Do you want to run your business in the most efficient way possible? Then a good point of sales system is definitely a must because with features like inventory management, automated orders, accounting and so on there is practically no way for you to miss something that is happening in your business. However, the question today is whether you should go for a traditional POS system or switch to a one-box system and since this decision can be hard and can really affect your business and your budget, we have put together some pros and cons of the one-box systems in this article.
To start things off on a good note, we’ll take a look at a pro and that is that using a one-box POS system can allow you to give your customers a lot of benefits. Customers love things like loyalty cards, bonus points cards, gift cards and any type of reward programs and most one-box systems integrate these types of things into the system itself. These types of systems also come with great customer support which can make the whole shopping experience that much better for your customers.
Something that can be considered as a con is the fact that most of these one-box point of sales systems come preprogramed. Now, this may not seem that bad, but if something is preprogramed it usually means that it doesn’t offer any flexibility. So, any standard features that come with the system will have to be used as they come and this means that instead of adjusting your system to work with your business, you may find yourself doing the opposite and adjusting your business to suit the system.
Another good thing about these systems is that most of them are wireless mobile systems. That means that they really require only a minimal amount of counter space in your store and that can make the whole relationship between the customer and the cashier a lot friendlier and less formal. The fact that the system is mobile also means that the staff doesn’t have to be situated in only one place in the store and they can walk around and ring up sales in any part of the store.
As we mentioned before, a point of sales system can be the key to a successful business that runs with the highest efficiency possible. And with so many choices out there it’s really easy to get overwhelmed and confused which is why we think having as much information as possible is the best way to make an educated decision, and hopefully this article can help you out while you are making that decision.