The Benefits of Handheld POS Systems for Retailers and Restaurants
Whether you are in a grocery store, at a craft fair, at the mall, or at a restaurant, no one wants to deal with slow point of sale (POS) systems. During busy or hectic times, slow, lagging computers may actually deter sales and frustrate both employees and customers. For the benefit of not only your workforce, but also the customer service experience you provide, portable, hand-held POS systems may be the solution to slower, less effective systems.
Business owners also benefit with these types of systems, as they lend themselves to multitasking and help to complete necessary tasks that are essential for the business to function optimally. With an effective POS system, you can analyze sales data, manage inventory, and authorize sales on the fly.
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Moving Towards a Handheld POS System
With the advent of new, versatile technology, many business owners agree that it’s time for a change. Businesses within every industry are adopting a new form of point of sale – handheld. You can purchase POS software that allows for sales to be completed using Android phones and Windows tablets. Now, even when offsite, business owners use custom inventories, and customers can purchase items without having to run off to an ATM.
Handheld POS systems can improve the quality of the workplace, creating faster transactions and better inventory. The revolution is affecting a wide range of small businesses, from yarn salesmen to hamburger stands and everything in between. Fast functionality will lead to better service in restaurants. Offsite use by producers who previously only made cash transactions will lead to more sales and open themselves up to a broader customer base. Restaurants can pick up and go to local events, spreading their name and at the end of the day the results are great data and not an unorganized wad of bills.
With AccuPOS software, customers can buy products and make quick, secure payments with credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express), checks, gift cards, and EBTs. Customized pages can be created for inventory, or bar codes can be scanned for fast entry. Functions that can prolong transactions on an old system, such as removing an item, adjusting quantities, reprinting a receipt, or saving a transaction in progress can take a few seconds using handheld POS software.
Besides handheld point of sale functions, the software can collect new customer information. In this way, a small business may accumulate contact listings for marketing campaigns; also, this software contains shift information and management functions. Sales reports are also available from secure locations. Installation is fast and training can be summed up within minutes.
Having a handheld POS system, in conjuncture with other AccuPOS products, can lead a business owner to make transactions on a number of combinations of software – be it in-store or on location. To watch demos and hear from happy customers, view the retail POS demo page and the restaurant POS demo page.