A “Mobile POS Survey,” commissioned by Honeywell and conducted by Harris Interactive online in December 2010, indicates
that consumer acceptance and use of mobile technologies in retail is a rising trend.
Based on the survey, a majority of adults (72%) have been offered the opportunity to check out using mobile POS. Of the 13% of early adopters that have actually checked out using a mobile POS solution, half agree that using mobile POS saves time and 43% say that paperless receipts sent via email are a good idea. Additionally, the survey found that nearly one in five adults (17%) uses credit cards for in-store purchases and would be interested in trying mobile POS.
In the retail context, Mobile POS is defined as purchases completed on the spot (ala Apple store), using a mobile device to quickly scan items and swipe a card for payment, with the receipt printed via a mobile printer or emailed to the buyer.