For any kind of company or business, there is the POS software to always help out. The Point of Sale system is a type or computer based system designed in managing and increasing the sale of retail products. The term used for the system is the associated to the term Point of Sale wherein a product or commodity is sold such as the cash register or a checkout counter. Since the point of sale system is embedded on the cash register, selling products would a breeze. The POS software consists of the following items in order for it to work. One is the hardware which would be used for the system, the Palm Pad or the reader which would be given the employees so that they would be able to take orders from customers. The Pad which would be used by the employee is connected to the cashier's machine so that the cashier would be able to print the receipt as the customer heads for the counter.
Most companies which offer the POS software have designed various types of the machine according to the type of business. There is a specific machine for clothing shops, sports shops, restaurants, hotels and groceries. In terms of groceries, the point of sale system would need the serial codes which are embedded on each product. The Serial codes would then be passed through an optical scanner which is an infrared device connected to the retailers machine. There are actually two types of sensors involved, one is the gun type wherein the cashier would have a sensor gun which would have been used for scanning the serial codes and the other type is the optical lens which is inside the table used by the cashier. The product would be passed to the lens under the table and the product would be registered on the system.
Aside from the hardware, there is the software used in the POS software. The Software application needs to be synchronized with the amount for each product as well as the palm pad used by the employees so that each product would have the specific price. The software used can also be connected to a computer which would record all the sales daily.
Source by Jordan Laurent