Solutions that turn shoppers into repeat customers
Top retail technology no longer favors big box stores or e-commerce sites. Not when you use a solution designed by specialty retailers, for specialty retail.
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.
Works with all major point of sale equipment and card processors. Need equipment? Use our Wonder Bundle
Designed by 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. Back in the 80’s we could choose one with limited features or 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 (wow) 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…
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 as “free lunch”, when really they are just bait for lucrative payment processing contracts and 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..
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.
Previous system? Don’t start over, leverage your investment AND enjoy new features.
Never give up your right to shop around. Acme works with all major point of sale equipment and card processors
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.
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.
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Thanks for all your help with our new Central Acme and multiple stores. You’ve made a difference in the lives of our girls. We’re sending a merit badge. :>)
Nowadays we don’t just compete with other pet stores we compete with everywhere our customers can spend their money. Your system really helps us get the word out.
Nancy Y Forest Lake
We increased inventory turnover from 4.2 to 6.8 times per year, that freed up almost 20K for other activities.
Patricia -pb designs
We saved over $12,000 the first year we optimized purchasing through our preferred vendors.
Ted B. Inman S.C.
Word of mouth is great, but you could go broke waiting for it to get around.
D.R. Oklahoma City
I can’t imagine starting up another new store with anything else. We did go from survivin to thrivin and now we’re living the dream!
Jim Simpson WS Electronics LLC, Xenia Ohio
The inventory process this year was much less complex and we collected our total inventory in half the time that was required before…
Jim Simpson WS Electronics LLC, Xenia Ohio
…you’ve earned our respect many times over.
Cindy Petika Chesapeake Siding, Roofing & Accessories
The support that we have received form ACME POS while learning the system has been outstanding! The learning process was easy and simple to understand!
James W. Waco TX.
We thought our last processor was fair. We switched and save more in processing fees each month than we spend on Acme.
Janet Free Mattocks Five Inc, Meadville, PA
We love Acme, awesome service, quick support and…
Louanne Anton Coop, Anton, CO
Always quick to respond and great to work with THANK YOU!
Kristin Johnson Timber, Hayward WI
Very Speedy Service!
Cindy Erickson Lumberjack World Championships
Many thanks for the help received … …fast, efficient, friendly and truly appreciated.
SA 5M Feeds, Titusville, PA
Awesome software back by helpful people.
Mike F. Something Fishy, Minneapolis, MN
GREAT service and support !! 5 star *****
Heather Haberle Granite City Tool, St Cloud, MN
Brian Nelson BCSI, Burnsville, MN
Quick and easy to use.
Dan Harrigan Vriesland Growers, Hudsonville MI
Thanks for your help! Dan Harrigan
B.K. Nebraska Book Company, Lincoln NE
Your advice and assistance proved invaluable and is greatly appreciated!
R.C. Fresh Foods
We were faced with a 6 figure NCR upgrade that could not wait. We saved about half that moving to Acme AND we got some new features we really like.
Eric N. Dallas
I looked all over for a system that could properly hand coupon validation. A lot of the cloud systems say they handle it but they really don’t, they take coupons but they are clueless when it comes to validation.
NMY David E Engelking, LTD
Excellent programs and service. Nice to have such quick support. Thanks!
Steve T. Marble Shop
The upgrade has paid for itself many times over. Thank you!
The Acme Advantage
Designed by specialty retailers for specialty retailer. -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 IT services that save 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 can guarantee to put more in your cash drawer. 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.