The biggest changes coming to the point of sale in 2019
Despite years of advancements in mobile and online payments, the physical point of sale remains still ripe for disruption.
The physical POS is, in many cases, still a heavy piece of hardware plugged into a receipt printer and maybe a PIN pad. As the new year begins, replacement systems — based primarily on cloud and mobile technologies — are finally ubiquitous and practical enough for nearly any retailer to consider.
But this is more than about a tech upgrade. Anything retailers can do to move the payment away from the checkout lanes will reclaim valuable store space and remove friction from sales.