When your retail store or restaurant buys used POS equipment that has not undergone a rigorous inspection and cleaning, you’re not only at risk of buying broken or worn hardware, but also outdated software that limits payment processing and leaves your business and customers vulnerable to security breaches. This is why refurbished POS hardware is often a better choice.
Here’s what else you may end up with when you buy unvetted secondhand POS equipment, according to PointOfSale.com.
An Outdated Operating System
Whether your POS system runs Windows, iOS, Linux or another operating system, it’s likely to be updated frequently. Used POS equipment may not have the latest OS, putting your business at risk of significant security issues. At best, you’re probably looking at downtime or failures, causing major disruptions for customers.
Old or Outmoded Hardware
When you buy used, there’s no guarantee that the machine itself is functioning at top capability. Further, if the system is old, it may be difficult to find replacement parts should something break.
Outdated or Unusable Software
Many POS systems come with software pre-installed. If you’re buying used from a different type of business, you may find your restaurant trying to adapt to software built for a retail store, for example. In addition, many older POS software applications are no longer compliant with today’s security standards, affecting the ability to safely and securely accept credit cards.
If your budget doesn’t have room for a new POS system, check out Retail Tech’s refurbished point of sale equipment. We offer refurbished POS terminals, systems, parts and peripherals, with full warranties on everything we sell.
Before selling refurbished equipment, our expert technicians clean the interior and exterior of each piece of hardware. We test and rebuild elements as needed. Then, equipment is refreshed, which includes surface reconditioning and painting, configuring and calibrating, mounting and assembling, customizing to meet customer needs, and more.
Contact Retail Tech to learn more about our process, or to check the availability of a specific piece of refurbished point of sale hardware.
Retail Tech carries a wide variety of new and refurbished POS equipment. We offer installation and staging, POS printer repairs, and more. If you need help choosing a hybrid POS system, contact our POS systems specialists for help finding the perfect point of sale solution for your business.