Rapid Garden POS

Rapid Garden POS

4.5 / 5 8 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Garden centers, greenhouses, retail nurseries, and wholesale green product distributors.


Average Ratings

8 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Rapid Garden POS
  • rapidgardenpos.com/
  • Founded 1985
  • United States

About Rapid Garden POS

Complete point-of-sale solution (software and hardware) built for garden centers, nurseries, and greenhouses, including: inventory management (mix and match flats, bulk purchases, combo items for planters and baskets, tracking dead count), barcode management and printing, landscaping services (delivery, installation, recycling, design services, invoicing, etc.) reporting, labor management (time tracking), eCommerce, gift card and loyalty programs, and more!


Rapid Garden POS Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Customer Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Returns Management

Rapid Garden POS Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Overall it's a very good POS system. It took me some time to learn my way around it.

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Mistakes are visible sooner than later. New employees pick it up quick. I work in more of the accounting side, so there are a lot of features that I like.

Cons: Not very user friendly at first. Takes a while to work out the bugs. Not very forgiving when mistakes are made. (not always easily corrected.)
Not being able to look up an item and see when we purchased it last and from what vendor.

Vendor Response

by Rapid Garden POS on March 29, 2018

Joanne, We appreciate you reviewing Rapid Garden POS and we are so happy that your are pleased overall. We agree that learning the ins and outs of Counterpoint takes some time. The investment will pay off! I've created a ticket with our support team to help walk you through item look-up and how to do the detailed searches. The information you are seeking exists! Any time you are having trouble and need a bit of assistance, please reach out to support@rapidpos.com. We are always here to help. Cheers!

Rapid Garden POS has been great to work with.

Mar 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very user friendly. Very intuitive when loading items to set up program. Large icons make it visible when working on the POS system.

Cons: When doing look ups, would like to be able to type in part of the word and have it pull up options.

Vendor Response

by Rapid Garden POS on March 29, 2018

Marlene, Thank you SO much for the wonderful review! The great news is that Rapid Garden POS does partial look-ups (in fact, I just tested to make sure I wasn't incorrect). I spoke to Nelle and she has made a note to show you this during your next training session. Related, we appreciate you giving us feedback while you are still learning how to use Rapid Garden POS and Counterpoint. It is very helpful to us in better understanding where we can fill in some gaps during our education process - good news for you is that you still have a slew of sessions yet to come. We can't wait for you to learn more! Cheers!

Solid POS software. Easy to learn. POS transactions are pretty easy and quick to process.

Mar 20, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 5.0/10 Not
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Pros: 1) I like the open API. It allows us to easily pull data from CounterPoint to use in other applications.
2) The button interface is intuitive and you can move through menus quickly.
3) The import function in data interchange is a powerful tool for updating and adding information to the database.
4) The merchandise analysis report is very useful for out buyers and for inventory management (although we did have a couple modifications done).

Cons: 1) There is not good reporting in the purchasing module. There is no open PO report and no expected delivery report. It lacks some basic tools that are part of the merchandise management process.
2) The software is not a good fit for all the elements of our business. We are running a design/build landscape business and a farms production/manufacturing business. Their needs are not well met by Counterpoint. We do a large amount of our work outside the system through MS Access databases.
3) The system is very basic out of the box. Quite a bit of customization is needed to fit a business model. It can become quite expensive to update and maintain the software.

Overall: It is an upgrade from the POS system we used previously. It is good for our retail sales operation and has made checkout transactions easier.

The customer service is top notch. The functionality is above and beyond

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The system does everything you could ever want. Its extremely easy to use. Despite the customer service being great, its extremely easy to teach yourself many of the features

Cons: I can't say there are any significant red flags through our first year using Rapid POS. If I had to find fault with anything, I have made errors on a few invoice entries and after they are posted I can not amend them.

Overall: By switching to Rapid from our old software it has increased productivity and made daily tasks much easier.

Vendor Response

by Rapid Garden POS on March 29, 2018

Greg, We appreciate all of your kind words. We have immensely enjoyed working with you and the team at Allisonville Nursery. Partners like you are the reason we do what we do (and have a smile on our face doing it). In response to your issue with amending invoices, I have opened a support ticket and you should be hearing from a member of our team shortly to dig in to how we can help. As always, any time you are experiencing an issue with Counterpoint, reach out to our help desk at support@rapidpos.com. Cheers!

Great for Garden Center

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like being able to take away many of the "manual" functions my staff was doing with our previous system. It's capability is more than we need at the moment, but we will definitely grow into it. The user interface is very user friendly for my staff that ranges in age across the board.

Cons: I'm struggling with the price rules function - it doesn't seem to be as user friendly, but we're still in the building process for our business. I know it can work, but it's not as easy as the tutorials make it seem.

Overall: We're able to remove so many manual functions from our staff that it will help with operator error and making our customers feel more secure in our business. It's helped to ease lots of problem that we were having in the past.

Vendor Response

by Rapid Garden POS on March 29, 2018

Holly, We are SO thrilled that Goebbert's selected Rapid Garden as your trusted partner. Your feedback is especially important to us from the perspective of a customer that is currently in our implementation process. As you know, there is so much to learn in a limited time frame and we do our very best to not overwhelm anyone (mastering a few things at a time is much easier than us throwing the book at you all at once). With that, I've alerted our training team to evaluate our tutorial video on the price rules function to make sure that it showcases the best process for learning this feature of Counterpoint. I'm also pleased to learn that Nelle has already worked with you to dive a bit deeper on this particular function! Thanks again for partnering with us. As always, please contact Nelle or anyone on our help desk team if you have questions of any kind. support@rapidpos.com Cheers!

Training and implementation has been smooth. Response time to questions is fantastic.

Aug 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Everything is logical! The color coding in point of sale is helpful and the software is adaptable to my specific needs. As a small business where I function as the IT department along with my actual job, it has been easy to set up from a hardware standpoint and the entire Rapid team is there to assist when questions arise.

Cons: I would not classify it a con in regards to the software but it is a significant amount of information to learn. It requires attention to training and commitment to learning the processes.

Vendor Response

by Rapid Garden POS on August 29, 2017

Diane, We are thrilled that you are pleased with your decision to partner with Rapid! It's been wonderful working with you and the Farmer's Daughter team to deploy your new POS system. We 100% agree that learning new technology requires commitment and patience (you've got a system with a lot of horsepower, but you have to learn how to drive it before you can really see the impact on your business). Cheers to a successful partnership!

We spent a long time preparing for the new program, but have still had many issues.

Aug 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: There is much better tracking of transactions, and better reports available, than our previous software.

Cons: There are sometimes things that are not as easy to use as we would like. Also it sometimes "forgets" changes we have made, or has other issues that have to be dealt with. I We have not been happy overall with our vendor's handling of the issues or knowledge, although they have solved the issues. There have been issues we should not have had, and/or that they should have been better equipped to solve.

Overall: Please see above

Vendor Response

by Rapid Garden POS on August 29, 2017

Gwen, We are sorry to read about the frustrations you are having with your software and the level of service you expect to receive from our team. We take customer service issues very seriously, so we intend to dig deeper into where we may have dropped the ball and how we can make good on our promise to give Swanson's A+ service. Please expect to receive a phone call from our management team to discuss your concerns in detail. We value your business and look forward to resolution.

Good software, but it seems to always be in production, and never in quite the finished state.

Aug 08, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to learn and use for sales associates and cashiers. The touchscreens make looks-ups and repetitious sales quick.

Cons: I don't know if Counterpoint is improving itself.
Updates cause problems EVERY time including printing, slow use, non optimal default settings reappearing . New hardware (terminals, printers) do not work as well as like the old ones, so we're constantly fixing repeating problems. all printers do not print the same - its like the template was rewritten for the new generation without consulting the old.
ALSO: The Ingenico chip readers are a disaster - slow, expensive and not user friendly. When a card is inserted before the transaction is entered completely, the system freezes. Customers are used to inserting at any time, but ingenico wont allow it. Then there are poor user prompts on the customer side and no matching prompts to let my cashiers know what needs to be done.
ALSO PART 2: We were sold on a system that produces reports, but there is no easy way to find the reports that are available. Then it seems that our vendor often has to learn them themselves and then send it on to us. A list of important reports or a how to would be helpful.
AA PART 3: Seemingly constant (weekly if not daily) Replication problems create distrust in our numbers

Overall: Easy for cashiers to learn. We have customer histories now, and know what customers bought previously. Prices are constant. Net accounts easily tracked. Inventory is better tracked, but not exact.