Innovation begins with the smallest of ideas and powerful adaptations.
Apple’s iPad is one of the devices that sport the latest, that technology has to offer. Yet, the futility of the device can only be tackled if it is adapted in to regular lives for functional and profitable purposes. Small business owners can very easily adapt the iPad in to their progress, and here are a few tips and instances as to how to achieve this successful outcome.
For Sales – POS systems, Tracking & Inventory Processing
The technological support of iPad can replace most outdated bulky systems and yet prove to be extremely affordable. As an instance, you might want to swap your bulky and time taking point of sale system with the iPad and bring the following benefits to the purpose –
- Faster training for employees intended to handle the device or the cash at your business facility.
- Ease of the system and real time tracking of invoices, bills and payments.
- Access to instant digital signatures on credit / debit card receipts by the customers.
- An impression boost (after all a shop front boasting such a cool technological device is bound to stand out in the millions).
The cost of outfitting your business with an iPad is by far cheaper than outdated systems. Furthermore, you will no longer require multiple systems and devices for inventory tracking, invoicing and direct sales receipts. With the iPad, you can sort out all of these responsibilities and more. However, you will require constant online connectivity for proper coordination of all the aspects, so make sure to always have a backup connection at hand.
For Networking & Business Promotions
The iPad is already hyped as one of the most progressive gadgets in today’s market you can share this hype and use it to encourage your own business networking and promotions to your patrons. Recently, some of the best and popular restaurants in the world have introduced the iPad as an on table feature. The device features menus and in some cases links through multiple CCTV cameras allowing the restaurant patrons to connect to each other while in the restaurant. You can also check in your social networking statuses and in turn help with the restaurant’s image on the popular social media sites. This innovative feature also adds to the sales plans to attract more customers and repeat businesses. More importantly, while it may sound expensive, acquiring enough iPads to oversee such plans, is quiet affordable.
Entertainment & Luxury during Travel
The iPad is a versatile gadget, which supports hardcore functional aspects of your business and yet can support entertainment services such as playing movies, songs, or games. Many airlines (the most recent one being – Qantas) and high-end hotels and lodges have started to add the iPad as an entertainment feature in their packages. Every room or seats (in case of flights) now sport iPads for the clients to indulge themselves during their stay or journey. These iPads are fully connected via Wi-Fi, so the customers can continue with their online networking or check mails.
The bottom line is, this device is very adept at handling each of the responsibilities mentioned here and still takes on more. Many hospitals and medical institutions have also started to adapt the device in to their systems to help run a more efficient administration.
Hopefully, these tips will spark some unique ideas for you to adapt the device in to your business progress.