What to consider when choosing a POS printer for your business? May 24th, 2019

What to consider when choosing a POS printer for your business?

No matter the type of business you are working in, hospitality, retail, or something else, your main goal is to keep you customer satisfied by making the order and check-out process as convenient as possible. In an era where almost everything can be purchased online, you need to provide ultimate customer service in order for them to keep coming back. What does this successful; customer service contain? A smile, their order, and a receipt in their hands! 

In order to get the fastest and most efficient receipt printers though you need to consider 4 important points before choosing the one that is best for you. 

Speed is key! 

Once the customer is served all she is looking for is her receipt in order to move on and leave your store as satisfied as possible. That means that you receipt printer needs to have the maximum speed per minute so you can serve as many customers as possible. The more they are standing in line waiting, the more chances you have of getting a negative review. 

Printing from a tablet 

Most restaurants and bars nowadays mainly operate with mobile POS and tablets. That means that your employees should be able to print remotely, directly from their tablet. This way the associates can serve more customers without losing time of logging in to a stationary machine only to print the receipt. 

Change the paper as fast as possible. 

Haven’t we all been caught in a line because the cashier needs to change the paper of the printer? And don’t we all get frustrated when the employee needs to figure out how to load the paper and print a test receipt? 

Make sure that your printer can be loaded as simple as possible, keeping the line moving fast, and the customers smiling! 

Go green! 

When deciding which receipt printer you should supply, try to find a green solution. It is vital to waste as less paper and at the same time use the least possible power with less CO2 output! 

Are you looking a receipt printer that meets all these criteria? 

STAR Micronics has just launched the TSP847II AirPrint™ POS printer, the first 113mm wide receipt, barcode, label, and ticket POS printer on the market to be Apple AirPrint certified! With up to 90% lower running costs when compared with a typical A4 laser printer, the TSP847II AirPrint offers an effective low cost, space saving alternative for use with iOS devices. Contact BlueStar Europe today to supply this unique printer! 


Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation. Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.