Antique cash register or point of sale system.
29 Oct 2018

The History of Point of Sale

Everything has a history, even point of sale.

Believe it or not, the POS systems most of us are familiar with haven’t really been around that long. In fact, the first electronic cash register wasn’t even invented until the 1970s. Since then, point of sale has evolved into impressive systems that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and functionalities.

So, how did restaurant technology become as advanced as it is today? Take a look at the history of point of sale and see for yourself!

An infographic showing the history of point of sale. From the first cash register to cloud-based POS, this infographic covers it all.

MobileBytes might not be what it is today if it hadn’t been for the inventive minds of our technological forefathers. James Ritty shook the world with his “Incorruptible Cashier,” in 1879 and nothing has been the same since.

With its rich history, it’s no wonder the restaurant industry is such an exciting space and looking ahead, MobileBytes is excited to contribute to the bright future of point of sale.

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