Retail clothing stores, bookstores, and other retail outlets all use something called POS software to track their income, outflow, upkeep, inventory, and other vital business information in order. These software programs may be housed in an onsite computer or they may be wed based point of sale software. But either way, these immensely sophisticated programs have brought businesses a long way from the old cash register days.
The latest and greatest advancement in POS system technology is the point of sale mobile device. These tools are a handheld point of sale system that links into your main retail POS. The basic function of these devices is to make the POS system more efficient. Here are the top 5 thing that they can do for a business.
- They can streamline check out. The process of checkout is very important to keeping an accurate record of inventory as well as preventing loss. But in a busy store the long lines can deter customers from making purchases. A point of sale mobile allows you to get the POS system with you and check the customer out even while they are standing in a lengthy line.
- They make restocking a snap. Just find an empty spot on the shelf, scan the price sticker and using the right program, a wireless point of sale tell you what goes there and how much needs to be stocked.
- Inventory can be streamlined. Using a mobile point of sale, you can easily scan in and out incoming and outgoing shipments of goods. This updates the inventory automatically and keeps you on track! Some programs can even do this in real time so that the numbers on your inventory page are just a click of the refresh button away from being perfectly up to date.