Brick-and-mortar merchants looking for a point of sale system that isn’t a POS can end their search here. Powered by Square’s mobile payment system, Business in a Box ($249+) is a point of sale solution starter kit for small business needs. Working wirelessly with the free Square Register app on your iOS and Android devices, Business in a Box comes complete with an APG Vasario cash drawer, a Heckler Design WindFall iPad stand and two credit card readers to make transactions easy and keep your lines moving.
With a little light work, you can even add inventory and pricing info to your device, streamlining the checkout process while providing some useful analytics. Satisfied customers can be instantly emailed their receipts (adding them to your promo-mailer list!), and daily sales reports are a tap and a swipe away. An optional Star Micronics printer can even be added to the kit to create paper trails for those that need them. The end result? Less nights filled with IRS nightmares.