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Cloud POS vs Cashier Machine

December 22, 2020

Having our own business means that owner needs to constantly think of new ideas and solutions. Especially these days where the number of competition in areas of business is high. The owner needs to think of the best, fastest, and trusted solutions primarily in counting and analyzing your sales.


With the advances in technology that are increasingly sophisticated, business owners can use a cashier system or as known as the Point-Of-Sale system (POS). It helps you in various kinds of business activities in your business. 


App-based POS has the same working mechanism as the cashier machine itself, yet, there is a notable significant difference, which is the level of subtleness. There are many things that the cashier system can do that can’t be done at a cashier machine. Below are some advantages of the POS system compared to the cashier machine that you should pay attention to:




The cloud-based system has been around in the past decade when using cloud storage meaning that every data will be kept or stored on the internet. In this era of technology, everything is saved on the cloud which shifts almost all POS systems to cloud-based. This data can be accessed anywhere and anytime, as long as your device is connected to Wi-Fi. 


By using cloud storage, when your device is damaged, you don’t need to worry about losing your data. Unlike the case when your cashier machine is damaged, the data will also be automatically lost.


Connected to Add-ons Hardware


When we go to a grocery store or retail shop, we often see that they have a label printer or barcode scanner. When a business uses a cashier machine, they can only connect to 1-2 add-ons hardware. Using an app based point-of-sale allows you to connect to hardware such as receipt printer, barcode scanner, scale, label printer, and others.


Lots of Features


The advantage of application-based cashier systems that are known compared to cashier machines is the suaveness and progress when you’re using it. A POS system can analyze your business sales and expenses, and if a drop in sales occurs, you can quickly find out and know what to do to prevent it from happening. It can also manage your stock in and stock out and employees. With a POS system, this can be done by only one device and one cashier system. However, this cannot be implemented to a cashier machine, as usual, a cashier machine is only a technology to find out your business sales transactions.


A business owner surely wants the best for their business. If you were given a choice for things that you can invest in for your business, would you choose an outdated POS tool or an up-to-date application POS? Let’s do a smart business and start choosing the right tool for your business.


What is Abacus?


Abacus is a POS system that offers many features that can support and be used in your business. If you want to find out more about our system, you can contact us at sales@abacuspos.co.id. Our specialist team will be in contact with you shortly. You can also consult on how we can help your business to run more smoothly.  



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