Thin-bility Creates Service Opportunities for POS VARs
In the highly competitive retail space, businesses must do all they can to improve the shopping experience. Consumers have plenty of choices, and making a purchase can be as easy as a few taps on a smartphone or tablet screen.
Shoppers have grown accustomed to that level of convenience are less and less inclined to queue up in front of a cash drawer to buy something at a brick-and-mortar store. With Thin-bility, they don’t have to. “Thin-bility” is the term APG has coined to refer to an emerging POS model that combines thin client, mobile, and cloud-based technologies to replicate the convenience and ease of shopping online.
Thin-bility benefits both shoppers and merchants. Bluetooth and IP-enabled POS components such as cash drawers, printers, and barcode readers can communicate wirelessly with tablets that serve as mobile checkouts. This means store clerks literally can take the checkout to the shopper at the point of decision to complete transactions.
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