Vectron is a multinational POS vendor, offering a wide range of touchscreen POS setups, as well as several customer-facing terminals. Their software system works on desktop and mobile applications as well as through the terminals. There is also a handheld touchscreen terminal that is waterproof and operates as a Bluetooth-enabled payment system. Vectron don’t produce their own card readers, instead preferring to allow connectivity with select third-party readers, scanners and cash registers for greater flexibility.
Vectron have produced a software package that is customisable to a range of different business applications.
- Multiple terminals available, including waterproof, handheld terminal
- Third-party connectivity for card readers and other accessories
- Mobile app is Android and iOS compatible
- Monthly subscription service with a wide price range
- Software can be configured to several different business settings, including bakeries, hospitality businesses and hotels
- Transaction fees vary depending on third-party terms
- Separate software tools for recording payments and business processes, and for in-depth data analysis
Vectron offers a choice of three different terminals, varying in size from 12” to 15” screens. Widescreen options are available on the larger terminals, and all hardware above 12” is touchscreen with swipe functions inbuilt. There is also a handheld version of the hardware, the MobilePro III, which works using Bluetooth.
The company have also produced a range of customer-facing terminals, for displaying live receipts or for scrolling marketing and logo display. They also have a spin-off company, Duratec, which offers the full range of scanner, receipt printer and separate software app.
Vectron have built their system to be compatible with a range of third-party payment providers. As such, the list of accepted cards and payment types depends on the third-party vendor.
Vectron don’t advertise the security of their terminals, partly because their hardware connects to third-party systems. However, they partnered with MOBOTIX in 2018 to provide cloud-based, secure video analysis of sales activity. MOBOTIX’s products are all GDPR compliant.
Vectron run a loyalty scheme called bonVito, which allows you to gain access to new products as well as having a direct line to the company’s support network.
Costs and fees
Depending on the terminal, Vectron charge a monthly fee as follows:
POS MobilePro III: From 49 Euros per month
POS Touch 12 II: From 87 Euros per month
POS Touch 14 Wide: From 69 Euros per month
POS Touch 15 II: From 99 Euros per month
POS Touch 15 II Wide: From 99 Euros per month
Prices vary depending on contract length, system sizes and configuration requirements.
Vectron is a large POS provider with a headquarters in Germany, meaning that the majority of their compatible third-party card reader suppliers are also German. They have a presence throughout Europe, as well as in Australia and South Africa. Their variety of terminals is eye-catching, as is the waterproof, handheld terminal option and the range of software setups to cover several types and sizes of business.