Marketing Glossary

POS System

What is a POS System?

POS is an abbreviation for point of sale. One of the key components of a point of sale system is credit card processing. Receipt distribution functions are also included in the point of sale system, as it represents both hardware and software with a machine.

POS systems are on hand in many industries and work to process transactions.

Point-of-sales systems vary from company to company, but they all have one common goal: to make the process of ringing up a sale as quick and easy as possible. One popular type of point-of-sale system is Square, which enables businesses with locations that are difficult to reach or remote.

New POS technology provides businesses with the opportunity to collect information about customers such as their name, credit card number and email address.

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