Most businesses today use some form of a point of sale program. These POS software systems are used to everything from cash handling (taking the place of a cash register), to inventory control, to streamlining the process of ordering and restocking.
A point of sale mobile is a tool that assists with these functions while being linked into the main retail POS system. These tools are especially helpful for retails clothing stores, crafting stores, shoe stores, or any other retail establishment that carries many small sized items that must be counted and priced accurately.
These helpful little handheld point of sale tools usually have a barcode scanner on them. Some have keyboards or touch screens as well.
The point of sale mobile serves 3 main functions. The first is regular check out duties. Those small laser gun creations that cashiers in department stores all over the world use to get to heavy or hard to scan items are wireless point of sale tools. They scan the barcodes of the products, calculate their total price, and add tax. Some models can also read credit cards and allow customers to pay right there without having to go to a register.
The second useful thing that mobile point of sale tools can do is help with taking inventory. Scanning the bar code of an item or entering a stock number can instantly show how many items are supposed to be on a shelf, how many are in stock, how many have sold over the last period of time, and much more information.
One more excellent use of handheld point of sale devices is that they can help with customer service. With a proper search functions, a sale associate can enter in the item a customer is looking for and tell them its location, price, and if it is in stock.