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Market Guide for Cloud-Based Mobile POS for SMBs

Published: 17 June 2014

ID: G00259341

Analyst(s): Sandy Shen

Summary

Cloud-based mobile point-of-sale applications appeal to small or midsize businesses with their lower upfront investment and basic, but often sufficient, feature set. SMBs without a POS system should consider using this solution for streamlining business operations and engaging customers.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

Market Direction

  • Cloud-Based POS Appeals to SMBs With Lower Upfront Costs
  • Consumer App Integration Offers Mobile Retailing Opportunities
  • Strong Focus on iPad, but Android Has Appeal

Market Analysis

  • Cloud-Based POS Applications Offer Basic but Good-Enough Features for SMBs
  • Payment and E-Commerce Providers Promoting Cloud-Based POS

Representative Vendors

Market Recommendations

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