As retailers begin to install innovative mobile technology, new loss prevention concerns arise. Now, more than ever, resellers and system integrators must become the retailer’s trusted advisor. By deploying IP-enabled devices to achieve mobile POS transactions, resellers can add new value and realize more profit from the system sale.
For two decades, the PC has reigned supreme over POS solutions, operating as point of sale terminals that sit on counters and control various peripherals. However, the need for PC-centric solutions is waning as a more flexible POS model emerges. Leveraging cloud and mobile technologies, this model supports thin client and IP-enabled components such as cash drawers and printers.
The new model is more affordable, flexible and manageable, and significantly improves the shopping experience. It’s a mobile world, after all, and tying the cash drawer to fixed POS stations no longer makes sense in settings where retailers want to offer the convenience of completing transactions at the “point of decision” — literally the place in the store where the customer gets the item and makes the decision to purchase — instead of making
shoppers stand in line at a counter.
You stand to benefit from this new model, and the vast opportunities it creates to add value for customers in retail, restaurant, hospitality, and other verticals that use cash transactions.
Cash Transactions in a Mobile World White Paper