A point-of-sale (POS) hardware is a computerized replacement for a cash register. The POS system can include the ability to record and track customer orders, process credit and debit cards, connect to other systems in a network, and manage inventory.
Business benefits such as increasing efficiency, productivity gains, control over operations that increase the productivity of serving staff, fine-tuning of business model and return on investment are driving the demand for POS systems. Further, the replenishment markets; wherein the companies are looking to replace legacy systems, offer potential opportunities for the next generation advanced POS systems.
In addition, EMV compliance - Europay/MasterCard/Visa standard for chip-embedded cards - is expected to drive the EMV compatible POS systems in the Chinese market. The Chinese market for POS machines is undergoing a developmental phase. There has been a lot of technological advancement and expansion in the Chinese market of POS machine.
New technologies are being continuously added into the POS machine system on the section of display, storage, hard disks, operation platform, etc. In China, both the foreign as well as domestic manufacturers (despite having a considerable volume sales) try to save time on R&D activities; thus, compromising on the design and functionalities of the POS machines.
The report by TechNavio Insights forecasts the size of the Point-of-Sale (POS) Hardware Market in China over the period 2008-2012. Further, it discusses the key market trends, drivers and challenges of the POS Hardware Market in China, and profiles some of the key vendors of this industry.