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2016-APAC-POS

Asia/Pacific POS Terminals

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Date of PublicationMay 4, 2016
GeographyAsia/Pacific
LicenseSingle User License - $3,295USD | Enterprise License - $3,995USD
FormatElectronic PDF

While the North American and EMEA regions experienced satisfactory POS shipment growth in the current economy, the strong growth in the Asia/Pacific region continues to be a highlight of the worldwide POS market. China and India continue to expand, and their swelling retail ranks will continue to drive growth in 2015 and beyond.

Our Asia/Pacific POS Market Study has 24 figures in 51 pages in which we explore the market climate for POS terminals in the Asia/Pacific region. It includes shipment, installed base and trends analyses for POS in Japan, China, India, Australia/New Zealand, South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Other Asia/Pacific countries.

More than just numbers without explanation, this report goes deep into discussion of retailing in the segments in these countries to reveal the forces that are shaping POS purchase decisions. Additionally, the report covers emerging trends and influences that affected the market in 2015, and it includes estimates for shipments and installed base through 2020. Note that this is not a vendor market share report (other than operating systems and processor types), but rather a fresh look at the state of POS technology in the world’s fastest growing market.

Along with the general retail environment for each country/region, we discuss the country by country shipments, installed base, and forecasts for the following retail market segments:

Food/Supermarket: This is a grocery store, and size can range from a single-lane, mom-and-pop store to a multi-lane full service supermarket.

Drug Store: This is store that sells personal care and medicinal items and can have from 1-5 terminals per store.

Hypermarkets: This is a broad segment that varies by country. In many, it includes a full service Food store as well as products typically included at Discounters under one roof. In other countries, stores can range anywhere from a Superstore format (think Wal-Mart Supercenter) to a full-line Department Store (with large appliances) combined with a full-line Grocery store.

Department Stores: Traditionally larger format stores, upscale in products and including hard and soft goods with department style checkout.

Mass Merchants: Like a Hypermarket format, only carrying non-food items or limited food items and using a front-end checkout. Also includes Discounters.

Specialty Stores: Stores that focus on particular product line niches. Includes apparel, news, shoes, and DIY type stores.

Convenience/Gas: Stores selling a limited variety of food and pharmaceutical items; open long hours for the convenience of customers.

Hospitality: Includes Restaurants, Bars, Pubs and Hotels.

 Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Introduction / Background and Objectives
POS Definitions
Country Details
Market Segment Definitions

1. TRENDS

2. ASIA/PACIFIC MARKET OVERVIEW

2.1 POS Installed Base History by Country
2.2 POS Installed Base History by Retail Segment
2.3 POS Shipment History by Country
2.4 POS Shipment History by Retail Segment

3. JAPAN

3.1 Retail Overview
3.2 POS Installed Base History
3.3 POS Shipment History

4. CHINA

4.1 Retail Overview
4.2 POS Installed Base History
4.3 POS Shipment History

5. INDIA

5.1 Retail Overview
5.2 POS Installed Base History
5.3 POS Shipment History

6. AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

6.1 Retail Overview
6.2 POS Installed Base History
6.3 POS Shipment History

7. SOUTH KOREA

7.1 Retail Overview
7.2 POS Installed Base History
7.3 POS Shipment History

8. VIETNAM

8.1 Retail Overview
8.2 POS Installed Base History
8.3 POS Shipment History

9. TAIWAN

9.1 Retail Overview
9.2 POS Installed Base History
9.3 POS Shipment History

10. HONG KONG

10.1 Retail Overview
10.2 POS Installed Base History
10.3 POS Shipment History

11. OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC

11.1 Retail Overview
11.2 POS Installed Base History
11.3 POS Shipment History

12. FORECASTS

12.1 Projected Shipments by Country from 2015 – 2019
12.2 Projected Shipments by Segment from 2015 – 2019

REFERENCES

List of Figures

Figure 1 Asia/Pacific POS Installed Base by Country
Figure 2 Asia/Pacific POS Installed Base History by Retail Segment
Figure 3 Asia/Pacific POS Shipment History by Country
Figure 4 Asia/Pacific POS Shipment History by Retail Segment
Figure 5 Japan POS Installed Base History
Figure 6 Japan POS Shipment History
Figure 7 China POS Installed Base History
Figure 8 China POS Shipment History
Figure 9 India POS Installed Base History
Figure 10 India POS Shipment History
Figure 11 Australia/New Zealand POS Installed Base History
Figure 12 Australia/New Zealand POS Shipment History
Figure 13 South Korea POS Installed Base History
Figure 14 South Korea POS Shipment History
Figure 15 Vietnam POS Installed Base History
Figure 16 Vietnam POS Shipment History
Figure 17 Taiwan POS Installed Base History
Figure 18 Taiwan POS Shipment History
Figure 19 Hong Kong POS Installed Base History
Figure 20 Hong Kong POS Shipment History
Figure 21 Other Asia/Pacific POS Installed Base History
Figure 22 Other Asia/Pacific POS Shipment History
Figure 23 2015 – 2019 Asia/Pacific Projected POS Shipments by Country
Figure 24 2015 – 2019 Asia/Pacific Projected Shipments by Retail Segment

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Asia Pacific POS Complete Outline and Purchase Information

What do you define as POS?
At IHL we believe it is important that we state clearly the definitions of what we are classifying as a POS device (or in the case of the EMEA region, an Electronic Point-of-Sale (EPOS) device). For the purposes of our analysis, we are defining POS as PC-based workstations, namely PC-class Processor-based and LAN-available terminals. Although others might include Electronic Funds Terminals as POS, we do not include them here. Perhaps the best definitions come from the use of the current model names of the top vendors that we are including:

Toshiba GC: SurePOS 300, 500 and 700 families
Hewlett Packard: RP2, RP3, RP5 and RP7 families, PCOCD
Wincor Nixdorf: BEETLE family
NCR: RealPOS 20, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 families and P‐series
Fujitsu: TeamPOS 3000 and 7000 families

In our research, we do include PC on Cash Drawer Devices (PCOCD), however, we do not attempt to distinguish between vendors unless a particular market is affected significantly. An example of this is the Riva/HP partnership installation at Harrods for PCOCD based on Hewlett-Packard PCs.

We do not include Electronic Cash Registers (ECR’s) in our study. Although the lines have blurred as to POS and ECR in terms of processors and connectivity, we believe there is a clear distinction in functionality, expandability, and serviceability between the devices. Thus, we are considering the low end devices in the study as those of the Wincor BEETLE /Express, HP RP2, and NCR RealPOS 20 types.

As this report also looks at market segment information, it is important that we distinguish the types of institutions we include in each market segment. These are the following:

Food/Supermarket: This is a grocery store, and size can range from a single-lane, mom-and-pop store to a multi-lane full service supermarket.

Drug Store: This is store that sells personal care and medicinal items and can have from 1-5 terminals per store.

Hypermarkets: This is a broad segment that varies by country. In many, it includes a full service Food store as well as products typically included at Discounters under one roof. In other countries, stores can range anywhere from a Superstore format (think Wal-Mart Supercenter) to a full-line Department Store (with large appliances) combined with a full-line Grocery store.

Department Stores: Traditionally larger format stores, upscale in products and including hard and soft goods with department style checkout.

Mass Merchandisers: Like a Hypermarket format, only carrying non-food items or limited food items and using a front-end checkout. Also includes Discounters.

Specialty Stores: Stores that focus on particular product line niches. Includes apparel, news, shoes, and DIY type stores.

Hospitality: Includes Restaurants, Bars, Pubs, Hotels, and Convenience Store outlets.

How do you define the processors included?
Throughout this report, we deliberately categorize all processors by speed rather than by name. Since Intel is the market leader and the most identifiable, we use the following familiar designations for our processor definitions.

286/386/486
Pentium I, II & III
Celeron/Sempron
Pentium 4
Pentium Dual Core
Pentium Core 2 Duo & Above

While in the last several years there have been other processor entries (notably VIA/Cyrix and AMD), all herein are referred to as “Intel-class” processors, whether Intel, MediaGX, AMD K5, K6-2, Duron or Athlon.

How do you categorize operating systems?
With regard to operating systems, our focus is on the following.

DOS & Legacy Windows (includes 3.1, 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 & XP)
4690
Windows Vista / Windows 7
Windows CE
Windows XPe
Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 (includes WEPOS, and is designated as such)
Linux (all varieties)
Other (includes different derivatives of UNIX, BeOS, MAC, etc.)

For the purposes of this report we do not count units that are in labs; we only count those in pilot or in rollout.

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Was this a survey or a paper?
A little of both. When it comes to this sort of impact study it is part art and science. We have several primary research studies behind the numbers. These are then extrapolated across segments and markets to provide overall sizing. We run this by key clients and other analysts for their insight and view as well before we release. So the cornerstone is detailed primary research data with CIOs meshed with numerous analysts with over 100 combined years of retail sizing experience to build the models.

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