Acme Point of Sale is Built for Specialty Retail

Use a complete solution built for specialty retail. Put more in your cash drawer 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.

Don't use a cash register or point of sale "app" that costs you more profit than it saves. Get a competitive advantage not available in entry level systems and pay less for it than you might imagine.

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

FREE Personalized Demo
and Thirty Day Test Drive

No credit card required

Buy Low

Never over pay for inventory again. Save 5-7% (or more) when you cut perfect purchase orders. Invest the savings in your store, your staff or a well-earned vacation.

Sell High

Enjoy highest possible retail margins while remaining competitive. It's not about price, it's about profit. Let the so-called super stores fight over the low end, you put more in your cash drawer.

Promote Profitably

Don't give up margin to gain sales. Reward new behavior. Promote profitably using tools that benefit you, your vendors and your customers. It's win, win win.

Do it Everywhere

Sell in store, online and everywhere in between. Use m-commerce and social media tools that are easy, intelligent, pain free and profitable. Turn repeat customers into raving fans.

Optimize & Thrive

Sharpen your digital pencil and optimize operations. When you know where your sales come from and where to get more you WILL put more in your cash drawer. 

Get YOUR Acme Advantage

Take unlimited training and support to the Nth degree. We'll go beyond the point of sale with an IT solution built for specialty retail.

  • Candy & Tobacco
  • Electronics & Appliances
  • Farm & Ranch
  • Furniture & Home Decor
  • Hardware Stores
  • General Merchandise
  • Gifts
  • Grocery
  • Guns / Tactical
  • Health & Beauty
  • Jewelry
  • Lawn & Garden
  • Liquor & Wine
  • Pets & Pet Supplies
  • Toys & Hobby
  • Wholesale / Distribution

New! Subscription & Utility Billing


Water & Sewer



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 point of sale system, for our own use, back in the 80's. We could only 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 nearly 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 understand what's special about specialty retail.

In a crowded marketplace 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 return on investment.

Guaranteed to put more in your cash drawer...

How much more? -We let you decide. Really.
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.

...because you live in world where the customer is always right and we do too.

Use what you have

Previous system? Don't start over.
Leverage your previous investment
AND enjoy new features.

get what you want

Use the touch screen Acme Wonder Bundle with hot swap receipt printer and built in or stand alone bar code scanner.

no vendor lock-in.

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

Top Specialty Retailers Earn More Profit

(even without increasing sales OR raising prices)

We listen to our customers and hope you will too...

Always quick to respond and great to work with THANK YOU!

Louanne Anton Coop, Anton, CO

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!

Cindy P Chesapeake Siding, Roofing & Accessories

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. :>)

Roxie Huber Sioux Falls, SD Girl Scouts -Dakota Horizons

…you’ve earned our respect many times over.

Jim Simpson WS Electronics LLC, Xenia Ohio

GREAT service and support !! 5 star *****

Mike F. Something Fishy, Minneapolis, MN

Awesome software back by helpful people.

SA 5M Feeds, Titusville, PA

Very Speedy Service!

Kristin Johnson Timber, Hayward WI

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.

Waco J.P.

We love Acme, awesome service, quick support and…

Janet Free Mattocks Five Inc, Meadville, PA

Some of the segments we serve...

  • Grocery, including Manufacturer Coupon Validation, Electronic Benefits Transfer EBT/Snap/Food Stamps, Weigh Scales, Weigh Scale Bar Codes, Customer and Clerk age verification, Sale Time Restrictions, Physical Inventory and PO receiving via hand held devices and more.
  • Liquor & Wine, Pet Hobby, Gift, Hardware, Lawn & Garden...
  • Distributors. We can load your catalog for you.
  • Franchisors. Get real time information from franchisees.
  • Counter Sales & Parts Counters. Acme Super Find makes it easy to locate parts and customers.
  • Trade Shows, Events & Route Sales. Put Acme on your laptop and take it on the road. Easily handle sales tax properly.
  • Deliveries casing taxing problems?  Acme uses the delivery zip code to present proper rates.
  • Subscription Billing
  • Utility Billing. -Water, sewer, electrical or gas.
  • Price Checker & Digital Sign Kiosk

FREE Personalized Demo
and Thirty Day Test Drive

No credit card required

You can 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 preferred processors know us and we know them, lowering costs and streamlining deployment. When payment processors compete, you win.

Technology Partners

From accounting to simple email
and sophisticated marketing systems.

  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Others

Proven track record.

Awarded RSPA Best Vendor

No long term contract. Cancel any time.

Get YOUR Acme Advantage

Our ingredients and your recipe...

  1. Start with a proven system built for specialty retail and guaranteed to put more in your cash drawer.
  2. Add truly unlimited support and training, taken to the Nth degree with managed services that let you focus on what's most important, putting more in your cash drawer.
  3. Perfect your retail recipe with regular Tech Reviews and optional professional services.
  4. Finish with superior results, baked to order.

Everything we put into Acme Advantage is designed to help you produce different, better results. The mix is about 3/4ths software and 1/4th services and tools that comprise the Acme Advantage. Even if our competition could offer you the exact same software (and they can't) they still couldn't cook up the same results. They don't even bake with the same ingredients.

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The point at which someone or something is best, perfect, or most successful. Synonyms: peak, pinnacle, zenith, height, high point, top, apex, apogee.