Tablet adoption, POS peripherals on the rise

Tablets are a popular computing device. That is an obvious statement, considering that according to an IDC study, this year nearly 250 million of them will be sold worldwide. As the years go on, that number is going to rise until they reach nearly 600 million units by the end of 2017. By comparison, PC sales will remain relatively flat and hover around 360 million annually over the same time frame.

With more tablets in consumer hands, it is easy to make the link that more will start showing up in a place of business, regardless of the industry. In a retail setting, it could become commonplace to see a sales associate use a tablet to check on product information and availability and even run full transactions.

With the right applications and a secure wireless network, any company can use the device to make transactions on the road or spruce up an internal point of sale system. There are several ways that this is possible with the help of a payment solution provider.

This week, Apple revealed that is will feature more tablet-based POS systems in its large chain of retail stores. One with a lot of hype is the Square Stand iPad dock and credit card reader.The product was announced back in May and began shipping from the company's website this week.

The tech giant is far from the only vendor that can help companies add a touch of mobility to their payment solution. With the right resources, it is possible to take the specific challenges of your business into account when selecting the right tablet POS system. 

by Ty Hardison

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