1. Decide Which Type of POS System You Want
There are several types of POS systems to choose from, whether mobile, tablet, desktop or kiosks. Decide early on in your research what type of system you want to use! This will narrow down your choices to the ones that work for you.
Mobile POS System
Did you know that there are POS apps for cell phones? By connecting a payment terminal, you can turn your device into a POS system! This option is ideal for small businesses and has the benefit of working virtually anywhere.
However, if you need more equipment (like a scanner or printer), the mobile POS system becomes less suitable. So consider a tablet POS system!
Tablet POS System
The tablet has the benefit of offering the same advantages as a cell phone but with a larger touch screen. It is also easier to connect it to other devices such as scanners and printers.
The tablet is a popular choice as a POS system for merchants of all types. It is versatile and easy to use. This is a great choice if you are looking for a middle ground between a cell phone and a computer for your POS system.
Computer-Based POS System
The computer-based POS system remains an interesting option for many businesses! Indeed, you can connect all your devices to perform transactions.
The computer is also much more difficult to steal than a mobile phone or a tablet. It’s no wonder that so many restaurants and stores use computers as their POS system!
Self-Service POS System
Nowadays, we don’t even need cashiers to make sales! With self-service checkouts, customers take care of their transactions themselves. If you want to implement this type of checkout, you should certainly choose a POS system that is suitable for this purpose, such as a kiosk POS.