Worldwide POS Shipments Increase 4.6% In 2015

2/24/2016

IHL has just released the updated figures on PC-Based POS Terminal Shipments WorldWide in 2015.

Big winners in terms of growth were Toshiba Global Commerce, HP Inc, NCR, Dell and Fujitsu.

Several key trends affecting the market in 2015/2016:

  • The North American market greatly benefited from upgrades to EMV and the drive to Unified Commerce that accelerated the replacement cycle.
  • Worldwide, the Fast Food and Fast Casual market continues to modernize and put in PC-based POS rather than traditional ECRs.
  • North America and EMEA were the stars in terms of regional markets. LATAM and Asia/Pacific saw consistent growth, but slowdowns in China and Brazil greatly impacted overall growth.
  • Several mergers and acquisitions in the industry put on pause upgrades for customers of some vendors, creating what we believe to be a temporary hiccup in the replacement rate of those vendor's terminals in 2015 that should work itself out in 2016.
  • Tablet-based POS continues to greatly impact retailers with 10 or fewer locations. Absent these tablet alternatives, overall PC-based POS would have been up over 10% for the year worldwide.
  • At the enterprise level, despite the rumors of tablet-based POS cannibalizing PC-based POS, this simply has not been the case and the PC-based POS market remains not only a robust and profitable market, but one that continues to grow worldwide with increasing penetration.


The IHL POS Vendor Database tracks the shipments of POS terminals by the top 22 vendors per region, shipments and installed base , operating system and processors by quarter and annually. Pricing is available by segment and/or region with packages starting at $1,995 on up.

Vendors included in the research include Toshiba, NCR, Fujitsu, Wincor Nixdorf, HP, Dell, Panasonic, PAR, Oracle/MICROS, Firich, Lenovo, NEC, Epson, VeriFone, Sharp, Elo, Squirrel, Itautec, Posiflex, Gilbarco, Casio and many others.

For more information on this study and see complete details, visit their website.

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