A touchscreen POS system can be the peak of business balance between form and function. At their best, these solutions use highly visual multimedia interfaces to give you quick access to practical features that will make a positive impact on how you run your business.
Just as the slick interfaces of smartphones maximize your ability to use all the converging technologies beneath, touchscreen POS systems make it possible to access all your customer, staff, and business management tasks from a single platform.
When it comes to making sure any potential solution you consider has all the right features, you can divide the checklist along these same form and function lines.
On the form front, the best systems are:
- Highly accessible all-in-one platforms
- Intuitively designed
- Fully customizable by industry
- Easy to learn
Those features should help you leverage the business tools that lie at the heart of any quality POS solution, namely:
- Comprehensive inventory management
- Customizable sales reports
- Flexible customer management
- Integrations with the best business tools
The best touchscreen POS solutions can leverage your ideas into a streamlined operation that’s easier and more efficient to run. It all begins in the cloud.
1. Highly Accessible All-In-One Platforms
The 2020s will be a decade spent in the cloud. The cost-effective ability to source the leading business software and apps from the internet has given today’s small businesses a financial and technological advantage their predecessors never enjoyed. An entire touchscreen POS system can be installed at the no-overhead cost of an on-demand subscription, and then accessed from any digital device at any time or place.
A single platform with common functions and touchscreen-simple commands can be used at the point of sale to engage a customer, on a smartphone to automate purchase orders, on an office PC to organize employee training, or from a home laptop to track live sales figures.
With the right touchscreen solution, you can even effectively run your business from your phone.
2. Intuitively Designed
Touchscreen systems are supposed to remove the technological barriers that can stand between people and the potential of their digital systems. By reducing the cause and effect of putting your most important business tools into practice down to a simple tap or swipe, touchscreens help us feel in control of our machines and less intimidated by their hidden programming.
The right POS solution for you is one that is intuitive to use. You should be led logically from choice to choice through a series of options and be able to readily jump back to your starting point or to the next app without great thought.
Touchscreens should make you feel in complete control of the tech that helps you implement your business ideas.
3. Fully Customisable by Industry
The great advantage of the digital age is its fluidity. Once information goes digital, you can twist and shape it to suit any purpose. In terms of your POS solution, this means being able to tailor your system for your specific industry, and your specific way of working.
Restaurant managers can install tap-and-move seating charts.
Retailers can action discounts, refunds, returns, and product bundles instantly.
Boutique operators can offer clients extensive online booking and request forms.
Café owners can split bills, alter menu items, and track order progress across the floor.
A quality touchscreen POS system can be shaped to perform whatever business task you need in order to make the most of your opportunities and specific industry demands.
4. Easy to Learn
Touchscreen tech removes the fuss of getting what you want from a computer. You just reach out and touch the function you desire to engage with. This should mean it takes a fraction of the time for you to teach your employees, and perhaps even your customers, how to get what they want from your POS device. This could mean quickly ringing up the items on a sale at the front counter, or helping a diner perfect their burger order, or going online to fill out their own holiday roster.
Touchscreens are more engaging, more intuitive ways of organizing technology, and they make it easier to put the underlying business tools to work.
So, what are the features that can help streamline your business into touchscreen efficiency?
5. Comprehensive Inventory Management
Inventory is the lifeblood of every business, be it the products you sell or the instruments of service. Touchscreen POS systems digitize the inventory process so that every item is tracked from the point of order through to the point of sale. A digital POS system lets you combine the separate processes of product flow into a single system so you can see where every dollar of profit, or loss, originates.
Your purchase orders, stock counts, live sales events, and any discounts or value-adds all get grouped together so you can see the overall outcome, while handling each in turn to ensure a simplified, user-friendly approach.
6. Customizable Sales Reports
Having all this data captured within a single touchscreen POS system lets you analyze the health of your business. The best POS solutions include data science features that can give you customizable reports on any aspect of your working life.
You can measure the impact of sales initiatives, or menu changes, or monitor the peak sales times during specific seasons. You can quickly find out the top-selling products over a week, a month, or a year, and use this information to make more efficient buying decisions.
All this information is already flowing through your business. A digital POS system just collects it all and lets you look at it in the most effective manner for you and your operation.
7. Flexible Customer Management
Your business can be the beautiful and unique creation you’ve always wanted it to be if you have the tech to take control of your customer experience. A digital POS system should include the capacity to personalize your business with a loyalty program, discounts and product bundles, professional barcodes and invoices, and the power to alter any price or offer as you and your customer see fit.
If you have a comprehensive reporting system and a few practical hardware add-ons, you should be able to bring to fruition any sales idea you can imagine.
8. Integrations with the Best Business Tools
Finally, any touchscreen POS system worth considering should be compatible with the business tools you already favor. Whether it is a trusted accounting program such as Quickbooks, or an easy-to-use invoicing solution, it should be accessible from within the same all-in-one platform you use for all your major business tasks.
As with all the features listed above, a touchscreen POS system should make it easier to access the tools you need to maximize your working routine. The intuitive, tech-lite interface should mean you can take full advantage of every digital advance the 2020s have to offer.
When you partner with talech you get access to the best in 2020 business advantages. Our POS systems can be fully customized to suit your unique environment and meet the needs of your employees and your customers. Reach out to us today to sign up for a demo and to learn more about how talech can be your valued POS partner.