Rain POS

by Rain Retail Software

Who Uses Rain POS?

Rain caters to owners of retail businesses desiring to increase their online and in-store sales while also improving the efficiency of their inventory system and overall store.

What Is Rain POS?

Enter information once and your POS, website, and mobile site update in real time. Unlimited registers, products, and customer service.

Rain POS Details

Rain Retail Software

https://www.rainpos.com

Founded 2008

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Rain POS pricing overview

Rain POS does not have a free version. Rain POS paid version starts at USD 79.00.


Starting Price

USD 79.00

Pricing Details

Contact Rain Retail Software for pricing details.

Free Version

No

Rain POS deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Rain POS Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • CRM
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Consignor Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customisable Categories
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Label Printing
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Price Optimization
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Data
  • Repair Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Time Clock
  • Transaction History
  • eCommerce Management

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  • Accounting Integration
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  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Management
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  • Availability Management
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  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Booking Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Management
  • Discount Management
  • Dispatch Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Templates
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Forecasting
  • Inspection Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Purchase Order Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reservations Management
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  • Search/Filter
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Utilization Reporting
  • Work Order Management

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  • Conversion Tracking
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  • Customer Accounts
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  • Customer Segmentation
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  • Electronic Payments
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  • Loyalty Program
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  • Order Processing
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  • Customer Database
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  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
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  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Product Identification
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Data
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  • Reorder Management
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  • Sales Orders
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Rain POS Reviews

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Overall rating

4.2/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.2
Customer Service 4.3
Features 3.9
Value for Money 4.2

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Roger N.
President
Music, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/02/2020

"Switched to Rain from Lightspeed"

Comments: Overall pleased with RAIN and glad we made the switch. A bit more thought into easier workflow within the Register, Special Order and LayAway screens and it will be a force to reckon with. I was hoping for an easier eCom experience, but that is not what I received. Much like other POS Systems that offer an integrated eCom Site...building out the site and making it look the way we want doesn't follow the basic HTML buildout process. As a web developer for over 20 years...I find the eCom platform to be VERY challenging to use and often times VERY discouraging. I can see they worked hard to have the functionality be similar to other CMS Website Platforms (Wix, WordPress, etc), but it's too confusing to navigate effectively taking up valuable time.

Pros: Integrated Marketing
Automatic "pushing" of items to our Reverb.com Account
Lightweight on system resources on our iMac's

Cons: Special Order Workflow is clunky and needs to be simplified. We've resorted to using the "Quote" option to better manage Special Orders and ring in total sales under a "Gift Card" first. That way when working with multiple vendors on a special order, we have easier use of customer funds when "finalizing" the deal.
Register is Average and would prefer ability to see cost of products on screen.
In Register - when scanning duplicate items they get entered as "new" line item versus adding to the SKU already input.
Can't us an IR Gun on an iPad when scanning incoming inventory or during inventory counts.
Layaway Screen has some great features, but workflow is a bit convoluted.
Website build out is horribly confusing and NOTHING follows traditional HTML processes. This was the same problem with Lightspeed's eCom platform - hard to work with and no sense of workflow.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/02/2020
Sam G.
Tech Manager and Chief Quilter
Arts & Crafts, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/01/2020

"Like Sew POS Review"

Comments: Overall we are happy with Rain/Like Sew. It gives us an easy to manage Web front end for our store that behind the scenes in completely integrated with our Brick & Mortar operation. Improvements are still needed in many areas - the system is a work in progress regularly rolling our new and improved functionality.

Pros: We bought it for the seamless integration of Web and Brick & Mortar inventory management, sales and ease of use. It works very well for this purpose.

Cons: It is ultimately POS and Inventory Management software with little Accounting functionality. Daily exports to QuickBooks or other software are required, with additional entries in the accounting s/w to accommodate accounting best practices, Taxes on Receiving orders, billing and other financial tasks not accommodated in Like Sew. There are still some issues with Sales, Shipping and Taxes in Canada, and there is no ability to set up multiple price levels internally

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/01/2020
Bonita M.
owner
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/03/2021

"Best software for quilting shops."

Comments: Positive all the way. Solutions are always there when we come up with something new or unique to sell. It really helps guide the way I do business.

Pros: Rain Pos is dependable, well priced with instantaneous software help. The company LISTENS to their clients, I can't emphasize this enough. My POS is with me everywhere, at the doctor, on vacation, in bed at night.

Cons: I would like an end of day report on products loaded into the system.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/03/2021
Holly V.
owner/operator
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    1 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    2 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    2 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 17/11/2020

"Disappointed"

Comments: It was a rough year and a half trying to operate a business with that many mistakes from their side.

Pros: I liked that the website and the inventory were combined. That people could see in real time what we had in stock and purchase online. That was nice and was one of the main features of why we went with Rain originally.

Cons: We spent a lot of time and money on Rain POS. It was the first online computer software company we ever used for point of sale. I spent an entire year in 2017 logging our entire inventory, coming up with pricing and pictures and history on every item. We went live in 2018 and by April 2019 we were done with the contract side and we closed out the point of sale side by the end of that year. Their inconsistences within the contract module were too high. And every time we called in to tech support, all they could tell us what that there was a "glitch" in the system and they couldn't fix it within a timely manner. I really felt like I was losing the trust of my customers because of Rain's mistakes.

Vendor Response

by Rain Retail Software on 09/12/2020

Holly, thank you for taking time to share your experience with our POS software. Here at Rain, our main objective is helping small businesses like yours succeed, so the fact that you found us to be detrimental to your store is disheartening. We've been busy in the 12 months since you cancelled and have greatly improved our rent-to-own module. If you like, please contact us to see those enhancements.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 17/11/2020
Travis T.
Owner
Music, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/12/2020

"Excellent for Music Stores!"

Comments: Overall we have been extremely pleased with our choice to switch to Rain in 2018 for our point of sale and website. The product is incredibly user friendly, can be used on any device (not tied to a license on one desktop machine like other systems) and support is great. One area other shops have asked us about is QuickBooks exports. We don't use that much, but other stores seem to be very reliant on those exports, which they say are lacking in Rain. Again, not a direct complaint from me, but one that I hear about on industry forums & from direct messages. We were a somewhat early adapter of Rain in our industry and are relatively connected in our industry & repair organization, so we seem to field a lot of inquiries about the program. We have recommended the product to quite a few other shops and want to make sure that it fits their accounting needs as well.

Pros: We've had a great experience thus far using the Rain point of sale program. The initial training was extremely in depth and helped us grasp all of the features before implementation. We love the product integration with Reverb.com and the fact that our inventory remains cohesive across online and in-store platforms. Online & phone support is quick & helpful. Rain has also been very helpful designing and updating our website, which is tied into the point of sale. They are constantly improving, updating and listening to customer suggestions to make their product even better.

Cons: One feature that is extremely helpful in our industry (music store) but missing from Rain, is a Maintenance Agreement/Service Contract module. We were disappointed it was not available when we switched to Rain, since we used that feature daily with AIMsi. We have found some halfway workarounds in Rain, but would like a more robust integrated module. Ideal features would be: MA identifier on serialized instruments in Work Orders module, ability to auto-send renewal emails to customers when their annual MA is expiring, MA batch operations for large inventories of instruments (many of the schools we service have 200-400 instruments that we maintain on MA's annually).

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/12/2020