Mobile POS Technology Seeks USPO's Stamp of Approval

POS Specialist www.SintelSystems.comThe U.S. Post Office (USPO) is embracing change and testing a mobile point of sale (mPOS) system to reduce customer wait times for most routine transactions.
We learned of the program in a post, “USPS testing mobile POS technology.”
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Here are some of the highlights of the report.
Transactions Covered
The swipe and go system, based upon a modified iPod, a portable receipt printer and a postage printer, allows lobby assistants to do the following typical transactions:
•Scan and accept prepaid packages
•Scan package pickups as being delivered
•Sell stamps, ReadyPost and other retail products
•Retail associates may also use mPOS to sell Priority Mail flat-rate postage
Recent Testing
Fifty USPO facilities participated in mPOS testing over the holiday season and processed more than 102,000 transactions using swiped credit cards and non-PIN debit cards. Customers were able to choose between a printed receipt or having one emailed to their personal email address.
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