When using a mobile point of sale (POS) system, a transaction can be completed on the spot, delivery information can be captured via the POS app, and a receipt of the transaction can be printed with a mobile printer. For the customer, it is a quick and convenient shopping experience that is in-line with the pace of the world today, saving them time from having to wait in line to check out items.

In addition to productivity gains, the benefits for businesses are quite straightforward. Mobile POS systems are a cost-effective solution and offer higher ROI than legacy systems for a few reasons:

1. Affordability—it is typically a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription model that incurs a monthly fee, with minimal or no up-front costs, as opposed to traditional/legacy POS systems, which require upfront capital investment on hardware and software licensing fees.

2. The software/apps are typically cloud based so new updates and maintenance can be done remotely and outside of business hours, reducing any downtime that can occur. This also means a reduction in the amount of hardware required for data migration, integration and storage.

3. The combination of the software and hardware components can perform multiple tasks, consisting of POS apps running on smartphones and/or tablets connected to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to a mobile printer. For example the smart phones/tablets are a handheld information hub to assist the customer plus a POS app to complete transactions. In addition to the transactional receipt printing, the mobile printer can double as a label printer for coupons or labels reflecting price changes.

Where Brother can help achieve the outcomes you need

With a myriad of mobile POS options in the market, it’s vital that you can find a business partner who is knowledgeable and specialises in the area of retail solutions delivery.

At Brother, we partner with POS solutions providers to provide a solution that is right for your retail business, with technology to improve your productivity by refining the way your business operates in order to compete in an extremely challenging market place.