Point of sale (POS) or checkout is the location where a transaction occurs. A “checkout” refers to a POS terminal or more generally to the hardware and software used for checkouts, the equivalent of an electronic cash register.
A POS terminal manages the selling process by a salesperson accessible interface. The same system allows the creation and printing of the receipt.
Main industry of POS
- Retail Industry
- Hospitality Industry
- Restaurant (F&B)
Component of POS
- POS Software
- Off the Shelve
- Cash Drawer
- Customer Display Unit
IBM SurePOS – http://www-03.ibm.com/products/retail/products/pos/
- SurePOS™ 700 Series
The SurePOS 700 is the industry’s premier point of sale solution for retailers who demand maximum performance, manageability, and adaptability to transform their business to a highly differentiated and customer-focused enterprise. Unique features help reduce solution cost and complexity while providing a scalable design to enable retailers to operate an efficient and resilient business.
- SurePOS 500 Series
IBM SurePOS 500 with advanced touchscreen technology provides the ultimate retail-optimized point-of-sale tools to provide powerful functions to energize the customer experience.
- SurePOS 300 Series
The IBM SurePOS 300 Series is the affordable, planet-friendly point-of-sale solution for mid-market retailers who want to enhance the customer experience, increase employee productivity and improve operational efficiency. With the smallest footprint in the IBM portfolio, this POS has the versatility and performance retail demands. Breakthrough energy efficient technology and retail systems management help create a sustainable “green” business and reduce costs.
- HP rp5800 Retail System
- HP ap5000 All-in-One Point of Sale System
- HP rp3000 Point of Sale System
- HP RP7 Retail System Model 7800 (not released)