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How the iPad Is Changing Retail POS Systems
The face of retail point-of-sale (POS) systems has changed dramatically over the last couple years. iPad technologies, for example, have become integrated into

api pos  offer flexibility, an open API platform, more intuitiveness, and with far fewer clicks. In addition, Revel's always-up mode allows businesses to continue even if the Internet goes down. The system waits and syncs automatically with the cloud once connectivity is back.    TEC : Do you support other mobile OS platforms, and what about printing receipts? Revel Systems : We can print receipts to any Star or Epson printer, and you can customize your own receipts. Revel Systems integrates with an entire

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Point of Sale (POS) Systems

A point of sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. TEC's model of POS systems facilitates the selection process with research on vendors that support inventory management, register management, price management, transaction management, and other capabilities.  

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