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We are going to discuss in much detail how point-of-sale system works from scratch. We shall also discuss about the evolution of point-of-sale system and introduce of touchscreen technology. The earlier cash register was unaware with the word update. They were even unfamiliar about pricing and its cost. The sales associate was responsible for manually entering the price of product with complete product description. It was a very daunting task to insert all information in POS.
As the point-of-sale flourished they take the shape of computerized, become more sophisticated and started storing large number of database. It also included barcode reader so there is not any need for entering product details manually. They even store transaction details manually.
The main components of point-of-sale system
No matter how much changes occur in POS system. It will still consists of following peripheral hardware devices.
A barcode scanner– It is used to scan products
A POS system– It is a complete point-of-sale system which includes which includes cash register linked to server or even tablet interlink with cloud-bases POS
A receipt printer – It is used to print receipt against purchased products by customers.
A card machine – It is used cashless payment made inform of credit or debit card.