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How to leverage your business with Android POS

Smart mobile devices aren’t just a hit with consumers, their transforming lives for retailers too, creating new opportunities to maximize their sales potential.

But there’s more to their power than simply freeing sales assistants to take sales anywhere, mobile POS devices are also at the heart of an expanding ecosystem of connected payments and services.

Secure, flexible and easy to integrate with intuitive interfaces that staff and shoppers love, mobile POS devices are also upgradeable in the field and can be enhanced using cloud software and apps.

Android is coming out on top

Just like consumer smartphones mobile POS can run on Windows, iOS or Android systems. Currently Android is the world’s leading mobile operating system. Why? As well as being secure and user-friendly, it’s also customizable and open, making it ideal for Mobile POS applications.

In 2022, the Android POS market size was valued at US $7320.17 million. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Unprecedented demand is expected to fuel a CAGR of 38% taking the market to US$ 50719.23 million by 2028.

Everything you need in the palm of your hand

Android POS devices are effectively wireless, portable cash registers that do everything you need the checkout to do and more. They can provide wireless connection for other devices e.g. receipt printers, barcode scanners, customer displays, and card readers, even acash drawer. And can also be integrated into unattended devices.

And many do more than transactions – they also act as smart cloud-based system that can be connected to back office or central systems to provide data, access and control of general business operations. For example real-time inventory and stock control, employee management (schedules, shifts, time management, etc), CRM, and discounts and vouchers.

Simplifying and streamlining operations, they enable merchants to boost efficiency without requiring a huge technical investment.

How can you leverage them for retail success?

Unlike traditional EPOS systems, Android POS does not have to be part of a fixed system. They can be used to:

  • provide mobile acceptance in-store, at table, kerbside or in-the-field remote payments.
  • streamline checkouts, making them more attractive and freeing valuable counter space
  • queue-bust by taking sales points to high-footfall areas
  • empower every member of staff to take a sale
  • free staff to move around the store to boost interaction and customer service
  • provide a gateway to exciting new cloud-based content and services
  • accept all types of payment from contactless and digital wallets and in some cases even crypto

Benefits to retailers

Android POS provide a compelling proposition for retailers to reduce walkaways, boost throughput and increase service-based revenue. Complete with customizable software and downloadable apps Android POS are easy to update at scale. This means they can also act as a springboard for new business models, new relationships and new personalized services to disrupt and transform the payment chain and reshape the future of payments.

Here are just some of the advantages they can bring:

1. Create new ways to engage where it matters most

Despite their compact size, these handheld devices have high-quality, large-scale displays that are perfect for showcasing content at the sales point, to deliver personalized messages or for customer facing interactive options.

2. Connect commerce and channels to build seamless experiences

Used as part of a wides connected platform, Android POS can link physical and online services, through digital wallets, locational beacons, QR codes, NFC tags.

3. Boost innovation with access third party apps

Android POS devices can tap into new app marketplaces such as Castles’ CasHub, where merchants can go to download pre-certified, replicable and scalable services.

4. Cut cost with remote cloud support

This can also be used to manage automated updates, provide remote diagnostics and maintenance to reduce infield support costs across entire acceptance estates.

5. Quick and easy deployment

Wireless connectivity means Android POS can be rolled out fast with minimal investment and effort. They can be used as stand-alone for small merchants or as part of connected estates to support larger stores, multiples locations and even cross border operations.

6. Enhance security

They offer full PCI certification and biometric authentication for more secure authorization and authentication.

Castles are the leaders in Android POS

Whether you’re looking for a next generation PCI PTS 6 certified solution, a tablet format or super-small smartphone style device, we have a model to suit every application. All run on Android 9+ and provide users with access to marketplace, apps, transactional management systems and a wide range of accessories.

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