Much like accepting mobile payments, a tablet POS system takes your business on-the-go putting your cash registers and staff where it’s most convenient to your customers. If you run a food truck, sell your goods at Sunday farmer’s markets, or work a sporting event or concert, a tablet point of sale would be a great solution for your business.
How A Tablet POS Works
At Gravity, we like to say we’re agnostic when it comes to point of sale systems. We don’t offer only one POS, because we feel like that limits your options in finding the right solution for your individual needs. Instead, we put the power back in your hands by consulting with you to find a solution that fits exactly how you want to process. To learn more about our POS systems, click here.
Common Questions About Tablet POS
What are the benefits of a tablet POS solution?
Not only will you be able to take your business on-the-go, but you’ll also be able to:
- Accept all major credit cards, and debit cards.
- Easily enter transactions, sign receipts, and provide refunds
- Process EMV chip cards and magnetic stripe credit and debit cards
- Reduce wait times and long lines at the checkout counter
- Price items instantly in-store
- Access your business’s sales history and analytics in one easy-to-read report
- Allow your customers to return items quicker
- Safely and securely accept payments through tokenization and P2P encryption
How secure is it?
Like all our credit card processing measures, tablet solutions are just as safe and secure. When you process a payment on your tablet, your customer’s card data is encrypted, or tokenized and kept in a secure server. To learn more about tokenization, click here.
What equipment do I need for a tablet POS?
There are a few components you’ll need. First, you’ll need a merchant services account in order to accept payments. If you’d like to find out more about credit card processing with Gravity Payments, click here.
On the hardware side, you’ll need a tablet of your choosing and a mobile swiper. On the software side, that’s where we come in and help you find a software solution that fits your needs. There is a dizzying amount of POS software available, but the most common software features are:
- Sales Reporting and Analytics
- Customer Management
- Employee Management
- Inventory Management
For more information on point of sales systems in general, click here.
What businesses would benefit from a tablet POS system?
These are the types of businesses that typically benefit:
- Food & Beverage
- Restaurant & Bars
- Coffee Shops
- Food Trucks
- Farmer’s Markets
- Grocery Stores
- Pet Stores
- Fitness Studios & Gyms
- Salons & Spas
- Cinemas & Movie Theaters
- Pharmacy & Drug Stores
- Parking Lots & Garages
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