First it was mechanic, then electricity jumped into the game and it became electrical and now it came together with the Internet. It has always been the heart of stores. Cash register will still have an important role in the future world of shopping. The first thing pops up into mind when you talk about cash register is money. The cash register of tomorrow has to understand the language of money of tomorrow 1, likewise devices of future in order to communicate with them 2. It will interact not only with payment related devices but also with any device in stores. Tomorrow’s cash register must be able to understand what the customer says 3, in addition to the language of campaigns. It will be an important element of omni-channel. Cash register will transform itself into an app platform and it will be possible to download hundreds of apps like you do with your smart phones 4. It will not only talk to applications though. Backstage systems are on the list as well 5. Sometimes it will be invisible, but still continue to do its job autonomously 6.
Cash register of tomorrow understands the language of money. It teams up not only with cash or credit card but also with meal cards, loyalty cards, footsteps, bitcoin, calories and more. It is designed to communicate with not-yet-existing currencies.
It also talks to new wallets including mobile wallets by Apple, Google, Amazon in addition to physical ones.
With the Internet of Things, cash register of tomorrow is able to interact with any kind of paying devices. Mobile phones, smart watches, glasses, rings, wristbands and more that you can’t think of.
It also communicates with objects in the store. Shelves, closets, doors, shopping baskets, hangers, fitting rooms and more.
Cash register of tomorrow speaks the same language with customers, assimilates every act of customers – instore and outside of the store, simplifies and merges into one. Basically, it is a door opens to omni-channel.
It is also a campaign generator. It comes with suggestions that can attracts customers’ attention.
It works harmoniously with new order and delivery options. “Should we get your orders packed or delivered to the parking lot?”
Cash register of tomorrow speaks with all bank applications. It will run all bank apps on the same system.
It will offer different applications for different sectors from clothing, restaurants, supermarkets to gas stations, pharmacies, dry cleaning and many more.
Cash register of tomorrow integrates mobile applications with backstage systems.
It communicates with stocks. Talks to accounting, ERP, CRM and all the other systems.
It offers a platform for company specific scenarios
Cash register of tomorrow meets all the obligations related to the legislations, finance and taxes.
It knows that it is an essential part of the store. Therefore, it works continuously to prevent any technical problems that can interrupt its nonstop tempo. It runs diagnostics and analyzes possible problems. It gets in touch with technical support if needed.
It is also a shield for security. It was designed to prevent any kind of attacks to security.