mPOS Systems, What Are They and Why Should You Care?

POS Systems

Point of Sale (POS) Systems are a combination of hardware and software that are primarily used to process a customer’s sales transactions and credit/debit card payments.  They also process transactions from mobile wallets, such as Apple Pay, when connected to specific NFC peripherals.

However, POS Systems are not just a tech savvier version of a cash register. They can additionally be used for managing stock inventory, storing customer data and purchase history, tracking employee hours, email receipts, and more.

mPOS Systems

Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) systems are wireless mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablets, that function as traditional POS systems. They conduct financial transactions using POS mobile applications and peripherals such as credit/debit card readers and barcode scanners.

Why Should You Care?

mPOS

mPOS systems are popular mainly because their portability helps reduce crowded checkout lanes. Supermarket chains such as Target and Walmart have already incorporated solutions, such as “Check Out With Me” and “Skip the Line”. This allows retail staff to check out a customer’s items from any location in the store, or on the road, using portable mPOS terminals and Bluetooth receipt printers. mPOS solutions not only manage high in-store traffic zones but also aid customers who can’t easily transport heavy shopping carts.

This allows retail staff to check out a customer’s items from any location in the store, or on the road, using portable mPOS terminals and Bluetooth receipt printers. mPOS solutions not only manage high in-store traffic zones but also aid customers who can’t easily transport heavy shopping carts.

Improving a customer’s in-store shopping experience is crucial given the rise of eCommerce popularity. Portable mPOS systems are a cost-effective solution to one of the biggest hassles customers face in stores: long checkout lines and waiting times. They are especially convenient during the holiday season sales and Black Friday shopping.

Purchasing, deploying, and managing multiple mPOS devices can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Moki’s Mobile Device Management system allows you to lock down thousands of mobile devices into single-purpose mPOS terminals. It also helps you remotely deploy actions, monitor statuses, schedule updates, and more, all from a single portal.

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About the Author: Travis Phillips