Monday, May 12, 2014

Cash registers versus Tablet Point of Sale systems

We have seen a large increase in the number of Tablet POS systems on the market. That is not a bad thing, however whenever you see a boom it is surely to be followed by a bust. I think there is currently too many Tablet systems on the market for all of them to make it long term.

With Tablet POS systems there are several different business models for the end-user to choose from. The first is the monthly subscription based model where you pay $30.00 to $100.00 a month every month for a cloud based system. The next options is the free tablet POS system where you have to use a certain credit card provider in order to get the system for free. You have to ask yourself is anything really free? The third and best option is to buy the system out right. Many Tablet POS systems will not sell you a system, they will only let you make payments or force you into a credit card company. So if you use your system for five to seven years like most you could pay a heck of a lot more for that type of system.

I think cash registers might still be a better choice for most people. Easy to use, durable and cost effective. Cash registers have a lot to offer that did not exist before. You will find they now have credit card interfaces, gift card interfaces and more to offer.

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