People often think that ecommerce stores are in the process of completely taking down the regular brick and mortar stores, however, despite the large growth of ecommerce stores, this statement is still a bit overblown, since the biggest profit still comes from shopping in store. This status is unlikely to change anytime soon and this is mostly because ecommerce shops still haven’t found a way to compensate for the things that attract customers to those brick and mortar shops. Of course, this means that the point of sales terminal isn’t going anywhere.
The point of sales terminal is a device with which merchants are able to accept payments from their customers, and even though it is still being used everywhere, it doesn’t mean that it hasn’t been changing over time. While in the beginning POS terminals were mostly just hardware offerings, as more and more merchants are looking to cut their costs down, these terminals are evolving into much more than just tools to accept payment. Point of sales terminals are now evolving into solutions that are extremely comprehensive and are offering full-service on just one device. This new version of terminals are offering business owners an array of different management solutions and connected offerings that are specifically designed to complement the payment services that the point of sales terminals already offered.
To do all of this, the original point of sales terminal is now a new smart product that has been designed to be part-tablet and part-register. Business owners are seeking out these point of sales terminals more than ever because they get the benefit of connectivity, mobility and interoperability that allow then to efficiently and successfully run their entire business from one single device. And since the demand for these types of terminals is bigger than ever, terminal providers are now in a position where they have to meet all of the business owner’s need and especially, to find a solution that will help them accept a wide variety of payment options on one device. With all of these demands, the innovation process is now going faster than ever and with that, the competition between, both the point of sales terminal hardware and software spaces.
So, if you were considering going for an ecommerce shop instead of a regular brick and mortar one, then maybe it’s time for you to take all of the benefits that the new point of sales terminals can offer your business, and you may find that the traditional path, is just the right way to go
— Point of Sale News (@ThePOSnews) 25 de octubre de 2017