the Open Source advantage


My Favorite Things came to us for help expanding into web sales, but during the course of this project, the store's point-of-sale system died and the vendor reneged on their support contract.

We built not only an online store, but also a new point-of-sale system (touch-screen, receipt printer, cash drawer) using 100% open source applications to ensure that closed source, vendor support headaches will be only a memory. As an added bonus, the store enjoyed an estimated savings of $1,600 in software costs. More recently, we've added a wireless network to facilitate online store management and custom audio wiring to allow Internet radio and iTunes playlists to be streamed through the store's stereo system.

My Favorite Things is a great example that Linux is ready for retail.

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Gary Hoffman  ⁘  Codefix Consulting Inc. © 2015