The top 7 advantages of mobile POS for SMBs

Mobile technology has become huge in the past few years, but it will be even bigger in the future, especially in retail. Tablet-based POS systems or mobile POS are the future of retail, and that future is here now. A mobile point-of-sale empowers retailers with much-needed flexibility to improve their workflow, boost customer satisfaction and improve their bottom line. However, mobile POS systems have also proven to be a game-changer for small-scale retailers.

Mobile POS has enabled small, consumer-oriented businesses to take advantage of key business benefits provided by POS systems at a fraction of the cost. You can use mobile POS to check inventory at the fingertips, help customers with their purchases and process sales in a jiff. Hence, you get to deliver a memorable shopping experience that builds store loyalty and improves sales conversations to boost sales.

And that’s just the surface level of the SMB advantages that mobile POS offers. The seven compelling benefits of using a mobile POS system are:

  • Helps you cut down on costs:
    Mobile POS is less costly upfront than traditional POS systems. You can run it on any iOS or Android tablet device, so the hardware requirements are minimal and often less expensive. Plus, you won’t require additional training since you’re already familiar with the interface.
  • Increases sales by decreasing the checkout line:
    Nobody wants to wait around in long queues. With mPOS, you can easily set up additional checkouts during peak hours and preserve sales that could be lost due to long lines.
  • Gives more visibility into your inventory:
    With a cloud-based mobile POS system, you can get real-time visibility into your whole inventory movements across all channels. Hence, you can immediately check any product and information to answer your customers’ questions competently on the spot, making your service quicker, more reliable, and ultimately better.
  • Turns store associates into more efficient employees:
    Mobile POS enables you and your employees to move around and assist customers at the point of decision, thus increasing conversions. Equipped with mPOS, you and your employees turn into retail experts who have all the information at their fingertips. Hence, they can offer customers personalised guidance on products, availability, and payment methods to close sales quickly and effectively.
  • Allows you to sell anytime, anywhere:
    Mobile POS only requires a hand-held device with an active internet connection meaning you can do your business almost anywhere. Whether you own a kiosk, a pop-up shop, or a mobile operation, you can sell on the go with mPOS.
  • Supports multiple payment types:
    Shoppers want flexibility in payment methods. Mobile POS technology accepts cash, credit or debit cards, store credit, gift cards, coupons, digital offers, and loyalty points. With so many options to receive a payment, your checkout process is going to be a breeze, meaning fewer worries about getting paid.
  • Provides more growth possibilities for your business:
    Mobile technology in retail makes expansion quite simple. It allows you to add stores and expand faster with little to no investment in new IT infrastructure. From selling on the go to queue busting, you can set your business up for the future with mobile POS.

In the ever-changing world of retail change, mobile technology can help you vault ahead of your competitors and achieve a future version of your retail business today. If you’re in the process of selecting a retail software solution to support your business in the present and the future, we have a smart mobile point-of-sale system that has it all out of the box.

Enjoy a 14-days free trial of our easy-to-use, cloud-based Tagrain POS for iOS and Android tablet devices.

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Sudhir Kumar
Sudhir Kumar
Managing Director at Tagrain