Tablet POS systems helping retailers succeed

Tablets are changing POS terminals.

By now, companies have realized that tablets are becoming a crucial tool in the corporate world. Whether they are purchased by companies or brought in by employees, these devices are making a deeper push into enterprises.

A recent TechRepublic article looks at the different ways that tablets are being used in a corporate setting in ways that are outside the norm. At the top of the list is a tablet POS terminal.

"Tablets have created an entirely new market for Point of Sale (POS) software, and many small businesses and the consumers who frequent them have encountered tablets and smartphones replacing the traditional cash register," the article reads. "While POS applications are nothing new to many businesses, tablets can be deployed for any application where a low-cost, connected, and interactive device is appropriate."

The piece continues to talk about other functions that merchants can use tablets for. These include using them to display advertisements, house local information and directories of services or employees, and to provide mobile kiosk services when at a trade show or convention. With the right third party peripherals or application, this is just scratching the surface of what these devices are capable of.

Most of these applications used to require purpose-built hardware and software, but with a commodity or customized mount and a web application to display content, you can deploy any terminal or kiosk-based application you can imagine.

With the help of a payment solution provider, any company can implement a tablet-based POS system.

by Ty Hardison

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