In addition to the software, a substantial part of the investment costs has to do with hardware. When implementing a new POS solution, the retailer must also consider the expense for necessary hardware equipment, such as a POS terminal, a receipt printer, a monitor, a barcode scanner, a card reader, and so on. And don’t forget to multiply this list of equipment for every single POS terminal! Some software solutions can also run on mobile devices. This enables you to equip a standard mobile phone with a “retail jacket”, and use it as a Point of Sale. The retail jacket includes a barcode scanner and USB ports to connect other devices, such as printers. This compact type of solution does not only keep investment costs low, but is also flexible and future-oriented, enabling retailers to serve customers and close sales anywhere on the shop floor. Therefore, we recommend to choose a software that also offers a mobile solution, as it will enable you to save on hardware costs and gain mobility.