POS system hardware seems to be a must device if you have a business. It helps to process your cusotomers' orders and you can also attain valuable data, helping to understand your customers' demands and manage
your vendor. But to some extent, POS hardware is a big investment, especially you are a start-up. Can you create your own POS hardware?
Building Your Own POS with Android Phone ?
In fact, it is easy to build your simple POS system with your Android phone since there are so many POS App available. Before building your POS, you may purchase a portable receipt printer or a desktop receipt printer that helps to print shopping receipt for your customers.
Select a POS App fitting your business and paired with your prepared receipt printer, now you has finished a simple POS hardware. It is recommended to use if you are a personal e-commerce shop owner, which need not to have an elegant POS hardware on cashier desk.
Building Your Own POS with Tablet
If you do need a POS hardware standing in front of your customers. It is an option that you can create POS hardware with your tablet. What you need to prepare ?
A tablet or an ipad
An POS stand
A receipt printer (make sure it can be put into the tablet stand).
If is cost-saving if you have a discarded iPad or tablet. you can DIY your POS hardware.
Here we use our 80 mm receipt printer -- XP-T890H to show how to create your own POS hardware.
Put the network cable and power cable of the printer through the stand hole as shown below；
Connect the cables to the printer;
Put the printer to the stand and clip your ipad on the stand
Connect your ipad with your printer using printer finder ( The printer need to be on the same Lan network with your ipad.)
Print a testing receipt to ensure all connection finished. Now you have created your onw POS hardware.
Building Your POS Hardware Tutorial:
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