Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Group wants to connect ~30m kirana stores across the country with its own physical and digital infrastructure, thereby creating a large omni-channel marketplace. A key part of creating such an ecosystem is deployment of merchant point-of-sale (PoS) devices across kirana stores. To better understand the features of such a machine, we visited a few kirana stores that have adopted the offering.
Jio PoS is a hand-held device connected to Jio’s 4G network and allows a retailer to accept payments through various digital means (i.e. credit cards, debit cards, wallets). However, unlike peers, Jio PoS also offers functionalities such as billing, online procurement (from RRL’s cash-and carry stores), management of purchases/ sales/ inventory, customer relationship management and generating tax reports.
Key Features of Reliance Jio PoS
A Jio PoS device is equipped with a barcode scanner, which can be used to generate bills for customers. Barcodes of most common SKUs are already fed into the device