If you are on the fence about replacing your old cash register with an iPad POS system, it is important to carefully weigh the pros and cons. You need to know exactly how the iPad will benefit you and your business. The good news is that the pros are plentiful and can be a major perk in your business.
Ease of Use
The iPad is a rather new piece of technology, and this can be a bit intimidating to those that are not tech-savvy. However, you do not have to be really good with technology to easily use an iPad. When used for a POS system, this tablet computer is incredibly easy to use and navigate. For most people, it only takes a day or two to learn how to use this tablet and the associated POS system technology. Once you take a day or two to learn the technology, you can easily teach your employees within a couple of days. This will not only simplify new employee training in the future, but will significantly reduce your training costs.
You definitely want regular reports on things like sales and inventory and the iPad can provide you with this. The data available is complex and plentiful and you can use the technology to see this data in a way that best suits you. For example, if you want to look at how well a specific product is selling, you can do this. If you want to see the best time of year in terms of sales, you can do this too. There are all of the reports that you could possibly want or need with this technology.
When you use a regular cash register, you generally have to type in the prices manually and this leaves room for human error. With the iPad, you can assign a button to each item so employees only have to tap one virtual button and it rings up the item. You will not have to worry about the wrong price being rung up, sales prices not getting properly charged and other human errors that can happen with traditional cash registers.