If you think your retail operation is too small for a modern, mobile POS system, think again. A new generation of free mobile POS apps lets merchants take payments using only their smartphones and a small, inexpensive card reader that accepts chip and PIN payments on the go.
Retailers large and small now have more mobile POS options to choose from, allowing them to implement a POS system that is custom-fit to their needs and best suited to grow alongside their business. Here’s a look at the top 10 talech mobile POS system features.
1. Automate Payments Without Any Ongoing Software or Hardware Fees
A primary reason why many retailers haven’t yet adopted a modern POS system for their business is the high upfront and continual costs of the systems. By using talech’s free mobile POS app along with an inexpensive card reader, even weekend flea market merchants and other part-time pop-up sellers can boost their business by accepting payment via a quick swipe or touch of a credit card.
2. Complete POS Transactions Quickly and Securely From Anywhere
Merchants are able to process refunds, returns, and receipts from inside the app using the same trustworthy technology that protects in-store and online sales. Businesses can take advantage of the added flexibility of completing sales transactions wherever the sale takes place. In this instance, talech’s mobile POS app serves as an adjunct to a business’ primary POS network.
3. Deliver Customer Receipts via SMS or Email
Customers appreciate the convenience of having receipts sent to them via SMS text message or email. This simplifies recordkeeping for them while streamlining the business’ transactions sans a receipt printer. It also contributes to the effort to reduce waste by cutting consumption of paper, ink, and other resources.
4. Create an In-App Catalog or Menu With up to 100 Items
By syncing the app’s data with the business’ website via WiFi or cellular network, merchants get an up-to-date view of their sales. Vendors like farmers markets, food trucks, salons, and other businesses that need only a basic product catalog or menu are able to put all the information they and their customers need in a secure and easy-to-use free mobile app.
5. Calculate Taxes at the Item Level
Talech’s mobile POS app lets merchants determine the appropriate inclusive and add-on taxes for any location or item. The system supports three types of taxes:
- Applied tax, which is a percentage-based tax that is added after the subtotal.
- Inclusive tax, which is a percentage-based tax that is added before the subtotal.
- Flat tax, which is a dollar amount tax that is levied per item.
Merchants are also able to change the default tax rate or assign a tax rate to a category of products or services.
6. Offer Discounts and Add Service Charges at the Order Level
Talech’s mobile POS app can be set to apply discounts and service charges to orders that meet specific criteria. By integrating with online ordering, the mobile app links to the store’s customer records. When customers return, they may be offered promotions based on their past purchases.
The mobile app is also useful for curbside pickups, contactless checkouts, and website promotions via QR codes. Among the service charges that the mobile POS application can apply to orders are automatic gratuities, delivery fees, and bottle service charges. The charges can be tracked to specific employees or tagged as requiring a manager’s approval.
7. Use the In-App Dashboard to View a Daily Sales Summary
Links from talech’s mobile app to a retailer’s on-premise and/or online POS systems allow businesses to access up-to-date sales information via a clear and complete dashboard interface. You’ll be able to access:
- Sales by day, week, or month
- Product performance
- Sales per employee
- Average receipt value
- Lead conversion rate
Sales can be analyzed based on key performance indicators (KPI) that best match your operation’s needs. Having a clear portal to diverse information lets you make sense of sales performance data while letting the POS system do the heavy lifting.
8. Accept All Credit Card Types, Apple Pay, and Google Pay
When used in conjunction with the Moby 2500 or 5500 compact credit card readers, talech’s mobile POS app accepts payments via EMV (Eurocard, Mastercard, and Visa), magnetic strip, NFC (near field communication), and other forms of contactless payment. Rising in popularity are Apple Pay and Google Pay, the latest forms of contactless payment. Customers simply wave their smartphones above the card reader to complete the transaction.
9. Take Multiple Payment Sources for a Single Order via Split Tender
A convenient feature that businesses can offer their customers with talech’s mobile POS app is the ability to split a payment between multiple people or payment sources. The mobile POS app supports two ways to split tender on a single order:
- Split payment types through multiple forms of payment, such as partial cash and partial credit card.
- Split the bill into halves, quarters, or any other percentage up to 99.
The system also lets customers apply a partial payment and in some cases split by position on a single ticket.
10. Change the Mobile POS App’s Appearance to Dark Mode
Along with applying new themes, users of talech’s free POS app can add images and objects or customize the appearance in other ways. This allows a retailer to feature design elements from the business’ website or its real-world operations, presenting a consistent look and feel to customers across platforms.
No matter their size, retailers succeed by providing customers with the products and services they prefer and expect. Increasingly, customers are demanding that merchants meet them more than halfway by bringing the mobile POS to them rather than them going to the POS system. Talech’s free mobile POS app combined with inexpensive card readers allow even part-time, one-person operations to benefit from the same POS features as corporate giants.
When you partner with talech for your mobile POS technology needs, we devote our time to identifying your business challenges. We then use this information to work with you to apply an innovative POS solution that will create efficiencies and streamline many aspects of your business operations. Reach out to us today to sign up for a demo and learn more about how talech can be your valued POS partner.