Self-order kiosks are playing an ever more significant role in the shopping experience, not just in grocery stores but in small shops, restaurants, food courts, and cafes as well...
Self-checkout is a growing trend in the retail industry, and it has burgeoned since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to public health concerns, retailers have needed to minimize person-to-person contact as much as possible to avoid spreading the virus. Thus, self-order kiosks are playing an ever more significant role in the shopping experience, not just in grocery stores but in small shops, restaurants, food courts, and cafes as well.
Clientron’s PSL540 all-in-one printer POS terminal is a point-of-sale solution that answers the needs of the times. With a supporting VESA mount, the terminal can easily convert to a self-scanning checkout system, allowing customers to complete their transactions while keeping a safe distance from the cashier. The pole mount positions the terminal at a proper height and allows it to be placed wherever it is needed.
Basic Features Of The PSL540 AIO Printer POS Terminal
The PSL540 all-in-one point-of-sale system is a sleek, adjustable terminal with a built-in thermal printer that can print 2-inch or 3-inch receipts. The POS system features a 14-inch bezel-free touch screen with a stand that can be adjusted to different viewing angles. Its card reader can read credit cards, loyalty cards, and other types of e-payments.
The system uses an energy-efficient Intel® processor with up to 8GB of RAM, which can support a high volume of sales. The terminal also has multiple USB ports, a LAN port, a cash drawer port, two COM ports, and a lockable DC input in addition to WiFi, Bluetooth, and 4G LTE capabilities. The PSL540’s operating system is Windows10, making it compatible with many business management and development tools that retailers use.
The PSL540 was designed with ease of maintenance in mind. For instance, users can change the receipt paper simply by pushing a button, and they can remove the printer to change the printer ink by removing just two screws. Retailers can expect to start using a new terminal right out of the box without having to go through a complex set-up process.
The Supporting VESA Mount
The PSL540 AIO terminal can rest on a counter for use by the cashier, but it can also convert to a self-service kiosk with a VESA mount. VESA refers to standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association for the placement of the four mounting holes on the back of a video or display screen.
The PSL540 terminal has support for a VESA mount on its underside, and when the terminal is attached to the pole mount, it can be elevated above the counter for ease of use as a self-scanning checkout system. This key feature of the PSL540 is getting a lot of attention lately as retailers search for ways to keep their staff and customers safe from COVID-19.
Benefits Of A Self-Checkout Kiosk For Customers
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, more and more retailers were offering self-checkout options in order to improve the customer experience. The following are some of the main benefits of a self-service kiosk for customers.
Benefits Of Self-Checkout For Businesses
Retailers also benefit when customers use a self-scanning checkout system. The most notable benefits include increased safety for workers, better use of employees’ time, and more efficient use of space.
According to surveys, business owners are finding that a self-scanning checkout system is well worth the investment. By speeding up the checkout process, stores and restaurants can not only serve customers more efficiently, but they can also gain their customers’ loyalty by providing a high-quality experience.
What To Look For In A Self-Checkout Scanner
When looking for a POS terminal than can serve as a self-checkout scanner, you can find a lot of options on the market. The following are some points to consider.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted the popularity of self-service kiosks, chances are that self-scanning checkout will dominate the future of in-store commerce. The pandemic has heightened awareness of the risk of contagious diseases, and many safety measures currently in place will likely become normal safety practices even without the presence of a major epidemic threat.
The PSL540 all-in-one printer POS terminal is a point-of-sale solution that meets the needs of businesses and consumers alike, offering versatility as either a traditional cash register terminal and a self-service kiosk when mounted on a pole.