No matter what sector of business you work in, the following devices and functions should not be missing from your professional cash register solution:
Cash register system
The cash register system is the heart of your payment solution, to which all peripheral devices are connected. When used in retail, the cash drawer, monitor, customer display and label printer are among the most important hardware components. In the catering industry, for example, dispensing systems and kitchen monitors are also added. The cash register system also contains the appropriate cash register software, which manages the cash register process and documents all business transactions – either locally, on an external server or via an encrypted connection in the cash register system provider’s cloud.
Any cash register system is only as good as its usability. There are different technical solutions for this: The conventional combination of keyboard and mouse is largely self-explanatory and individually programmable. In comparison, an intuitive touchscreen can noticeably speed up navigation through the cash register software; The payment process is even faster with a barcode scanner. Which input devices you ultimately choose depends solely on your preference.
The card reader is particularly important in modern cash register solutions, because being able to pay by card has long been a matter of course for many customers. Your cash register system should therefore have at least a fixed card reader that is immediately ready for use with a LAN cable and plug & play. On the other hand, if your point of sale is located away from the sales counter or even outside your store area, you need a portable model such as the LPPAY Move 5000 or the Mobile Premium card reader. Real POS cash register systems only qualify through mobile payment terminals that can be used during customer conversations or flexibly while on the go.
Every LPPAY reader is compatible with all common debit and credit cards, PCI-certified and even works contactless thanks to NFC technology. Mobile payment is also no problem: Thanks to Optipay, your customers can also pay conveniently via smartphone with Google Pay, Apple Pay or even Alipay – your Chinese customers will thank you.
Receipt printers integrated into the cash register system or card reader generate purchase receipts and cash codes for your customers at the push of a button. Dot matrix printers are considered comparatively inexpensive, but we recommend the thermal printer, which is significantly faster, quieter and less prone to failure.
The scope of services of your integrated cash register solution can be expanded even further with practical additional functions:
Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC): Shows your international customers the purchase price in the currency of their country of origin, saving them the hassle of converting.
Tax-Free: Allows eligible foreign customers to shop tax-free.
Tipping feature: Allows you to tip even when paying by card.
Reservation function: Reserves outstanding amounts (e.g. for hotel rooms or rental cars) on the customer’s credit card.
Prepaid and voucher solution: Enables prepaid credit and voucher codes to be selected directly at the payment terminal and provided to the customer in the form of a receipt.
With LPPAY you can simply book these functions and activate them overnight – without any additional hardware. Let our experts advise you.