Tablets and especially iPads, aren’t just devices for gaming and watching movies. You can use them in your business regardless of what industry you’re in. Ideally, you can use iPads for customer care, tools for efficiency, and savings.
Read along to learn the benefits of iPads and iPad stands for your business.
1. Interactive Ordering Service
IPads are excellent devices for displaying menus in a restaurant. When placed on tables and bars, customers can easily select what they want.
While you can create your customized menus, you can also take advantage of handy apps such as eMenu pro. You can also take advantage of more advanced software that allows customers to place orders without moving an inch.
To achieve this, you’ll need to install touch screen kiosks at several tables at your restaurant.
This way, customers will not have to wait for servers to come around to place their orders – they can place their orders from the tablet kiosk. This will increase efficiency and ultimately boost your restaurant’s turnover.
2. Photo Booths
If you don’t know, you can use your iPad as a photo booth at a business event. You only need an iPad, an iPad floor stand, and a photo booth app, and you’re ready to go. This way, you don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money on a costly booth.
Besides, some apps allow users to post pictures on their social media accounts such as Twitter and Facebook.
3. Point of Sale System
With the right app and a card reader, you can use your iPad as a point-of-sale system. In fact, this is among the top uses of tablets nowadays. To set up your iPad point of sale system, you’ll need an iPad, iPad stand, and a cash register.
This way, you don’t buy a software system or an expensive cash register. Besides allowing customers to pay for items, POS systems provide sales tracking features as well.
4. Digital Signage
Are you looking for an eye-catching, dynamic, and easy to change signage? Digital signage is the way to go. Luckily, you don’t necessarily need to purchase a new system. You can use your iPad or equivalent tablet if you have one. You can then put it to a countertop or a wall mount for expected results.
You can also opt to use large digital signage with a touch screen panel. This will not only allow you to grab the attention of passersby but also offer them an interactive menu to browse.
You already know how effective visual aids are in a pitch or sales presentation, right? Well, it can be more effective when done with a tablet. Using an iPad as a presentation tool will make it easier for you to show slideshows, graphs, charts, models, etc. This will not just enhance comprehension but retention of information as well.
6. Video Conferencing
Video conferencing is not an uncommon thing. It is even more common now that most people are working from home due to the pandemic.
Besides, unlike email or messages, video conferencing allows you to the tone that your colleagues are using. It also allows you to read the facial queues, which are key for any communication.
You can have face-to-face meetings anywhere using your iPad or tablet. This way, you will cover a lot more as opposed to if you used email.
7. Customer Self-Service
You can also use your tablet to supplement your customer service efforts. Whether a customer is looking for more information about a product or wants to scroll through the list of products available, they can do so without the help of a sales representative.
Some businesses place tablet kiosks with important product information or FAQ’s at the selected location at their stores, allowing customers to get the information that they’re looking for easily.
8. Inventory Management
Many small businesses may find a comprehensive inventory management system unnecessary or out of reach. Whichever the case, you can use a tablet to track your inventory. This way, you can keep your inventory records, which will allow you to have more accurate sales and accounting data.
What’s the Future of Tablets in Business?
These are just some of the uses of tablets for businesses. However, with the ever-changing technology, we can expect more from tablets in the coming days.
For instance, we could see tablets attached to shopping carts, where customers can find nutritional recipes and related information. We can also expect to see “smart” mirrors where a customer can take videos in different outfits and then compare them. Ideally, there is no limit to what we can expect to see concerning tablet use in business.