For many years, sole proprietors and seasonal business owners were unable to accept credit and debit card payments. Several factors made mobile POS costly, or the systems available did not meet their needs. Credit card processing fees, bulky equipment, and service fees exceeded what most professionals needed for work. Another big issue was that POS software that was not designed for smartphones and mobile phones couldn’t be linked to the equipment needed to complete sales. There was also an interconnectivity issue. Third-party POS services providers would need a way to securely connect businesses’ phones to credit card processing centers.
Fortunately, it’s now much easier for small business owners to offer multiple credit card payment options to their customers. You don’t need any equipment other than a small card reader which accepts chipped cards (EMV) and debit card swipes. The mobile POS solutions application is free to download. You can accept Google Pay and Apple Pay, too, wherever you have a stable cell phone signal.
Mobile POS solutions are robust and also friendly to cell phone users. They are designed for small scale operations but can expand with you as your business grows. Professionals, like you, need a reliable way to process a variety of transactions for commonly occurring point of sale situations. Whether your industry is trade shows, food carts, farmers markets, or pop-up retail, mobile pos solutions will enable you to accept all forms of payments and increase sales revenues on the go.
Mobile POS System Portability and Versatility
People are often concerned about having to carry extra equipment. The only equipment you need is your cell phone and a small card reader. No need for a receipt machine and the hassle of paper tape, because you send your customer an email or SMS receipt. The customer can tap their PIN for debit card payments right on your phone. As your business grows, POS solutions providers like talech can ensure a seamless transition to a full-scale system with supporting equipment.
Gone are the days of “cash only” business. Fewer people carry cash. Now, especially in the era of COVID-19, many businesses prefer credit cards as a means of mitigating health risks. Mobile POS solutions accept all major credit cards, plus Google Pay and Apple pay, and mPOS can go wherever your business takes you.
Mobile POS Integrated Sales Support Features
Mobile POS solutions support transaction types that even clerks at large retail stores might find challenging. In-app features will help you to close more sales because you’ll have the tools and flexibility you need right at hand when it’s time to negotiate. Here are just a few of the standout features of great mPOS apps:
- Split tender: Accepts multiple forms of payments on a single sales receipt.
- Easy Sales Tax: Quickly calculate state and local taxes on your phone screen, viewable per line item.
- Order level price adjustments: Enter discounts and service charge adjustments on-the-fly to land those large sales!
- Menu management: Ample capacity to build an in-app catalog of up to 100 menu items. Enter products into the categories you create.
Whatever type of business you are in, mobile POS can adapt its features to exactly what you need when you’re on the go.
Mobile POS Reporting Features
Have you ever finished an event and wished you had a quick way to check how well you did? Mobile POS solutions come with an in-app sales dashboard. Full, detailed reports are available online whenever you need them. You don’t have to wait to get paid for your sales. POS is small business-friendly so you get your money quickly. The ability to accurately track your data in real-time can help you make smarter decisions and provide you dynamic insight into potential changes you might consider.
Finding a Mobile POS Solutions Provider
After many years of helping small businesses with point of sale systems, talech is now supporting business users in the field with talech Mobile Point of Sale. With the free app download, you’re already in a better position to sell in more locations, close more sales when you get there, all while keeping costs low. It’s time to put aside limitations usually associated with working in a mobile or remote business.
When you partner with talech for your mobile POS solutions, you get a dynamic, streamlined app that will go wherever your business does. We use this information to work with you to apply an innovative mPOS solution that levels the playing field.
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