Prices of the subscriptions
This is something that may actually be considered a con and a pro at the same time, depending on the size of your business. The whole point of the subscription based system is that it is supposed to be cheaper for companies because it requires virtually no upfront costs. If you are the owner of a small business then this is a great thing for you. With the monthly fee you will be able to cover every device that you need for your business to function effectively and those same fees will also cover the data backup and any future updates which will remove any risk from extra charges down the road. However, if you own a larger business, then you are definitely going to end up with the short end of the stick because your costs can end up being pretty big. Being a bigger business means that you will need more devices, which automatically means more money and seeing as how you will also have a lot more to manage you will most likely need more functions which will only add to the costs. So, depending on the size of your business, you should make some careful calculations before you end up going for a cloud based POS.
As you can see, there are some definite drawbacks to using a cloud based point of sales system and there are also some disadvantages that depend on the size of your business. The whole point of this article is to get you to really take a good look at these systems before you make the decision to commit to one because once you have looked at everything and once you make all of the calculations it may just turn out that it was the wrong decision after all.