How to Choose the Best Android Tablet App for POS Systems

Jeffrey Ulrich
Jeffrey Ulrich
Guest Contributor

Regardless of the size and scale of your retail store, embracing modern technology can help grow your business, so explore the options of POS Android apps to enjoy a boost in sales.

Having an effective point of sale (POS) system is one of the most important factors for the success of a retailer. With the rise in competition, it has become a mandatory step for every retailer to provide convenience for their customers through an effective POS system. Hence, there has been a surge in Android apps to be installed in handheld devices i.e. Android tablets. If you are looking to have a POS Android app, make sure you are getting one that will help you to boost your business while fulfilling the need of your customers completely. Let’s have a look at the complete guide that will help you to choose the best Android tablet app for your POS system.

Interface Design

The most important thing to look for choosing the app for your POS system is the graphic user interface. It should have all the necessary features in it yet it shouldn’t look cluttered and difficult to use. Opt for the app that has a simpler design. Even if you have the best app for your POS system, users will find it difficult to use and connect to an app that has a bellow-average design. Therefore, allocate your budget wisely and invest in an Android tablet app that is high on both design and functionality.

Multiple Modes of Payment

The main objective for a retailer to have a POS Android app is for the convenience of their users; hence, it is most recommended to get an app that offers multiple modes of payment to users. The trend of online shopping is on all the time, which is why there are various companies offering online payment transfer facilities; you should include the top ones in your POS Android app that are viable for both your business and your customers.

Offline Sync

While mobile POS systems are there to connect the retailers online with the users on, in the case of no internet connectivity, there will be no sale; hence, no business. This is the main reason you should get an Android app for POS systems that can serve you even if you are offline.


Small- and mid-sized businesses already run on wafer-thin budgets; therefore, it is difficult for them to pay for the expensive apps with high functionality. You may find plenty of apps which are free to use either permanently or for a certain period of time (trial versions). These apps have certain features that can be used only for making in-app purchases. Depending on the budget, you can opt for one such app or get a dedicated app developed for your retail business to offer effective POS solutions to customers on Android tablets.

Look for Reviews

It is important to look for reviews of a particular POS Android app before using it for your retail business. It may look good on paper, but might contain certain hidden flaws that can surge up later. You will find plenty of platforms on the internet where you can find reviews on POS apps for Android tablets. Go through them thoroughly before making a final choice.

To sum it up, the future lies in mobile technology. Irrespective of the size and scale of your business, you need to embrace the modern technology for the growth and prosperity of your business. So, do not wait any longer and take the plunge by getting a POS Android app to enjoy a boost in the sales of your retail business.

About the writer: Jeffrey Ulrich is, before everything, a tech and cool gadgets enthusiast. His expertise in gadgets, future and innovative technology trends, as well as his adventurous spirit, led him to move from Germany to China to establish one of the first Chinese e-commerce shops in 2004. in Shenzhen. Since 2004. he has served as the CEO of Chinavasion Wholesale Ltd.

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