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What an iPad POS SystemCan Do For Your Business

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If you are looking for a way to switch things up in your business, consider iPad POS systems. These are streamlined sales devices that allow for a lot more freedom than a traditional POS. This system can bring your business to an entirely new level and provide you with every tool you will need to successfully get it all done in an organized and efficient way.

 

Customer Service

This system is portable so your sales associates can make ordering and paying far more convenient for your customers. This system can be brought right to restaurant tables or through the aisles of a store so that customers never have to wait in line to pay and take their purchases. If you put a few extra apps on your system, you can have your entire inventory placed right onto the iPads so that it works as a catalog for customers. Sales can be made right on the spot, making shopping faster and easier for all customers and happy customers will come back so this will also boost your sales.

 

Employee Training Will be so Much Easier

Most people today are rather tech savvy. They can pick up a new device and figure out the basics within a matter of minutes and within a day or two they have mastered the device. Well, this rings true for the iPad too. Anyone who has used a smartphone will find that the iPad is incredibly easy to learn and navigate. This will make employee training easier and shorter, and in turn, save you a lot of training dollars. Instead of needing a trainee train for a week or more, it will only take a day or two so they can get out on the floor faster working to boost your sales and keep your customers happy.

 

The Device is Eco-Friendly

With this device, you can email receipts to customers, saving miles of receipt paper every year. You will also save on printer ink which is very green because the improper disposal of ink cartridges causes tons of hazardous waste every year. These devices also require far less energy to run.

Chinese Tech Company Suing to Ban iPad Exports

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A Chinese tech company is seeking to prevent exports of iPad computer tablets, according to Fox Business. Proview Technology, a tech firm headquartered in Shenzhen, China, claims that it owns the trademark for iPad. The company is asking Chinese customs to block iPad shipments to and from China.

Apple Inc., manufacturer of the iPad, will be severely affected by this move if it is successful. China is not only a large production base for the iPad, it is a major consumer market for Apple products, which also include the iPhone and iPod. Proview is represented by the Grandall Law Firm in Shenzhen. Apple is not currently negotiating with Proview in this matter, according to attorney Xiu at Grandall. Chinese customs have declined to comment on this case.

This matter highlights the legal challenges that multinational companies face when operating in China. Apple already lost a case with Proview in 2011, in which the district court in Shenzhen ruled that the iPod trademark belongs to Proview. Apple has appealed this ruling, claiming that it had already purchased the rights to the iPad trademark. The High Court in Guangdong is scheduled to review the appeal on February 29, 2012, and that ruling will not be subject to further appeal. If Apple loses the appeal with the Guangdong High Court, its only legal options will be to settle with Proview or face enforcement actions that will be financially devastating.

Proview has petitioned the authorities in Shijiazhuang and approximately 20 other Chinese cities to block iPad sales. The company is also suing retailers in Futian and Huizhou. Furthermore, Proview is suing Apple directly for trademark infringement in Shenzhen and Shanghai. Proview’s claim is for 10 billion yuan, which is currently equal to about $1.6 billion in U.S. dollars. Apple will be in an extremely poor legal position if it loses these cases, according to professor Stan Abrams. Abrams is a law professor in the Department of Finance and Economics at Beijing’s Central University.

Elliot Papageorgiou is an executive partner at Rouse Legal in Shanghai who provides two possible interpretations of Apple’s legal strategy. The first view is that the Apple’s attorneys simply missed the trademark infringements issue. The second interpretation is that Apple needed to use the iPad trademark in China for sound business reasons, despite its legal challenges.

For fans of the iPad, a ruling against Apple could mean many things, not the least of which might be an increase in the price of this popular gadget. After all, Chinese factories are able to produce iPads much less expensively than American factories can. However, for those who want to be able to surf the Internet or look up fun Chicago attractions on the fly, this will likely not be a problem, nor will it adversely affect Apple sales. Only time will tell.