There’s the very real trend of retailers and restaurateurs asking their point of sale (POS) suppliers for iPad/Android consumer-grade tablet-based POS solutions. If you’re that retail or restaurant solutions provider, you know that you can’t make any money selling iPads or consumer-grade Android tablets. On the software side of the sale, there are a number of new developers popping up offering new tablet-based POS software. In many cases, this software is being sold direct to your customers. If you didn’t think you had enough competition, it’s time to strap on a helmet because a war is brewing.
I had a recent conversation with a reader who has given up and decided to start selling software that runs on iPads, despite the lower size of the sale. In his words, “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” Is that your mentality? How do you deal with this request from your customers?