Press Release

Handheld Point of Sale Market to Grow 182% to Reach $3.1 Billion by 2018; Strong Growth Also Forecast for NFC POS Hardware

July 24th, 2012

New premium market research from Global Information Inc provides a segmented outlook on the expanding Point of Sale (PoS) market. Forecasts and market shares presented in these reports provide strategic value and ahead-of-the-curve insight to industry participants, strategic planners, and product managers.

Handheld Point of Sale (POS) Device Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018

Handheld Point of Sale (POS) devices provide a greater range of functions, particularly wireless capability for seamless transport of information, which make them more versatile than standard PC-based point of sale systems. Handheld point of sale computer unit market shipments posted $1.1 billion in 2011, a value anticipated to reach $3.1 billion by 2018. Markets will grow as the retail and inventory process is made more efficient by portable terminal function set.

Demand for handheld point of sale (POS) is driven by the need for modernization across various industry applications such as retail, restaurants, healthcare, and supply chain. The flexibility and analytics component of POS devices mean businesses can stay better informed as well as increase automation processes.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

Global NFC POS Terminal Market 2011 - 2015

Vendors offering non-payment applications as value-added services is a major trend observed in a new report by Technavio of Infiniti Research Limited, which forecasts the global market for NFC PoS Terminals will grow at a CAGR of 17% between 2011 and 2015. A key driver of this market growth is the increasing need to minimize point of sale overheads. However, high cost of NFC terminals could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

An Executive Summary of this analysis and a free sample of the full report are available at

Global POS Software Market 2011 - 2015

What will the market size of the global market for POS software be in 2015? Technavio covers this topic and more in their new report. The Global point of sale software market will show a compound annual growth rate of 6.8 percent over the forecast period through 2015. Increased adoption of credit and debit cards is one of the key factors contributing to this growth coupled with an increasing need to improve customer payment management. An important challenge factor for this market will be combating the slow adoption rate of POS technology.

An Executive Summary of this analysis and a free sample of the full report are available at

Global EPOS and Self-Checkout 2012 Market Research and Analysis

Retail Bank Researchs new syndicated research study evaluates the size of the global market for Programmable EPOS and Self-Checkout hardware. The report provides detailed data at the country level; gives figures for various customer segments across the retail and hospitality verticals; contains analyses of competitor market positions by geography; includes both historical data and future forecasts; and measures market size in terms of units and vale.

An Executive Summary of this analysis and a free sample of the full report are available at

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