2016-11-23 00:00:00 Payment Processing English Find out about point-of-sale technology. A POS can complete complex transactions and keep track of inventory. Today, a smart device can... https://quickbooks.intuit.com/ca/resources/ca_qrc/uploads/2017/03/point-of-sale-equipment.jpg Point of Sale

Point of Sale

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Traditionally, point of sale is a computer used to process sales transactions in a retail establishment. A POS has some features of a traditional cash register but can process cash, check, mobile wallet and credit and debit card transactions.

A POS can be configured to communicate with other devices in a retail establishment, such as a desktop computer and handheld inventory control devices, known as input/output devices. In the digital age, a smart device can be converted into a POS with a credit card reader attached to it. Cloud-based bookkeeping software also has POS capability, allowing brick-and-mortar and online retailers to complete transactions and maintain inventory with personal computers.

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