On-premise point of sale is past its prime.
You can't deliver seamless omnichannel experiences with solutions designed for siloes. You can't adapt to constant change with aging technology. You can't be connected without the Cloud.
In many ways, Cloud POS is the cure-all for today's omnichannel retail world.
Cloud POS is made for modern retail. Its flexible architecture makes it easy to integrate, quick to deploy and ready to adapt. Cloud infrastructure and mobile point of sale technology break down siloes to simplify omnichannel journeys. The best Cloud POS systems go even further, unifying the experience and enterprise.
Leading retail executives are catching on: 70% say POS has a significant impact on modern retail demands, with cloud migration and infrastructure as a high-priority investment for most leaders.
On the hunt for a new store POS? This blog post, guides you through everything you need to know about Cloud POS. We distilled more than 40 years of POS market leadership and 15 years at the forefront of SaaS deployment into this comprehensive guide.
Cloud POS integrates sales channels, data and systems to fulfill modern shopping journeys.
Traditional POS systems limited retailers to in-store servers and other on-premise hardware. Modern Cloud POS systems are SaaS-deployed and fully integrated into the retail experience. And as a mobile Point of Sale, the best Cloud POS solutions empower your store associates to engage with customers, access near real-time inventory data and transact anywhere on the sales floor.
Cloud imbues three critical capabilities into a retailers' Point of Sale: mobile experiences, flexible execution and integrable technology.
On-premise POS systems are implemented on-site, requiring dedicated hardware and software. And while effective for traditional retail expectations, most legacy on-premise systems fall short for in-demand experiences like mobile commerce, universal integration and omnichannel shopping.
Without the offline resilience of best-of-breed Cloud retailer POS solutions, legacy systems are at risk of costly downtime. Legacy solutions are also less agile and scalable. Modern Cloud POS solutions can roll out in as little as 17 weeks and profitably adapt at the pace of the market.
Point-of-sale is the most essential function in retail. The best Cloud POS solutions leverage its critical role to unlock Unified Commerce:
Today's shoppers are as demanding as ever. They expect your associates to be knowledgeable, your products to be readily available and your checkout process to be seamless and convenient. With cloud point of sale, mobile associates can meet shoppers when, where and how they want to be met.
More than 70% of customer journeys involve the store. Stores convert by as much as 10X more than digital sales channels. The store is, and will continue to be, the central channel for retailer. Your new store POS must drive excellent experiences through the store for a retailer to compete today.
Your new store POS system should integrate easily with both 1st- and 3rd-party systems. Retailers gain the full value when integrating POS with other business tools like Merchandising, Order Management, Customer Relationship Management and more.
In retail, the phrase "change is the only constant" has never been truer. Cloud POS is the core of your retail brand. Your new store POS should be able to adapt to change, scale up and down with your business and accommodate the wide variety of consumer demands. Now and in the future.
Without an intelligent approach to offline resilience, Cloud POS is ineffective during downtime. Your Cloud POS solution must be able to queue transactions and shift data between mobile POS devices offline. Giving you peace-of-mind without bulky and expensive back-ups.
Security is essential to protect sensitive data. And retailers are especially vulnerable to breach risks. Your Cloud POS should adhere to the industry's strictest guidelines, including patching cycles, periodic vulnerability scans to PCI-DSS Standards, SOC II compliance and more.
As the leader in Unified Commerce — and with more than 40 years at the cutting edge of Cloud retailer POS — we believe:
These beliefs informed the core characteristics of Aptos ONE Cloud POS:
Considering a new store POS? Aptos ONE Cloud POS is your answer.