With the continuous optimization of POS hardware and software, more and more small business like restaurants, supermarkets, retail stores, bars, cafes enjoy the convenience of POS system, but there are still many questions about POS. What is POS system? What is POS terminal? What are the benefits of touch screen POS terminal? Why do stores prefer all in one POS terminal? How to choose a good all in one POS terminal? Hereby we will discuss in detail below.What is the POS system? What is the POS terminal? Let us start with the way the POS system worksThe POS system allows users to create product data and save it in the system. The computer cash register receives instructions from cashier and info from peripheral. Product information (price, department, discount...), and sales information (quantity, amount, time period, customer level) are automatically recorded. Through system processing and storage, sales statistical analysis information can be generated as the basis of business management.POS terminal means computer hardware can integrate sales data collection, processing & storage. With the development of touch panel & integrated circuits, all in one touch screen POS terminals start application in retail & hospitality industries.So what are the features of POS terminal?1. POS terminal is always equipped with a large-size HD touch main screen for cashier to operate, usually integrated with core components such as motherboard2. POS terminal is always equipped with a VFD or second display to show transaction information or advertising to consumers3. POS terminal is always equipped with a built-in thermal printer to save space and manage desktop cables. Experiments show that built-in printers are less susceptible to damage than external printers4. POS terminal is always equipped with barcode/2D scanner, MSR, NFC and other modules, it is easy to maintain and replace inner hard disk, built-in battery and printer.What types of POS terminals are common on the market?What are the recommended POS terminals of each types ?Desktop touch POS terminal KS-L7The KS-L7 is a desktop POS terminal that is compatible with Windows and Android OS. Full HD 15.6" capacitive touch screen allows cashier to operate smoothly and accurately. The rich interface greatly expands the application. The alloy stand supports large angle adjustment of the screen, and the structure is simple and sturdy, very easy to maintain.ModelTouch Screen POS Terminal KS-L7 Pioneer Material ABS+Plastic Case，Metal StructureOSWindows 7 / 10 Android 7.1CPUIntel Celeron J1900 Quad-core Processor(2M Cache, 1.99GHz-2.41GHz) RK3288 ARM Quad-Core Cortex-A17, 1.8GHzIntel Core i3 4005U Dual-core Processor (3M Cache, 1.7 GHz)Intel Core i5 4200U Dual-core Processor (3M Cache, 1.6GHz-2.6GHz)System Memory4GB / 8GB DDR3 2GB DDR3Storage64GB / 128GB / 256GB mSATA SSD8GB eMMCMain Screen Size15.6''(1920*1080 16:9) True-Flat Projective Capacitive Touch（10-point）I/O PortsDC*1,CASH*1,LAN*1,USB *4,COM*1,Audio out*1,Mic*1,HDMI*1/VGA*1 Dimension355mm(W)*280mm(D)*320mm(H)Weight5.54kgOptional Accessories15.6''(1920*1080; 16:9)/11.6''(1920*1080; 16:9) Customer Display/VFD; 2D scanner; MSR & IC & RSAV Card ReaderApplications: restaurants, supermarkets, retail stores…Pros and cons:Pros: Affordable, small size, stable and durable, easy to replace and repairCons: No built-in printer, need external printers and other peripheral (cash box, scanner, EFT POS, etc.) not good cable management on desk.Dual screen POS terminal KS-DKS-D is a stylish dual-screen POS terminal which is the latest model. Titanium metal appearance, sleek and lightweight. Hollow structure, leaving space for 2D/Barcode scanning, MSR and NFC. Symmetrical design feels perfect from any angle. Ideal for high-end hotels, bars, flagship stores.ModelPOS Terminal KS-D GalaxyMaterial ABS+Plastic Case，Metal StructureOSWindows 7 / 10 Android 7.1CPUIntel Celeron J1900 Quad-core Processor(2M Cache, 1.99GHz-2.41GHz) RK3288 ARM Quad-Core Cortex-A17, 1.8GHzIntel Core i3 3217U Dual-core Processor (3M Cache, 1.8 GHz)Intel Core i5 5200U Dual-core Processor(3MB Cache, 2.2GHz-2.7GHz)System Memory4GB / 8GB DDR3 2GB DDR3Storage64GB / 128GB / 256GB mSATA SSD8GB eMMCMain Screen Size15.6''(1920*1080; 16:9) True-Flat Projective Capacitive Touch (10-point)I/O PortsDC*1,CASH*1,LAN*1,USB *4,COM*1,Audio out*1,Mic*1,HDMI*1/VGA*1Dimension322mm(W)*245mm(D)*450mm(H)Weight8.24kgOptional Accessories15.6''(1920*1080; 16:9)/11.6''(1920*1080; 16:9) Customer Display/VFD; 2D scanner; MSR & IC & RSAV Card Reader; NFC & RFID ReaderApplications: bars, supermarkets, flagship stores…Pros and cons:Pros: fashion and sleek, big and full HD touch screen and customer display, built-in MSR, 2D scanner are optional.Cons: oversize for small business, built-in printer only support 80 mm *60mm paper rollAll in One POS terminal KS-AThe KS-A is a classic all in one terminal. It is the best-selling model and supports dual-screen 15.6-inch HD LEDs. It supports large capacity thermal printers. The performance is stable and reliable and failure rate is extremely low due to its robust metal structure. The all in one design is compatible with different OS, peripherals and modules for different purposes, it is also a very cost-effective smart equipment.ModelAll in One POS Terminal KS-A Legend Material ABS+Plastic Case，Metal StructureOSWindows 7 / 10 Android 7.1CPUIntel Celeron J1900 Quad-core Processor(2M Cache, 1.99GHz-2.41GHz) RK3288 ARM Quad-Core Cortex-A17, 1.8GHzIntel Core i3 4005U Dual-core Processor (3M Cache, 1.7 GHz)Intel Core i5 5200U Dual-core Processor(3MB Cache, 2.2GHz-2.7GHz)System Memory4GB / 8GB DDR3 2GB DDR3Storage64GB / 128GB / 256GB mSATA SSD8GB eMMCMain Screen Size15.6''(1920*1080; 16:9) True-Flat Projective Capacitive Touch (10-point)I/O PortsDC*1,CASH*1,LAN*1,USB *4,COM*1,Audio out*1,Mic*1,HDMI*1/VGA*1 Dimension147mm(W)*185mm(D)*380mm(H)Weight5.16kgOptional Accessories15.6''(1920*1080; 16:9)/11.6''(1920*1080; 16:9) Customer Display/VFD; 80mm Built-in Printer;2D scanner; MSR & IC & RSAV Card Reader; NFC & RFID ReaderApplications: restaurants, bars, supermarkets, retail stores, cafes…Pros and cons:Pros: High cost performance, stable performance, strong expansibilityCons: No obvious disadvantagesMini POS terminal KS-BThe KS-B is a mini all in one POS terminal. It is developed based on KS-A and has reduced original size but retained its core functions. The KS-B is equipped with an 11.6-inch HD capacitive touch screen and integrated with a high-speed 80mm thermal printer. It weighs only 3.8kg, which is very suitable for small business. ModelAll in One POS Terminal KS-B EliteMaterial ABS+Plastic Case，Metal StructureOSWindows 7 / 10 Android 7.1CPUIntel Celeron J1900 Quad-core Processor(2M Cache, 1.99GHz-2.41GHz) RK3288 ARM Quad-Core Cortex-A17, 1.8GHzIntel Core i3 4010Y Dual-core Processor(3M Cache, 1.3GHz)System Memory4GB / 8GB DDR32GB DDR3Storage64GB / 128GB / 256GB mSATA SSD8GB eMMCMain Screen Size11.6''(1920*1080; 16:9) True-Flat Projective Capacitive Touch (10-point)I/O PortsDC*1,CASH*1,LAN*1,USB *2,COM*1,Audio out*1,Mic*1,HDMI*1/VGA*1Dimension193mm(W)*166mm(D)*380mm(H)Weight3.48kgOptional Accessories11.6''(1920*1080; 16:9) Customer Display/VFD; 80mm Built-in Printer;2D scanner; MSR; NFC & RFID ReaderApplications: restaurants, retail stores, cafes…Pros and cons:Pros: Affordable, small size, all in one design, durableCons: No obvious disadvantagesTablet POS terminal KS-BTKS-BT is an innovative tablet POS terminal. It supports windows, android tablet and ipad. This all in one POS provide a stable tablet stand and connect built-in printer to tablet by USB cable or bluetooth. The waiter can bring guest the tablet to order and checkout. The detaching and installation of the tablet is super simple, which gives full play to the flexibility of the tablet.ModelTablet POS Terminal KS-BT ExplorerMaterial ABS+Plastic Case，Metal StructureOSAndroid / IOSTablet11''(2388 x 1668;iPad Pro)/11.6''(1920*1080; Android Tablet)I/O PortsDC 12V / 24V*1CASH*1(RJ-11, +12VDC / +24VDC by jumper select)LAN*1 (RJ45, Giga Ethernet Support (10 / 100 Mbps)USB *2Dimension193mm(W)*166mm(D)*380mm(H) / 7.6''(W)*6.5''(D)*14.9''(H)Weight5.16kgBuilt-in Printer(Optional)SPRT thermal receipt printer(paper 80mm width ⌀80mm)Printing Speed: 170mm/secPrinter Font: 12 × 24 ANK characters, print 50 lines each timeBar Code & QR Code Scanner (Optional)QR Code, Data Matrix, PDP417,UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, ISBN, Code 128, GSI 128, ISBT 128, Code 39, Code93,Code 11, Interleaved 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5,Matrix 25, Standard 25, Codabar, MSI/MSI PLESSEY, GSI DataBarMSR Card Reader (Optional)ISO7811,ISO7816Applications: restaurants, bars, retail stores…Pros and cons:Pros: Compatible with all kinds of common POS systems, flexible and lightweight, can be operated remotely Cons: not support second screen and need cable or battery chargingSelf Ordering & Payment Kiosk KS-SK02PTKSAI Self Ordering & Payment Kiosks provide customer a smart way to breeze through your restaurant line faster, feeling more satisfied and spending more than usual. Meanwhile, you’re saving on labor costs and improving same-store revenue right along with your customer experience. Sound amazing? That’s the power of PTKSAI self-service kiosks.ModelSelf Service Kiosk KS-SK02 EpochMaterial Metal Case, Glass Display, Alloy StandCPUIntel Core i3 3217U Dual-core Processor (3M Cache, 1.8 GHz)RK3288 ARM Quad-Core Cortex-A17, 1.8GHzIntel Core i5 5200U Dual-core Processor(3MB Cache, 2.2GHz-2.7GHz)System Memory4GB / 8GB DDR32GB DDR3Storage64GB / 128GB / 256GB mSATA SSD8GB eMMC NAND FLASHScreen Size21"/24"/27"/32"(1920*1080;16:9) Potrait OrientationTouch ScreenTrue-Flat Projective Capacitive Touch (10 point), G+GI/O PortsDC 24V*1LAN*1 (RJ45, Giga Ethernet)USB *1Optional Accessories80mm Built-in Printer;2D scanner; Camera;EFT POS MountMSR & IC & RSAV Card Reader; NFC & RFID ReaderApplications: restaurants, supermarkets…Pros and cons:Pros: Higher efficiency, more income, less labor, more standard serviceCons: Relatively expensive, large in size, difficult to move, requires frequent maintenance and cleaningHow to select a proper POS terminals?First, we should choose the right POS terminal suppliers from the following 7 dimensions:Strength: modern production equipment and skilled workers, strong brand and professional team, consecutive profit..Potential: forecast of market development, strategy formulation and positioning of new products, financing capability.Sales: Share of main market, growth of potential market and stability of Cost performance: Product performance, price competitiveness, reasonable premium, user experience.Quality: Performance, life (i.e. durability), reliability and maintainability, safety, adaptability and economyService: Market support, pre-sales guidance, order processing, after-sales serviceCustom made: Appearance customization, structure customization, function customization, packaging customization, software customization, brand customizationThrough the following form, we can find the six most influential POS terminal suppliers in global market. Through various comparisons, PTKSAI is outstanding considering comprehensive performance.POS Terminal SupplierPTKSAISummiSam4sDatavanPoindusFametechStrengthAABABBPotentialABCCCCSalesBABBABCost performanceABBCCCQualityACBAAAServiceACBAABCustom madeACBCCCThe representative products of PTKSAI have been introduced above. Here provides a comparison table of PTKSAI POS products for users to select and compare. We also provide special guidance for different customers:POS ModelKS-L7KS-DKS-AKS-BKS-BTKS-SKWindows i3 cpuπππππWindows i5 cpuππAndroid osππππππ21" touch screenπ15.6" touch screenπππ11.6" touch screenππCustomer displayππππFull HDππππππVFDπππBuilt-in Printerππππ2D scannerπππMSR,IC,NFCππShopping center: Requires a large number of reliable POS terminals, high quality and performance requirements for the machine, integrated built-in printing and we recommend all in one POS terminal KS-ARetail store, coffee: limited space, need small size all in one POS terminal, integrated built-in printer, affordable, easy to move, we recommend mini POS terminal KS-BSupermarket: A touch screen POS cash register that needs to be used with a scanner and a cashbox printer. It is simple in structure and easy to maintain. We recommend touch screen POS terminal KS-L7.Hotel: needs stylish and high-end pos terminal, and requires a good customer experience and advertising, we recommend dual-screen POS terminal KS-D Restaurant: Besides all in one POS terminal, there is also a self-service kiosk that helps customers order and pay for themselves. It requires integrated built-in printer, more than 21.5" touch screen, we recommend KS-SK02Bars: need a very lightweight and flexible POS terminal, support remote operation, convenient waiter to assist customers to order, we recommend tablet POS terminal KS-BTWe will find all kinds of POS systems have put forward high requirements for POS terminals. After comparison and analysis, all in one POS terminals have been accepted by increasing number of customers due to its easy operation, diverse functions, space saving, convenient maintenance and better cost performance. Choosing an international brand like PTKSAI will save you lots of money while improving efficiency
With online shopping getting popular, more and more businesses are opening web-based portals to sell their products. From hairpins to yachts, everything is now offered online. As such, it becomes essential to have payment options that will streamline your selling process online. This is where point-of-sale (POS) systems come into the picture. To match the needs of businesses and customers, numerous POS payment options, including mobile POS solutions are available. However, a majority of shoppers use mobile devices to shop online. In order to tap these customers, you ought to use mobile POS solutions. Also, a mobile POS system is beneficial to any business in many respects.Full integration with the POS softwareAs well as assisting you at the point of sales, a mobile system does a lot more. Many mobile solutions present a myriad of different functions beyond receiving payments from clients and customers. An innovative mobile POS system helps to manage inventory and notifies you when the stock should be replenished.It also stores customer data for future marketing and sales. For example, by using purchase history and other related information, you can enhance your direct marketing efforts to encourage more purchases from the desired customers in the near future. Likewise, you may use sales data reporting to gain insights on trends, timing, and better selling products.Plus, the system lets you track and manage the number of hours worked, tips earned, and efficiency of your employees at any given time. All these features integrate well with your venture, allowing the system’s engine to run smoothly while the processes are handled on one device. You get to view a clear picture of what’s going on under the hood with the click of a mouse.Wide range of software and hardware optionsA mobile POS system works with any device. Whether it’s a tablet or laptop, POS systems are compatible with any of these devices. Lenovo, Samsung, Dell, Acer, and many other well-known brands offer products that could be used with a POS solution. You’ll also find various mobile software solutions for managing sales and other POS-related functions. While these options may seem overwhelming, taking the time to check each one will let you pick the software and hardware solutions that align with your business needs.PortableOne of the biggest failures associated with older POS solutions is their weight and size. They stayed rooted at one place and can’t move. A mobile POS system creates an opportunity to greet your clients and customers at the door with all that you need to serve them on a page-sized tablet. In case your venture is service-driven, this system lets you accompany a POS solution to the client’s location.Plus, when you consider the various management functions that a mobile POS-equipped device could handle, portability is paramount. The mobile device can be used as a cash register on your sales floor, brought to the office for creating sales reports and then returned to the cash register. It’s the portability that renders the much-needed flexibility any business may want today to save time and carry out multiple functions quickly.Cost-effective hardwareThere’s a joke that a POS solution is worth gold in terms of its weight, not because of its importance in business operations, but because of its high-cost and bulky weight. However, this joke is now a thing of the past, thanks to mobile point of sale devices. Mobile systems require a tablet or similar hardware device to get started. Any such device is a lot lighter than the traditional computer POS system. Plus, mobile solutions are comparatively cheaper than conventional solutions.Cost-efficiency is always a plus point because it eases your budget for other equipment that can advance your business further. When a mobile POS system gets damages, you can easily repair it without denting your budget. As the hardware is just like a tablet device, the cost of replacing or fixing a damaged device is relatively cheaper than fixing or replacing a traditional POS system, which could cost you thousands of dollars.Better customer interactionsBesides being portable and cost-effective, a mobile POS solution is smaller and sleeker. Older systems are bulky, large, and occupy a lot of space. It pushes the cashier or the operator behind the giant machine. Most of the people had an interaction where it gives the feeling of buying from the back of a monitor screen than a person.Such a scene damages a customer’s experience. You could lose a great number of customers in case they feel their shopping experience doesn’t align with their expectations. A mobile system lets you get rid of this issue.Even if you use the mobile solution as a stationary point of sales, you gain the advantage of a face-to-face-interactions and exchanges with your customer because the POS device is compact and small. By not being pushed behind a big POS system, it becomes a lot easier and comfortable for the front-facing employee and cashier to communicate with customers and enrich their experience with your company. In today’s business era where customer experience is a major competitive differentiator, a mobile system can be incredibly valuable.ScalableAs your business grows and changes, your needs follow the footprints of your business. A mobile POS system easily scales to meet your ever-growing needs. In case you wish to add another device, you can invest in another tablet or similar hardware device.That won’t cost you a fortune. With a modest investment, you can scale your business quickly. Some mobile POS solution providers have different pricing plans. You can get started with the cheap plan and then switch to a premium plan when you need additional features or more sales points.Mobile POS is undoubtedly the future. As well as performing the functions of older systems, they offer many other benefits detailed above. By integrating various functions into your mobile POS system, you could make a Swiss Army knife tool to manage your venture. Above all, the sleek, portable, and smaller design allows for better flexibility and high-quality interactions between the customer and your salesperson.
Marketing is the most important aspect of any business. It drives the cycle of business from production to sales and ensures the venture survives against all odds. However, the modern business world is highly turbulent. You need to keep pace with the changing scenario and employ effective marketing and advertising tactics that will steer customers even in a dynamic environment. This is where digital advertising display screens comes into the picture to help out. An IT company dedicated to digital display advertising can help any small or large venture scale its business online. Here’s how. What is digital advertising display?Digital display advertising or display ads are paid adverts that show up in front of users on web pages in graphical forms. They’re different from pay-per-click or search engine marketing ads that show up in search engine results. PPC or search engine ads only appear when a user is searching, whereas display ads pop-up when a user is surfing. Popularly known as banner ads, these ads could be a rectangle or small square and appear on the side, top, or middle of a website page.How digital display advertising can help your business?They’re visually appealingSearch engine marketing ads or PPC adverts are text-based. As such, they fail to capture the attention of targets. On the flip side, digital advertising display ads or digital signage screens are graphics-oriented; they tend to be really appealing. With display adverts, you can use an audio, video, graphics, and your business branding to stand out and attract the attention of users.They promote brand awarenessThe visual aspect of display adverts benefits your business by means of brand awareness. With PPC ads, users need to read the text and then click on the link to get to the landing page and learn about your business. If users don’t click text ads, they won’t get any information about your business. Display ads, on the other hand, are styled and branded. Any user can get information about your brand by looking at the ad; no click-through is necessary.Display ads are effectively targetedWhile promoting your venture on the net, it’s extremely important to target the most relevant users to your venture. If you fail to do so, you won’t derive any benefits. Also, you’ll waste your money on advertising. Digital advertising display lets you create targeted ads matching particular demographics just like SEM ads or PPC ads.However, the difference is graphics. For instance, a car dealer could target people living in a particular zip code. Since the adverts are effectively targeted, you’re able to maximize your spend.They deliver higher conversionsThe biggest perk of online display ads is higher conversion rates. These ads could be more strategically geared toward specific audiences. Also, their impact could be measured by analytics in real-time. According to many studies and researches conducted by advertising firms, display ads help to enhance marketing response substantially.They boost sign-ups and leads by 25 percent and increase conversion rates by 30 percent. Plus, display adverts improve the chances of your brand being endorsed by customers. You could expect as much as 10 percent recommendation increase through graphic ads.They’re cost-effectiveThe use of billboards and tri-media can cost you dearly. If you’re just getting started, a major portion of your investment could be used up for expensive offline adverts. Digital advertising display, on the flip side, is cost-effective. The reality is digital display ads are leveling up the playing field for small and medium businesses with limited resources and budget.With billions of users on the World Wide Web, your chances of achieving your marketing targeted are highly enhanced. You could reach a great number of potential customers for a couple of dollars.They render complete transparencyTracking your campaign and getting feedback from ads is essential. However, most of the advertising forms are difficult to track. Digital displays, on the flip side, are easy to track and monitor. You can get daily or weekly updates.This type of information tells you whether or not your ads are delivering results. If you think that you’re lagging behind or missing something, you can make quick changes in your campaigns for betterment. Plus, feedback reports could guide you to better tactics and enhanced marketing campaigns.They benefit you with Geo-targetingWhile most of the advertising forms are targeted, digital advertising display benefits you with Geo-targeting. They offer you the control to customize your advertisements. This, in turn, lets you get to highly targeted users in a particular area.For example, if you sell pizzas in a local area in Houston, you can get to potential buyers through graphic ads. You may let the locals know by showing a digital ad with your telephone number for ordering. With eye-catchy graphics and contact number, you can pique the interest of the desired customers to order your product instantly.Display ads let you do A/B testingMany businesses fail to get the desired results from their advertising campaigns. Why? They don’t use suitable graphics and texts in their ad campaigns. If you don’t optimize your ads, you could lose like others. So how do you avert such a scene? Your best bet is A/B testing or split testing. It’s here digital display advertising comes to your rescue to help out.Display ads let you perform split testing or A/B testing. You get to test a strategy and then change it if the feedback isn’t as expected. While it may look like a giant work for hoardings and billboards, online displays are pretty easy. Stripping down to simple tweaks isn’t hard or costly. Within less than an hour, you can make suitable changes and come up with relevant displays that can yield much better results.Bottom lineA well thought-out digital advertising display benefits your business by getting to numerous targets quickly. Affordability, Geo-targeting, brand awareness, transparency, higher conversion rates, etc are some of the popular benefits of digital display advertising. Just get in touch with a reliable IT company and you could harness these diverse benefits through display adverts.
Expecting to meet you all at PTKSAI booth N0713a on the 1st floor of Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall, Computex Taipei 2019, during May 28th to June 1st!Everybody is invited to visit us and see our showcase of flagship POS terminal, and get to experience in person our newest facial recognition device. See you there!#POS #Computex2019 #Exhibition #Computer #Taibei #POShardware #POSterminal #POSsystem #Facialrecognition #AllinonePOS