Article | January 14, 2013

The Growth Of Mobile POS

Michael Gavin

This article by Michael Gavin, SVP of Direct and Agent Sales at Merchant Warehouse discusses the growing popularity of mobile POS and the shift in shopping experience it is creating in retail environments. Mobility is one of the hottest topics in the payments sector due to the rapid adoption of smartphones among consumers and it is changing the way business is being done.

New contactless payment technologies such as QR/2D barcodes and near-field communication (NFC) that offer agnostic payment acceptance along with integrated loyalty and gift programs have placed mounting pressure on retailers and developers to find new ways to leverage these technologies to grow their business. Tablet-based POS systems and mobile point-of-sale (POS) are gaining the most traction and development platforms like Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are providing opportunities for innovation for tablet-based POS developers.

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