Mobile point of sale or mPOS can help modernise your shop experience, creating a point of service in addition to your point of sale. As more charity retailers are becoming tech savvy, Mobile POS technology is a powerful addition to your shops as it extends existing services, letting you sell away from the till and adds new services such as Electronic Donor Sign-up.
mPOS lets you sell off site too, so if you have a fundraising event or attending a pop-up fair you can still sell your stock and it is all integrated with the EPoS, so you won’t have to poll your sales. Plus, you can still capture Gift Aid anytime, anywhere.
Do charity retailers need mPOS?
Absolutely. An mPOS solution fits right in to every aspect of charity retail, providing you with the ability to:
You don’t need to stand at the till to check stock levels, take the tablet off the stand and walk around the shop, your warehouse, office or while having a brew at the cafe next door.
Link your Bluetooth and Wi-Fi hardware to the mPOS – or for a truly mobile solution there are options to have a mini belt printer and scanner, letting you sell and sign-up donors on the go.
Electronic Donor Sign-up
Use your mPOS tablet to sign up new donors to Gift Aid and keep the declarations securely on your system, letting you submit claims to HMRC at the touch of a button.
Whether you are on the shop floor, or offsite at a fundraising event or pop-up stall, you can still make a sale or reserve stock for a customer. It’s all in real-time so you won’t oversell.
You can use the mPOS solution anywhere to find stock for a customer who is after something specific, making sure you never miss a sale.
If staff and volunteers are using the mPOS when walking around the shop, talking to supporters, they can access their customer purchase history and offer complementary products, lottery and event tickets all in one go.
mPOS terminals are completely integrated into the EPoS and back office so you won’t need to wait for all your mPOS activity to poll.
Replace the till
mPOS can replace fixed tills so that you can use it as a space (and cost) saving point of sale, while still being able to remove the tablet to help customers on the shop floor.
Print receipts to wireless receipt printers or email e-receipts to customers, depending on their preference.
mPOS transaction value is expected to show an annual growth rate of 36.8% resulting in the total amount of £60,685m in 2022.
Statista, Mobile POS Payments, UK
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