Point-of-Sale Terminals Procurement in the US
This report is intended to assist buyers of point-of-sale (POS) terminals, which are hardware and software systems used to execute and manage retail transactions. A point-of-sale terminal typically includes a cash register, a computer, a receipt printer and a credit card processor. Aside from sales, a POS terminal can also manage inventory, customer orders, promotions, discounts and gift cards. Key buyers of POS terminals include departmentstores, retail stores, supermarketsand hotels.Key suppliers of POS terminals are IT companies, such as Toshiba and HP, and transaction technology providers, such as Elo Touch. This report focuses on point-of-sale terminals in physical locations and excludes e-commerce payment systems used online.