In today’s modern business environment, customers expect to be able to use their debit cards and credit cards for transactions. If you run a small business, it is critical that you are capable of accepting plastic. The most high-tech point-of-sale systems allow you to make your business work for you by providing a range of features and accessibility options.
Point-of-sale systems allow you to immediately run credit and debit card transactions at the site of your business. If the customer uses a debit card, the point-of-sale system connects directly to a server in the bank that immediately deducts the purchase from the customer’s bank account. Credit card payments process within one to two business days in most cases. This is in comparison to the old “knuckle buster” sliders that use carbon paper to run credit cards, a process that ends up taking several days. Therefore, the first way that point-of-sale software works for you is by providing the expediency of transactions that customers demand.
Modern point-of-sale systems, such as CounterPoint, also offer a range of accessibility features that allow you to conduct business anywhere and anyplace. For example, if you are an artist or a craftsperson and you need to make a transaction at your booth at an art fair, many point-of-sale software systems include mobile capabilities. Other software systems allow you to connect with specialized hardware, such as barcode printers, barcode scanners and touch-screen computers. Still others allow you to track productivity.
The best aspect of modern and efficient point-of-sale software systems is that they place no limits on the capabilities of your business. If you need to do transactions within seconds in the field, you have the capability. In this way, point-of-sale systems make your sales work for your business’s unique needs.