EPoS (Electronic Point of Sale) Technology News

EPOS or Electronic Point of Sale software is found in the majority of retail businesses. An EPOS system generally consists of a VDU (Visual Display Unit) and a PC and the system may also include additional equipment such as a scanner or a printer, depending on the requirements of the business. A traditional EPoS system is where the software is deployed locally on the till hardware and is generally found at the 'checkout' of a business, but can be linked to other terminals in the 'back' of the business and can even be linked to the business' website. 

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Shaws, the Ireland-based department store chain, selects Mobile POS solutions from Eurostop to aid social distancing with stores reopening

Shaws, the Ireland-based department store chain, selects Mobile POS solutions from Eurostop to aid social distancing with stores reopening

Mobile POS to provide seamless flow from customer service to final transaction Shaws, Ireland’s leading department store chain is to implement Eurostop’s mpos one-device mobile POS solution to support social distancing in-store.

Contactless Touch Screens – “Untact” TFT LCD Kiosk Monitors

Contactless Touch Screens – “Untact” TFT LCD Kiosk Monitors

Most of us have used a self-service, multi-user kiosk at some point in our lives, to purchase train tickets, to select our burger at a fast food restaurant, to pay for parking in a multi-story car park, to check-in at a hospital or airport to name just a few.

The question is, will COVID-19, or possibly some future virus strain make people reluctant about using these now necessary machines

The new normal at the point of sale

The new normal at the point of sale

By Mark Crysell, Ergonomic Solutions.

In the wake of Covid-19, retail is among the sectors that have been particularly adversely affected. Other outlets such as food and pharmaceutical, the doors of most brick and mortar stores have been mandatorily closed until the coronavirus is deemed no longer to be such a major threat to public health.

Every Little Helps: Raising Contactless Payment limits can help fight the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Every Little Helps: Raising Contactless Payment limits can help fight the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

By Peter Lumsden, Ergonomic Solutions.

The advertising slogan ‘Every Little Helps’ is used by one of the UK’s leading supermarket chains and seems to have greater relevance than ever as we collectively fight the battle against the Covid-19 global pandemic.

95% of modern workers experience audio pain points which impact concentration and efficiency

95% of modern workers experience audio pain points which impact concentration and efficiency

The rise of the open plan office; good for collaboration, but not without its distractions and costs. According to new research by global market research firm IPSOS and high-end audio brand EPOS, 95% of audio end-users and decision makers experience pain points relating to sound that affect their concentration or efficiency at work.

Supermarket self-checkouts and card machines can contribute to spread of Covid-19

Supermarket self-checkouts and card machines can contribute to spread of Covid-19

Will Broome, CEO of Ubamarket, discusses the importance of convenience and hygiene amid Coronavirus fears and discusses role of tech in retail.

Mismanaged mobile technology is costing retailers - it’s time for a change

Mismanaged mobile technology is costing retailers - it’s time for a change

By Gary Lee, Chief Revenue Officer at the mobility specialists, B2M Solutions.

Retail workers today depend on mobile devices. Whether to scan barcodes for inventory management, or more sophisticated uses of mobility including mobile point-of-sale (POS) system, mobile returns, and endless-aisle applications, front line retail workers as well as warehouse personnel need their mobile devices to be fully operational at all times.

Coronavirus - hospitality industry impact (Lolly)

Coronavirus - hospitality industry impact (Lolly)

Here, Peter Moore CEO of Lolly, talks about the impact of the Coronavirus on day-to-day operations.

Atheon Analytics to supply SKUtrak platform to Morrisons so it can provide operational data to suppliers

Atheon Analytics to supply SKUtrak platform to Morrisons so it can provide operational data to suppliers

Atheon Analytics is to supply its SKUtrak platform to Morrisons so it can share more operational data with suppliers. The new Morrisons Supplier Database, which will utilise SKUtrak  will enable suppliers to quickly view and interact with sales and supply chain performance data; helping Morrisons and their suppliers to improve availability and reduce waste.

Star Micronics launches SteadyLAN for iOS to provide reliable network access for iPad POS

Star Micronics launches SteadyLAN for iOS to provide  reliable network access for iPad POS

Star Micronics, the manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies, as introduced SteadyLAN, claimed to be an industry-first solution designed to provide power and network access to iPad POS through one Lightning cable connection.

By linking the EPOS system to the business' website, customers are provided with real-time information regarding stock, through the use of automatic stock control. Links to other terminals within the shop results in greater control over the business as a whole. Extended retail EPoS software facilities include instant messaging direct to point of sale, time and attendance management, a central document sharing facility, and cash/safe management. .Cloud based EPOS means retailers access it via the internet giving retailers real time access.

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