Do you want a multi use iPad or a throwaway locked down tablet.
Thinking about the future would you rather have an iPad POS or use a tablet that has no other purpose? You probably have not thought about this yet, have you? Most of the popular tablet POS systems on the market use hardware that can’t be re-used. Therefore, don’t waste your money on proprietary hardware with no other purpose. Systems like Clover and Toast both use custom tablets that can’t be used for anything else, ever. That really is not cutting edge, that’s more old school thinking. Because of that what happens when you need new hardware? Can you order a new Toast terminal up on Amazon from a variety of sellers? Of course you can’t, they have you trapped in hardware you may not want or need in a few years. Toast and Clover equipment is pretty expensive for something unusable elsewhere.
iPads can be re-purposed and are very affordable
Using an iPad POS system you have the flexibility of an open market iconic piece of equipment. You maybe asking what is flexible about that, right? Well for starters it can be re-purposed when you are done with it. You can purchase them worldwide. Your staff will already know how to use them and much more. They are so inexpensive you might even keep an extra for peak times in your restaurant. Even in five years when there are next generations available, old iPads will still have a function elsewhere. You could even donate them when you no longer need them.
Bottom line is don’t paint yourself into a corner.
An iPad POS system does not trap you into things. Proprietary tablets like Clover and Toast among others do. With both Toast and Clover you have to use a specific processor, with Heartland’s iPad POS you don’t. For more information about the freedom a complete iPad POS system affords you call us at 800-863-2274