Waiting in line at my local cafe, a thirty-something year-old cyclist in front of me touches theirKerv Ringto the top of the EFTPOS machine; the employe drops their jaw as a green tick approves the payment. This of course isn’t anything new, these days you can put an NFC chip into pretty much anything, but seeing this in person — I’m only twenty-five and it made me feel old.
We usually think of ‘keeping up with technology’ in the realm of consumer devices; every year there’s a ‘new generation’ of smartphones and laptops (and microwaves), but that acceleration of new technology has recently begun its journey over to the Point of Sale industry.
The first cash register was patented in the late 1800s, and remained relatively unchanged well into the 20th century, but as demands like receipt printing, barcode scanning, and card payments have become commonplace, most point-of-sale systems now require complex setups, with competing peripherals and proprietary software — I‘ve worked in retail, it’s a mess.
Getting all of this working together is a daunting task for any small business owner, and even more overwhelming when something breaks.
Remember your old landline phone? Remember hooking it up to the answering machine? Or fighting with your family members over the dial-up connection because you picked up the phone and heardthis:
My technological nostalgia is strolling down the block listening to the Space Jam soundtrack on a Sony CD walkman and playing Super Mario Land on the original black and white brick-like Gameboy…
But I have a smartphone now; I stream my music and I download my games. I couldn’t fathom carrying around an individual accessory for everything I now accomplish with a pocket-sized computer. We have smarter solutions.
Well, there’s a smarter way to manage your business, too…
The iPad has been around for almost a decade now, but it’s only in the last few years that we’ve seen it take shape as a serious tool for business. It’s powerful enough to handle all the computing your business needs, in an incredibly easy to use package, at an accessible price point.
We’re not entirely condensed yet, youmightstill require a peripheral or two, but with hundreds of point-of-sale apps and a plethora of wireless accessories to choose from, it’s possible to get your entire business started inminutes. There’s just one problem…
The iPad isn’t quite built for business.
As a consumer product, most people want their devices to be slim, lightweight, portable. Sure, you can slip it into a case, but you still have to worry about your iPad being misplaced, stolen, or knocked off the countertop. Not to mention keeping it charged and connected at all times.
The solution? A stand made specifically for business use; with 180° of swivel rotation for convenient customer interaction, and an ergonomically friendly 80° of angle adjustment, for employees of all heights.
TheProper iPad Swivel Standpowers your iPad at all times with an included MFi certified Lightning cable, and conceals cables, keeping your iPad locked securely into place, and looking beautiful in every environment.
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After years of product development, we’re excited to launch our flagship Proper Business product—A secure and elegant mounting solution for iPad. The iPad Swivel Stand can be installed in minutes onto any surface using a specially designed adhesive, and is currently compatible with iPad (5th + 6th Generation).
The Prop Stand provides a secure home for compact payment devices. Designed to provide an elegant customer service experience and a tidy countertop. The Prop Stand has a tiny footprint, and features a retractable cord for when you need to extend the interaction (such as reaching over a raised counter, or for people in mobility aids).