Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Point of Sale System Buying Tip: SmartPhone/Tablet or PC?

Excerpt from my Point of Sale Technology workshop presentation:

Smart Phone/Tablet based Point of Sale System vs. Computer based Point of Sale System: 

Learning curve is quicker on smart phones and tablets than traditional computer based systems and you are not tied down to selling right by the computer 

Survey done by a retail technology publication (VAR Insider) indicates that about half of all retailers want a smart phone or tablet based POS system 


Same survey showed that about half of all customers look for a traditional computer cash register to pay for their items

Other Factors to Consider:

  • Business Volume: if your business is not generating at least $250,000+ in annual gross sales then it is tough to justify investing in a computer-based point of sale system.

  • Technology Needs: if you have high technology needs (complex inventory tracking, managing online & in store customer information, specific reports, etc.) then a smartphone or tablet based point of sale system may not offer everything that you need

Are you in the US and in need of no cost retail point of sale advice? I'm happy to help and can be reached on my cell at 208-340-5632 (mountain time) or via email at

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