The retail, restaurant, and hospitality sectors have been thoroughly transformed by point-of-sale (POS) systems, which have come a long way since IBM developed mainframe computers that could be operated by means of ancillary or remote clients known as electronic cash registers in the mid-1970s.
The History of Point-of-Sale Systems
In the United States, Dillard’s and McDonald’s were among the first major brands to install electronic cash registers. By 1992, POS systems were developed for Microsoft Windows; a few years later, Java solutions made it easier to install POS systems on just about any platform. We are currently in the era of systems such as the uAccept cloud-connected POS, which is offered by Sonic IT Systems for High Desert business owners.
In essence, uAccept POS is a solution that offers availability, universal access to payment systems and affordability for small business owners in the High Desert. More than just a POS system, uAccept is a business ecosystem. A single terminal provides the ability to carry out cash transactions in person, online and even by text messaging. Aside from accepting cash, uAccept can handle credit cards and Bitcoin; this POS system also connects to Quickbooks for ledger accounting and financial management.
Features Important to Business Owners
One of the best features of uAccept POS is that it provides business owners and managers to access real-time sales and transaction reports from the terminal or from any internet-connected device; this means that decisions can be made from another store location, from home or on the go.
Store owners will find that uAccept can be easily programmed to handle returns and exchanges in a manner that does not trigger false shrinkage. Inventory management is also simplified by connecting to cloud-based UPC databases.
Yet another advantage of uAccept is the ability to manage daily, weekly, and monthly employee schedules. If you have more than one store location or several staff members working multiple shifts, you might need a more comprehensive solution such as uAttend, an online time tracking software system that works with uAccept.