"Hybrid POS - NEXT GENERATION ON HORIZON!"
Cloud-based point-of-sale systems offer a number of benefits over traditional hard-wired systems, the most important of which (to many small business owners, at least) is a reduction in costs. Whereas the costs involved in a closed legacy system can be anywhere from $3,000 to $50,000, SMBs can be up and running with a cloud-based system for less than $1,000 (and even much less in some cases).
Taken at face value, POS systems that run on mobile devices can seem very similar. Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll see that many of these systems offer their own unique value propositions for merchants. Cloud-based POS platforms differentiate themselves from one another by their advanced integration with digital loyalty programs, accounting tools, and mechanisms for creating gift cards and coupons, in addition to their varying price structures.