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5 Advantages of using a Cloud Based POS System

Monday, March 11, 2019

Whether you’re totally new to the idea or have been considering it for months, switching from traditional sales technology to highly intuitive point-of-sale, or POS, software is one of the smartest moves a small business can make. Take a look at some of the reasons your competitors have chosen to go there … and why you should as well.

 

1. Flexibility

A cloud based POS system can be accessed from any devices as long as it has a browser. From a phone or a tablet, from work or from your sofa, you will always have access to your data. Managing your business doesn’t mean that you have to be in your store anymore.


2. Minimize the Risks

The potential for data loss is reduced with cloud based POS systems because everything is kept online. Cloud based POS software that is integrated with POS hardware utilizes an internet infrastructure to access data remotely. This means that the data stores in the POS system can be backed up automatically and then synced, making it easier to keep safe and up-to-date.


3. Accuracy

Many small businesses have struggled with unrecorded sales and inaccurate inventory. Your staff ends up spending more time trying to track down these mistakes than helping customers and closing new sales, and that inhibits business growth and profit. A cloud based POS system can fix this. Traditional cash registers rely too much on human input. Especially at busy times, mistakes are bound to happen. Cloud based POS systems take the guesswork out of making sales, and allow your company to achieve a level of accuracy that’s otherwise unattainable.


4. Speed

Small businesses in particular suffer from slow checkout lines. Customers don’t enjoy having to wait in line while a cashier types in the description of what the person ahead of them is buying. With a good cloud based POS system, cashiers can ring up customers quickly. They also have access to product information much more swiftly, which enables them to help customers efficiently.


5. Have the Latest Trend

In today’s world technology is moving very fast, and you don’t want to have your new equipment obsolete a few weeks of possession. A cloud based POS system can usually be updated easily and for free. New versions secure you will always have the latest trend and the best available tools.

 

Even if a cloud based POS system seems perfect, there are a few points to check before opting for this option. Check how you can transfer your data from your existing POS system, and if the provider will help you in this process. Also, you need to be sure you have a powerful internet connection or a software that can run without it, and synchronize when you are back online. You don’t want to be in a situation where you can’t receive any payments

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