Like most technological innovations, electronic cash registers (ECRs) have evolved. One evolution that has been gaining traction in the industry is cloud-based POS – also called a web-based POS system. These types of solutions leverage the cloud ecosystem to provide on-demand cash register and POS capabilities to merchants. They can be accessed via a web browser or a mobile application and provide all the functions and features needed for businesses to accept electronic payments and effectively run their day-to-day operations.
While legacy ECRs in the market work well for most businesses, cloud-based POS systems allow businesses to advance from a technological standpoint for a stronger customer experience.