POS terminals are used to process payments through credit & debit cards. They are used by various vendors and merchants to accept orders. Making a POS system is costly since it takes custom hardware and a variety of equipment to build them. Also, a mix of several devices makes them inflexible. However, business owners are embracing Android tablets as POS terminals, which are easy to setup but come in with a number of challenges. Nevertheless, such challenges can be addressed through MDM.
Following are the key advantages of using Android based tablets as POS terminals:
- Smaller investments
- No floor space required
- Modern way to take payments
- Easy to use
- Portable with wireless connectivity (WiFi, Bluetooth)
What does it take to build an Android based POS system?
Building an Android based POS system is easy and it doesn’t cost much. All you need is to get an Android tablet and install a POS app. After installing the app, you can login to it. Further, you can create items that you wish to sell and update their price information. Along with this, you can get a credit and debit card reader to process payments. Finally, you can sign in to the mPOS app and start processing the orders.
The challenges for an Android POS system
Android based tablets do much more than legacy POS terminals. They have multiple apps and features that can be misused. As a result, it can lead to any of the following:
- Excessive use of internet data
- Misuse of transaction data
- Use of unauthorized applications
- Loss or theft of the device
An effective solution for POS efficiency
DeviceMax Lockdown is a solution to maximize efficiency of an Android POS system. It is a kiosk mode lockdown solution for Android devices, which restricts devices only for enterprise use. Its key features include:
- Device Lockdown
- Device Remote Control
- Silent app installation & uninstallation
- Remote app update
- Location tracking
- Geo fencing
Thus, the challenges that a self-created POS system brings in can be effectively addressed through Android MDM solution. To know more about it, contact DeviceMax.