Five Reasons to Choose Mobile POS

Five Reasons to Choose Mobile POS

Five Reasons to Choose Mobile POS

Why your business should consider a mobile POS system

Retail-life is not easy. It can be extremely stressful and difficult to run a store and train your staff on how to process sales and transactions. Well, processing sales just got a lot easier thanks to Mobile POS systems. Imagine having the flexibility to turn any tablet or iPad into a hybrid register that offers all the POS functionality found in traditional point of sale. Here’s five reasons why your business should consider switching to a mobile POS system.

1. Process sales from anywhere in your store!

The days of waiting on line for a cashier at a register to ring your customers up are over. With a mobile POS system your staff can move around the store assisting customers and processing sales. A mobile point of sale gives you all of the functions of a register, but on a portable tablet or iPad POS system.

By being able to process sales from anywhere in your store you decrease customer waiting time- improving the overall shopping experience and building customer loyalty. Being on the sales floor during the sales transaction, your staff is able to make much more authentic connections with your customers which will for sure have them coming back for more.

2. Process sales more quickly!

mobile tablet pos systemAnother benefit of mobile tablet POS systems are that they can help you speed up the sales process. You can easily scan merchandise, accept payments and print receipts all with your portable mobile POS devices.

It’s fast and easy to collect payments using a Bluetooth EMV device. All you need to do is simply dip the card into the mobile reader, and have your customer sign the screen or enter the pin. Receipts can be printed using a mobile receipt printer or digital receipts can be sent via email which allows you to capture and contact customers in the future about any sales or promotions occurring in your store.

3. Get all the functions of a register- at your fingertips!

With a mobile point of sale system, you have the ability to turn your tablet or iPad into a hybrid POS cash register. Meaning you are able to provide flexibility to your store and also sell products on the go or at the counter- wherever need be. This will help the overall efficiency of the store and your staff. They will no longer feel pulled in every direction- because they can do almost everything they need to do at the touch of their fingertips.

4. Manage your store on your mobile POS!

mobile ipad pos devicesMobile POS systems make retail-life overall so much easier. You are able to easily look up customers and products- making associates and managers’ lives less stressful. Another perk of a mobile POS system is that you are able to manage your loyalty rewards program along with your promotions, gift cards, and so much more.

Being able to look up both customers and products on your tablet or iPad POS also improves staff efficiency and customer service. By looking up your products to see if you have them in inventory instead of sending an associate in the stock room to check frees up a lot of unnecessary, wasted time. Because of all the information on your mobile POS, you are also able to look up if the product a customer wants is available in another location, or if it’s available in another size, color, etc. By doing this and showing the customer their options, they will be much more pleased with your customer service and will be more likely to return.

5. Add registers during busy holiday seasons!

Everyone knows that the busiest time of year for retail stores is September through January. This is when the holiday season strikes, and the crowds come out in full force. No matter how many associates you have on the schedule, the amount of registers available may not be enough. This is another reason to have a mobile POS system ready for use.

Mobile POS is an inexpensive way to add registers to your store during your busiest times. For the price of one register, you can easily buy multiple mobile POS systems and spread them out throughout your store. By doing this, you are able to assist customers- whenever and wherever they need it. Mobile POS can also help make your seasonal off-site “pop-up” events easier to manage. Setting up your mobile POS on a tablet or iPad makes it easy to travel and to reconcile sales with your retail store while on the road.

MePOS Mobile Point-of-Sale SystemStill not sure if a mobile POS solution is for you? Check out the video above to see the many other perks of having a mobile POS system in your store- we promise you won’t regret it. Mobile POS makes retail-life easier for you and your staff, and makes the shopping experience much more pleasant for your customers- which will have them coming back again and again.

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Hurricane Disaster Recovery Efforts For Cumulus Retail Clients

Hurricane Disaster Recovery Efforts For Cumulus Retail Clients

Hurricane Disaster Recovery Efforts For Cumulus Retail Clients

CAM Commerce’s focus is on helping those in need during this difficult time. I am proud of how CAM Commerce is coming together to provide critical support to help those in need during this troublesome time and helping to rebuild in its aftermath.” said Ian Goldman, CEO of CAM Commerce a subsidiary of Celerant Technology. We have already and are currently working with several of our clients in the affected area to get them back up and running. If a retailers needs sale machines, POS peripheral, local application server or on-site (non-hosted) main database server reinstallations or repairs, the CAM Commerce team is willing and able to assist however needed.”

Hurricane SupportThe natural disasters that are affecting our country at the moment are leaving millions of people without many basic needs. The damage to the United States is something that no one can ignore, and we will all need to support those areas devastated by theses natural disasters. CAM Commerce is offering re-instillation of retail systems and other needed services for those in FEMA-declared areas. These services are meant to help those people who lost everything during this troublesome time, get them back on their feet and on the road to recovery. These serves are here to help the long-term rebuilding efforts in the Southeastern United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Recovery efforts have begun and we want to do our part. We want to do our part to aid any recovery efforts and help those people who have lost so much. CAM Clients affected please email disasterrecovery@camcommerce.com, and one of our dedicated set-up team members will respond to provide assistance and services based on your needs.

 

CAM Commerce Receives PCI QIR Certification For Retail Software

CAM Commerce Receives PCI QIR Certification For Retail Software

CAM Commerce Receives PCI QIR Certification For Retail Software

CAM Commerce ensures every POS implementation complies with PCI DSS Compliance Standards to protect against payment data breaches

PCI ComplianceStaten Island, NY (April 13, 2017)CAM Commerce, a subsidiary of Celerant Technology, is now certified as a PCI Qualified Integrator/Reseller (QIR). PCI requires that all POS implementations meet Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) guidelines. As a QIR organization, CAM is authorized by PCI to implement, configure and support PA-DSS payment applications.

With this certification, CAM is responsible and able to ensure all POS installations and configurations are in compliance and validated with the new PA-DSS guidelines, required by PCI. The new PCI requirements mitigate small merchant breaches and reduce the risk of data theft. Any Level 4 merchant must use a PCI-certified QIR solution provider for their POS system.

CAM’s QIR-certified employees must verify that all PA-DSS guidelines are met. Some of the guidelines include: Ensuring that authentication data (i.e., pin numbers, CAV2, CID, CVC2, CVV2) is never stored after authorization; providing guidance to retailers regarding secure deletion of expired cardholder data; and implementing protection for payment applications using wireless technology. In addition, CAM is required to complete a Quality Assurance (QA) program and log a detailed record of every installation and configuration.

To become a QIR-certified organization, several CAM employees completed training on how to securely install, configure and maintain payment applications in compliance with PCI DSS. They also were required to pass the PCI QIR Exam, demonstrating their knowledge of secure PA-DSS installations.

For many SMB retailers maintaining PCI compliance can be a challenge. As their trusted software partner, our goal is to assist in the process however we can.” said Ian Goldman CEO CAM Commerce, a Subsidiary of Celerant Technology. “Our client’s data security is our top priority and our efforts to become QIR-certified helps protect that.

CAM Commerce is on the list of QIR companies, located on the Payment Card Industry (PCI) website.

Still Not EMV Compliant? Consumers Notice!

Still Not EMV Compliant? Consumers Notice!

Still Not EMV Compliant? Consumers Notice!

CAM Commerce's EMV ComplianceIt’s been a year now since the deadline instituted by all the major credit card brands for retailers to become EMV compliant has passed. To say that the “road to EMV” has been a rocky one could be the “retail understatement of the year”.

If you are still not EMV compliant, you’re not alone. A quick audit of retailers that use Celerant’s platforms shows that fewer than half are processing chip cards. The issue is not a software one – Celerant’s POS software solutions have been able to handle chip-enabled cards since the deadline. So why haven’t more retailers converted? More importantly, what do consumers think when they are asked to swipe their chip cards?

Do shoppers have peace of mind that your processing is secure?

Chargebacks from swiping counterfeit EMV cards hasn’t been as big of a problem as anticipated, so it’s easy to think there is no hurry to upgrade to the new standard. That’s a dangerous thought that could backfire in a couple of different ways.

The biggest problem is with public perception. Most shoppers believe that chip scanners enhance the security of their cards and have become accustomed to dipping; they have started to become wary of retailers that still swipe. Encryption and tokenization are the most important security measures any retailer can enable — but to consumers, these practices are invisible. To them, a chip scan seems much more secure than a magnetic swipe. Since perception is reality, it matters how you process credit cards in front of customers.

EMV devices also come standard with NFC readers, which makes them able to accept funds from Android Pay, Apple Pay, and other smart wallets. Not only are customers beginning to ask to use this form of payment, the ability to accept it implies the utilization of technologically advanced and secure payment processing. Even consumers that do not use smart wallets perceive retailers that can accept them as more secure and up-to-date. The bottom line is that retailers will likely to accept these growing forms of payment in the near future, and equipping EMV comes standard with that functionality.

Price hurdles and few chargebacks

The biggest reason retailers were urged to comply with EMV standards last year was so they would not have to shoulder the liability of processing fraudulent credit cards. As of October, 2015, any retailer that processed a chip-enabled card without scanning the chip bore the responsibility of any charge made using a counterfeit card. This opened them up to tremendous liability that could be crippling for small and mid-sized retailers.

Many retailers, whether aware of the liability shift or not, did not update to EMV-compliant hardware due to cost concerns. Purchasing new equipment was especially difficult for smaller retailers operating on thin margins. These challenges were lost on credit card brands, which eased their policies to limit the amount of chargebacks that could be sent to retailers. They also continued to absorb a portion of fraudulent charge liability instead of assigning it all to retailers.

Some Celerant retailers have instituted EMV in response to chargebacks — but not nearly as many as initially expected. But the threat of chargebacks has not diminished forever. The credit card brands are still dedicated to EMV, and the reprieve in the amount of chargeback liability they are passing onto retailers is designed strictly to allow more time for them to get onboard. It is not a free pass to ignore EMV altogether.

Because EMV wasn’t the “swift storm” that everybody feared shouldn’t put it out of mind. Customers expect their merchants to take advantage of the extra security their new cards have built-in, and although delayed, the liability shift is real and EMV is here to stay.

Ask us for the most cost efficient ways you can comply with the EMV standard today!