Updated 2-4-21
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Company Name:Canyon Country Cooperative Business type:Rural General Store Cooperative
Contact name:Eddie Email address: jonline.internet@gmail.com
. . Using program since:Late-2017
We discovered Keyhut POS in early 2017 while searching for a cost-effective yet powerful and easy-to-use sales system for a rural cooperative general store startup. After comparing several available offerings, we settled on Keyhut. You can't get more cost-effective than free and the feature set was...well...mind boggling. We found everything we needed and a lot of things that certainly came in handy. Can you say, "Feature-packed" boys'n'girls?

Now, you might be forgiven for thinking that free is great...until it comes to a problem. That's where they get you; free product, expensive support (if any at all). We had very few problems implementing this software and when we did, the developer went above and beyond...for free! That's the developer...not a call center and not dozens of emails! Dale hangs out in his chat room every night just in case someone needs help. He was polite, helpful and funny (c'mon, have you READ the website?). In the end, even Dale couldn't fix government bureaucracy (kudos for trying, though) but he did manage to come up with a workaround that achieved what we needed.

Keyhut is fantastic software. If you need an easy-to-use, easy-to-setup, powerful, feature-packed point-of-sale system, you've found it! This is it! Stop looking; go download it! If you need help getting it up and running, Dale is ready and willing to help. You won't find a better product or better support or a better price. What are you waiting for...?

I found a nice review on the internet that is too large to reproduce here so I am just going to post the link. Predictive Analytics Today.

Contact name:Johann En Umi Email address: jonline.internet@gmail.com
Business type:Toko-at-home Using program since:JUNE 2017
DH's POS software is a simple yet complete, low requirement, versatile, easy to use POS software that stands firm between numerous paid solutions.

I just started using it in my small Toko-at-home. For me as the store admin it does just about 99.5% of what I want, how I want and the way I can set it up makes it 100% foolproof to use for any unexperienced hired help. It keeps track of my sales, stock and profits but is by far not limited to that for those needing more functionality.

Initially I read a little of the documentation and counted myself as one of the few intelligent users who actually did that. I was wrong and still asked Dale questions about things already explained and discussed on his site and forum. Still Dale didn't give me the RTFM and patiently listened to my questions and tried to help me with every silly thing I asked, almost instantly. His tech-support trumps any (paid) support I encountered elsewhere in my life.

Many reviewers claim the best portion of his software is that it's FREE, however I disagree. It is totally awesome and amazing that it's free, but for me the best part it does about anything most paid solutions do, and more often than that it does it better and faster too. You don't even need to invest in any high tech equipment which makes it especially excellent for starting businesses and use in low-economy and developing countries. On top of that, his supporting documentation makes setting up such a boring thing as a cash-register actually fun.

The absolute hardest thing for me is getting him to accept a donation since the ways offered are somewhat limited in certain situations.

Company NameMonroe Ammunition Products LLC Business type:Ammunition Manufacturing, Gun Sales,
Gunsmith, LED Lighting Distribution
Contact name:Kevin Amy Email address: kevin.amy@monroeammo.com
Company URL: http://monroeammo.com Using program since:2016
Phone number: 734-771-0660..
Where to start with the DHPOS. software....

In early 2016 my father, the business owner, approached me with two software options for our store front. He told me, "I have one very DOS-ey looking one and one very modern looking one. You probably won't like the first one (DHPOS) because of its looks, but nonetheless I still want you to look at both of them and tell me your thoughts. And that's exactly what I did. The minute I got DHPOS up and running I instantly fell in love with it. It may look old school and basic, but don't let that deter you. Dale has obviously put a large amount of thought and effort into this program and it shows.

You can do anything from sell theater tickets with a neat looking seating chart, to use this for your kids lemonade stand. Barcode scanners, receipt printers, cash drawers, even soundscan have been integrated into this software! My personal favorite, although not programmed by Mr. Harris himself, is the Layaway software. A smooth program built so that you can provide a Lay-A-Way program for your customers. This is great for my families shop. Being part gun store we offer firearms that customers can't always afford on the spot. So, with the Layaway software we can set them up with a payment plan that benefits both parties. I hope this review helps any prospective users on their decision making process.

Oh and I didn't mention it earlier, but I took one glance at the other software my father presented me and as you can tell it didn't hit the mark.

This review is from Capterra: The Top 6 Free and Open-Source POS Solutions

Keyhut’s Cash Register software is the brainchild of the inimitable Dale Harris, who is the internet’s greatest grouch. His site is worth looking at even if you never need POS simply for a good laugh. He is unapologetically himself and he is hilarious.

Cash Register is a completely free POS system because, as Dale puts it, coding is his hobby and he might as well do something with it. He designed this system for small businesses. It works with any cash register/printer/computer combo you might have, and he’s considering expanding the coding to include tablets. For extremely small businesses, the software can be run off your home computer provided you don’t mind receipts being printed on regular sheets of paper.

This system, despite being free, can actually hold its own among paid POS systems aimed at small business. It can run multiple types of reports – including breaking the sales down by employee. It has some basic employee management, CRM, and inventory tracking features. It supports multiple registers. As well, Dale offers better customer service than some paid versions I could name. He responds very promptly to his email, runs an open forum, and is available via chat and phone from 8-10pm every weeknight to work any and all problems out.

There are no official reviews out there of this system, but of the links Dale has posted to his website and two reviews I managed to dig up out of forums, users like Dale’s brusque, but easy-to-use approach, while finding both his website and interface hideous.

Personally, I find his website charming and from the screenshots, I find his interface to be identical to ones used in many grocery stores – so, not that bad. Which is all Dale was going for, he’d likely remind you.

Company Name:Derry Beverage Business type:Beer Distributor
Contact name:Michael Volin Email address: derrybev1@yahoo.com
Phone number: 570-437-3411. Using program since: 07-02-12
Perfect for my store. Not much difference then the overpriced pos systems on the net. With alot of help from Dale (because I am a dummy) it's works great. Everything in it's description is there. Has everything I need, stock table, inventory, multiple associates, inventory, tax rates, discounts, and more.... No gimmicks no hassles. Thanks dale. Feel free to contact me on my cell. (570) 441-0944

Michael Volin.

Company Name:Eastern Oregon Leather Co Business type:Leather Products Manufacturing
Contact name:Shane Ulrich Email address: shane@easternoregonleather.com
Company URL: http://www.easternoregonleather.com Using program since: March 2010
Phone number: 541-663-4385..
I love the simplicity of this program. I use the inventory portion extensively. I have a computer set up at my work bench and as I use materials I enter it into the POS program. All I have to do is run my PO's at the end of every week and I order exactly what I need! Really great piece of software!
Contact name:Kyle Williams Email address: kylewlex@zoho.com
.. Using program since: 2011
I have been using your POS software for about 1 and a half years now, and I must say it is great. I’m really glad there is someone out there who is willing to take the time to take time out of their schedule and create wonderful free software. Your programs are some of the very scarce fully functional free software out there that doesn’t require paid registration, which really makes a difference when starting a small business or just playing around with the software. I will continue to use your software for as long as you develop it!

Kyle Williams

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Company name: Baba's Chulha Business type: Multicuisine Restaurant
Contact name Babas Chulha Email address: babaschulha@gmail.com
.. Using program since: 18-SEP-11
I am all excited! DHPOS goes LIVE in our restaurant!

A big Thank you note to Dale for this great software and his quick support in resolving my issue(s) And the forum was really helpful which gave me lot of info.

I had evaluated 2-3 products and DHPOS was my winner. It is simple and easy to use and quick to learn. I trained my manager who is a non-computer user and within an hour, he is comfortable using it.
The "Reports" gave me a detailed sale summary which s very useful to asses/control my inventory and purchase

Babas Chulha

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Here is a link to the original post.

Company name: Wahana Sakti Infosolusindo Business type: Retail Business Support
Contact name: Andy Prasetya Email address: andyprasetya_x@yahoo.com
..Using program since: 04-09-2002
We often hear : "DOS-based POS application? We don't need it, 'cause we prefer GUI-based one!" But for some wise clients : "We don't care how it'll be, 'cause all we need is its final result. And make sure that it works fine!"
Company name: Best Wishes Business type: Card/Gift Shop
Contact name: Joe O'Dell Email address: ascenseur@fedoraproject.org
Phone Number:+44 (0) 1234 817 829 (UK) Using program since: 2003
I've been playing and experimenting with DHPOS since 2003, but I've recently (well, within the past 2 years), had a chance to actually put in a retail environment. It's be really great, as it's a small business and so doesn't have much spare cash, and DHPOS has performed well, even out-performing some other pricey applications! I'm proud to be using it in the store, as now I've had a fair few years playing with it, I know what to do with what.

And as it runs on DOS, It costs even less to put into practice.

Well done, and thank you Dale :)


Company name:KC Jewels Business type: Fashion Jewelry & Accessories
Contact name: Girish Chouhan Email address: Chouhans@gmail.com
Phone Number: 971-4-4321270 (UAR) Using program since: 01-01-2010
Dear Dale,

After a marathon search for a right POS application, I have found your POS application, which is such a gem and a business survivor. It was very easy to setup and very user friendly to our staff members. Staff already loves the speed and the way it works...

My wife and I would like to sincerely thank you for your ongoing help.

Keep up the good work.

Company name:Reasons To Be Cheerful Business type Wooden and Fabric Toys and Games
Contact name: Catherine Email address: catcoppini@hotmail.com
.. Using program since: 10-1-2009
Absolutely fantastic Software.

My husband had been playing around with this software for a while, trying to convince me to use it as my sales and stock control system. I eventually gave in, then he bought me a laptop to run the software on, a receipt printer, the Pertelian display and a barcode scanner.

Although your software looked complex at first, it didnt take me long to get my head round it, and now its really simple to use, extremely robust, and packed with options to cover most retailers needs.

You are an absolute gem. Thanks Dale. Its made my job a whole lot easier, and given my small business that little extra edge.


. . Business type Retail
Contact name Alwyn Email address abrown582@crawler.com
.. Using program since 09-24-2008
A memeber of the staff broke the supervisor key in the cash register lock!

I was going to replace the register but then i found this software. I had spare computers in the back store room and pulled them out and they went like a dream. Its great to understand and within 45 minutes it was going like a dream!

Great stuff (must try the surepos keyborad with it!)

Thanks Dale its the best software around please do make more!


Company nameCarreira Farms Business type Agriculture/Fresh Produce
Contact name Desmond Email address info@CarreiraFarms.com
Phone number(801) 815-6720 Using program since 05-15-2009
When I took over running the retail and sales for Carreira Farms earlier this year, I knew I had to find some form of Point of Sale software which was flexible enough to keep track of sales for a multitude of vendors, but be easy enough for anyone to use.

I have used various POS software before, in a number of different environments. I only wish they had all been this one!! The software is intuitive, easy to set up and easier to use than any other I have worked on. It is remarkably complex in what it CAN do - but you don't have to use everything!

My daughters, aged 8 and 10, picked up how to use the software within an hour, as did my store clerk who is in her late 60's... Its accessible and easy to use for any age!

Awesome job, Dale!

Company name Hydrant Rouge Business type Pet Boutique
Contact name Craig Aronoff Email address info@hydranterouge.com
. . Using program since 08-2007
I just want to say that when I first installed your POS a year ago I was skeptical being a DOS application and QBasic derived and all. However, one year later and not a single crash! Its very very robust application and it does the job! Its an amazing achievement and would be a good project for recycling old P1 pc's.

Again, thanks for the application, I tell everyone about it.

Company name Quizno’s Business type Sub Shop
Contact name Phillip Messick Email address phillip@kbpmessick.com
. . Using program since 08-03-2008

I’m the assistant manager at a Quizno’s Subs. Last month I downloaded your software to experiment with. I was planning to use it for delivery order taking, but I was never really convinced about using it.

Well, today our POS terminal broke down (we are required to use a terminal provided by Quizno’s Corporate), and it’s not going to be possible to fix it until tomorrow. This could have been disastrous. We would have had to close the store for the day.

However, I remembered your software and I still had it loaded to my delivery computer. After a half-hour of configuration, we were ready to open.

It really saved the day. The software worked perfectly, and the employees loved it (it was easier for them to learn to use it, than the Quizno’s POS).

Though I’m required to go back to using the Quizno’s POS, I plan on keeping your software running for my delivery system.

However, I am going to recommend your program to our “Franchise Leader” (he makes sure all the stores are running in good order) for people in similar situations.

Like I said before, your program is great, I’m really glad it was there today. (It would have cost us over $800 to close the store for the day…)

I just wanted to thank you.

-Phillip Messick.

Company name Country Scents & Stuff Business type Candles, Bath and Body Products
Contact name Karen Email address www.countryscentsandstuff.com
. . Using program since 04-03-2008
I may have just started using THIS POS software but I have tried out a ton of them and this one has more usable options without all the extra garbage than any of them...and the price is the best part of it all!

Thank you so much Dale for all the work you put into providing all of us with such a great product!!

Company nameLiquidations Nation Business typeLiquidations
Contact name Shawn Abrams Email address shawncontrol@yahoo.com
. . . .
I have been looking for a Cash Register Software for 3 years. But all the ones that I have found was alot of $$$$. I went to www.ask.com (a search engine) and i searched for Cash register Software and it gave me this site, and I think that this is the best cash register software that anyone can ever find. Thanx Dale,thanx alot!!!

Company nameWorkShop 17 Restaurant Business typeRestaurant/Bar/Coffee Shop
Contact name Lloyd De Jongh Email address lloyd@urbanshield.za.net
. . Using program since 11-15-2006
I was asked by a friend to assist with setting up a PoS system on some legacy hardware they had for a new business in Cape Town's high-profile Waterfront area.

I tried a couple of other packages, but instantly adopted this one after reading the first few paragraphs in the manual and immediately getting it to work. It is easy, straight-forward, and fast.

It is in use in the restaurant and we are setting up a second system in the bar. It's great software.

Lloyd De Jongh
Cape Town, South Africa

Company name Harvest Outfitters Business type Emergency preparedness items
- kerosene appliances
Contact name Jim Scott Email address jim.scott@yahoo.com
Phone number(801) 815-6720 Using program since 04/01/2006
We have a small import business that sells online mostly. But we also occasionaly exhibit at trade shows. Being a programmer myself, I first looked at open source (free) POS systems as well as most of the commercial applicaitons. I was a little skeptical at first of a DOS application, but after trying most other POS applications, including their demos, I tried this one.

What a wonderful experience. It runs on a laptop just fine, and integrated with a receipt printer and scanner. The added benefit is that it IS a DOS application and doesn't need a mouse.

When you are busy selling, boxing, answering questions, etc. the last thing you need is to try to use a mouse.

Thank you Dale for a wonderful piece of software.

Company name Rocket City Fur Meet Business type Convention / Flea Market Event
Contact name Jim Poteete Email address shirokuma@aristotle.net
Phone number(901) 832-5650 Using program since 12/01/2004
This has got to be the most useful program that I have ever used. I work for a large convention every Memorial Day Weekend and we have a Flea Market-type setup. We usually run around 8000-9000 transactions per day through the course of the 4 day event. The program has worked flawlessly every single time. It is easy to use and maintain. I also found that with the "Network" function, I can use it across my personal VPN to connect conventions around the country that I do work for. Not having to lug the server everywhere is great. I simply connect over the internet and I'm ready to roll.

Thanks again Dale!!!

Company name Key Avenue Business type Key Shop
Contact name Tim Email address thejetman06@gmail.com
.. Using program since 01-16-2005
I think this POS program is great! It has saved us almost 957.00. We use this instead of buying software, it does a great job of tracking everything from our key sales to our general merchandise sales. With gift cards coming soon this makes all other pricey POS software look like a total JOKE!

Great Job Dale!

Company name Florist Bouquet d'Amour Business type Retail Florist
Contact name Mario Domingue Email address info@bouquetdamour.com
Phone Number 705-475-1515 Using program since 10-01-2003
I just love this POS software. It is extremely easy to use, thus making it easy to train new employees.

I have tested other POS software, but I keep coming back to Dale's. It has everything any small to medium business needs.

Thanks Dale

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