The introduction of POS software has proven to be extremely successful with the vast majority of POS now using it as part of their checkout processes.
However, for those unfamiliar with it, the exact way such systems work can be a bit of a mystery. The introduction of barcode and POS software raised the bar in retail, minimizing the chances of charging customers the wrong price while also opening the door to a wide range of other features to help retailers. run their businesses more effectively.
Instead of typing an amount at the checkout, the operator scans the barcode on the item the customer is purchasing using a barcode reader. In some businesses where barcodes are not appropriate, such as restaurants, the checkout operator will instead record each specific item through a visual interface.
The most obvious benefit is that it increases the speed with which customers can complete their purchase; which reduces waiting times and therefore improves the shopping experience of your customers.