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Market Trends: Cloud-Based Mobile POS Opens the SMB Market

Published: 24 March 2014

ID: G00259340

Analyst(s): Sandy Shen


Cloud-based point-of-sale applications are targeting small or midsize businesses with lower costs and ease of implementation, using tablets as the most common access device. These applications offer growth potential to technology providers as many SMBs currently operate without POS applications.

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Market Trend

  • Cloud-Based POS Is Driven by the SMB Market
  • Cloud-Based POS Can Drive Payment and E-Commerce Businesses
  • Consumer App Integration Offers Mobile Retailing Opportunities
  • Strong Focus on iPad, but Android Has Appeals
  • Large Multichannel Retailers Won't Adopt Cloud-Based POS in the Near Term

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