Point of sale hardware is one part of a complete POS system – the other part being point of sale software.
POS hardware comes in many forms, but collectively, it’s the physical input devices that allow users to carry out the functions of the software.
It’s how employees ring up sales, print receipts, and put cash in the secure metal box known as a cash drawer. POS hardware is the means that allow you and your staff to process transactions.
Complete POS Systems
Bundled packages include multiple components. From basic setup to more advanced configurations, they are designed to incorporate the essential peripherals for your unique business operations.
Credit card reader
Credit card reader
POS Touchscreen monitors
From sleek monitors to all-in-one touchscreen computers and shiny new tablets, point of sale systems look a lot different than they did 20 years ago.
Touchscreen devices are an essential piece to any complete point of sale system. Whether you own a boutique retail business, contemporary restaurant, or trendy salon and spa, touchscreens allow employees to quickly and easily ring up sales.
POS Receipt Printers
In today’s digital landscape, POS systems give merchants the ability to email receipts — but that doesn’t mean paper receipts are dead.
Fast and reliable thermal printers are perfect for customer checkout, and dot-matrix printers (a.k.a impact printers) and great for food and beverage prep. Even in a digital world, receipt printers are still a fundamental element of a POS system.
POS Cash Drawer
A staple in the retail and hospitality industry since the cash register patent in the late 1800’s, a cash drawer isn’t going out of style any time soon.
Cash drawers offer secure cash management and functional design for any point of sale system. From mobile POS and wireless configurations to traditional and legacy POS systems, every business needs a secure place to store their dough.
POS Cash Drawer
Any business that takes payments in person needs a credit card reader. A credit card terminal allows you to securely accept credit card and debit card payments at the point of purchase.
As more consumers carry less cash, it’s essential to adapt your payment methods to meet their preferences — especially as NFC payments like Apple Pay gain popularity.
If your business sells weighted items like frozen yogurt, bulk candy, or cold cuts a digital scale will ensure all sales are accurate — down to the penny.
From delis to cafes and quick-service restaurants, a POS scale will streamline any checkout process.
Digital Menu Boards
In many food service environments, menu boards are going dynamically digital. No more static letter boards that require employees to climb a ladder and change the daily specials.
Now, you can use digital signage to update pricing, product descriptions instantly, and even include multimedia content like images and video.
Self-ordering is quickly finding its place in quick-service restaurants (QSR) and fast-casual eateries. Even convenience stores are getting in on the action when it comes to food prep.
Self-ordering kiosks are designed to reduce wait times and enhance customer service — especially during peak hours.
Find the right POS system for your business
Finding the right point of sale system for your company is all about knowing your business, knowing the features you need, and knowing the right questions to ask.
If you need help, check out our POS solution finder to get you on the right track.