Snabble Fallback POS
Hedge against the most common shutdown scenarios in retail thanks to the "shared nothing"-architecture. Protect your operations with the pos system to fall back on.
System Shutdown Scenarios
The most frequent shutdown scenarios in brick and mortar retail are caused by cyber attacks, disruptions in the payment terminal infrastructure or technical malfunctions. In a shutdown scenario, the failure of the cash register poses a major threat to companies and can have far-reaching negative consequences, which is why safeguarding for such cases is particularly important for companies in stationary retail.
Affected in Brick and Mortar Retail
Higher Loss Amounts in 2023
Potential Loss of Revenue
Handy in Case of an Emergency
The emergency checkout is up and running within seconds. Information on items, prices etc. is provided via the Snabble POS platform.
An Asset in Everyday Business
The Snabble emergency checkout is also suitable as a secondary checkout system during normal operation to guarantee a smooth shopping experience, e.g. through queue busting.
Ready to Take Action Within Seconds
In case of an emergency, the Snabble fallback POS is ready for use within seconds. The emergency POS system can be installed on all Android and iOS mobile devices - completely independent of your primary POS system.
Shutdown Scenario Occurs
The payment infrastructure, a system error or cyber attacks lead to a failure. Prices are no longer calculated, customers can no longer pay at the checkout, a mess emerges. With the Snabble fallback POS, you are fully prepared for such an event.
Start up the Fallback POS
The fallback POS is up and running within seconds. Information on items, prices, etc. is provided via the Snabble POS platform.
Continue the Operation – Accept Payments
Payments can be accepted swiftly and easily, and customers can continue shopping as usual. Promotions and store-specific prices can be autonomously calculated by the pricing and promotion engine of the Snabble POS platform.
Fire Extinguisher and Toolbox
On hand in an emergency, an asset in everyday business: The Snabble fallback POS is also suitable as a secondary checkout system during normal operations to guarantee a smooth shopping experience, e.g. through queue busting.
The Snabble emergency cash register has all the functions required to maintain regular operations and can also be used as a mobile POS with all the associated functions and benefits.
Snabble recommends using the devices already available for logistics and increasing the number of devices if necessary. It is important that the devices are NFC-enabled so that payments can be accepted via a SoftPOS terminal.
Only a separate payment provider guarantees that continued operation is possible in the event of a shutdown of the PSP's critical infrastructure. Therefore, it is recommended to select a second payment provider for the fallback POS. Snabble already supports various payment providers.
In principle, a simple cash handling process can also be offered with the fallback POS. Since the cash handling processes in the shutdown scenario are not trivial for large volumes, card payments should be preferred.
Depending on the conditions in the store, two methods can be offered: Either the customers weigh the items on their own and the fallback POS scans the barcodes generated by the scale, or the employees weigh the items themselves and enter the weight into the mobile cash register.
Snabble recommends at least a daily update of the assortment and all prices. An additional intraday supply of delta updates is a common practice.
In the event of a targeted cyber attack, it is possible that also the Snabble POS platform could be supplied with manipulated data by hackers. To counteract this, you can request step-back functionality as an additional feature. This allows the data inventory at Snabble to be reset to a desired point of time in the past - in case corrupt data has already been transferred from the merchant systems.