In the past, businesses, especially the smaller ones only used cash register to compute for transactions and the daily sales when the establishment is closing. Today, however, that is just not enough because there are point of sale equipment that work far better than your traditional cash register.
What is a point of sale equipment (POS)? It is a high tech technology that is now replacing cash registers and can be tailor fit to your business regardless if you are into the restaurant business, hospitality industry, retail and the list goes on. There are many reasons why companies, both big and small, are opting to invest on a POS.
First, it works faster than your regular cash register. You can just scan the bar code and you do not have to input any more amount. That feature is most beneficial especially if you are selling FMCG or fast moving consumer goods and so the lines can get pretty long. Can you imagine going to a huge supermarket that still uses a cash register? That would be such a hassle.
Second, using a point of sale equipment narrows down the possibility of human error. When you use a cash register, you can easily punch in the wrong number and the entire transaction is wrong. This is hardly a problem with POS equipment.
Third, POS equipment has the option of doing your inventory there too. It automatically subtracts a sold item from your initial inventory. Hence, it is easier for you to track down items that you have to reorder. At the same time, you can check if you have stocks missing and if everything is accounted for.
Due to its many advantages, more and more businesses are investing on a POS equipment.