By Scott Kreisberg, CEO, One Step Retail Solutions
1776 to 2013: Cash Register to Cloud POS
Let’s take a look at where technology was back in 1776, the birth of our nation… For starters the Franklin Stove was invented to produce more heat and less smoke and warm the house more efficiently. Then there was the farm plow, which has been virtually unchanged in 300 years. The most advanced and prominent technology of the time was the printing press due to bring about the ability to keep citizens informed, faster than any previous method of communication.
The cash register didn’t make this list, as it wasn’t invented until 1879. Fast forward a hundred years to present day and we have electronic cars, space shuttles and Smart phones, just to name a few.
In just over 100 years, the advancements in retail technology are quite impressive. These days you can ring up sales with Mobile POS anywhere and consumers can shop on their smart phones while they do their daily workout. From the invention of the cash drawer 134 years ago, to the cash drawers of today that can speak to cloud-based, HTML5 software, there have been quite a few noteworthy advancements.
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