Considering a ‘Point of Sale” system for your business? There are several advantages of integrating a “Point of Sale” (POS) system into your store that you might want to consider. A POS is a cloud based product inventory and information system that is connected through WIFI to multiple tablets or computers in your store. All tablets and computers have access to the same database and information. The biggest advantage is that of making sales more personal, because you have the product information you need at your finger-tips. You may want to consider setting up a POS system if you find check-out lines getting too long in your store, or if inventory returns are a hassle because you continually have to run back and forth from the product to your desk top computer to manage the inventory. The costs involved in setting up a POS system are negligible because they are off-set by tax benefits. Businesses can now deduct up to $20,000 towards the purchase of new tablets when setting up this type of system.
- Having a point of sale system that works through different devices, using WiFi, or a cloud solution, can benefit a business.
- Performing stock returns, when goods need to be seen, is much easier, with such a system.
- Such a system is advantageous when assisting a potential buyer, as stepping away for information will not be necessary.
“Having a tablet with a register means that someone can go out with a tablet and add immediately a new register if the queue gets too large.”