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The Benefits of Using a Tablet-Based POS System

Aug 25, 2014

If your company has been in business for a while, you have probably had your fair share of experiences working with point of sale systems. However, you may not have yet made the jump to more modern forms of POS systems. If this is the case, you may have no idea about the cost, space, and time saving benefits you are missing out on.

Cost Saving

As compared to traditional POS systems, tablets are much less expensive. Prior to the innovative technology of current POS systems, you would have to pay somewhere between $5,000 and $50,000 for a point of sale system to be established within your brick and mortar store. You also had to pay for receipt paper and any additional software updates you chose to incorporate. But with tablet POS systems, you have the option of avoiding both of those issues. With many cloud-based operating systems, you get software updates automatically. And with the option for no receipt or to have a receipt emailed to the customer, you cut down on both paper costs and waste.

Space Saving

Traditional POS systems take up a lot of counter space with their cumbersome hardware and boxy shapes. But with a tablet-based POS system, your point of sale just became mobile. You can bring your tablet anywhere in your workspace and still be able to perform your work in the way you need. You also have more room to display products and perform tasks. The ability to move around with your POS system has so many benefits that you won’t truly understand until you have implemented it into your own business.

Time Saving

If you do choose to begin using a tablet-based POS system that uses cloud technology, you relieve yourself of the burden of having to be in charge of every aspect of your POS system. While you still have the capabilities of managing all of your transactions, you are no longer responsible for fixing any problems on your own that may arise with your point of sale system. Also, depending on your type of business, a mobile POS system may save you even more time. For example, if you have a restaurant or other type of foodservice business, you can have a much faster table time using a tablet POS system rather than a traditional POS system. And that time, as we all know, turns into money.

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