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    Suggestions for an app for recording coffee sales?

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    Hi All
    I have a little roaster at home, and sell a bit of coffee to friends. It is about 2kg a week, but growing.
    Just wondering if anyone has suggestions for a way of recording sales.
    I have a android phone and have had a look at a few apps, but not sure if there is a good one or not.
    I have tried doing a word doc or a excel sheet that i have in dropbox, but it is a bit clumsy.
    This is what i have been doing.
    The best option would be a app that works well for coffee.
    I only do cash up front, so don't need to do anything like invoices etc.
    Any ideas?
    thanks

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    A ledger, pot of ink and a goose feather. ;-D

    I'm not a PC user but Excel is supposed to be the bees knees of spread sheets, you could format your own table??

    Cash tracking Apps for iPhone and Android

    https://www.google.com.au/search?cli...awHKaN8QeL_4FQ

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    Why not just run a cash book Beenz Bookkeeping Forms and Bookkeeping Templates these forms are printable, the
    Cashbook Spreadsheet Template
    would do the job very well.
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    Your post isn't totally clear, either........do you want to only use your phone or do you want to use a PC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    A ledger, pot of ink and a goose feather. ;-D

    I'm not a PC user but Excel is supposed to be the bees knees of spread sheets, you could format your own table??

    Cash tracking Apps for iPhone and Android

    https://www.google.com.au/search?cli...awHKaN8QeL_4FQ
    Great minds Chokkidog, yep Excel would do the job, in this case though it would be like using a sledge hammer to crack a walnut.

    My first thought was pen and paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Great minds Chokkidog, yep Excel would do the job, in this case though it would be like using a sledge hammer to crack a walnut.

    My first thought was pen and paper.
    Spot on, Yelta...... 2kgs / week isn't a lot to keep track of, don't forget to sharpen the goose feather, Beenz !! ;-D

    If you want to go hi-tech, there are plenty of templates with built in formulae to do the maths for you .......

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    A ledger, pot of ink and a goose feather. ;-D
    Thanks for those suggestions.
    I am looking to use my phone as i sell while at different places and the pen and paper are not always with me.
    I always have my phone so looking to use that.

    the apps listed are more making a budget etc. Looking for more - need customer/sale etc prob with inventory too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    Your post isn't totally clear, either........do you want to only use your phone or do you want to use a PC?
    i only wnat to use my phone. I have a samsung note 3 which is more than capable

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    The Note 3 has a stylus, right? Why not scribble details down on quicknote or whatever that app is called, and update whatever records you need to keep when you get home? FWIW, a dedicated inventory management system seems a touch over the top at 2kgs a week, but you obviously have a reason for wanting one. Bear in mind that more you formalise things the more chance someone might suggest you pay GST and tax on the whole shebang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
    The Note 3 has a stylus, right? Why not scribble details down on quicknote or whatever that app is called, and update whatever records you need to keep when you get home? FWIW, a dedicated inventory management system seems a touch over the top at 2kgs a week, but you obviously have a reason for wanting one. Bear in mind that more you formalise things the more chance someone might suggest you pay GST and tax on the whole shebang.
    Yep it does.
    I guess i like to set things up so that it makes ongoing record keeping easier.
    There are a couple of apps that i have looked at that seem ok, probably more complicated than i want though.
    i don't do anything with pen and paper anymore - that's too old skool for me!
    i can do almost everything with my phone - control computer, tv, etc. Should be something easy to record sales to friends.
    It is a very small amount, and probably overkill, i just like to do things simple and once!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beenz View Post
    Thanks for those suggestions.
    I am looking to use my phone as i sell while at different places and the pen and paper are not always with me.
    I always have my phone so looking to use that.

    the apps listed are more making a budget etc. Looking for more - need customer/sale etc prob with inventory too.
    Yes, most of them are but if you read through the list you would find this, from 'Frugallyminded':

    'Documents Free is a handy tool for those who get their inspiration on the run. It’s free to download.
    You can…. and make an excel spreadsheet wherever you happen to be. This is the chance to make a quick document, write-up or sales analysis …'

    and this link provided above is mostly business oriented:

    https://www.google.com.au/search?cli...GpPKKN8Qevi4F4

    Can I also suggest that you name the apps you have looked at? It would help anyone who is taking the time to help you.

    Cheers :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    Yes, most of them are but if you read through the list you would find this, from 'Frugallyminded':

    'Documents Free is a handy tool for those who get their inspiration on the run. It’s free to download.
    You can…. and make an excel spreadsheet wherever you happen to be. This is the chance to make a quick document, write-up or sales analysis …'

    and this link provided above is mostly business oriented:

    https://www.google.com.au/search?cli...GpPKKN8Qevi4F4

    Can I also suggest that you name the apps you have looked at? It would help anyone who is taking the time to help you.

    Cheers :-D
    i missed that one. I only looked at the other one - thanks.
    the 2 apps that look ok so far are eorder and sales on the move.
    Both are free, but i think they need to be bought after a month.
    thanks again

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    Definately use an App called 'quick sale'

    I run my whole coffee bar with it on an iPad. It's super cheap, does inventory and idiot proof. You can send reports to yourself and look up sales dates on the go.

    I think it's like $6 one off.

    I have the better version which was $11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmetsespresso View Post
    Definately use an App called 'quick sale'

    I run my whole coffee bar with it on an iPad. It's super cheap, does inventory and idiot proof. You can send reports to yourself and look up sales dates on the go.

    I think it's like $6 one off.

    I have the better version which was $11
    Is it just apple or android too. had a quick look and couldnt find it
    there is a carsales app - is that it?

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    Quick sale is Apple only. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    Quick sale is Apple only. :-D
    well, that gives me some hope! cant do apple, but anyone know if there is something similar for android?
    More than happy to pay for it if it is suitable

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    Oh right haha sorry.

    If you type in 'cash register' , 'cash drawer' etc you'll find some things similiar. There's one for garage sales for Android that's probably capable of what you need.

    I had something along those wordings for my kindle at one point.

    Hope it helps.

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    You might want to check out TabShop - Point Of Sale

    It's an free Android app that seems to cover all the bases, including a PayPal payment gateway

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    Excel works for me.
    Open from a shortcut on Android, update and save.

    Excel spreadsheet built from scratch to work how I want it.

    Apps all seem too complicated and you have to do things the way the developer thinks.

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    Thanks for those suggestions, I will check them out.
    Seems like an excel spreadsheet or an app that requires a bit of learning is the best option.
    Was hoping for a coffee app somewhere that works best.
    appreciate the suggestions

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