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4 Benefits of Electronic Point of Sale Equipment

by Isaac Olijslager

If you are planning to set up a retail business, you may be wondering about the benefits of installing electronic point of sale equipment in your store. While point of sale equipment may be more expensive than a standard cash register, it also offers many benefits. Below is a guide to 4 benefits that electronic point of sale equipment can bring to your store.

Stock Control

Electronic point of sale equipment can be linked up to the database of your current stock. This makes stock control really easy. As each item is scanned and registered by the point of sale equipment, it will update the database. By automating your stock ordering system, you can ensure that new products are ordered from your supplier when a certain number have been sold. This will ensure that your shelves are always well stocked.  

Sales Analysis

Because an electronic point of sale unit will continuously update a live record of every sale that is made, it is very easy to analyse how your business is performing on a day to day or weekly basis. This allows you to make adjustments to your retail business. For example, if the live weekly report shows that one product is not selling well, you may wish to offer a discount to encourage customers to buy it. This prevents a situation where vital sales information is only viewed using an end of month calendar report, when it may be too late to take action.


Electronic point of sale equipment uses a laser to scan barcodes on products. This allows your checkout operators to process each item so the sale can be completed quickly. This increases the number of customers who can be served when your store is operating at maximum capacity, and more customers served equals more dollars earned. Secondly, the increased productivity offered means that the amount of time a customer has to stand in line waiting to pay for their items will be reduced. If customers know they can purchase the items they want without having to wait a long time at the checkout, they are much more likely to return in future.


If you sell loose or irregularly sized items, you may wish to price it by its weight. For example, if you are selling fruit, each piece may be a different size and weight, and each customer may buy a different quantity of fruit. A point of sale system can be fitted with electronic scales which will accurately and quickly weigh a product and calculate a price.

If you would like to find out more, you should contact a point of sale equipment supplier.