By Susan Twombly, Oct. 2008
As a small or midsized retail business owner, it may be hard to decide whether a cash register or a more sophisticated – and typically more expensive – point of sale (POS) device is right for your business. It’s this dilemma that inspired us to design the affordable new HP rp3000 Point of Sale Solution: A robust POS solution for the price of a PC.
As a powerful new option for retailers like you, the HP rp3000 can take you beyond just managing transactions to managing your entire business – helping you improve productivity from checkout to the storeroom and identify areas to increase profitability.
For example, you can track customer purchasing habits to help anticipate needs. You can pinpoint the most popular products and determine which prices are the most competitive to help increase sales You can consolidate record-keeping and organize finances, or manage inventory more accurately so you can have the right products in store at the right time.
We designed the HP rp3000 POS solution based on direct input from small and midsized retailers, then focused our innovations on meeting their needs and business priorities.
For instance, the space-saving design of the HP rp3000 can be perfect for smaller checkout spaces. Flexible components help maximize space: Put the touchscreen monitor, keyboard and scanner above the counter, and everything else below. The lockable front cover and multiple rear peripheral ports help keep the system, receipts and data secure from tampering.
A variety of retail POS peripherals are available from HP. Options include a durable cash drawer, credit card readers, flat panel or touchscreen monitors, as well as a customer price display pole, a lightweight handheld scanner and a hands-free IntelliStand.™
Choose color or monochrome receipt printers, both feature the impact slip printing feature for inserted forms and checks.
You can cost-effectively customize your HP POS solution with only the components you need, and neatly consolidate the full system and its peripherals on the optional Solution Integration Tray to create a sleek, clean look for customer-facing areas.
You can rely on the HP rp3000 to help keep your store running smoothly, with features like a durable steel chassis tested to help withstand shock, as well as the long-term wear and tear of a typical retail day.
An oversized cooling system and energy-efficient Intel® Atom™ processor also support continuous performance in temperatures up to 40°C/104°F, so you don’t need to worry about additional external cooling to keep your system running. The HP rp3000 can simply work better for longer hours.
As a true POS solution, you not only get reliable hardware designed and tested to withstand the rigors of a retail environment. You get a wide choice of third-party, retail-specific applications that were designed and tested to work reliably on HP technology.
The HP rp3000 POS solution is designed to help you focus on improving sales, not set up or support. From the beginning, color-coded peripheral ports make set up easier, while serial and USB ports help eliminate cable clutter. Further, only two power outlets are needed, which limits additional electrical wiring.
With a three-year standard limited warranty on all hardware components (when purchased together) maintenance and support doesn’t have to be a concern with the HP rp3000. One phone call can give you access to the services you need and the peace of mind you deserve.
Find out more about how the HP rp3000 POS solution can really pay off for your business.
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