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Reza Valadkhani is the owner of Epos Company, providing point of sales hardware and software since 1968.

What’s In A POS Machine Price?

XN700 Touch Screen EPOS TillPOS Machine Price

A common query from business owners seeking a new POS system is “What’s Really In A POS Machine Price?” In most technical industries, where the available product information throughout the marketplace is awash with jargon saturated specifications, making sense of the detail in order to arrive at a confident buying decision can be confusing, or difficult at best.

But what exactly comprises a POS system? What are the available options for payment? How can EPOS quotes be interpreted by non-technical people and compared like-for-like?

In order to give you the best advantage of achieving a successful POS system investment decision, we have developed a comprehensive infographic (as a teaching aid) for the purpose of showing you exactly what lurks behind the price of a POS terminal (inc. hardware, software, peripherals and all other components).

Infographic: Table of Contents

Outline of What's Really In A POS Machine Price?*FREE Demo EPOS Software*
  • What typically are the different types of EPOS till?
  • What payment options are most likely offered?
  • Percentage cost breakdown of EPOS System
  • EPOS cost breakdown piechart
  • Is there such a thing as FREE EPOS?
  • Key considerations in choosing POS hardware…
  • Key considerations in choosing POS software…
  • Gain advantage: Buying from a software developer!
  • So, what’s new in EPOS?
  • Niche feature: EPOS for independent bike dealers
  • Any questions?…have your say!


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“ECTouch is a user-friendly flexible software that my staff and I regularly tailor to meet our changing needs – just a little training is all we needed.” – Hamdy News, London.

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We provide EPOS terminals for:
Pubs, Restaurants, Fast food and any other hospitality environments.


Monitor AE

Monitor AE

The Monitor AE is suitable for all types of business due to the aluminium housing and its 4G of RAM.
With ECTouch you can enjoy all these features:

  • View and print old sales.
  • Clerk interrupt.
  • Stock control.
  • Four price levels per item.
  • Comprehensive management reports.
  • Easy programming.
  • Kitchen printers for orders.
  • Ibutton for clerks.
  • Plu 2nd for helves and doubles.
  • Fully editable floor (Table-tab) plan designed for ease of use in manager mode.
  • Colour coded table status.
  • Large buttons on keyboard for quick operation.
  • Used with ECPOS back office software
  • Customer Loyalty with full history
  • SMS Messaging
  • Online Ordering
  • And more

Hardware Specification

CPU: Intel Atom 1.86G
Touch Screen: 15″ TFT LCS Touch Screen Monitor
Screen Resolution: 1025*768
Magnetic card reader included
Material: Aluminium Housing
Dimensions: 365*290*260mm
Weight: 8.5kg

Communication Ports (I/O)

LAN onboard 10/100 Mbps
2x COM ports
6x USB Ports
1x PS/2
1x RJ11 Port
VGA Port 1x

Optional customer display and Dallas reader


DesirePOS Touchscreen Touch Screen Terminal


All-in-one POS Terminal Solution with a flat touch screen, Intel Duo Core Processors, Customer Display, Magnetic Card Reader, and a Fashionable Back-side Design. Unit is splash proof with a Wires Resistive Touch.

Key Features

  • 15″ flat touch screen
  • Intel Atom DualCore
  • 100% Fan-less design
  • Elegant with small foot print design
  • Combination of multi-colours White/ Dark Grey/ Red
  • Splash proof

Hardware Specification

Intel Atom processor (reliability & low power consumption)
Elegant with small foot print design
Magnetic Swipe Reader – Dallas Key Reader (all optional).
Processor INTEL Atom® D525 1.8 GHz
320 GB SSD
Memory 2 GB
Touchscreen type 15″ resistive
Resolution 1024 x 768

Communication Ports (I/O)

4 x USB at the rear
6 x serial ports
1 x cashdrawer
1 x LAN 10/100/1000
1 x VGA


Power supply external 12v
Net weight 9 kg
Dimensions (W x H X D) 380 x 370 x 190 mm
OS Windows 7

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The Crown & Sceptre

crown and sceptre pub

We have used Reza from EPOS Company for the last three years. The equipment, service and support we have had from him and his team has been excellent. I would recommend Reza and EPOS Company to anyone requiring EPOS solutions.

Matt Newall

The Crown & Sceptre
32 Junction Road
South Croydon
Surrey CR2 6RB
+44 20 8688 8037


French Dry CLeaners


Jeff from French Dry Cleaners

As a small business, its very important for us to work with people who care. The level of support and help that we get from Epos Company is great, and their ECTouch software is working seamlessly for our dry cleaning.

We are so impressed, Thank you



T: 020 8651 0031

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Kwik Kleen Dry Cleaner

Kwik Kleen Dry Cleaner of Hammersmith

Following a successful Exhibition for dry cleaners at Ascot Kwik Kleen Dry Cleaner of Hammersmith is one of many Dry Cleaners benefiting from latest version of ECTouch software.

Kwik Kleen Dry Cleaner


The owner Mr Ifzal Mehdi  says “since the installation of new Epos System by Epos Company it has saved me a lot of time by not having to write tickets from the book and has speeded up the whole operation.

I can now see all the reports I need at the touch of a button. All the current and past history of customers can be viewed instantly and lost tickets items can be found in seconds.

ECTouch Epos Software was the right choice for our dry cleaning business.

KwikKleen Dry Cleaner epos


Behesht restaurant, London NW10


“With 14 waiters, an onsite bakery, 2 kitchens and a drinks bar, effective and

efficient communication is key to maintaining our high standards of service. Our 4 integrated EPoS systems, each with ECTouch software ensures we manage the rigours of our frenetic trade whilst delighting our customers” beams Omid.

Omid utilises a network of thermal printers connected via ECTouch software over wi-fi to message hundreds of orders a day between the various teams at the restaurant. This enables him to weave together a seamless orchestration of customer satisfaction, time and time again.

“I constantly monitor the market and speak to Reza’s competitors, where I see advantages elsewhere I simply request that Reza introduce that functionality into the ECTouch software and without fail, we are always impressed with the outcome.

There’s no doubt ECTouch EPoS software has contributed positively to the bottom-line of the business, the time alone it saves me on collating sales receipts at the end of the day is worth it, 100%!”

EPoS Company’s responsiveness in tailoring and maintaining the systems is something that Omid considers to be second to none. “Reza and his team make amendments to my system remotely without need to make interruptive onsite visits.

7 days a week I can rely on EPoS company and their ECTouch software to support my restaurant grow from strength to strength.

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London NW10 5NL
United Kingdom

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