What is a sales summary?

Point of Sale (POS) Glossary

A sales summary details the financials of a business. The scope of a sales summary can vary widely, depending on its purpose. For instance, a simple sales summary may be produced daily by a merchant to show the day’s transactions. Alternatively, a very complex sales summary presented to a company’s board, stockholders, or potential investors might include years of data and profitability of specific periods.

Reviewing a sales summary can be critical to making good business decisions. They help merchants decide which products to carry, evaluate sales, and plan strategies to increase profits.

A point of sale system can collect data that is used to print reports. POS analytics help analyze specific details of a company’s sales and provide a big-picture review.

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