
Based on 57 user ratings
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Rain Point of Sale Features

Rain Point of Sale Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Order Management
Product Catalog
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
3,7/5
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Additional information for Rain Point of Sale

Additional information for Rain Point of Sale

Key features of Rain Point of Sale

  • Accounting Integration
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Channel Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Data Security
  • Discount Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store Management
  • Order Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • Sales Tracking
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Supplier Management
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce
  • eCommerce Integration

Rain Point of Sale FAQs

Rain Point of Sale FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Rain Point of Sale.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Rain Point of Sale offer?

Rain Point of Sale offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Contact Rain Retail Software for pricing details.

Q. What are the main features of Rain Point of Sale?

Rain Point of Sale offers the following features:

  • Accounting Integration
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Channel Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Data Security
  • Discount Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store Management
  • Order Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • Sales Tracking
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Supplier Management
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce
  • eCommerce Integration

Q. Who are the typical users of Rain Point of Sale?

Rain Point of Sale has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Rain Point of Sale support?

Rain Point of Sale supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Rain Point of Sale offer?

Rain Point of Sale has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Rain Point of Sale support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Rain Point of Sale supports

Q. What other apps does Rain Point of Sale integrate with?

Rain Point of Sale integrates with the following applications:

Howspace, QuickBooks Online Advanced

Q. What level of support does Rain Point of Sale offer?

Rain Point of Sale offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs