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Feb 21

2017

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The Cloud POS Industry is Growing

Your Base Can, Too, with NCR Silver

When opening a new business, merchants are faced with numerous technology concerns:

  • Will set-up costs be high?
  • Will visibility into my operations be limited?
  • Will scalability be difficult?

When your transaction technology is run in the cloud, as opposed to onsite, the answer to all of these questions is an easy, “no” – whether it’s your first restaurant or your fifth store. According to a recent report by GrowthPraxis, the mobile, i.e. “cloud,” point-of-sale (POS) industry is growing at more than 9 percent annually. The traditional POS industry, meanwhile, is shrinking at nearly 3 percent.

That’s because a cloud-based POS system can often be set up for less than $1,000, using off-the-shelf technology – such as tablets – that the merchant likely already owns. A traditional POS system, on the other hand, often far surpasses the $5,000 mark. That’s a difficult hurdle for many merchant entrepreneurs to overcome.

A cloud-based POS has other benefits, as well. As far as visibility goes, having your data in the cloud helps merchants see sales trends instantly, so they can make changes quickly. They can do this onsite, in the field, or even at the beach.

And when it comes to that last concern about scalability – an essential component to growth – the cloud makes it easy to add terminals, open new stores, and train employees.

This is why Ingram Micro is pleased to add NCR Silver to its cloud point-of-sale lineup. NCR Silver is an all-in-one mobile system for point-of-sale, marketing, inventory management and sales reporting and analysis, eliminating the need to manage or purchase multiple systems or invest in expensive traditional equipment. NCR Silver provides small business owners with the ability to easily transact and track sales, profits, and inventory.

Merchants using NCR Silver will enjoy many benefits, including:

  • Cloud flexibility and easy-to-use technology with a subscription-based app.
  • Supercharged add-ons, such as NCR Console, that drive more re-occurring revenue for reps.
  • Unconditional 24/7 support and monthly inventory maintenance.
  • Processer freedom, giving your merchants an easy way to onboard.
  • Diverse market applications, always giving you avenues for sales.
  • A low cost of entry, thanks to cloud-based software and off-the-shelf technology such as the iPad.

Partners transacting on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace can now seamlessly deploy NCR Silver in the United States, providing customers with a complete and affordable solution that addresses all their mobile transaction, sales reporting, email marketing, and inventory management needs. Additionally, NCR Silver Pro Restaurant Edition, also available on the Cloud Marketplace, provides advanced restaurant functionality, including table mapping and the ability to easily split checks.

With cloud-based POS systems offering big opportunity to merchants and partners alike, Ingram Micro Cloud and NCR are poised to help everyone benefit.

Interested in selling a rapidly-growing POS system in a growing industry? Begin selling NCR Silver through the Ingram Micro Cloud today!

To learn more about NCR Silver on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, visit: https://us.cloud.im/en/products/ncr/silver-silverpro/.