Teamwork Retail to Incorporate Epson Receipt Printers in Cloud POS Solutions
August 12, 2015
Teamwork Retail recently announced that it selected three models of Epson receipt printers that it will bundle with the point-of-sale (POS) systems it sells. The key benefits of these devices are their ability to integrate with Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows and mobile device OSs, and reduce paper waste.
Clearwater, Florida-based Teamwork Retail, LLC (TR) makes software for POS systems that operate from the cloud. One of its highly touted solutions has a rewards program based on a points system that accumulates totals from both online and brick-and-mortar purchases. These solutions integrate with third-party solutions like traffic counters, accounting, shipping, and security and are designed to continue operating even when Internet service is down.
The models of Epson receipt printers that TR chose are the TM-T88V. Mobilink P20, and Mobilink P80. All are thermal printers compatible with Android (News - Alert), iOS and Windows mobile devices and have a minimum 23 percent paper reduction capability. They are also great examples of durability with the TM-T88V rated for 2 million cuts and 70 million print lines. The Mobilink (News - Alert) P80 has a drop rating of four feet, while the P20 is rated at 6.5 feet.
TR’s packaged solutions of software and Epson receipt printers exemplify where the POS industry is headed: toward the cloud. It doesn’t make sense for each store of a large retail chain to be an IT department silo. Many of its jobs are of the low paying/high turnover variety so providing extensive training to most employees on computer systems is not money well spent. Cloud systems eliminate this problem in any environment, not just retail.
Another reason why cloud POS systems are great for retail is that they facilitate real-time data for reports. Since data is in the cloud to begin with, both individual sites and corporate offices can get the latest numbers without waiting for an upload. They also do not have the upfront costs that on-premises POS systems have.
IHL Group, an industry research firm, suggests that cloud POS may not be for everyone just yet, but a growing number of retailers are moving toward that technology. Business owners and companies that are not at least considering cloud POS could be costing themselves lots of money with potentially more expensive on-premises systems and in time lost to being their own CIO.
Edited by Dominick Sorrentino
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