Recent research from Santander UK revealed that many small businesses are losing sales opportunities because of their lack of flexible payment options. Now, Consolis Payments (www.consolispayments.com) is enabling small and medium-sized businesses to meet all of their customers' growing card payment requirements, including debit, credit and contactless payments. It is launching the Consolis X-10 - a new generation, touch-screen cash register with an integrated credit card machine.
The Consolis X-10 is the first all-in-one device to bridge the gap between cash register units and the sophisticated EPoS technology used by major multiple retailers ... but at less than half the cost of a standard EPoS system.
Small and medium-sized retailers and hospitality providers can rent the Consolis X-10 for less than £60 per month, or they can purchase it outright for around £900.
The Consolis X-10 is a flexible, all-in-one touch screen cash register with a host of EPOS functions packed into an exceptionally small countertop footprint.
Based on the ARM processor used by new generation mobile devices. the stylish X-10 was specially developed by Consolis Payments (www.consolispayments.com) to work in tandem with its credit and debit card machines.
The X-10 features a new point of sale software platform created by specialist EPoS software company, CES TS Software. Like Consolis Payments, CES TS Software is part of the Consolis Systems Group, a leading provider of retail management technology and services.
The compact 'out of the box' plug-and-play X-10 was specifically designed as a low-cost replacement for small businesses that currently use a traditional cash register. It will enable small retailers and hospitality providers to take advantage of the faster payment processing, shorter queues and cost savings currently enjoyed by major retail chains.
Easy to set up and use, the Consolis X-10's sophisticated features include intuitive touch screen navigation, barcode scanning, and an extensive reporting capability.
The key functional benefits of this integrated solution include one-time transaction entry which results in quicker service, a reduction in errors, and easy end-of-day reconciliation.
Consolis Payments provides full hardware and software support and training.
A networked multi-user version of the X-10 is expected to be launched later this year.
Tim Allen, managing director of Consolis Payments, says: "The X-10 is designed to give cost-conscious small merchants an advanced EPoS solution at an affordable price.
"With the continuing growth of card payments and contactless payments for low-value transactions, many small retailers and hospitality providers are either missing sales opportunities or are having to spend even more time at the till. And when you have to enter purchase transactions twice, it is easy to make costly errors.
"We set out to develop an intuitive low-cost integrated EPoS/cash register system that would provide faster and more accurate one-time entry sales, help reduce customer queues, and avoid time-consuming reconciliation work at the end of the day."