The best point of sale systems are affordable and easy to use, and do more than just process sales and accept payments, as they include time-saving features that help you analyze your sales data and manage your inventory, staff and customers. The best systems also include or have integrations for email marketing, loyalty programs, and other capabilities that make it easier to run and grow your business.
Crucial POS Hardware
Standard monitor that displays the product database. Enables other functions, such as employee clock-in and viewing sales reports. Tablets—especially iPads—are popular for replacing bulkier monitors.
Automates the checkout process. Scanning barcodes pulls product info and adds it to the checkout total. Barcodes, when scanned, may also integrate with inventory management systems to automatically adjust stock levels.
Credit card reader
Secure and EMV-compliant credit card readers are extremely important for retailers since the EMV payment standard went live in 2015, and non-compliant retailers face potentially huge losses on account of fraud liability.
Email and text receipts are gaining popularity, but paper receipts are still important for providing customers with a quick snapshot of their purchase. You can print employee sales totals, hours and other information.
It may fade away in the years to come, but cash is still king. And as long as it is, you need a secure place to store cash for transactions. Additionally, there are no credit card fees tied to accepting cash.
Retailers benefit greatly from the automation and organization POS hardware and software systems provide. However, it’s also important to understand how these components work together to help you overcome certain pain points.
Plannettech provides completely free installation and training of staff on the use of point of sale systems