Wireless Accessories for Your Wi-Fi Store connected with POS System
Most business owners try to save as much money as possible during the first few years of business. In a way, this is right as they are struggling to make their fledgling businesses off the ground and unnecessary expenses can be difficult to justify. As a result, most small business owners now use iPad-based POS systems, as they are very easy to use at realtime locations. This web-based POS system runs on a Wi-Fi or dial-up connection and it can be connected to the store’s website and shopping cart system as well.
For small business owners, this multi-functionality is attractive, affordable and useful as stated by TabTimes. Unfortunately, legal requirements do require virtual and small businesses to follow certain rules while processing payments. To ensure that the business is meeting legal requirements, a little extra investment may be required in the form of extra wireless POS accessories. Here are a few of the most recommended wireless accessories for any Wi-Fi POS system.
Wireless Barcode Scanners
Scanners are an integral part of any POS system. Most stores use handheld scanners and flat scanners to check the barcodes on the products. Wireless scanners work the same way, but they work on a battery charge. As a result, store personnel can carry them about the store to help with inventory taking. To simplify the inventory taking process even more, some vendors also offer Wi-Fi data terminals that act as barcode scanners, but are also connected to the store POS system. When an item is scanned the store POS system is updated instantly. The reading also appears in the data terminal’s screen and store personnel can use this type of wireless data terminal to for accurate stock taking and inventory control.
Businesses are legally required to print receipts for all financial transactions and traditionally, only one printer is attached to each billing terminal. Now, a single wireless printer can be connected wirelessly to as many as five billing terminals and it can generate receipts continuously. The printers are also portable, lightweight and rugged. As a result, store staff can carry them about to new locations or they can also be used for businesses that do not have brick-and-mortar locations.
Credit Card Readers
Traditional credit card readers are large and clunky but they are outdated. Now, miniaturized credit card readers are here to stay. They are the size of a small playing card and they can be plugged into Internet-enabled smartphones or tablets. All you have to do is plug the reader into the device, and you can process payments anywhere. Through a wireless connection, the credit card will generate receipts on the wireless printer immediately. The small card readers are also portable and extremely affordable with minimal upfront fees and affordable per-transaction charges.
Tablet Stands and Security Locks
Although this may seem like an unnecessary expense, you’ll be surprised at how useful these two accessories are. They are not wireless accessories but they are necessary to protect your wireless billing terminals during the day. The iPad stand will keep your tablet stable and safe during billing. With so many transactions happening during the day, employees may drop the iPad resulting in permanent damage. To prevent that from happening, stores are now investing in mobile or stationary iPad stands, ruggedized covers, and table locking systems. A ruggedized cover and security lock will prevent damage and lock down the system at night to prevent theft.
Cash Drawers for POS system
Cash drawers are an important part of the store POS system. Your customers may prefer to pay by credit card but cash transactions are common as well. To prevent losing cash and coins, a cash drawer is a simple and cheap accessory you can buy. It provides a safe place for cashiers to store their bills, loyalty cards, gift coupons, credit notes, discount vouchers, etc. The cash drawer is linked to the store POS system and it opens only when a transaction is billed. Along with a POS lock, the cash drawer will also have a realtime lock that work independent of the POS system. At the end of the day, the cash drawer can be closed with anti-theft covers and the realtime lock.
These are just a few of the must-have accessories for your iPad POS system points out CellSmartPOS. Your exact requirements will depend on the nature of your business. Just evaluate the needs of your business and choose the accessories you may need.
Remember, it is a good idea to get in touch with your vendor. Vendors like Shopify usually sell hardware and software systems that are calibrated with each other. You can select accessories you want and your business will survive without the rest says Geeknaut. As your business expands, you can consider buying more accessories to streamline your store POS system.