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Cash Still King With Millenials

It’s becoming more and more important to really understand how consumers are paying for things, especially in the retail sector, so that businesses can ensure they remain up to date with how their customers wish to pay.

For that reason, we recently commissioned a survey looking into consumer payments trends to give us some indication of what might be the ‘hot ways to pay’ in 2016.

Some recent articles might have predicted the ‘death of cash payments’ but our research has shown this isn’t

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Handy Bluetooth Scanner by SocketMobile

At the recent RBTE show (Retail Business Technology Expo) in London I saw the Socket Mobile Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Bluetooth barcode scanners for the first time. I couldn’t help but think, when I first held the device, that it looked and felt like Apple® had designed it. It came as no surprise to learn that Socket Mobile’s scanners have been approved by Apple to work with the entire range of iOS devices via the MFi program (Made For iOS devices).

In a nutshell, Socket Mobile has designed

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Smart Phone or MPOS tablet for your EPoS System?

What’s the difference between an MPOS tablet or smart phone?

Mobile point-of-sale (MPOS) devices are having a significant impact on the electronic payment industry as they answer the need for more flexible transactions and come with impressive features. Today, permanent and pop-up stores, door-to-door sales and trades people, and even street vendors can easily accept payments via mobile devices.

The advantages make MPOS an easy transition for merchants:

  • Lower total cost of ownership. MPOS devices are cheaper to purchase than PCs and are often offered for free as part of a package deal. In addition many people already own a mobile device which they can use for MPOS.
  • Greater freedom through portability. The merchant is no longer tied down to a limited number of fixed till points to perform transactions and other sales queries.
  • Multi-functional. MPOS devices can easily integrate with existing sales environments to perform many sales and inventory procedures. (Although they can’t necessarily do them all at the same time.) Peripherals like scanners, printers and magnetic card readers can all be added in a mobile or fixed kind.
  • More customer-centric shopping experience. Retailers can deliver a highly flexible checkout option that is more personalised, carried out on the spot and quicker, with far less queues or abandonment too.

But, should you choose a tablet or a smart

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