Think of any two small or medium sized businesses. Regardless of which operations popped into your head – a coffee shop, a security firm, a music store – the odds are that at least one of them is considering a tablet point-of-sale (POS) solution . Meanwhile, national department stores are ramping up plans to completely phase out their registers, and well-known restaurant chains are expanding their test markets . Why? Tablets may have been seen as high-tech fashion statements in the past, but the hardware and software markets have matured. Current tablet-based mobile POS systems are helping businesses improve their customer relations, shrink costs, and grow their bottom line. Here’s how.