More Reasons to Switch to an iPad POS this Year

If you’re still using a non tablet or iPad POS system in 2016, you’re late to the game.

It’s never to late to join the thousands of businesses using tablets and iPads to run their businesses, however, so maybe you should add this one to your New Year’s resolution list if you haven’t already.

We talk about the advantages of using tablet-based and iPad POS systems over traditional cash register systems all the time. These newer POS platforms are lighter, simpler, faster, and so much more stylish than your grandpa’s POS terminal. However, there’s one reason we don’t highlight as much as we should, and it relates to the recent EMV mandate that we’ve been talking about a lot lately.

Flexibility & Adaptability

We often talk about how stable and secure iConnect POS is for running your business. On the other end of the spectrum, however, iConnect POS and other tablet-based POS systems have the advantage of being much more flexible and adaptable than their older terminal-based counterparts in many different ways.

First, a majority of tablet POS systems, including iConnect POS, are built to be applicable in a number of different industries. This makes them very adaptable to any business, regardless of what products and services that business provides. Because iPad POS apps, specifically, are distributed through a central App Store, it’s also very easy to developers like us to push new features for businesses as they need them. With traditional POS systems, it might take months to push minor changes and even then, you might have to schedule an appointment with a technician to come out and update the system, rather than simply downloading and installing an update on your own.

Flexibility truly comes into play with a shift in things like payments technologies, such as the EMV mandates that now govern U.S. businesses that want to continue accepting credit cards. iPad POS companies, including ourselves, have been quick to adopt this new technology and integrate it into their apps, while some older POS systems still lag behind. Again, rather than replacing an entire terminal that only has a magstripe swiper with a new one that can accept EMV chip cards can run hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars, depending on what system you have. With iPad POS systems, it typically entails buying a new credit card reader, which might cost $200-300 at the most.

Get with the times.

If you haven’t made the switch to a tablet-based or iPad POS system, 2016 is a great time to do so. The technology is no longer “experimental,” but instead, used by thousands of businesses across the globe. Our website is a great place to start your research, and we hope you’ll end up choosing iConnect POS after doing all your homework!


The iConnect POS team is passionate about innovative business solutions. Our sales, support, marketing, and development departments work together to bring customers a point of sale experience unlike any other. We hope you enjoy the bits of news and advice we share on the blog, and please let us know what you think in the comments!