Turn Shoppers into Repeat Customers

Top retail technology no longer favors big box stores or e-commerce sites. Not when specialty retailers take full control with the 6 pillars of Acme.

Get a competitive edge that extends beyond any cash register or point of sale app. Blow away low price competition when you buy low, sell high and promote profitably, both in store and on the web.

Go mobile. Monitor and use all of your applications (not just the point of sale) with any device, securely from anywhere. Together we make IT a profit center.

Acme works with all major POS  equipment and card processors.
Works with all major point of sale equipment and card processors. Need equipment? Use our Wonder Bundle

Built for specialty retail...

Buy Low

Never overpay for inventory again. -Save 5-7% (or more) every time you cut a purchase order. Invest the savings in your store, staff, a well-earned vacation or… see how »

Sell High

Enjoy highest possible retail margins while remaining competitive. It’s not about price, it’s about profit. What the so-called super stores… see how »

Promote Profitably

Don’t give up margin to gain sales. Promote profitably using tools that benefit you, your vendors and your customers. Reward new behavior… see how »

Do it Everywhere

Sell in store, online and everywhere in between. Use m-commerce and social media tools that are easy and above all… see how »

Optimize & Thrive

Sharpen your digital pencil and optimize operations. Know where your sales are come from and more importantly… see how »

Get your Acme Advantage

Take unlimited tech support and training out to the Nth degree. Beyond the point of sale to all aspects of retail technology… see how »

  • Candy & Tobacco
  • Electronics & Appliances
  • Farm & Ranch
  • Furniture & Home Decor
  • Hardware Stores
  • General Merchandise
  • Gifts
  • Grocery
  • Guns / Tactical
  • Health & Personal Care
  • Jewelry
  • Lawn & Garden
  • Liquor & Wine
  • Pet / Pet Supplies
  • Toy & Hobby
  • Wholesale / Distribution
  • Trade Shows
  • Events
  • Route Sales
  • Sidewalk Sales
  • Franchisors
  • Counter Sales
  • Parts Counters
  • More

Guaranteed to put more in your cash drawer

How much more? -You decide. Really. -Depending on your perspective and how long you’ve been in retail, letting you decide may sound corny, obvious or like the only possible answer. We think it’s all three, but since the customer is always right we’ll let you decide. ;>)

Acme’s proven track record of helping specialty retailers buy low, sell high and promote profitably enables us to promise that if for any reason you ever feel that Acme isn’t helping you put more in your cash drawer we will assist you in correcting the problem or we’ll make it easy for you to cancel your Acme software subscription and retain full use of your data.

With no long term software contracts or big upfront software expense we work hard to earn your business every month.
Prefer to own your software rather than subscribe? -Ask about a one-time price.

Acme works with all major point of sale equipment
Use what you have

Previous system? Don’t start over, leverage your investment AND enjoy new features.

Need equipment? Use our Acme Wonder Bundle.

no vendor lock-in
no vendor lock-in.

Never give up your right to shop around. Acme works with all major point of sale equipment and card processors

Designed by specialty retailers (for specialty retailers)

With hundreds (thousands?) of point of sale systems on the market today, why should you choose Acme?

Shopping for point of sale has always been challenging. It wasn’t any easier when we bought our first system. Twenty-five years ago we had to choose one with limited features or from a couple with three letter names & six figure price tags.

We were big dreamers on a budget, obsessed with return on investment, used to wearing lots of hats and not afraid of challenges. -Sound like anyone you know?!?

We chose a system that had limited features and one key difference. Source code. The ability to change the software to make it do what WE wanted.

Around the turn of the century, the limitations of that early source code platform turned into harsh reality. We had accomplished a lot, but wanted to do better. Fortunately we’d built the engine to fund full time development of commercial grade point of sale written by professional developers. The old source code product was scrapped after Acme Point of Sale was born and the rest as they say, is history. Fast forward to today…

Today there’s an unlimited number of limited systems, a couple with three letter names & six figure prices, and Acme.

The ‘limited systems’ include some pretty shiny products. Some are given away with the promise of free lunch, when really they are just bait for lucrative payment processing contracts or other traps. Others have more in common with Wall Street than Main Street, they’ve never walked a mile in your shoes. -they think there should be an app for that! And then there’s the guys with three letter names and six figure price tags, still doing their thing, mainly in the so-called super stores. Unable to truly understand specialty retail.

You have to dig below the surface (see past the lure of shiny objects) to figure out if a system is leading edge or bleeding edge. Many systems are wrapped in buzz words and hype, not plain speak and experience.

We are Acme. -Decades of software and specialty retail experience runs deep in our veins. Store owners no longer write the code, but they still influence everything we do and many of our best features come straight from the sales floor, stockroom and back office.

-Acme doesn’t cost six figures, yet its replaced systems that have, and we’re still obsessed with ROI..

It's OK to judge us by the company we keep.
Solution Providers

Total BusinessWare maintains a strong network of Solution Providers by qualifying, communicating and training our partners to exceed the needs of the retailer. We have thousands of Solution Providers that are accounting system professionals, Retail Solution Provider Association (RSPA) members and managed service providers (MSP’s) in the USA and abroad. When you work with a Solution Provider you’ll get personalized on-site service from trained professionals that live in your own community.

Payment Processors

Acme Point of Sale Software is compatible with all major credit card processors, but we do have our favorites.

Processors compete to partner with Acme because we have experience with thousands of installations, a leading edge gateway, streamlined PCI compliance and top notch support. Our Processor Partners know us and we know them. This lowers costs for all involved and helps streamline deployment.

When payment processors compete, you win.

Technology Partners

From accounting systems to marketing and email.

  • AccountMate
  • QuickBooks
  • Red Wing Software -TurningPoint
  • Sage Software 300 ERP (aka Sage ERP Accpac)
  • Sage Pro 200 ERP
  • Constant Contact
  • Infusionsoft
  • MailChimp
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • GMAIL
  • Others

RSPA Certified

We listen to our retailers and hope you will too

The Acme Advantage

Profit generating technology designed by specialty retailers for specialty retailers.

The Acme Advantage extends beyond point of sale, bringing you the tools you need to buy low, sell high, promote profitably (and do it everywhere) with top notch retail savvy IT services that saves you time and money. Best of all there is no propeller cap or pocket protector required!

Acme Point of Sale and the Acme Advantage are so totally unique in the market and so effective at producing superior results for our customers that we offer our exclusive ‘more in your cash drawer’ guarantee. Yet Acme has no difficult learning curve, no equipment or card processor lock-in, and no long term contracts or big up-front software expense.

-You live in a world where the customer is always right and we do too.