According to the latest statistics, more than 35% of retailers are using or at least testing tablets. Mobile POS (point-of-sales) devices are very beneficial because they allow retailers to enhance customer experience and cut the waiting lines. In case you are planning on using iPad POS, you should know that there are a few things that can help you maximize the positive effects of this practice.
- Invest in modest hardware solutions
Let’s be clear, an iPad 4 is a more affordable solution compared to classic POS terminals. However, this doesn’t mean that you should buy as many iPads as you want. It is perfectly fine to start with one or two of these devices and see how it goes. Monitor the reactions of your customers and check whether your employees are using these tablets in the right way.
- Invest in the infrastructure
One of the things that make mobile devices special is the fact that they can easily use 3G/4G networks. However, the strength of the signal is often affected by the location, the building, and other things. In order to avoid any problems, it is the best idea to invest in Wi-Fi technology. This is not a big investment because all you need is a router or two and stable internet connection. Remember that optic Internet is definitely the best option.
- Outsource management and deployment
POS deployment is not a difficult thing, but if you want to make things right, you better hire an expert in this field. A professional company that is focused on these activities can help you set up merchant accounts, migrate data and do everything in their power to provide smooth deployment and management. Additionally, they can help you integrate some of the systems that you have used before.
- Connect your iPad with the current selling process
As previously mentioned, using iPad POS is one way to enhance customer experience. In this way, you can secure loyal customers. Shopping and checkout is one of the things that a system like this can improve, so make sure that you connect your iPad with the current selling process.
- Customer interaction
Finally, you can request customer interaction at checkout. For example, you can ask them to sign and complete the transaction on their own. This is a good way to build trust and highlight the fact that your business has embraced the latest technology.
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