When it comes to the cash register, there is significant evolution taking place. Walk into a dozen different retail locations and there is a good chance that you will be faced with a variety of options when it comes to making payments. This could mean traditional cash registers, mobile POS systems around the store, NFC, digital coupons and more.

One of the largest changes across the industry is the use of cloud-based POS systems. As one of the most disruptive technologies on the market. it was only a matter of time before the cash register fell victim.

A recent article from ZDNet featured an interview with Vaughan Rowsell, the CEO and founder of a cloud-POS developer. In the conversation, he comments on what a cloud-based POS is, how it works and more importantly, why business should consider investing in it.

Rowsell spoke about three different major advantages. The first is the ease of setup. Because it is based in a virtual system, setup is quick and can traditionally be handled within a few hours. Second is the cost effectiveness as low monthly subscriptions get a system that can power multiple store locations, as well as integrate e-commerce, inventory and loyalty programs. Finally, complete integration streamlines every process and creates a better customer experience.

More retailers are going to be looking to implement the latest POS technologies into their systems if they want to be successful. With the help of a retail solution provider that understands POS payment processing and the infrastructure behind it, any company can embrace the latest solutions.