More than 75% of garden centers surveyed have a mobile POS system for customer checkout.
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From inventory control to tracking customer data to speeding up checkout, point-of-sale systems can help stores streamline operations. We surveyed more than 100 independent garden centers to learn how they’re using point-of-sale systems, what benefits they’re seeing and what their challenges have been.

Out of the 160 total surveyed, about 45 respondents said they don’t use POS systems with the main reason being that they’re just too busy to use one during the spring and sales volumes are too high. The remaining respondents’ experiences with POS systems are detailed below.

— Kate Spirgen

*Editor’s note: Due to rounding, not all percentages add up to 100.

Many garden centers turn to a POS system to improve the checkout process.
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