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

$3700 - Single Copy or $7400 - Web Posting | Report # SH25001852 | 316 Pages | 121 Tables and Figures | 2012

Handheld Point of Sale (POS) Devices Implement Automated Process To Extend The Capability Of Stores and Supply Chain to Manage Inventory, Restaurants to Upsell, and Retail to Accomplish Mobile Sales

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


WinterGreen Research announces that it has a new study on Handheld Point of Sale (POS) Devices. The 2012 study has 316 pages, 121 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth. Handheld computer POS terminals represent a quantum shift in point of sale devices by making a range of POS functions portable.

Handheld Point of Sale (POS) devices are more versatile than existing standard PC based point of sale systems, providing greater range of functions and providing for wireless connectivity to the network. Both WiFi 802.1x fixed wireless and 4G / 3G wireless data solutions are supported by the handheld POS systems permitting seamless transport of information to enterprise systems. Transport of information does depend on middleware integration software.

The segments addressed by handheld POS point of sale devices relate to extension of and replacement of standard cash register POS retail terminals, integrated direct inventory POS applications, portable combined remote / on site POS solutions, and mobile indoor payment POS solutions. Products go beyond simple retail sale processing. Products help retailers control inventory flow, combine in-store and back office solutions to enhance productivity, and track customer purchasing patterns for pinpoint marketing. Industry-specific solutions are provided across retail segments. Customer-facing technology is positioned to increase customer loyalty, retention, and sales.

The companies that have measurable shares in handheld point of sale device markets are being challenged by dozens of Chinese companies that make lightweight, inexpensive, very portable handheld point of sale (POS) devices. There is a significant other portion of market share that is at the low end of the market. Handheld point of sale device low end products come from multiple companies in China that collectively garner a significant market position.

Markets grow because systems leverage customer loyalty programs to increase sales. Incentive pricing, coupon management, repeat business, customer service and managed transaction systems all can be implemented in an efficient manner using the handheld terminal computers. Both the scanner and the handheld terminal have separate computing capability to create efficient systems.

Handheld points of sale computer unit market shipments at $1.1 billion in 2011 are anticipated to reach $3.1 billion by 2018. Markets will grow as the retail and inventory process is made significantly more efficient by portable terminal function set including wireless transport and capability. E-commerce initiatives are enabled. Implementation depends on groups of people defining goals together to achieve a common goal. That goal is sometimes elusive. The retail and inventory process is made significantly more efficient by portable terminal function set including wireless transport and capability. E-commerce initiatives are enabled.

According to Susan Eustis, the lead author of the study, "the purchase of handheld point of sale (POS) is driven by the need for modernization of restaurants, retail, healthcare, and supply chain. The handheld POS devices support flexibility and analytics implementation permitting more informed conduct of the business. The use of handheld point of sale (POS) devices is based on providing a way to automate process. That automation of process and modernization has appeal to those who run the businesses, track inventory, and serve customers."

Companies Profiled

Market Leaders
Motorola Solutions / Symbol Technologies
Fujian Fersion Computer Technology Co., Ltd
Psion Teklogix
Market Participants
Advanced Computing Edge
Bansle Group Ltd
Bizsoft Computer Technology Co., Ltd., GZ
Bouwa Co., Ltd
Castles Technology Co., Ltd
Dongguan UnisenGroup Electronics Co., Ltd.
DT Research
Ekemp Electronics Limited
Fongwah Technology Co., Ltd.
Guangzhou City Gsan Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Maizhixibo Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.
Jinan H-RFID Information Technology Co., Ltd.
Lilliput Shenzhen
Shenzhen MobileX Technology Co., Limited
PCMS Datafit
SD-Omega Electronics Industry Co., Ltd.
Shandong Mingwah Aohan Smart Technology Co., Ltd.
Seoul Business Agency
Shenzhen FP Technology Limited
Shenzhen Xinguodu Technology Co., Ltd.
Shandong Mingwah Aohan Smart Technology Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen MobileX Technology Co., Limited
Shenzhen Detaik Technology Co., Ltd
Shenzhen Unique Electronic Int'l Ltd.
Shenzhen HCC Technology Co., Ltd
Shenzhen Justtide Tech Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Prova Technology Co., Ltd.
Spectra Technologies Holdings Company Limited
Shenzhen Synco Technology Co., Ltd
Shenzhen All Win Technology Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen FP Technology Limited
Shenzhen Xinguodu Technology Co., Ltd
SZ KMY Co., Ltd.
Wylie Systems, Inc.

Report Methodology

This is the 500th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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