For old-school, on-premise systems, the cash register was the POS terminal.
For the newer options, merchants can use either a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone—any device with internet connectivity.
Similar to receipt printers and cash drawers, you can connect a barcode scanner to and compatible POS terminal either by USB or Bluetooth.
A POS transaction is the moment where a transaction is finalized or the moment where a customer tenders payment in exchange for goods and services.
So let’s get into answering your burning POS questions.