Point of sales, or POS, has undergone rapid transformation over the last few years. Since the beginning of 2020, the public has embraced cashless sales. Through a clever combination of software and hardware, point of sales systems enable retail merchants to manage scan items, coupons, loyalty cards, and cashless payments via credit cards or from smartphone displays, while at the same time taking care of their inventory, staff, and customer management. POS hardware helps businesses increase automation and reduce the possibility of human error.
Datalogic hardware solutions comprising largely of handheld scanners and mobile computers are also found in many other applications such as postal, drivers license parsing, and facilitating delivery with confirmation and signature capture (Proof of Delivery). The choice of POS hardware has a huge impact on both the day-to-day of a postal or retail business and its potential long-term success.