iPad POS

Posted by Anne Smith on January 31, 2012  •  Comments (64)  • 

online restaurant pos expertAdvances in technology have meant that a plethora of different gadgets and electronic devices have entered the market in the last few years. The famous brand 'Apple' has created a large number of revolutionary products and have since kept redesigning them to suit the needs of the day. As the owner of a business, you need to keep abreast of the latest such electronic devices in the market, so as to be able to carry out your transactions and other tasks more efficiently. The iPad is one such product by Apple that came out a few years ago and comes with several applications to help with different activities. It also contains a few'point of sale' (POS) applications.
If you have been in the industry long enough, you probably already know that it can be a bit costly if you choose to buy a POSsale system. This is why a lot of business owners are rushing to buy iPad's as the POSsale system of their choice, in the form of software applications, as these applications may cost them little money, if not free.
This is a great way to keep track of most of the point of sale tasks as the iPad is a tablet PC and can be carried around with ease. The question may then arise as to whether the point of sale features on this device is ideal to be used by large scale businesses. Let us have a look at both the pros and cons of an iPad point of sale software.
restaurant point of sale user The point of sale features can be availed on the iPad by using, firstly the 'Square' application. With a well-put-together interface, the application provides for versatility and easy organization. The application is free and can easily be downloaded and setup either on your iPhone or iPad. It allows you to easily accept payments for purchase of any of your products but requires you to get Square card reader which is needed to authenticate all payments made by card. The point of sale application also has another POSsale system feature in place such as allowing you to accept tips for example, and even send electronic receipts.
POSlavu also provides an attractive POSsale system with valuablefunctionality. This application is both secure to use and well integrated. From allowing you to keep a tab on inventory to saving data such as employee timecards, the app is definitely one to consider. This application is not free however, and would require you to pay a nominal monthly fee. They offer different packages with varying features and services than can be chosen based on your needs and budget.
These are just two applications among the many available. Is iPad POSa good option though? This would depend on whether you prefer to use such advanced technology for the point of sale transactions of your business or prefer using other devices with installed POSsoftware. Although the iPad applications may cost you less, the features offered by such iPad based POS software are not as vast as those offered by POSsoftware system providers.

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