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4 Ways An iPad POS Could Benefit Your Small Business


by Andy Lim, CEO and co-founder of Lavu

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Opening a new small business or restaurant is stressful, there’s no denying that. With a to-do list a mile long and an impending grand opening, business owners need all the relief they can get. An iPad POS solution can help new business owners start off right, and find a point of sale that will benefit their restaurant as a short and long-term investment.

Here are four ways an iPad POS could benefit your small business:

Less Expensive

Most startups don’t necessarily have the upfront funds to purchase a legacy POS, which can cost more than $10,000. iPad POS solutions are typically less expensive because of small upfront license fees and inexpensive hardware – while sturdy and intuitive – that do not cost as much as legacy terminals. This means you not only save money upfront, but you also save money if you need to replace hardware.

Long Term Value

Point of sale solutions are an investment, and you want your investment to be viable for a long period. Improvements like new features and software updates get pushed to devices with a simple download, which is usually a free and simple process.  Legacy POS solutions require thousands of dollars to upgrade bulky, outdated systems.

Scalability to Accommodate Growth

iPad POS is built to grow along with your business. They actually take advantage of growth in terms of performance and system resources. Increased users, data storage quantity, and processing rates are easily managed, making iPad POS a long term point of sale solution that you will never outgrow.

Multiple Support Avenues.

Having a strong support system is invaluable. If your restaurant needs help, whether it’s setup, tech support, or random questions, there are resources available for you. Most iPad POS companies offer twenty-four hour phone and email support. Other resources like online help centers and forums are also available without having to pay a contract fee.


Andy Lim Lavu

Andy Lim is the CEO and Co-Founder of Lavu. Having travelled the world before co-founding Lavu, Andy brings a global perspective to the team, as well as an infectious enthusiasm. His computer science and MIS backgrounds allow him to have a great understanding about business and technology. Andy speaks 5 languages and is the lead singer for the Lavu After-Hours band.