“When you are carrying around a tablet, you are carrying a gateway to the cloud,” said Nebula CEO and former NASA CTO Chris Kemp in an interview last year. This is something that innovators and enterprises have known for some time. The average small business owner? Not so much.
Consumers just want things to work. Local businesses just want them to work, but also be cost efficient.
This is where tablets are poised to disrupt the entire POS industry. They are cheap, collect data on customers’ purchases and make that data easily accessible across any type of computing system. They can be used to make payments, take surveys, provide coupons and notify consumers of offers.
The best part for local businesses: Tablets are a lot cheaper than traditional POS systems.