Tablet based cash registers replace the old clunkers
0. phoneArena 22 Apr 2013, 02:04 posted on
Many retailers are replacing the old impersonal cash register with tablets and dressing them up to look better for the customers and making them easier for employees to use; some are dressing up their tablets in bamboo or other materials to make them stand out, and most are being outfitted with Square, the mobile app that allows phones and tablets to accept credit cards...
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2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
what about people with cash? businesses still have to take cash and keep track of it efficiently. xD
4. TheMan (Posts: 430; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Agreed. As I read this and the original NYTimes article, nowhere to be found is commentary on paying in cash, or how to secure cash (which, according to the article, was the original reason for the register, to minimize employee theft).
5. LordDavon (Posts: 108; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)
I work in the pharmaceutical industry as the lead developer for a POS system, and we are also putting our POS on the tablet, as an option. Many customers are requesting it, and we are basically allowing them to design how is functions.
From how some are explaining, their cashiers will still take cash by basically wearing their cash drawer on a belt designed for holding cash.
With other customers, they will continue to offer POS lanes for cash customers, and allow cards only for their portable systems.
So at least with our implementation, cash is not being eliminated. As long as cash is tracked, and an Over/Under is managed (reconciling the drawer), you maintain security.
7. nhavey (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)
Hi there - Just an FYI from Happy Owl Studio, makers of the Cashbox featured in the NYTimes article. We had the some concern about how to deal with cash, so the cashbox accepts cash with a standard cash drawer, and its secured by the software or a physical key.
3. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
It replaces your PC, even cash registry. But its nice to know people are becoming into tech these days. And for this to work.
All they have to do is create a server. All transactions will be online, and create an app POS like. Use the camera as barcode reader. And whoala, instant cash registers. Im thinking it would be cheaper that way.
6. Rayvelynn (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Not a good idea if the Square system goes down, then what? I wouldn't completley depend on an app for transactions. lol