What is Tablet POS?

Simply using a tablet, or other mobile device rather than a typical till commonly seen in shops (Screen, Cash Drawer, Reciept Printer, Chip and Pin etc..). It provides all the same features as this traditional approach but with some added…


What’s wrong with my till?


Short answer is nothing, however, companies, small businesses and entrepreneurs are hopping on-board a growing trend that is converting their iPad or Android tablet into their cash till, stock take device, warehouse management tool and customer information gizmo. In the next few years it’s likely we’ll see queues in shops slowly disappear or if we’re being more pessimistic, at least shrink.


With a portable device comes portable service, sales assistants will be able to bring the till to the customer (think of waiters at a restaurant or bar though the same principle is true almost anywhere) , stock take and warehousing can be done on the move and if an order for the shop or customer needs to be made it can be done practically anywhere.


What are the benefits?


Apart from looking a lot more sleek and modern, using a tablet will save money! Compared to setting up a typical POS both the initial and ongoing costs will be much lower and as they are heavily supported by both Apple and Google (assuming you go for the bigger brands like ipads, nexus or tabs…) they will feature plenty of security and performance updates.  Indeed much of the system is maintained either by the provider of the device or Opus meaning that for you, the business owner it really takes no time at all to get set up and get everyone up to speed with the new system.


For some people the idea may seem to foreign and while many will prefer to stick to the current method of POS, many more especially in the next few years will be moving over to Tablet, and Mobile POS services.


About Opus Retail Solutions


Opus Retail Solutions specialise in providing Retail, Wholesale, & Integrated e-Commerce Solutions through its Software suite Opus Retail Manager. The entire EPOS operation is managed from Opus’s Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland, along with regional development and support offices in the UK. Opus has been developing software for over 30 years and was one of the first Windows based EPOS systems in 1997. Opus Retail Manager is hardware independent and we offer hardware depending on client requirements, policy or budget.


The key to Opus’s success lies with its ongoing investment in Research and Development and Training to keep our Software products and services and staff world class.  Services range from specifying client requirements to providing custom modifications, system implementation, training with a special emphasis on after-sales support so our customers can get the most from their system. The Company invests c £100k pa in R&D to ensure it’s software remains world-class.


The entire Opus operation is managed from Opus’s Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland, along with regional development and support offices in the UK and Russia.  Opus has partners all over the world and currently ships the software in five languages. Please contact us if you would like to discuss a partnership.


Although our Retail Manager Software and services procedures have evolved over the years from DOS through Windows enabling us to stay ahead of the curve, our core objective is still to provide innovative, best in breed, easy to use and robust EPoS solutions, no matter what the industry, the size or the individual need.