Two major transitions that businesses are making today are going more green and improving their employee training. The less time it takes to properly train employees, the less money you spend. Going green also saves money and makes you more appealing to those who believe in an eco-friendly lifestyle. Both of these can be done by using an iPad POS system in your business.
In general, it takes one to two weeks to fully train employees for businesses like retail and food service. They need to learn about what you are selling, how to use your systems and about the business in general. Most people today have at least a little experience using technology and this goes a long way in figuring out the iPad which is really pretty easy to use. Since they are only learning the POS feature, it should not take more than a day or two to feel confident using this. The longest thing to learn with a new business is the menu or products and services list. Depending on how much you have, it could take employees over two weeks to really learn this and get comfortable with it. The iPad can have the product list with descriptions put right on it. Then, when someone has questions, your employees can quickly pull up what they are asking about and get the answers that they need.
Since everything is on the iPad and this device is pretty easy to use, you can slash training time to a matter of days. This will save you a bundle in training dollars because those new employees will be able to get a quick grasp of the system and then hit the floor so they are making you money through sales.
An iPad can run on a charged battery for quite a few hours saving you a lot in energy costs. Then, when the battery starts to go low, you just plug it in for a bit and recharge the battery. Since it is not plugged in 24/7 like traditional POS systems you will have a noticeable decrease in energy usage.
Ink cartridges for receipt printers is expensive and is not easy to dispose of in a green manner. Using as little as possible is always going to be in your best interest. It will save money because these are pricey and will help to keep the cartridges out of landfills. Of course, the fewer printed receipts the less paper used too so this is a win-win all around.