Recent research from Santander UK revealed that many small businesses are losing sales opportunities because of their lack of flexible payment options.

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Now, Consolis Payments is launching the affordable Consolis X-10 – a new generation, touch-screen cash register which has an integrated credit card machine. It will enable smaller stores to meet all of their customers’ growing card payment requirements, including debit, credit and contactless payments.

The Consolis X-10 is the first all-in-one device to bridge the gap between cash register units and the sophisticated EPoS technology used by major multiples… but at less than half the cost of a standard EPoS system.

Independent retailers can now rent the Consolis X-10 for under £60 a month which includes the integrated payment terminal.

The integrated point of sale devices required to accept card payments, and payments with smartphones and tablets, have not previously been available to small businesses at such a low cost.

Consolis Payments provides full hardware and software support for the X-10, as well as training for retail staff.

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Tim Allen, managing director of Consolis Payments, says: “With the continuing growth of card payments and contactless payments for low-value transactions, many smaller retailers are missing sales opportunities because they don’t accept cards or require a minimum payment amount.

“The X-10 enables cost-conscious independent retailers to take advantage of the rapid growth of contactless payments by providing an advanced EPoS solution at an affordable price.”

The recent Santander UK study found that small, independent stores were the most common locations where respondents were unable to pay by card. The research revealed that 39% of UK shoppers now avoid small businesses that don’t allow card payments – although 60% stated they would be more likely to buy from small businesses if payment barriers were removed.

LOW-COST ‘OUT OF THE BOX’ EPOS SOLUTION

The Consolis X-10 is a flexible, all-in-one touch screen cash register with a host of EPoS functions packed into an exceptionally small countertop footprint.

Based on the ARM processor used by new generation mobile devices. the stylish X-10 was specially developed by Consolis Payments to work in tandem with its credit and debit card machines.

ConsolisPayments-LogoThe ‘out of the box’, plug-and-play X-10 was specifically designed as a low-cost replacement for small businesses that currently use a traditional cash register.

Easy to set up and use, the X-10’s sophisticated features include: intuitive touch screen navigation; barcode scanning; quick price change; age verification for restricted items; price-embedded barcodes for weighed items; a powerful promotion engine for ‘mix & match’ and special deals; and a comprehensive reporting capability.

Consolis Payments’ Tim Allen says: “We have developed an intuitive low-cost integrated EPoS/cash register system that provides faster and more accurate one-time entry sales. This also helps to reduce customer queues, and avoids time-consuming reconciliation work at the end of the day.

“When you have to enter purchase transactions twice, it is easy to make costly errors. Just one misplaced decimal point a week could cover the cost of the Consolis X-10 package.”

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