Your Current Free Pawn Program

If your transactions are few there's no need to purchase an expensive pawn software program for keeping track of your clients, loans and inventory. Just use a simple spreadsheet. If Microsoft Office with Excel isn't available, use a similar free software, openoffice.org.

Free Dedicated Pawn Software

'Dedicated' in that a software vendor invested hundreds if not thousands of dollars in developing a software program specifically for automating the tasks of processing and recording pawn transactions, ergo, there is no complete and fully functional software for pawns that is free.

A dedicated program meeting the needs of most of the pawn shops in North America must by nature be quite complex to address the diversity and to correctly compute complex mathematical calculations.

Then there's the ongoing cost of keeping the software current - another expense that prohibits any software developer from making 'free pawn software' available.

Lastly, even if there were a free software program for pawn, there would be the 'other expense' of training and support.

Finding a free software program is as likely as finding the Holy Grail but the next best thing is a program like Pawnbroker Pawn Shop Software that carries a one-time payment for lifetime use with no precharges or ongoing fixed charges for use of the software or support.

Pawn POS Software Programs in HI

Pawnbroker Pawn Shop Software is military compliant in Hawaii.

Reports for the police and LEADS Online can be easily produced and delivered.

Payment for software ownership is once - as opposed to endless monthly payments to 'rent' web-based software.

There are no monthly or annual support fees. Most other programs only have recurring fees for 'support' but they also reserve the right to raise the fee again and again as time passes.

There is a small annual payment for 'software maintenance' beginning the 2nd year. The current amount is $175.

With the exception of Pawnbroker Pawn Shop Software every software program for pawn shops will cost $1,000's over time and there is no ownership. With PPSS, the software belongs to the person who purchased it for lifetime use - even in a new business.

Pawnbroker Pawn Shop Software Intro is a simple program for processing pawns.

The Deluxe edition adds the tracking and processing of buy-outright transactions as well as pay-day loans, title loans and cashing checks.

The next step up (Diamond) can use cash drawers, thermal printers for receipts, adhesive price labels and non-adhesive hang tags, and connecting multiple computers at the same shop to access the data.

Diamond also has important features for managing employees. Each person can be granted or denied access to specific data and can be blocked from granting discounts at POS and/or voiding sales (two common ways pawn-shop employees pilfer).

The 24k version of the software adds support for the use of electronic fingerprints and signatures, the use of webcams and license scanning (to auto enter data in new-client screen.).

Next Best to Free Software

Pawnbroker Pawn Shop Software may not be 'free' but it is by far the least costly of any pawn software available for use in North America (except Texas). The initial outlay is low, partly because there is no padding of price with precharges for support.

The ongoing cost of owning and using Pawnbroker Pawn Shop Software can be zero (if no support is needed after purchase) with the exception of a small software maintenance of $175 beginning after the first year of use and that can be prepaid as a lump sum up front.