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Vital Pro offers POS functionality in a more compact design, while Vital Pro Plus provides a full solution with cash drawer. TSYS also offers a compact portable Vital machine and two options for mobile readers for smartphones. The Vital line is the TSYS equivalent of the Clover POS family of products. Let’s take a look at what the Vital POS offers.
To run Vital, you’ll need compatible Android-based hardware and a merchant account with TSYS or a TSYS reseller. The good news is that there are hundreds of processing companies that run on the TSYS platform, so you’ll have a choice of companies that can support the Vital system.
TSYS is an active processor member of CardFellow and places certified quotes through our system. If you’d like a quote for using the Vital system, you can get one direct form TSYS or its resellers instantly through CardFellow.
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For both systems, you’ll benefit from the ability to accept multiple forms of payment, including EMV chip cards, contactless (NFC) payments, and older magnetic stripe cards. You’ll also have access to reporting functions.
Vital Pro, the smaller of the two full POS options, offers a built-in printer, customer-facing touchscreen, and barcode scanner. The machine is designed as a lower cost alternative to the Vital Pro Plus while still offering new technologies like contactless acceptance.
A larger option with a cash drawer, Vital Pro Plus also operates on Android. The systems boasts a tilting touchscreen and a built in printer and barcode scanner as well as a small customer-facing display. The Pro Plus model includes an S300 card reader/PIN pad for accepting chip cards, contactless payments, and PIN debit.
TSYS’ website doesn’t offer a lot of detail on the specific functions and features available in the systems beyond mentioning that they’re good for both restaurants and retail. We’re working with TSYS to get more details and will update this review as we have that information.
TSYS’ new line of POS equipment is similar to rival First Data’s Clover line. Both companies offer full POS systems with accessories, portable systems, and mobile readers. However, the Clover family includes access to the Clover App Market so that you can purchase and download apps to customize the functions of your Clover system.
Another difference between the two is compatibility. Vital will only work with TSYS and TSYS resellers, while Clover only works with First Data and First Data resellers.
TSYS doesn’t publish costs for the Vital Pro or the Pro Plus, in part because the cost will vary depending on where you purchase your machine. In most cases, it will be easiest to purchase the system from your chosen credit card processing company.
Processors within CardFellow offer equipment at or near cost to help ensure you’re not overpaying for your POS system
Remember that the cost of the hardware itself is separate from the ongoing costs of accepting credit cards. The credit card processor you choose will set rates and fees for accepting cards.
The Vital Pro POS systems are sleek and come with lots of helpful features.