Point-of Sale Systems have come a long way since the birth of the mechanical cash register in the late 1800’s. If before, there used to be a separate adding machine and a money box, business owners nowadays only need a smartphone to operate his business even remotely. If before, a ring on the cash register machine signifies that a sale has been made and a product needs to be taken off the stock list, now, a single swipe of a finger can do all that and more – all because technology has made everything in our lives fast, automated, and mobile. Buy & Sell products POS
With mobile POS system, customers can transact with the store remotely and cashless. It is convenient, fast, and accessible and more customers loved that they can shop at the comfort of their homes. Merchants don’t even need a separate gadget to scan credit cards. Scanning can now be done using a mobile phone with an attached device to do the job. Literally, any space now can be transformed into a shop, thanks to the advent of eCommerce. Shopping
However, as more information is stored in the cloud, it is inevitable that there will be some doubts as far as security of these kinds of transactions are concerned. Some people see these developments to be “too good to be true”. And they cannot be blamed. There has been a number of reports of hacking, phishing, security breaches at the bank, and others.
Technology is vulnerable, as the people who will try to get inside these vulnerabilities had the same set of knowledge as those who developed these technologies have. While it is not a bad idea to take advantage of the conveniences mobile transaction offers, and since technology really meant to make life easier, it is important for both customers and business owners to ensure their own security. Basic measures such as creating an ultimately strong password, creating layers of security, using two-factor authentication are some of the options available to make sure that personal information are safe.
It also pays to ensure that eCommerce platform and POS system that the business owner will use have tight security measures and give a premium to the protection of all users’ private information. It is also important that the manufacturer provide regular updates to their platforms to make it more competitive and less susceptible to online attacks and theft.