How does iVend Mobile POS work

iVend Mobile POS is a mobile Point of Sale extension to iVend POS for Windows . iVend Mobile POS transforms any iOS device into a fully-functional POS terminal ready to go.

Deployed with the specific objective of cutting down queues at check-out counters, iVend Mobile integrates the power and functionality of a traditional terminal POS into a mobile device that allows modern retailer to service customers anywhere on the shopping floor.

iVend Mobile enhances customer service, and enables store managers to spend more time on the sales floor, improving efficiency and profitability.

iVend Mobile is available on iOS devices and select models of Android tablets.

Install

iVend Mobile is available either from the Apple App Store or Google Play; and it installs on a mobile device like any other app.

User can either specify a fixed time during the day when the synchronisation is to be executed OR they can set the frequency at which the transactional data from iVend Mobile will get synchronised to the iVend Server. The transactional data gets synchronised in real time whereas the updates from iVend HO server get synchronised at the defined frequency.

iVend Mobile not only works when the device is connected to the store or the HO server over a Wi-Fi / 3G / 4G / LTE connection (online mode) but is also designed to work even when there is no network connectivity (offline mode).

License

iVend Mobile POS license is based on the number of POS terminals/ devices not users. Each device can be configured to be operated by unlimited users, giving a true multi-user usability platform. This means, the retailer only pays for the software per device and not for number of cashiers working for the retail chain.

iVend Mobile POS licenses cannot be interchanged with iVend Terminal POS licenses (and vice versa)

Configure

iVend Mobile POS is configured like any other POS in the Management Console. The connection of the mobile POS to the store server or the head office server is done through iVend APIs.

iVend Mobile POS connects to the iVend Server over Wi-Fi / 3G / 4G / LTE using the iVend Mobile APIs deployed on the server side.

iVend Mobile POS is designed to work in an online as well as an offline mode. In an online mode, the Mobile POS is perpetually connected to the iVend Server; while in the offline mode, the Mobile POS is functional without a perpetual connection (without network connectivity) to the iVend Server and can periodically synchronise data to the iVend Server over Wi-Fi / 3G / 4G / LTE.