Opening a retail business is no easy feat. The challenges that come with often seem insurmountable. Adopting a retail POS system, however, can help minimize these demands and lower the point-of-entry to success.

But a recent report released by the POS system review site Software Advice, shows that 64 percent of single-store retailers aren’t using a POS system. These businesses, by not adopting sufficient software, are essentially leaving time and money on the table.

The benefits of a reliable cloud-based POS system are considerable. They not only streamline processes — automating employee, customer and inventory management — but also allow for the automation of sales reporting and analytics. Ultimately, a good point of sale system can free up time so that management and employees are able to focus on more important matters like customer service and work-life balance.

Check out the infographic below to witness five common scenarios where implementing a POS system will not only save you time, but also make you additional cash.


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Sara Sugar

Sara Sugar

As Managing Editor at ShopKeep, a leading iPad Point of Sale System, Sara Sugar uses her distinguished journalism background to boil down small business and point of sale topics.