Is Mobile POS Right for Your Pharmacy?
Finding a good POS system isn’t always easy, especially if you run a small pharmacy and you aren’t particularly tech-inclined. There are just enough different brands of retail pharmacy POS systems that choosing the perfect one can be overwhelming — and let’s face it, it’s hard to know exactly which features will benefit your pharmacy the most, and which features are worthwhile investments.
But there’s one type of POS system that has recently become very popular, especially for small pharmacies, and it’s likely that this technology will be around for quite a while: mobile POS systems.
You’ve probably already seen mobile POS systems before; independent business owners often use POS software on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets because these systems are convenient and ultra-affordable.
But it’s worth noting that pharmacies have a few extra responsibilities, compared to average retail stores. So why is it worth the effort to invest in a mobile system that has been designed specifically for use in a small pharmacy?
Cost and convenience are still important factors — there’s no doubt about that. But the convenience aspect is even more important for pharmacies, because when employees are able to conduct transactions from anywhere in the store — and even out in the parking lot — they’re able to provide better care for patients and ensure that each customer receives personal attention.
The issue of security is also another important factor to consider when buying a POS system for a pharmacy; you need to have mobile devices that are capable of handling basic transactions, but can also take electronic signatures for prescription sales and scan prescription discount cards.
The fact is, there are millions of mobile POS terminals used across the globe on a daily basis already. If you haven’t looked at how your pharmacy can benefit from one, you probably don’t even know just how much you’re missing out on a great investment.