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Empowering Modern Commerce: Advantages of Mobile Point-of-Sale Systems

Emerging technology and changing needs are bringing about new payment-receiving options for businesses.


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Last Updated: Şub 23, 2024

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What is mPOS?

How Do Mobile POS Systems Work?

Are Mobile POS Systems Secure?

What Are the Advantages of Mobile POS Systems?

Who Are Mobile POS Systems Suitable For?

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In recent years, the development of 'contactless' payment methods has opened the door to revolutionary steps in payment-receiving technologies.

One of the essential advantages of emerging technology for business owners and enterprises has been systems that allow payment receiving through mobile phones and tablets, also known as 'mPOS.'

What is mPOS?

Although different companies use different terminology and terms, mPOS or Mobile POS, at its most basic, refers to systems that make the entire payment-receiving experience compatible with iOS or Android-based mobile phones or tablets. Generally, there is confusion between 'mobile POS' and mPOS systems. Mobile POS systems refer to portable POS devices, while mPOS is a technology that transforms mobile phones and tablets into POS terminals.

How Do Mobile POS Systems Work?

Mobile POS (mPOS) technology, which turns smartphones or tablets into payment terminals, works similarly to traditional POS systems.Mobile POS systems typically consist of a smartphone or tablet and a card reader (for magnetic stripe cards, chip cards, etc.). Contactless payments are also possible thanks to technologies like NFC and QR codes.

An app installed on the mobile device manages transactions and facilitates communication between the merchant and payment networks. Apps enabling payment usually also have stock tracking, accounting, invoicing, and team management features.

The payment-receiving process in Mobile POS works as follows:• The merchant enters the price of the product or service the customer wants to buy into the mPOS application.• The customer pays by swiping their card on the device or using other accepted payment methods.• The Mobile POS app securely processes the payment information and sends it to payment networks (payment institutions, banks, or credit card companies) for approval.• Once the payment is approved, the mobile POS system provides a payment confirmation (usually via email or SMS).This way, the payment is completed.


Are Mobile POS Systems Secure?

Mobile POS systems are designed by security standards such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). This means that payment information is encrypted and processed securely.Mobile POS systems allow small and medium-sized businesses, mobile vendors, and retail points of sale to accept payments securely without needing a fixed POS terminal.

What Are the Advantages of Mobile POS Systems?

Mobile POS systems, which have become widespread in recent years and especially popular during the COVID-19 pandemic, have many advantages. Some of these advantages include:

  • Mobility
  • Low Cost
  • Easy Setup and Use
  • Flexibility
  • Improved Customer Experience
  • Security
  • Detailed Reporting and Analysis


Mobile POS systems enable vendors to accept payments anywhere, providing great convenience for courier deliveries.

Low Cost

Compared to traditional POS systems, mobile POS systems are usually cheaper and can offer lower transaction fees. This presents cost-effective solutions for small businesses or those new to commerce.

Easy Setup and Use

Mobile POS systems can be quickly set up with user-friendly apps and plug-and-play card readers. The technical knowledge required is minimal.


These systems come with integrated software that processes payments and handles the pricing of products and services, stock tracking, and customer management.

Improved Customer Experience

They offer a quick and easy payment experience, reduce waiting times, and help increase customer satisfaction by diversifying payment methods.


They adhere to security standards with secure data encryption and fraud prevention features, such as PCI DSS compliance.

Detailed Reporting and Analysis

They provide detailed reports on sales, customer habits, and inventory management, assisting businesses in decision-making.


Who Are Mobile POS Systems Suitable For?

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs): Ideal for SMEs due to their low initial cost and ease of use.

Mobile Vendors: Offers high mobility for those selling at food trucks, marketplaces, fairs, and events.

Service Industry: Provides advantageous use in business lines such as home service businesses (plumbers, electricians, etc.) and personal service providers (beauty salons, massage therapists).

Temporary Sales Points: Offers a flexible and portable solution for pop-up stores and seasonal sales spots that is cost-effective.

Restaurants and Cafes: Especially suitable for outdoor venues or places that want to offer tableside payment options to customers.

Mobile POS systems, with their scalability and versatility according to the needs of businesses, cater to a wide range of users. These systems are a suitable alternative for anyone wanting to modernize business processes and improve customer services by adopting technology.

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