Open Source Point Of Sale And How It Works?

I am very sure you stumbled on this page probably because you are looking for a Point Of Sale software for your business. You are at the right place. Open Source Point Of Sale or simply OSPOS is a web based system developed by a group of developers on GitHub.

As the name goes, it is an ‘Open Source’ project which means it is not for sale and it is a project you can also download and customize to your own contentment provided you know the technicalities around it.

Features Of Open Source Point Of Sale

This software has so many features to aid your business in so many ways. Here is a list of some of the features.

  1. Inventory management
  2. Sales record
  3. Customers and suppliers records
  4. Stock in and stock out functionalities
  5. Cash register
  6. Barcode scanning and printing
  7. Auto invoicing and receipt printing
  8. Employees record
  9. Gives you a system for cash ups before and after working hours.
  10. Reports generating
  11. Calculates your expenses, profits and lost.
  12. Supports gift cards to reward your most loyal customers.
  13. Auto SMS and Email messages to customers.

These are some of the functions of this software and there are even more compared to some of the paid POS software.

Now that I have given you some of the major functions of this awesome free software, certainly, you might want to try it out or even take a look to see how the software itself looks like.


Username: admin

Password: admin123

There is a demo of the software at the link above for you to login, browse through, add items, make sales and even generate reports.

Probably, you might be interested in the software. Below are the requirements for installation.

System Requirements For OSPOS Installation

There are two different ways you can install this software. You can install it either Online or Offline but no matter where you are installing it, your server must meet the same system requirements which is LAMP.

L = Linux A = Apache M = MySQL P = PHP

Linux: It is simply one of the many computer operating systems. Technically, it is an open-source operating system modelled on UNIX.

Apache / Apache Server: It is a free and open-source cross-platform web server software, released under the terms of Apache License 2.0. Apache is developed and maintained by an open community of developers under the auspices of the Apache Software Foundation.

MySQL: This is basically a relational database management system. Most websites run on this database system.

PHP: PHP is a popular programming language very suitable for web development .

For the two different ways you can install the OSPOS, if you decide to install the software offline, then there are lots of procedures you must go through which I will publish in a later article.

If you decide to install this online, then all you have to do is to make sure your hosting provider has Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP and correct cpanel to manage your files. To make it easier, just find a hosting company that has Softaculous (A one-time installer app).

If you want to know how to install it, quickly check this step by step tutorial: How To Install Open Source Point Of Sale Online 

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