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The Benefits of Cloud-Based Point-of-Sale Systems

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This story appears in the December 2012 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Q: What are the advantages of switching my POS system to the iPad?

Jason Lee

A: There has been a lot of discussion among brick-and-mortar merchants over the advantages of switching from the traditional in-store point-of-sale system to a cloud-based version that can be run from an iPad or other tablet or mobile device. For help weighing the benefits, we spoke with Jason Richelson, founder of New York-based ShopKeep POS, a cloud-based system. Naturally he's a huge proponent of the approach. Here, he outlines his top three justifications for converting to the cloud and details the costs and logistics involved.

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