The Best POS Printers to get your Small Business through the Holiday Rush!

The Best POS Printers to get your Small Business through the Holiday Rush!

 We're now in the thick of the holiday season, and one of the most exciting and stressful times of the year is upon us: gift buying time! While many people have no doubt already finished much of their holiday shopping, a larger percentage of people still have plenty of gifts to grab-- in fact, one study discovered that 51% of Americans wait until Christmas Eve to purchase holiday gifts!

During one of the busiest times of the retail year, it is more important than ever to keep your store or small business running smoothly and customer wait times as low as possible. The last thing you'd want is for a customer to leave all of their items behind once they see how long the line is!

Having the right equipment can mean the difference between your retail business selling the bare minimum this holiday season and having a truly lucrative end to the year. One of the most important considerations you'll have is whether to purchase new POS equipment to help improve sales flow-- which is why today we're here to tell you about two printers that can truly transform the check-out experience for your customers: the Epson TM-T88VI and the all new Epson TM-T88VII.


Customer Purchasing Holiday Gifts


 What Makes the Epson TM-T88VI and Epson TM-T88VII POS Printers Stand Out?

The Epson TM-T88VI and TM-T88VII are truly in their own category when it comes to ease of use and the ability to transform a customer's check-out experience. This is largely due to the printers' ability to utilize multiple interfaces at once, something not possible in any of the earlier TM-T88 models. This feature can be truly revolutionary, and that's not an exaggeration!

What This Means for you: Imagine a situation where you have customers all ready to check out their purchases at the same time. Perhaps at your small store, you only have one check out counter and one receipt printer. How will you keep customers from getting antsy with the long wait time? With a traditional printer that is only capable of using one interface at a time, you would be out of luck. However, if you have a TM-T88VI or TM-T88VII, you have other options! 

Picture this: While you add up a customer's items at the counter, one of your employees has the ability to check out other customers from anywhere else in  the store-- yes, even with just one receipt printer! Your employee could use a simple app on an iPad or phone to check out the customer, and then can print their receipt to the same printer you are using, even if you are currently printing the receipt of the customer you are serving. 

If you have more than one receipt printer, that's even better! Using the TM-T88VI and TM-T88VII's NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, when you check out a customer from anywhere in your store, their receipt will automatically be printed from the printer closest to your current location. Cool, right? 

 Customer Receipt Will Print to Closest Printer

  More about the Epson TM-T88VI

Check out this excerpt from our website to learn more about the Epson TM-T88VI! (you can find new and refurbished TM-T88VI printers on our website here). 

The TM-T88VI builds upon the solid foundation established by the TM-T88V. The 88V was our best selling printer for multiple years and the 88VI is even better. The new TM-T88VI has multiple interfaces by default, so now you can purchase a printer and use USB today or Ethernet tomorrow without having to upgrade your printer later on, you get it all today. The print speed has been increased to 13.8 inches per second putting it in the top 5 printers for speed. What has always made EPSON printers the most popular printers has been their print emulation and wide adoption by point of sale developers. This holds true for the 88VI. Wherever you were using a TM-T88V, you can expect the TM-T88VI to also work. This includes very busy, high volume restaurants, retail, and grocery establishments. Logos, fonts, barcodes, and graphics all print fast and clear. Features fast 350 mm/sec printing, built in Ethernet and USB Ports, multi connect ability, NFC, and Bluetooth options available.

The Epson TM-T88VI comes with four built-in interface options: 

1.) Serial, Ethernet, and USB

2.) Parallel, Ethernet, and USB

3.) Wifi, Ethernet, and USB

4.) Bluetooth, Ethernet, and USB

(For more information on how to identify POS printer interfaces, please refer to this handy guide or contact us for help.)


Epson TM-T88VI POS Printer


More about the Epson TM-T88VII

Read this excerpt from our website to learn more about the Epson TM-T88VII! (you can find new and refurbished TM-T88VII printers on our website here). 

The TM-T88VII POS thermal printer is the newest addition to Epson's industry-leading TM-T88 POS printers series. With ultra-fast transaction times, print speeds up to 500 mm per second, and a high-speed auto cutter, the TM-T88VII is one of the most reliable POS printers on the market. The TM-T88VII has a water-resistant enclosure, long printhead and auto cutter life, and multi-interface support (including built-in Ethernet and USB ports). In addition, it can simultaneously print to multiple devices, being able to be shared by tablets, PC-POS terminals, mobile devices and cloud servers.  

The TM-T88VII comes with built in Ethernet, Serial, and USB interfaces.

 (For more information on how to identify POS printer interfaces, please refer to this handy guide or contact us for help.)


Epson TM-T88VII POS Printer


So, What are you Waiting For?

With certified refurbished options starting at just $239.99, the Epson TM-T88VI is an excellent choice to upgrade your store or small business this holiday season. And if you want a printer that will last you for many years to come, consider purchasing a new Epson TM-T88VII. Your small business' income reports will thank you for it! 

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about the TM-T88 series, or about our printer repair services, please give us a call at 413-238-5566 or email and we'll be happy to help!


Helpful Links

1. Epson TM-T88VI POS Printer

2. Epson TM-T88VII POS Printer

3. Contact Hillside Electronics 



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