Point of sale (POS) billing has gone through a lot of changes over the last couple of decades with rise in purchasing power resulting in more footfalls and longer queues at the cash counter. Many retail outlets couldn’t deal with this last minute hurdle and ended up losing many customers who weren’t prepared to wait too long in the payout queue. However, many other retail outlets chose to bring in automation in their billing process by introducing thermal paper printers that can instantly generate bills. These are compact hand-held printers that use small thermal paper rolls that are supplied by thermal paper rolls manufacturers.
The advantage of using thermal paper printers
Thermal paper rolls used in most retail outlets are just about the size of camera reels and they fit into the thermal paper printers just like the reels fit into the cameras. When you compare that to the reams of billing paper that needs to be set on a printer, you get an idea of the level of efficiency that thermal paper printers offer. As a result, those retailers who were the first to adopt these thermal printers, have been able to reap the benefits of more sales as they were able to engage more customers in the cash counter with their more efficient billing process.
Thermal paper doesn’t require consumables
The other major benefit of thermal paper printers is that they don’t require any consumables like inks and ribbons as the paper is chemically coated and generates the print output when exposed to heat through the printer heads. The success attained by the early adopters of thermal paper printers did not go unnoticed and soon the demand for these super-efficient billing machines began increasing across the retail landscape.
Thermal paper printers have taken over POS billing
Along with the demand for these printers there was an incremental demand for thermal paper rolls as retailers using these printers were consuming ever larger amounts of the thermal paper rolls. This proved to be a boon for thermal paper rolls suppliers who began increasing their production capacity manifold. Thermal paper has many different applications and is not confined to retail shops. They are used in public transport systems like inter- and intra-city buses, parking lots, cinema theaters and numerous other POS locations.