About Rain POS

Rain is an all-in-one point-of-sale, website, and marketing system for small to midsized retailers. Music, dive, sporting goods, paddle, craft, sewing, quilting, and clothing boutiques will find Rain is an excellent fit for their stores. Features that separate Rain from the competition include POS/Website integration, integrated email & text message marketing, class management with online signup, rental management, invoicing with online payments, service & repair tracking, and consignment management. Multi-store capable, Rain’s real-time POS and web store are integrated through a single database, ensuring inventory levels are always accurate in-store and online. With access to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot, employees can check or update inventory, make sales, process rentals or work orders from anywhere inside or outside of their store. Rain POS is PCI and DSS security compliant, and provides secure cloud backups. Retailers have user management and permission controls to grant employees only the level of access needed. Additional features include unlimited users, CRM, rewards program, coupons, gift cards, reporting, vendor catalogs at no additional charge, serialized inventory, purchase orders, unlimited SKUs and QuickBooks integration.
Rain POS Software - 1
Rain POS Software - 2
Rain POS Software - 3
Rain POS Software - 4
Rain POS Software - Rain POS Marketing Dashboard
Rain POS Software - Rain POS Checkout Page
Rain POS video
Rain POS Software - 1 - thumbnail
Rain POS Software - 2 - thumbnail
Rain POS Software - 3 - thumbnail
Rain POS Software - 4 - thumbnail
Rain POS Software - Rain POS Marketing Dashboard - thumbnail

Rain POS pricing

Rain POS does not have a free version.

Starting Price:
Not provided by vendor
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
No

Alternatives to Rain POS

CashFootprint Point-of-Sale

CashFootprint is a retail management solution that offers point of sale (POS), inventory management, customer management...

ShopKeeper Job Control

ShopKeeper Job Control is the flagship of the application suite that makes up the ShopKeeper ERP shop management...

Rain POS Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.1
Functionality
3.9
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Support
4.2
5 reviews of 132 View all reviews
Bonita
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 19/03/2021

Best software for quilting shops.

Positive all the way. Solutions are always there when we come up with something new or unique to sell. It really helps guide the way I do business.

Pros

Rain Pos is dependable, well priced with instantaneous software help. The company LISTENS to their clients, I can't emphasize this enough. My POS is with me everywhere, at the doctor, on vacation, in bed at night.

Cons

I would like an end of day report on products loaded into the system.

Alternatives Considered

POSIM

Reasons for Choosing Rain POS

TRS was retiring their dos system.

Reasons for Switching to Rain POS

It was designed for quilting. They understand all of the pins and needles.
Mary Virginia
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 17/12/2020

Love this system!

I can get the reports I need and want. Tech support is wonderful. They are constantly updating and improving the software.

Pros

Product is very easy to use. It's nice that I can put items on my website right from the product page. Web page is easy to edit.

Cons

I wish there were more yarn and knitting notions vendors integrated into the system.

Alternatives Considered

Lightspeed Golf

Reasons for Switching to Rain POS

The reps presented the information well. They answered any question I had and were willing to show me on a demo. The nicest people work here.
Aurora
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

3
Reviewed on 29/09/2023

Taking Full Advantage of Rain is a Big Job

I haven't taken advantage of online retail or marketing. I just don't have the time to set up and implement these features so overall the price has not been worth it for me. The website builder is so bad that I am looking for another alternative but the initial setup fee was so high it really does sting to switch to another provider (maybe that was the point).

Pros

Rain was sold to me and my music store as an all in one solution for POS, website, online sales, marketing, job orders, repairs, rentals, the whole nine. I love the POS and inventory part. The site is a little laggy to start and then everything works super fast. Most things in this realm are intuitive.

Cons

The onboarding cost was kind of high and I don't feel like I got that much out of it. The trainings were unnecessary and could have easily been done with a video. I really, really, really hate the website builder. They set up my website as close as they could match to my previous one from Wix and they did a pretty good job (although I discovered some mistakes that were pretty bad, such as the wrong phone number for my store, they were easily fixed by me) but I am frightened of doing anything to it beyond changing the text. I would say their web builder UI/UX is straight out of the 90s but that even the 90s had the concept of draft and publish. EVERYTHING you do on the website builder is IMMEDIATELY live and there is no way to revert to an early version without contacting them.

Alternatives Considered

Square Point of Sale, Shopify POS and Toast POS

Reasons for Switching to Rain POS

I got a postcard in the mail and called up. The sales pitch was good and it had more features specific to music stores and at the time I liked the idea.

Response from Rain Retail Software

Thank you Aurora for your feedback! We are reviewing your response as it we are striving to always improve. Thank you!

Replied 08/02/2024
NATE
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 16/11/2020

Make the switch to Rain!

I also love being able to track repairs, replacing our previous hand written system. Priceless.

Pros

Having out POS integrated with our website and Reverb is key for us, especially during recent times of shut down.

Cons

At times the system has quirks that are an annoyance to the user and is a low priority fix for developers.

Lance
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 07/02/2020

Rain POS

Pros

This is a great program that integrates a point of sale program with a website store that keep inventory stock levels on the website. The basics functions are easy to use and learn.

Cons

Rain POS needs to make some of the reporting more functional so that you can see product sales easier and for a monthly and yearly sense.

Related categories