There are more and more businesses changing – or in other words upgrading – to iPad point of sale systems. iPad point of sale systems are winning the market in terms of features, flexibility and affordability. However, there is more to it and herewith we have jotted down a list of reasons explaining why iPad point-of-sale systems are better:
iPad is light-weight so you can easily carry it around your store or in fact anywhere. You can take it on the floor while serving your customer or take it with you to an expo. The possibilities are unlimited and the base line is that it is truly mobile.
This is another important factor in making iPad POS popular. Most cloud-based iPad point of sale systems are available in form of SaaS (software as a service) application so you pay a small monthly fee as opposed to forking out a big initial investment. All you need is your iPad, activate your subscription and download your app.
In my personal view, iPad POS systems are business management software. When you look at built-in features like loyalty, integrated ecommerce, ability to work online and offline, gift cards and appointment books, point of sale is just a tiny part of the completion solution.
Ease of use
iPad retail management systems are next generation of software. They are intuitive, fast, feature-rich and yet easy to understand. When software is easy to understand, your team is more likely to take most advantage of available features and hence increase your business productivity.
Most iPad POS systems are cloud-based and so possibilities are unlimited. All your registers are inter-connected through your cloud and data is in sync between multiple registers & locations. Hike POS even overcomes the biggest limitation of a cloud-based system – the internet dependency. Hike also works offline. Your system is in sync with your cloud while internet is available and it continues to work even if your internet is lost. All data gets sync’d when your internet is back online.
This is my personal favourite. Traditional POS systems require local installation. You need to find an IT guy to install it and then get them to manage, update and upgrade your systems. Your cloud-based iPad POS software have all these happen behind the scenes. Your cloud instance updates and upgrades itself and you won’t even have to press anything. When your iPad app update is available, you get a notification and it is done with just a click of a button. This is a serious time and cost saving.