New from POS equipment company Poynt is the Poynt 5, a light, portable card acceptance machine for businesses. Just like the original terminal, the Poynt 5 system takes all kinds of payments, including EMV chip cards, magnetic stripe cards, contactless payments, EBT cards, gift cards, and PIN on glass payments.
The Poynt 5 is a portable terminal, which makes it ideal for situations where you don’t want to be tied to a checkout counter. You can use it for line-busting in a retail store, to accept payments right at the table in your restaurant, or outside at festivals. The portability increases convenience for your customers, as you can come to them.
As mentioned above, the Poynt terminal lets you accept a variety of card payments, including chip cards, gift cards, and contactless payments. You can also accept and record cash payments, with the option of connecting a cash drawer.
The new Poynt 5 also connects with printers but customers can opt for email receipts, text receipts, or skip the receipt entirely.
The terminal works with Wifi or 3G connections, and can connect to many existing POS systems.
Additionally, the Poynt terminal includes access to the Poynt Apps Marketplace to allow you to customize your terminal to your exact needs. As with the main Poynt system, the Poynt 5 handheld terminal offers Poynt HQ to provide access to reports, real-time sales information, and more. You can even access the terminal through a mobile app on your Android or iPhone wen you’re away from the business.