Mobile checkout is hitting the masses
While on my whirlwind trip to NJ, WI, IN, and IL — all in 2 weeks — visiting family and friends, I ran across an article about mobile point of service devices being adopted by a major retailer.
Following up on my earlier posts on mobile point of service devices, such as Square, I mentioned that you can expect that the adoption of POS devices to ramp up quickly. With fall arts and crafts fairs around the corner, you still have time to try out the free POS devices available for small business owners. More and more customers will understand and have trust in the use of these POS devices. Just this week, there was an article regarding Nordstrom’s and JcPenney’s using mobile POS devices. They will still have registers for cash transactions, but you know that if Penney’s is going with POS devices, in this case the iPad to check out and phasing out most registers by 2014, then you also know that America’s checkout behaviors will change as well.
If you haven’t explored showing your clutches at Arts and Crafts Fairs, please check this post. Check your local and regional listings for Arts and Crafts Fairs now in order to save by pre-registering. Many have had great success showing their clutches at juried and non-juried shows. It’s great exposure and you can use the photos to market your items. One of my favorite recent photos of booths featured these beautiful bright and modern clutches. Linda at Mi Casa Bella had lots of interest and sales at her booth. I love the display and color layout here. Linda has such a singular vision in her creative aesthetics. If you have any photos of your clutches shown at a fair, market or boutique, send them to me and I would be happy to post them.
Hope your summer is going great! One more week and my kids are back to school. THANK YOU teachers!!!