Tablets have been around for a while now, but their popularity has grown exponentially since Apple released the iPad in 2010. This rise in consumer attention has encouraged developers and technology leaders to compete in the expanding tablet software market, and point-of-sale (POS) companies are no exception. When correctly implemented, a tablet-based POS can help a business reduce the overhead expenses associated with a traditional system. Here are three reasons that gas station owners are upgrading to the Passport EDGE tablet point-of-sale system.
1. Maximizes Productivity
When it comes to today’s tablet gas station POS solutions, one of the biggest selling features is their ability to automate many of the tasks that once meant hours of grueling work for business owners. Passport EDGE tablet POS has Insite360 remote management which helps gas station owner’s complete tasks and generate reports at the touch of a finger. With enhanced storage and speed capabilities, the Passport EDGE iPad based POS enables you and your staff to check inventory, generate reports, and manage schedules with ease.
2. Increases Security
Data breaches are an unfortunate reality in today’s retail fueling world. Keeping your equipment updated and having an EMV solution is one of the best ways to prevent your customers from becoming the next victim. All software upgrades are included in the Passport EDGE subscription model. The Passport EDGE is also the only EMV ready tablet POS on the market. Gas station owners can feel confident that they will always have the most up to date and secure software on the market for their store and their customers.
3. Reduces Training Costs
Regardless of what technology you choose, training your staff on how to use it is a necessity. In years past, teaching associates how to operate a cash register and a stationary POS that took credit and debit cards could be quite a long and arduous process.
Fortunately, the Passport EDGE operates on an iPAD which many of your staff already use in their personal lives. That makes instructing them in the business uses of your tablet POS much faster and more intuitive. Because time is money, faster training times mean that your employees can resume their regular duties more quickly, leading to potentially bigger profit margins for you.
Choosing the “correct” tablet POS system is a personal decision; it depends on your business model, goals, and expectations. When coming up with a wishlist, things site operators should think about include: reporting, simplicity, aesthetics, responsiveness, software maintenance and cost savings.