Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Update to Harbortouch POS Terms Improves the Best Full POS Deal On the Market

The Harbortouch POS systems have always been a good economic choice for small or medium size businesses that want a fully-featured POS system without having to spend thousands (or tens of thousands) of dollars out of pocket just to get set up. But many merchants have balked at the lengthy five-year agreement required to qualify for the "free" equipment placement. Even though the monthly fee was comparable to the requirements of other system providers who charged for their equipment, nobody likes being locked into a service for an extended period.

Good News for New Harbortouch Accounts

Harbortouch has now begun implementing two significant improvements in their agreements for new POS systems. First, on their lower-end POS, there is an automatic trial period of 30 days. While many companies offer 45 days, which is what you need to ensure that a full statement period is covered, this is still an important announcement from Harbortouch. This way, there is a chance to ensure that all the reports work properly and that all deposits happen as they are supposed to.

The really exciting part, however, is that their Elite II system now comes with only a three year commitment. And this is at the same monthly rate that they charged for the service before. This is a significant potential savings when the hard costs of ownership are considered. Of course, the reality is that most merchants will likely continue with the service and the payments well past the three years, but it is good to know that if cheaper and better technology is available, nothing will prevent a merchant from being able to adopt it.