The Two-way Strong Merchant Register provides necessary functions to manage products, scan UPC barcodes, record sales orders, and collect payments, all in one complete package that operates in a mobile tablet. It offers a low-cost Point-of-Sale (POS) system for operation in a conventional store. A registered merchant would be able to reduce their operating cost in procuring and maintaining specialized computer equipment, by using mobile computing devices. Each registered sales clerk employed by the registered merchant uses the Merchant Register to process a customer's order and complete a sales transaction. If a customer isn't registered, the registered sales clerk can override the electronic mode of payment and allow the customer to pay in cash. In all cases, the registered merchant can review all of their sales orders that show whether an order was paid electronically or in cash and the breakdown of amounts showing the sub total, applicable shipping, applicable tax, grand total, applicable cash payment, and applicable return change. The Two-way Strong Merchant Register requires the Two-way Strong User Authenticator for the user to have access to the features in the Merchant Register. Moreover, the user must be an approved merchant in order to access and use the Two-way Strong Merchant Register.
Features and Benefits
In-store Peer-to-Peer Payment
A registered merchant can complete a sales transaction by receiving essential payment data from a registered customer in a direct and secure connection that doesn't require Internet access.
Payment Life-cycle Notifications
A registered merchant can communicate directly with a registered customer and vice versa to deal with a concern or an issue at various stages of the payment life-cycle.
Alternative Cash-based Transaction
A registered merchant can accept cash from a non-registered user and record the transaction with the amount paid and any change returned.
UPC Barcode Reader
A registered merchant can quickly record all the products that are being purchased by a single customer, by scanning each product's UPC barcode.
Merchant Product Catalog
A registered merchant can enter and modify their product information that includes discounted, special prices and a promotion period and can further elect to publish certain products for browsing and purchase by registered users.
Sales Order Record Review
A registered merchant can download and review their sales orders documented in a standardized format, which can be edited if needed.
User Access Rights
Software features can be restricted to a certain user based on a specific user role.
Encrypted Stored Product Information
In addition to personal and messaging information, product information of all registered merchants is encrypted and stored in an encrypted format on the remote computer servers.