Hardware bundles and custom equipment
Now you know about the individual equipment components, you may be more confused about the overall cost. Would getting a standard hardware bundle sold by a POS provider be a better deal than getting the things individually? It can be, but not always.
Some providers let you negotiate quotes for custom setups, which is recommended for bigger stores and restaurants with multiple tills, self-service displays and so on. Often, this includes the software setup too, which can cost £5,000 for just a single till location from a premium service provider. Small, single-location businesses can easily get away with a standard hardware bundle, though, which they can add to at a later time.
Retail bundles with iPad, tablet stand, cash drawer, barcode scanner and receipt printer can cost £1,200-£1,440 including VAT. Hospitality bundles with iPad, tablet stand, receipt printer, kitchen printer and cash drawer are sold for the same price. Hardware bundles with a touchscreen PC monitor can cost around the same and higher (up to £2,000) for a single till setup.