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Questions tagged [point-of-sale]

a physical terminal used to purchase goods and it's related interface

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In POS systems and payment terminals, why are cents entered first (right-to-left)?

When using a point of sales system or a payment terminal, when entering a sum, why are cents entered first? In example, when typing '99', you would be entering a sum of '0.99$' not '99.0$'. Is there ...
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Improve chip credit card reader processing messages

Chip card readers in the US started to roll out around a year ago. Since then, I've noticed from personal experience and the report of multiple cashiers that the displayed "DO NOT REMOVE CARD" ...
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Why do chip card readers in the US continuously flash messages?

I've noticed that all (or nearly all) the point-of-sale displays that accept credit cards with the chip in the US follow a pattern of flashing different messages during processing. Once the chip card ...
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A word for “not handheld device”?

At my company we're developing a web-based POS (Point of Sale) system software. It is intended for being accessed through a traditional desktop computer, a POS touch-screen computer or a handheld ...
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Start an activity when a barcode is read

I am designing a Point of Pay, as in a Point of Sales, pretty much the same functionality. Someone comes with a payment slip containing a barcode and the cashier will scan it, and the system can ...
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Select based on price or postage options?

For an online marketplace, where the buyer can select the postage option and pay the corresponding postage fee. If I were to prefer looks over usability and don't want to group the price with the ...
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Preventing users from closing browser tab. Bad idea?

I have a customer who wants to add one of those annoying JavaScript alerts that prevent users from closing a browser tab to make them a discount offer. You know, something like: "are you sure you ...
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When designing incentives, how do you keep employees from gaming the system?

So I was at Massive Housewares Retailer* on Monday, and at the point of purchase, as part of the shopping experience, the cashier asked me if I would like to sign up for a Massive Retailer Charge Card ...
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why must point of sale have a bill-preview on the same page as product selection?

Most of the POS system images I see from google image search on "Point of Sale' have a bill- preview section on the same screen where the products are selected. Is this driven due to user-habit of ...
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How should we format numbers on a mobile device for a POS app?

We are working on an point of sale app, and need to figure out how to format the numbers on the screen for when a client is entering a credit card number. The two options are: 1) The way a phone ...
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Inventory management screen

Here IMAGE is the settings screen for my application.(desktop). This screen is for categories and product management for a pos system for cafe/bar. I am not a designer not a ux specialist. The gray ...
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How to add products in this point-of-sale system?

I was wondering which is the best way to choose products from a desktop Point-of-Sale (POS) application using a touch screen. Method 1 This application has categories at right top buttons and ...