New Technology in the Retail Industry and the Training for it

Jim Freeman, Elizabeth Morris

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One of the most important applications of the new micro-electronic technology has been in the area of retail (or wholesale) point of sale. The old electro-mechanical cash registers of pre-decimilsation days have been largely superseded by a new generation of completely electronic cash registers (ECRs) which are becoming ever more flexible and sophisticated. The new breed of ECR is typically programmable and relies in normal mode not on keyboard entry but on wanding or laser scanning of product codes. They are able to collect data on every transaction, as well as individual check-out operators and in more advanced configurations are not so much cash regsiters as computer terminals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-455
JournalIndustrial & Commercial Training
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1980


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