Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Tablet POS system that does not need the cloud



The trend in the POS industry is going with tablets like the iPad or an Android tablet. I think the jury is still out on whether this trend will be sustained or not, however it is currently a hot market in Seattle.

There are a couple problems that arise with some Tablet POS systems we have come across and even replaced with a more traditional POS system like Digital Dining or a SAM4s cash register. The problem in most every case is because the majority of Tablet systems seem to be cloud based instead of being in-house. Being cloud based has pros and cons and you need to decide what is important for you.

I personally recently went to a small cup cake bakery to buy cupcakes for my children. The bakery had a very nice looking Tablet POS system, however I don't know the brand they were using. During check out their internet connection was lost and they could not accept my credit card payment. I offered cash for payment but because the cloud was not available this cloud based tablet POS system could not even open the drawer to accept cash and make change. Yes you heard correctly the store could not even open the cash drawer as it was dependent on the internet. The shop keeper was embarrassed because he could not sell anything and they had not created a crash kit with a calculator, pencil and receipt book. I could tell this was not the first time this had happened to him.

Most tablet POS systems also require a monthly fee instead of out right purchase or even worse that you use a specific merchant services and they are charging you more then another company might.

So what is the solution? Well the Tabby POS system from SAM4s is a self contained Tablet system. You get all the great features of a Tablet system without the huge cost and being at the whim of you internet connection.

For more information call us at 1-800-863-2274 and if you are in Washington State specifically the Seattle Tacoma area we can arrange to meet with you for a full demonstration on the Tabby POS system

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