If you’re thinking about updating the POS system in your pharmacy, there are a few good reasons why mobile retail pharmacy POS systems are quickly becoming the most popular choices for independent and small pharmacies across the country:
- Affordability: The benefit of having a POS system with software designed specifically for pharmacies and small businesses is that you’re making a very valuable investment; the initial cost of a pharmacy POS system is something that will pay for itself sooner rather than later. With so much new technology, you can also be sure that you’re getting the highest quality software available on the market; a good POS manufacturer will also help you update your software and check for viruses or security threats regularly, rather than leaving you to your own devices and spending more money on multiple IT services and programs.
- Convenience: Obviously, one of the biggest selling points of a mobile POS system is that it runs on handheld devices that can be carried around the store and can perform nearly every function that a traditional cash register can perform (except for cash transactions, since you definitely don’t want to carry around a wad of cash with you). This is especially helpful for pharmacies because they tend to serve a lot of patients (especially senior citizens) who have trouble walking through store aisles and standing in long lines; with a mobile POS system, you can actually walk right out to customers’ cars and make transactions in the parking lot!
- Security: And of course, POS software security is a big concern — and for good reasons, because surveys are finding that the number of security threats and data breaches are on the rise, largely because of human errors and small mistakes that allow hackers to send in malware viruses. With encrypted card readers and secure data storage features, you never have to worry about sensitive data being compromised, whether it belongs to your store, your employees, or your customers.
Now it’s your turn to share! If you run an independent pharmacy, would you consider investing in a mobile POS system? Why or why not? We’d love to hear any comments, questions, or concerns that you have!