By Erica Houskeeper on November 26, 2019
The right technology can streamline your business. If you’re using a decades-old hand-held terminal that's only good for ringing up purchases and printing out receipts, it might be time for an upgrade.
Most merchants are always looking for ways to grow and improve their business, and a smart terminal can make all the difference. A smart terminal can make payment processing easier, simplify operations, and help you build a stronger relationship with your customers.
Most of all, a smart terminal can make your business more efficient and profitable in the long run.
Smart terminals are point-of-sale (POS) systems that can change the way you manage your company. A smart terminal expands the functionality of traditional payment devices, providing a variety of features into a single compact terminal.
A "dumb" terminal, standard POS system or payment gateway is limited in that it only allows you to initiate and process transactions. That means you still have to access your computer or mobile device separately to handle things like accounting, invoicing, or staff management. And they're notorious for rampant error codes and troubleshooting issues.
With a smart terminal, not only will you save time contacting customer support, but you'll have access to everything at your fingertips -- from inventory and invoices to sales reporting and customer receipts -- all in one place. You can also accept multiple payment types, manage business tasks, run sales reports, and scan barcodes for in-store and offsite sales.
Using a combination of hardware, software, and touchscreen design, smart terminals can:
- Scan items and track inventory
- Report sales information
- Accept magstriped and EMV chip card payments
- Send invoices and set up recurring payments
- Take care of NFC contactless and RFID transactions
- Capture electronic signatures
- Print and email receipts
Smart terminals eliminate the need for paper receipts, allow for cloud storage, accept multiple payment options, and provide a higher level of security. Smart terminals also help you track customer activities, unify online and offline customer experiences, and eliminate the need for multiple apps and devices to manage your business. They also allow you to take payments anywhere in your business, at any time!
The benefits of a smart terminal are well worth considering. If upgrading will help you streamline your business operations and effectively meet your customers’ needs, then making the switch to a smart terminal is an investment that will pay off.
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