As a new, lighter POS approach emerges, Point of sale (POS) solutions no longer have to depend on PCs to operate. Depending on a system’s configuration, the new POS model can leverage thin clients such as tablets and handhelds, giving the cashier the freedom to transact business at the point of decision.
In many instances, the customer comes prepared to pay cash. It’s true that consumers increasingly rely on plastic, but depending upon the vertical, cash still accounts for between 30% and 60% of POS transactions. This means businesses still need to be able to handle cash, which in turn means that any POS system must include at least one cash drawer. With that in mind, ISVs must give the cash drawer serious consideration when developing, configuring and deploying POS solutions.
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