If you own a business you probably know a lot of about POS software, web based point of sale software systems, and using retail POS to keep your retail stores in perfect order.
You also are more than likely familiar with the limitations of having this system, powerful though it is, confined to computers and check out.
That is why point of sale mobile tools were created; to let you take the powerhouse of business resources that is your POS system with you everywhere you go in the store. So what exactly do these devices do and how to they work?
The design is straight forward enough. A point of sale mobile tool will typically have a bar code scanner, a keypad for enter data, a screen for reading data fed back to it, and a wireless connection that links it into your main POS system.
This basically allows the wireless point of sale device to do everything that the main system does in a slightly limited manner.
For example, just like the checkout stand can ring your customers up and completely eliminate the need for a cash register, a handheld point of sale can do the same. They are especially useful for scanning heavy items that cannot be placed on scanners. They also work great for ringing a customer up before they get to the checkout, in the event that there are long lines.
These point of sale mobile devices also can help scan incoming and outgoing inventory to keep your computer updated in real time. Some are even programmed to help an employee assist customers in finding the items they are looking for and even suggesting similar items if the particularly sought item is not in stock.
These devices can easily double the efficiency of your business!