Cost Savings with iPad Kiosk / Tablet Display Stand vs. Traditional Kiosks
As technology continues to advance, interactive media systems including kiosks are able to achieve many functions that interact with consumers, therefore enabling personnel to be utilized in other areas. The key factors that differentiate traditional kiosks and iPad display stands are discussed with the reasoning for small businesses to receive a much higher return by investing in a tablet kiosk / display stand, instead of a traditional kiosk system.
Lower purchase price for tablet display stands
There is no doubt that traditional kiosks create operational efficiencies that enable businesses to better serve their customers, however this comes at fairly high price points ranging from $3000-5000 per unit. Why are traditional kiosks so expensive? There are many factors that effect the price variability of various kiosk systems including size, functionality, software programming etc. Another major cost included with a traditional kiosk is the installation, due to the bulkiness, complexity, and vast weight of these systems.
Tablet display stands (for iPad or other tablets) are able to offer the same functionality as traditional kiosk systems by utilizing tablet technology to create a lightweight, sleek and simple display solution. By offering the same or better utility as traditional kiosks, you would think the price is higher, however thanks to technology developments and innovative design, well designed iPad and tablet kiosks are priced from $300-1000.
Maintenance issues with larger systems
One of the most extensive costs that come with a traditional kiosk is system maintenance. Ongoing kiosk maintenance can include hardware fixes and software issues that can only be fixed by the manufacturer, who will be required to perform emergency maintenance, or remove the kiosk system entirely to do the repairs. One of the main costs associated with recurring maintenance issues is monetary, as the price of hiring a technical expert to fix any small issues can be exceed hundreds of dollars per visit. Other large costs can be the time allocated to company personnel that are required to handle the maintenance, and take on more tasks when the kiosk is out of order.
iPad’s and other tablets are extremely low-maintenance products that when used with a tablet display stand, show massive maintenance cost savings in comparison to traditional kiosks. As iPad kiosks such as Armodilo’s are lightweight, versatile, and innovatively designed, the tablet display stand simply offers a robust display medium to turn the most reliable personal tablet into a powerful kiosk display system.
Rapid growth in usability of tablet PC’s
Many would not complain of the functionality of traditional kiosks systems, as they are often fairly easy to use. However, technology is continually being developed making the usability of tablet devices the most comfortable systems to operate for consumers. This enables businesses to use these devices in the marketplace for customer interaction, ensuring that they are using the most user-friendly tablet devices on the market. When quoting for a traditional kiosk system, the initial price usually includes the hardware only, which does not include the expensive software development that is required for a traditional display kiosk system. Apple’s App store and the Android market, offer hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from, many of these can be used to display content that your company wishes to display in the most cost effective way possible. Read a previous post on how to determine which app is best for your business. Other organizations wish to develop their own iPad and Android apps, which not only allows for the easiest of integration into the tablet display system, but also allows other consumers to purchase your company app on the app store, leading to another source of cash flows and even greater company exposure.
In sum, the investment in tablet display stands can undoubtedly save your business overhead costs that can impact your bottom line in a big way. Not only does adopting these systems show that your business is innovative with the latest and greatest marketing methods, it also improves the efficiency within the space, while creating more targeted leads and stronger customer interactions.