A good point of sales system can be the key to a successful business. And while there are many options out there, choosing the right one can be a real challenge and with so many options out there, it is easy to see why people can get really overwhelmed. A lot of people are now wondering whether one-box POS systems are the better choice for them and their businesses, so much so that some business owners are even ditching their traditional POS systems for them. To help make your decision easier, we have put together a few pros and cons for you to go through and determine what would be best for you.
Con: You might need to train your staff again
Regardless of whether you already have some kind of POS system running in your business, any changing of it will mean that you will have to train your staff on how to use it all over again, and potentially even your accounting team as well. This will, of course, mean additional costs for staff expense for the educational time and it may even affect your business by resulting in temporarily slow transaction speed as the clerks learn how the new system works.
Pro: They are tablet-based
Something that is great about these one-box point of sales systems is that most of them are tablet-based and that means that the cashiers can either be stationed somewhere in the store, or they can be moving around and able to serve customers form any point in your shop. As we live in a very busy time where everyone is running to get somewhere, the mobility can really improve the speed of the overall service and that is a great thing that will really be a plus in your customer’s eyes.
Pro: Access from anywhere
The fact that these one-box systems are mobile means that they are automatically accessible from your phone. If your model is not mobile based but is a desktop model, the good thing is that most of those also offer smartphone apps that you can also access from anywhere. The point of this is that when you have access to your POS on your phone, that means that you can be on top of your business no matter where you are or what time it is.
If you want to run a business successfully and efficiently, then a point of sales system is definitely necessary. Whether you choose to go for a traditional POS or for a one-box system, the choice is definitely up to you, because after all you know best what your business needs and we hope that these few pros and cons can somehow help you make that decision faster and easier.