The mPOS system – or mobile point-of-sale system – is a tablet, smartphone or other wireless device that acts as a register.
Replacing an outdated till with mPOS can be a game changer for many reasons; practical, timely and cost effective are amongst the long list of benefits. Here are 7 ways mPOS can transform your retail environment:
mPOS frees-up valuable real estate that would otherwise be dedicated to a traditional POS countertop. This improves the appearance of your counter, making space for products and improved point-of-purchase promotions to entice customers. Replacing your big register also brings you closer to your customer.
Manage with Mobility
With the right product, it’s easy and quick to turn an iPad into an mPOS system. Our Mobi charging case and dock means payment can be taken anywhere in the space. MagTwist technology keeps the card reader securely attached to Mobi for easy access and sharing. When out of use, Mobi can rest in its dock, recharging the iPad and card reader. The added benefit of being drop proof makes it the perfect solution for fast-paced retail environments.
Catch them Early
Installing an mPOS system in store helps prevent real-world cart abandonment and drive sales. Giving employees the freedom to check out customers in the aisle, allows them to meet them at an earlier point in the customer’s journey, meaning they will be more open to product suggestions and less likely to abandon items. Cutting out the usual, lengthy checkout process helps to create a frictionless experience that has a better chance of competing with e-commerce.
Check Out Those Queues
No restricted till means no check out queues. It also makes it easier to manage a sudden influx of customers, ensuring no customers are lost due to lengthy wait-times. Reduced queues enhance your store in many ways, including improving customer experience and increasing the chance of impulse purchases.
Friendly and Familiar
Exchanging till systems can be costly and make your staff feel uncomfortable. Switching to a familiar process and device can make the transformation smooth and painless. iPads are the perfect substitute – their universally user-friendly nature saves time and money that would have been spent on staff training. Familiarity makes people feel comfortable, so implementing tablet POS systems can empower employees and encourage them to channel their efforts in to customer service and sales.
mPos is perfect for small and medium businesses: any smartphone or tablet can be transformed into an mPOS with a simple downloadable app. This means the changeover from normal POS to mPOS can be made swiftly, with little confusion and without being costly. See our guide to the top five POS apps.
Master Mobile Wallets
Whilst mobile wallets such as Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay are gaining popularity with consumers, it’s crucial retailers are adapting to this. Ensuring the latest methods of payments are accepted is a necessary step to stop visitors going to competitors.