In the software world, “disruption” has become one of the most well-worn marketing phrases, to the point where it’s almost laughable to use it as something other than a punchline. But laugh all we want, disruption is still happening. It didn’t stop with the cloud; it didn’t stop with consumerization of IT; and it’s not stopping after all the innovations of today.
As a new, lighter POS approach emerges, Point of Sale (POS) solutions no longer must depend on PCs to operate. Depending on a system’s configuration, the new POS model can leverage thin clients such as tablets and handhelds, giving the cashier the freedom to transact business at the point of decision with fluidity.
The retail marketplace is changing rapidly, with consumers purchasing goods online, in the store, via mobile devices, over the phone and even using multiple channels to complete a single purchase. This idea of retailers engaging consumers across physical and online channels is sometimes referred to as omnicommerce.
Ubiquitous mobile technology – from smartphones and tablets to smart watches and other devices – has forever changed the way people interact with each other and their environment. That is abundantly apparent in the retail sector, where consumers are using mobile devices to comparison shop, research purchases, access coupons, make online purchases, and pay for goods in person using mobile payment processing solutions.
So you think you’re ready to go into business? That’s great! Forbes contributor Jeff Rose calls entrepreneurship one of the best ways to build wealth fast, and if you make the leap, you’ll count yourself among the 28 million U.S. business owners who are driving 40% of all retail sales in the country.
Whether you’re a startup or an established business, there’s no arguing that today’s recruitment environment has become more challenging than ever. Top candidates rarely apply for job board listings, and the consequences of making the wrong decision can be severe.
Following is an edited transcript of Business Solutions president Jim Roddy’s interview with HomeZada cofounder John Bodrozic.