Run a retail business? Got an Android device? Then listen up, because there are some great retail apps for Android that can help transform the way you do business.

In this article I’m going to take a look at Workplace Mobile, Erply, Pepperi, NetSuite SuiteCommerce, and Shopify, five of the best retail apps for Android.

Retail management apps for Android come in many forms with Point of Sale (POS) systems, employee management and inventory management tools being the most widely used. POS systems have become increasingly popular as they allow for a more accessible cash register on both tablet and mobile devices. These solutions are also incredibly cost effective and integrate easily with your existing software choices.

All of these retail apps for Android are based around SaaS retail management software. This web-based solutions normally come with a monthly subscription plan, though the apps are free to download and most services come with a trial.

Read on to find out more.

NetSuite SuiteCommerce

Allowing eCommerce companies to grow their web channels while decreasing business process, IT complexity, and costs, NetSuite Suitecommerce provides a full-featured, flexible, and customizable eCommerce platform. The solution also automates and streamlines business operations through built-in integration with NetSuite’s order management, inventory, shipping, financials, and CRM capabilities.

NetSuite SuiteCommerce is accessed through the main NetSuite application. Allowing easy integration with the other NetSuite SaaS business tools.

Pricing: NetSuite package is purchased through a license fee. Starting at $999/month.

NetSuite Commerce

NetSuite Commerce

Workplace Mobile

Workplace was created to meet the needs of businesses in the retail and hospitality industries. A few of the platform’s most important features include the ability to view schedules on mobile devices, receive notifications of changes as they happen, send alerts when new schedules are published, offer and accept extra shifts, and the ability to request time off or update preferences (such as hours of availability) through Workplace’s mobile app.

Through Workplace Mobile you can manage your retail staff effectively, making sure you always know when and where your employees are working. The app is simple, yet effective, making this process as easy as possible. An ideal Android app for retailers to keep track of their business on a day-to-day level.

Pricing: Pricing based on a per employee per week basis.

Workplace Mobile

Workplace Mobile

Pepperi

Sales teams that still accept orders with pens and paper are working at a distinct disadvantage. Pepperi is a cloud-based solution that automates the sales process and brings order taking into the 21st century. Rather than taking orders on paper, Pepperi enables sales teams to sell through e-catalogs, which are accessible on mobile devices. This shortens the order-to-cash cycle and prevents costly mistakes.

Pepperi offers full functionality on its mobile devices, incorporating all the features of the web-based counterpart. The most appealing features of Pepperi are its upsellling capabilities that encourage customers to spend more and the industry-specific demos that allow you to experience the real power of the application before you purchase.

Pricing: Mobile storefront costs $418/month. Web storefront costs $218/month.

Pepperi

Pepperi

Shopify

Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at a retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify offers a professional online storefront, a payment solution to accept credit cards, and the Shopify POS application to power retail sales.

The Shopify retail application for Android serves as a hub for your business. Showing a dashboard to keep you updated on revenue, visitor numbers and recent trends in your sales pattern. The most useful part of the application is the push notifications that make sure you’re always in control.

Pricing: Lite package costs $9/month. Ranging up to the Unlimited package at $179/month.

Shopify

Shopify

Erply

Erply is a web-based, fully hosted POS and retail software system, supported by certified engineers. Erply centralizes and manages all areas of your retail organization including point of sale, sales back office, employee payroll, inventory management, accounting, customer CRM, multi-channel/eCommerce and more in one, integrated system.

The Erply retail app for Android is basic, making it perfect for small and medium businesses. Its simple nature makes it incredibly easy for employees to use. Erply recommends that the best use for the app is at trade shows, outdoor events or to deal with long sales lines at your main register.

Pricing: $200/month per location for standard package. Pro package costs $350/month per location.

Erply

Erply

Now you’ve seen some of my choices of the top retail management applications for your Android device, visit AppStorm’s sister site GetApp where you can search and compare more top retail management software. Let us know the retail management apps you use the most in the comments below!