Christian James

PayGo POS

3 / 5 4 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

We serve: Quilt Shops, Wine Stores, Fashion Boutiques, Quick-Serve Cafes, Pet Boutiques, Consignment Stores, Toy and Gaming Stores. Independent retailers with one or multiple stores.


Average Ratings

4 Reviews
  • 3 / 5
    Overall
  • 3 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 2.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1,568.00/year
  • Pricing Details
    Software, Support, & Maintenance. 2-3 workstations. Unlimited users.
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Christian James
  • www.paygopos.com/
  • Founded 2002
  • United States

About PayGo POS

PayGo POS has been helping independent brick and mortar retailers with point-of-sale solutions for 15 years. Adept at adapting in a marketplace that never stops evolving, PayGo has been built to work for you. We provide flexible point of sale solutions for your retail stores unique needs. Built on FileMaker, our software is available Local and/or on the Cloud, Mac or PC friendly. Types of stores we serve include: Quilt, Wine, Pet Boutiques, Quick-Serve Cafes, Boutiques, Consignment, etc.


PayGo POS Features

  • Barcode Scanning
  • Commission Management
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Discount Management
  • eCommerce
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Layaway Management
  • Loyalty Program Support
  • Ordering Automation
  • Pricing Management
  • Restaurant POS
  • Retail Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • Sales Tracking
  • Touch Screen
  • Customer Database
  • Discount Management
  • eCommerce
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Purchasing
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Tracking

PayGo POS Reviews

Great product--amazing support experience

Oct 06, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have used various versions of Paygo POS software since we opened our retail business 4 years ago. We have found the product itself to be very user friendly, and this is coming from a 57 year old woman will VERY limited computer/technical skills.

Even better than the fact that the program does everything we need it to do and more, the support is outstanding. We have actually had few if any real technical problems, so I mostly contact them with "user error" issues, and their response is unfailingly prompt and professional.

I would not hesitate to recommend this product/company to anyone.

Vendor Response

by Christian James on January 19, 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We do appreciate it!

Not a bad software.

May 29, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: At first I was turned off by the first quote they sent out to me, but they were willing to work with me and the price was changed. I've only had the software a few months. PayGo Solo is pretty good. They send out a free demo for us to play with. I've had no problem talking to them on the phone. I'm not sure what the previous reviews are about? Maybe they got new people working for them? I don't know.

It does use FileMaker pro.

I will be honest. I've heard nothing but extremely negative reviews about their SaaS software. So naturally I was hesitant. I found Solo to be quite the opposite. They do have a few references they sent to me that have used PayGo over the years and enjoys it. I would ask them for references.

Vendor Response

by Christian James on May 29, 2014

Thank you for the comments Mike. We admit that we took a few hits with our PayGo SaaS offering. it was a rewrite of our software on an entirely different platform and honestly, we didn't do as good as we had wanted. We started phasing PayGo SaaS out about 2 years ago and most of our customers are now on our FileMaker-based PayGo SP or the newer PayGo Solo. We are dedicated to continuously advancing our products and services.

PayGo POS - Bad experience!

May 20, 2014
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I used PayGo POS for almost 1 year before we crashed and burned. This software seems great till you dig in and learn everything. Some tasks are very intuitive and quick, but most of the time you will be emailing support trying to fix something. Best part is that they reply promptly. So it could be a few hours or a few days before your problem is resolved. They only email, So if you can get a number they rarely answer it. Getting printers and computers set up is a nightmare? printers never really worked till the day we stopped using PayGo. Had to use a terrible import/export method to print. Besides all these issues the software is decent if they can fix the printing and connection problems. Anyways be careful with PayGo POS. I would not recommend them.

Vendor Response

by Christian James on January 19, 2017

Hi Kyle, I'm sorry to hear about your struggle with our software and I'm sorry that this response is coming years later. The original owner, Chris Peterson, has recently returned as CEO. He did not have control of the company from 2008-October 2016. While we do handle support primarily through a ticket/email system, because it is more efficient and allows us to document issues so our team is on the same page, we do answer the phone. My understanding is that this was not always the case. Our customers are welcome to call us at 866-545-7047. Best, Melissa McNallan PayGo

paygo -- good software LOUSY after-sale support

Jan 05, 2011
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: the software is very good

Cons: hardware integration is extremely limited.
take a VERY careful look at what hardware peripherals you are actually going to use.
documentation is DREADFUL: its incomplete, lacking lots of info, e.g., it has almost no direction for hardware integration; and their help staff is helpless and their development team not much better. They stay in contact before the sale and hide behind email and a rediculous help ticket system afterwards. After the sale YOU WILL NEVER GET ANYONE ON THE PHONE.

good software, dont even think about using it without local EXPERT filemaker developer/programmer support.

Overall: if you are going to buy this package make sure to consult with as filemaker pro expert and understand the total cost of system integration and implementation

Vendor Response

by Christian James on January 19, 2017

Hi Jesse, I'm sorry to hear that you had such a negative experience with us back in 2011 and I'm sorry that this response to your review is being provided years later. PayGo's original CEO, Chris Peterson, returned as CEO in October of 2016. From 2008 until then, he didn't have control of PayGo. Our team has been hard at work making improvements to our software, Knowledgebase, & service since his return. Thank you for complimenting our software! Regarding the issues you experienced - On Hardware: We do focus on a few hardware recommendations, because it is easier for our staff to be knowledgeable on those. Other brands can be used with PayGo, but our ability to support brands we're unfamiliar with may be limited. On Documentation: We have staff dedicated to improving it right now. Our online Knowledgebase is expanding. Getting Us on the Phone: I have heard that this was an issue. Our phone # is 866-545-7047. We are answering calls. Best, Melissa McNallan PayGo