By Ansar Khan, co-founder, Refulgent Software, developers of Ambur
Mobile point of sale solutions have been around for quite some time but never gained traction until the iPad was released. Why is that? Mainly because the hardware was mediocre, the user interfaces weren’t so great and each handheld unit could cost up to $2,000.
With the release of the iPad in 2010, a number of companies started developing point of sale apps for iOS. Two and a half years later, the mobile point of sale market (consisting mostly of iOS apps) has taken the foodservice industry by storm. There are new apps coming to the market everyday and the mobile point of sale market seems to be leaping ahead of the more established brands.
VARs are comfortable with the model they have been working with for the past two decades but with the market changing so fast, having at least one mobile point of sale solution in your arsenal is a must. Sure, there are challenges that come along with the new wave of point of sale solutions but here are three reasons of why you must start selling an iPad point of sale solution.
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