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Cash Registers Going the Way of Buggy Whips Part 1

As America moves predictably toward a cashless society, the importance of

updated credit card terminals is growing. The old fashioned manual cash

registers of even 10 or 20 years ago can’t compete with the terminals you’ll see

at every shop and national retailer. As cash exits Stage Left, there is little reason

to keep a cash drawer at every check out station in most retail locations. So the

terminals are transforming from the old style into nifty microprocessor-loaded

devices that can do everything except make and serve the meal. Pretty soon,

even the name cash registers will be obsolete.

The terminal industry has quickly transformed their products to smaller footprints

and made them easier to use for merchants and consumers alike. Now physical-

location merchants have numerous choices: customer-facing terminals matched

with merchant-facing devices or all-in-one terminals that handle customer transactions wherever they occur – table, counter, craft booth, flea market, barstool – then manage inventory, staff scheduling and batching out after hours.

Even the most recent generation of mobile and handheld devices is in for more

transformation so they can accept EMV chip-enabled credit and debit cards by

the end of 2015. These changes are already happening at major retailers such

as Target and Wal-Mart.

Some models of POS terminals were retired earlier this year or are scheduled for

retirement in the fall 2014. The retired models include:

Equinox : T4205, T4210, T4220, M4230

VeriFone : Vx510LE, Vx510, Vx510DC, Vx570

Nurit : Nurit 8020 GPRS

For more information about cash registers, mobile POS devices and economical

payment processing, contact Mike Krause at Sales Sense Payments, Inc., 585-

704-6453, email: Please visit

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