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Posted: 10 Sep 2019

What is POS Hardware? POS hardware is the physical equipment used to process a transaction at the point of sale. You can think of it as the “point” where the customer and business commit to doing business together. It is a combination of hardware and software that does much more than merely performing a transaction. It impacts the day-to-day workings of the business, such as accounting, inventory control, and employee scheduling. What Components Comprise POS Hardware? Modern POS systems incorporate both POS hardware and software. From the customer side, the hardware consists of a smartphone or tablet while the software is an app on that mobile device. So instead of a credit card, a customer can pay with a store app or electronic wallet. From the business side, there are such...

Each month, bills come around. There’s no avoiding them, and there’s no stopping them. Although many companies are opening their payment methods up to online payment options, there are still customers who prefer to pay with cash or check, or simply don’t want their credit card information online. Pay and go kiosks are the solution to this. Not only are they easy to use, but they are also convenient for customers. The kiosks can be used internally and externally, so if the business is closed and a customer still needs to pay a bill, they can use the outdoor kiosk or go to kiosks located in a convenience store or mall — two options that are typically open past normal business hours. They are a great alternative to paying online or...

ID TECH Admin
Posted: 09 Sep 2019

These days, it seems that people will do anything to save a bit of time. Businesses and banks have been responding accordingly, offering new ways to pay that are both more secure and more time-friendly. One of the ways businesses have created a payment shortcut is by introducing self-service kiosks to their checkout lines. You might have seen them during your last coffee run to McDonald’s or your last lunch break at Panera Bread. Rather than waiting in line for everyone to order one burger with everything, one burger with no pickles and one burger with ketchup only and then count out 72 cents after they’ve finished placing an order, you can pop your order into the freestanding kiosk, swipe your card and wait for the order to show up at...

ID TECH Admin
Posted: 29 Aug 2019

If you’re an on-the-go person and don’t like waiting in lines for snacks or drinks, or if you’re at work and need a mid-afternoon caffeine kick, chances are you visited a vending machine a time or two. They’re quick and convenient with no human interaction. Besides the once in a while frustration of trying to shake your bag of pretzels loose from the last rung of the vendor when it gets stuck, the machine is probably pretty stress-free. But what about those times when the machine doesn’t give your change back, or worse yet, doesn’t take your crumpled bills? Newer vending machines are being equipped with chip card reading technology, and its important to understand the changing technology. 1. You Don’t Need a Chip-Enabled Card to Use a Vending Machine…yet Not...

ID TECH Admin
Posted: 29 Aug 2019

Payments today give consumers a range of possible payment methods. Gone are the days of just cash or credit. Now, you can buy your daily coffee or that smart TV you’ve been wanting with cash, credit, check, Google Pay, Apply Pay or another type of digital wallet. Tap and go, or contactless payments, are popping up all over with the help of new technology in payment terminals. With the help of what is called Near Field Communication (NFC), credit cards and digital wallets on your smartphone or smartwatch can complete your purchases with something as simple as a tap on a screen. Why Do We Need Another Form of Payment? People are running on different schedules at all times. When you might have time to count out 47 cents one day,...