The most basic setup you can have includes the core components you need for your system. This is more or less the bare minimum (from a hardware perspective).
What's a Touch PC?
Also known as a terminal or an all-in-one, a touch PC is a variation of a desktop computer. Touch PCs include all of the traditional elements of a desktop computer, with the addition of a touch screen monitor. Touch PCs run your POS and are the most important part of your system.
Receipt Printer Overview
Receipt printers are vital for printing sales transaction records. There are a few different types of receipt printers available on the market.
Do People Still Use Cash Drawers?
POS technology changes rapidly, but the one component that has remained constant is a metal box used to securely store cash.
What is a Barcode Scanner?
Barcode scanners are electronic devices used for reading printed barcodes.
What is a pinpad?
Pinpads are electronic devices used in a debit or credit transaction. Most people don't carry cash, so they are critical to a business’ POS system.
From there, dozens of add-on peripheral devices are available to enhance your system, increase its functionality, or improve its performances.
Do I Need a Barcode Printer?
Barcode and label printers allow merchants to create adhesive labels that can be used as shelf tags and barcodes. Although many items come with barcodes already printed on them, there's still a need to label non-barcoded items.
Customer Display Overview
Customer displays show information about retail items and prices. Typically, they stand alone with a weighted base that can be extended to different heights or they are integrated to the rear of the POS terminal.
A Variety of Scales Can Work With Your POS System
Scales have the potential to save your business time and money. When your scale and POS system communicate seamlessly, you’ll avoid mistakes. There are several different varieties of scales, however, and understanding of the differences is key in determining which one you need with your system.
Tablets are small, sleek, and mobile, so if space is a limitation or you need to carry around your POS system, then tablets can be very beneficial.
What are handheld inventory devices?
Handhelds, or inventory devices, are mobile computers used to facilitate inventory counts.
What You Use to Swipe Gift Cards
Magnetic stripe readers are no longer used to swipe credit cards, but they still allow merchants to accept gift cards.