HP Slate 2 with barcode scanner and card reader speeds checkout and engages customers
HP recently announced the company's first mobile point-of-sale solution for retailers, helping them to deliver a personalized shopping experience to their customers.
The HP Retail Mobile Point-of-Sale Case attaches to the newly announced HP Slate 2 Tablet PC, adding an integrated magnetic stripe reader (MSR) and a barcode scanner.
Salespeople are able to complete customer transactions anywhere in the store, reducing long lines at fixed checkouts and boosting sales and productivity.
Retailers also can use the HP Slate 2's integrated Wi-Fi or Bluetooth wireless technology to check product availability, find alternate colors and styles, track orders and email customer receipts.(1) The 8.9-inch screen is ideal for employees wanting to share videos or inventory selections with their customers.
"Providing customers with memorable, differentiated shopping experiences is a key to building loyalty and driving repeat purchases," said Ray Carlin, general manager and vice president, Retail Solutions, HP. "The HP Slate mobile POS solution achieves these goals by increasing the efficiency of the checkout process, engaging customers and offering better, more personalized services."
Coupled with the HP Slate 2, the HP Retail Mobile POS Case offers retailers:
"The purchase of tablets for store employees is the biggest trend we are seeing in retail since the stores added internet as retailers look for ways to help associates engage customers at a deeper level in the store," said Greg Buzek, president, IHL Group, a leading research firm for the retail industry. "An advantage of a Windows-based tablet, such as the HP Slate 2, is that it could provide a smoother integration with retailers' existing software infrastructure and applications, thus lowering their cost of adoption."
The HP Retail Mobile Point-of-Sale Case is planned to be available in early December in the United States and Canada.
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