A recently released survey conducted by Infogroup Targeting Solutions and Retail Touchpoints signaled a positive future for mobile POS. The survey revealed that while only 26 percent of those surveyed currently have mobile POS systems deployed, more than 50 percent plan to implement mobile POS by 2018. There were 100 retail executives surveyed.

Mobile POS not only can help keep lines shorter by offering easy checkout anywhere in the store, many of the devices also allow store associates to view current inventory levels and look up additional information about products to assist customers.

While the number of respondents that indicated they are currently using the technology seems low, the number of responses regarding planned implementation shows retailers are reacting to customer shopping trends and preferences.

Only 23 percent of respondents said they have no plans to get rid of their registers in favor of mobile checkout. As time goes on it is very likely this number will shrink as these retailers begin to see the benefits of Mobile POS to both the business and consumers.