Industry Night: Retail & Mobile POS

As mobility becomes a priority, the retail industry is changing the way they do POS

During my most recent trip to the mall, I was asked if I wanted my receipt printed or emailed to me. “E-mailed to me,” I said, as the girl behind the register handed me an iPod touch and asked me to sign. I used my finger to sign, right on the screen of the device. Intrigued, I thought, is this the future of retail?

The answer is yes. More and more retailers are trading in traditional POS solutions to use an iOS device. To help retailers with their search, Software Advice put together a top ten of their favorite iOS POS applications.

In addition to these apps, retailers also have the option of using browser-based POS software, which can be used on the iPad and for retailers that only need to process credit cards, external attachments, such as Square, are also an option and are fully functional on all iOS devices.

As mobility continues to be a driving force in retail, and everything we do, it will be interesting to see which retailers make the switch from traditional POS systems to a mobile one, and when. Share your thoughts on mobility in the retail industry by commenting below, or on our Facebook or twitter pages.