Remote checkout offers flexibility for point-of-sale transactions

December 19, 2012

A remote checkout system recently released by QS/1 offers pharmacy staff greater flexibility for point-of-sale transactions.

A remote checkout system recently released by QS/1 offers pharmacy staff greater flexibility for point-of-sale transactions.

Using a 7-inch color touchscreen wireless tablet, the system allows the flexibility to move around the pharmacy, whether it is in a pharmacy aisle or at the drive-thru window. For prescription deliveries, it offers service right at the customer's front door, according to QS/1.

"No longer are you tied to a point-of-sale terminal conducting transactions," said Tom McLeod, QS/1 vice president of administration and marketing, in a company statement. "The Remove Checkout tablet allows staff to go anywhere and help customers."

The device allows for processing credit and flexible spending account cards, capturing signature for PSE, HIPAA, and credit cards, scanning barcodes and printing receipts, using a portable printer.

"If you use cellular service on the device, you can use Remote Checkout anywhere you have a signal," McLeod added.

Hospitals can also use the system, allowing patients to sign for prescriptions in their room before discharge. This assures patients fill the prescriptions, and also drives business to the hospital pharmacy, QS/1 said.