The 2017-2018 holiday season has come and gone and consumers spent an estimated $682 billion on holiday shopping(NRF.com). This all happening in a very small window; mid November to the end of December, giving retailers about 6 weeks to maximize their sales and make the most of the holiday rush.
With such an influx of customers, retailers may find a need for an additional register to speed up the checkout process or may even need an additional register for a “pop up” event that is being held at a different location specifically for the holiday season. With these events becoming more popular, retailers need a true mobile point of sale system that can be used anywhere, anytime. MPI Point of Sale has the solution.
Partnering with Vend, the worlds #1 retail point of sale system, and industry leading equipment provider, Star Micronics, MPI is now offering an mPOP rental program. Equipment that can be included in the rental program is a mobile hotspot, iPad, credit card reader, and of course the mPOP; it is everything a retailer would need to be successful in a “pop up” environment. Using the mPOP gives retailers a compact and mobile cash drawer, printer, and scanner that can be used anywhere power is available.
Just ask Harry Shanti of the Philadelphia Shoe Outletat 1515 Market street located right in Center City, Philadelphia. Each year, the city of Philadelphia hosts a Christmas Village running the day after Thanksgiving up until Christmas Eve; the village is filled with local vendors and retailers. Many, like Harry, have a brick and mortar storefront. Already operating on Vend, Harry needed equipment for a mobile register for his pop up Christmas village event. Harry reached out to MPI and tried out MPI’s mPOP rental program.
“It was as easy as adding a second register to our Vend account and plugging in the equipment from MPI and we were off selling shoes, just like we would in our store a few blocks over. All of my inventory was tracked and we had the ability to scan products, accept credit cards, and give customers receipts.”
Giving retailers the ability to rent an additional register rather than buying it allows them to keep cost low, while obtaining equipment on demand. It is perfect for all sorts of “pop up” events that may only occur once a quarter or less frequently. If a merchant has a recurring need for pop up equipment, the also have the option of purchasing the hardware and activating the services as needed.
If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about any of the products, software, or services offered at MPI, visit us at MPIPOS.com or MPIprocessing.com, reach out directly by phone to 877-508-2831, or by email at POSsales@mpiprocessing.com. Be sure to mention this article to take advantage of current mPOP promotions.