Top 3 Features Every Museum and Attraction Point of Sale System Must Have

By Laura Figueroa

It looks like life is starting to go (somewhat) back to normal, with many of us finally being able to do the activities we love once again. This means that you can expect to see an uptick in demand if you run a museum or other type of attraction. It’s great to be in this position again but you need to be prepared to handle an increased volume of business coming off two years of restrictions and limited capacity. One of the best ways to prepare is to equip your business and staff with a POS that can handle all of your needs. These are the three things you need to look for in a POS for running a successful museum or attraction.

Fast, high-volume processing

People standing in line on a staircase outsideNobody has ever liked waiting in a long line, right? Today, however, it’s more important than in the past to keep your lines moving quickly. If guests come to your museum/attraction and see a super long line, they might get spooked and think it will be too crowded. There are still many people warry about being in big crowds and you need to be mindful of that. Our team at RCS has found that NCR Counterpoint is the ideal museum and attractions point of sale system. It’s decked out with all the features you need to run your operations smoothly. Counterpoint can easily handle peak periods with lightning-speed service. Your team will be able to process orders and print tickets online, at the register, or with any connected mobile device to keep lines moving and get big groups into your museum/attraction faster than before.

Mobile flexibility

When handling big groups, it’s crucial to have the flexibility to process orders on your mobile device. Again, this helps keep lines moving so that people can come in quicker and spend less time in line. NCR Coutnerpoints’ attraction and museum ticketing system software is cloud-based and mobile-friendly. You can do it all from your smartphone: complete tickets, scan barcodes, process payments, and print receipts. These mobile capabilities allow your team to provide better service for your customers, giving guests a better experience. Mobile flexibility makes a tremendous difference and is a must-have feature for your attraction/museum POS.

Inventory management

The Andy Warhol Museum StoreDon’t forget about the gift shop! It’s essential to have a POS capable of tracking a wide variety of inventory items, especially at museums where the merchandise is often changing based on the current exhibits. NCR can accurately keep track of your inventory while also feeding all transactions from the gift shop and other retail points in your building into a central database. Your POS needs to be able to keep up with the fast pace of your business and NCR is the platform that can do it.

Do some spring cleaning and refresh your business with a new and improved POS. You and your team will be amazed by the huge difference it makes when you have a system that’s mobile-friendly, can accurately manage your inventory, and process transactions quickly. Our team has seen many museums and attractions thrive with NCR Counterpoints and we’d love to see the same results happen to you. Feel free to reach out for a demo to see this state-of-the-art POS in action.