The BluePRO Device for cash drawers includes a BluePRO® device adapter, user’s guide, PIN (pairing identification number), power supply and a cable connecting the BluePRO® device to an APG printer driven cash drawer (320 interface).
Are you a VAR looking to expand your business by offering Mobile or Thin POS solutions for retailers? APG has designed purpose built solutions that enable mobile point of sale environments. These solutions can be added to existing point of sale hardware as opposed to repurposing existing POS installations. Today I am presenting APG’s BluePRO™ Bluetooth interface for cash drawers.
Why should i offer mPOS solutions?
Mobility is revolutionizing how we shop and can speed up the checkout process. When used properly, mobile device technology can be used as a line buster and can allow a retailer to bring the point-of-sale transaction to the shopper at their point of decision. With mobility, a retailer can increase shopper loyalty by providing a more convenient, more personalized, and more interactive transaction experience. Lastly, using a tablet or handheld device can reduce the cost of the point-of-sale solution.
“Thinbility,” meaning thin-client plus the use of mobility, is the fastest growing segment in the POS marketplace. Retailers who arm their cashiers with tablets or handhelds for checkout, still need to account for consumers who want to use cash as a preferred method of payment. Depending upon the retail vertical, cash remains the tender of choice for between 30% and 68% of all transactions.
APG’s Bluetooth Interface Enables Mobile Cash Transactions
APG’s BluePRO™ Bluetooth interface is designed with both small and large retailers in mind. VARs who help retailers integrate tablet POS solutions should consider APG’s Bluetooth interface as a cost effective strategy to enable a cash transactions from a tablet. The BluePRO™ interface connects to most printer-driven cash drawers and pairs with the tablet via Bluetooth. The range of this communication is purposely limited by the BluePRO device so that retailers can be assured of having only attended cash transactions.
Operating System and device agnostic, the Bluetooth interface allows retailers flexibility with devices. The BluePRO™ Bluetooth interface is Apple™ MFi certified to work with iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. APG will provide the necessary software development kit for integration on the Android and iOS platforms, with a Windows solution coming soon.
In a mobile POS environment, you have the ability to check out a customer anywhere. APG’s BluePRO™ solution allows retailers to take the tendering of cash process from the shopper’s point of decision to a Bluetooth connected cash drawer. Ultimately these solutions will:
-Reduce the number of walk-out customers
-Improve cashier productivity
-Increase customer loyalty
-Facilitate mobile line busing