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POS systems are used today to streamline a variety of operations including cashless transactions, tracking sales and inventory levels, improving sales strategy through the use of analytics in hospitality establishments and restaurants, etc.
What is POS software for hotels?
A point of sale (POS) system is a tool that allows your customers to pay for products or services while your hotel can accept payments. Every time they pay, they complete a POS transaction.
In general, they fall into two categories: traditional (traditional) POS systems and cloud-based POS systems, which we will focus on below.
What should be included in an effective digital POS?
A point of sale system usually consists of software and hardware components. The presence of certain parts or features in POS systems is usually conditioned by the needs of a certain business.
For example, a credit card reader is enough for a coffee shop, but a retail store will also need a barcode scanner and inventory management system. In the case of a hotel, payments can be accepted online via the Booking engine. And PMS synchronization with POS will help to store all the necessary information about the guests’ preferences.
The most common POS hardware components include:
● Barcode or QR code scanner
● POS terminal display (PC screen, tablets, or app for mobile)
● Credit/debit card reader
● Receipt printer
● Cash drawer