Gone are the days when small businesses had to invest huge sum on hardware systems. The retail point-of-sale (POS) environment has evolved to create innovative shopping environments and make transactions simple for consumers. To keep pace with the competition and improve their business operations, merchants must keep up with the latest advancements.
Today, mobile POS is a hot topic among top retailers who desire to make retail shopping relevant for their customers. POS mobility brings a whole new competitive edge to the retail market, as it transforms retail experience by speeding up customer interactions outside of the checkout process, simultaneously providing a more engaging, personalized customer experience. Retailers can accept card payments anywhere at any location in-store, guaranteeing faster and efficient sales transactions.
These POS solutions can now be easily installed on a tablet, which is convenient for many store owners to connect the dots with mobile integrations. Besides, the combination of cloud connected printers, tablet-based POS, improved integrations and apps, lead to an improved store management with direct impact upon the loyal customer experience. With the intersection of new customer experiences in the store and technology, retailers are tapping into magical mirrors to try clothes with augmented reality screens, new advances in digital signage in-store and VR product discovery tours as well.
However, business requirements and goals may vary from one retailer to another, and there is a need to select the best combination of technologies to drive success. In order to simplify and assist CIOs identify the right POS solutions, Retail CIO Outlook presents “Top 10 POS Solution Providers-2017.”
A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts, and the Retail CIO outlook editorial board has selected the top POS solution providers. In our selection process, we looked at the vendor’s capability to fulfill the need for cost-effective and flexible solutions that add value to the POS landscape.