Rain POS

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

About Rain POS

Rain is a cloud-based point of sale (POS) system designed to help retailers sell seamlessly across in-store and online sales channels.

Key features of Rain include: eCommerce integration, inventory management, payment processing, service & repair tracking, class management, rentals, consignment management, and more.

The centralized platform allows customers to register for classes/events online or in-store and the roster data is always current regardless of where the customer signed up. The system can send automated notifications to clients for service reminders, class reminders, order notifications, invoices needing payment, and more.

Rain Point of Sale includes a marketing suit for email and text message marketing. Filtering tools allow user to zero in on the right customer segment for better targeting and upsells. Automated emails can be sent to customers about top selling products, items on sale, new releases, and even birthday coupons.

Save time and sell more with the all-one retail POS system.

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Rain POS

Increase sales by automatically adding your in-store inventory to your website.

Save time on data entry with integrated vendor catalogs complete with product images.

Win more sales with automated marketing tools designed to reach customers with the right products at the right time.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Rain POS: 64

  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Channel Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Security
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • For Retail
  • Forecasting
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Kitting
  • Layaway Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Merchandise Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Order Management
  • Ordering Automation
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Identification
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Reorder Management
  • Repair Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail Management
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • Rewards Management
  • SEO Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Supplier Management
  • Templates
  • Touch Screen
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

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Quickbooks Online

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POSIM

4,4
#3 Alternative to Rain POS
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Shopify POS

4,6
#4 Alternative to Rain POS
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Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(109)
Value for Money
4,2/5
Features
4,1/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Support
4,4/5

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Roger N.
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Switched to Rain from Lightspeed

Reviewed on 2020/02/07

Overall pleased with RAIN and glad we made the switch. A bit more thought into easier workflow...

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.

Alternatives Considered

Shopify POS and Square Point of Sale

Reasons for Choosing Rain POS

Price at first - Lightspeed wanted us to pay 40% MORE than we did previously and provide us less.

Switched From

Shopify POS and Square Point of Sale

Reasons for Switching to Rain POS

Price, integrated marketing features and the ability to "push" items to Reverb.com.
Tee A.
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great System for Small Business

Reviewed on 2021/10/15

By going to a cloud based system I am able to keep inventory updated when I am at a trade show or...

By going to a cloud based system I am able to keep inventory updated when I am at a trade show or selling product online. The integration with Notions Marketing is a time savor. I no longer have to manually add price, description or photos. Everyone comes over when I place my order with Notions. The ability to download data to excel, make changes then upload it back to Rain is simple and makes mass updates seamless.

Pros

As a small business it is difficult to manage technology without an IT Department. I wanted to take my business online and struggled to find a solution that was affordable, easy to use and had good customer support. RAIN not only met my goals but exceeded them. Their customer support is what sets them ahead of their competition.

Cons

There are a couple of features I wish they would improve on. The most important to me are Customer Rewards. It doesn't allow online orders to use their rewards and the accrued reward is a dollar amount they can spend when I need it to be a % off.

Alternatives Considered

Clover, QuickBooks Online Advanced and Stripe

Reasons for Choosing Rain POS

I wanted to take my products online with ease.

Reasons for Switching to Rain POS

They offered a product that met both my retail instore POS needs but also got my business online without much effort. The implementation came with a web design, importing existing data from my old system and was most affordable for a business of my size.
Michelle M.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Lost 100% of Business

Reviewed on 2021/11/27

Not worth your time to let these people take your money for no return.

Not worth your time to let these people take your money for no return.

Pros

The price was acceptable to begin the process. The functionality of the website/software was good.

Cons

Zero support. Everyone I spoke to put off the issues and claimed that I needed to do x..y..& z. We seriously lost 100% of our business since switching to Rain. We have now had to go back to Amazon after making zero sales on the new Rain website.

Claudia S.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Love Rain POS

Reviewed on 2021/07/20

They have been fantastic. From set up until current use, they have always been available to help,...

They have been fantastic. From set up until current use, they have always been available to help, and have great resources built into their software to help out with simpler things.

Pros

Rain POS has allowed us to integrate our eCommerce and in store retail in a way that no other company has been able to do. It has been so easy to learn how to use it, and it is very in depth. It is easy for me to change things on the website, and if there is something I can't do, their customer service team is always quick to help.

Cons

Some features need to be changed buy the software team, I can't change them myself.

Alternatives Considered

BigCommerce, Square Point of Sale and Shopify

Reasons for Choosing Rain POS

We were not able to use Shopkeep with our online store, so controlling inventory was quite difficult.

Reasons for Switching to Rain POS

They had a website umbrella built specifically for our type of store. We are able to sell things in a way that no other website/POS provider would allow us to do.
Sam G.
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Like Sew POS Review

Reviewed on 2020/01/30

Overall we are happy with Rain/Like Sew. It gives us an easy to manage Web front end for our store...

Overall we are happy with Rain/Like Sew. It gives us an easy to manage Web front end for our store that behind the scenes in completely integrated with our Brick & Mortar operation. Improvements are still needed in many areas - the system is a work in progress regularly rolling our new and improved functionality.

Pros

We bought it for the seamless integration of Web and Brick & Mortar inventory management, sales and ease of use. It works very well for this purpose.

Cons

It is ultimately POS and Inventory Management software with little Accounting functionality. Daily exports to QuickBooks or other software are required, with additional entries in the accounting s/w to accommodate accounting best practices, Taxes on Receiving orders, billing and other financial tasks not accommodated in Like Sew. There are still some issues with Sales, Shipping and Taxes in Canada, and there is no ability to set up multiple price levels internally

Alternatives Considered

POSIM

Reasons for Choosing Rain POS

WIndward was an excellent ERP level system with integrated accounting, however, it was technically complex, did not integrate easily to a web site, would have cost a significant amount to integrate web and shop data for sales and inventory management, and incurred significant annual/recurring maintenance charges

Reasons for Switching to Rain POS

Ease of use, simplicity of architecture, direct web integration and an offering specifically tailored to the sewing/quilting industry
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Rain POS offers the following pricing plans:

  • Free Trial: Not Available

Contact Rain Retail Software for pricing details.

Rain POS has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

Rain POS supports the following languages:

English

Rain POS supports the following devices:

Rain POS integrates with the following applications:

Avalara, QuickBooks, ShipStation, TaxJar

Rain POS offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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