By Lisa Johnston
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New York — ShopKeep POS, a Cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) retail-management platform, has announced the rollout of ShopKeep Mobile, a handheld POS device combining Griffin Technology's Olli hardware with the ShopKeep POS app.
Griffin’s Olli is an iPoud Touch case with a barcode scanner and magnetic card reader originally designed for the healthcare market.
Bundled with the ShopKeep POS app, the ShopKeep Mobile case allows for sales transactions anywhere in a store or a remote location.
“This is a complete handheld POS that is connected to the Cloud. It’s everything you need to run your store – in your pocket,” said Jason Richelson, ShopKeep POS founder/CEO. “It also removes one of the worst parts of the retail experience for shoppers, which is waiting in line, and creates a more personal customer interaction by removing the counter as a barrier. This is groundbreaking technology that will bring the customer experience you get in the Apple store to small businesses everywhere.”
Besides reading cards and barcodes, ShopKeep Mobile produces a full suite of reports; integrates inventory management and QuickBooks software; compiles and maintains a customer database; emails receipts; allows for rapid item search; and discounts by dollars or percentage, adding tax or not, as designated by the user. It has an offline mode for use without a broadband connection.
“It is designed by human beings for human beings," said Dean Shortland, business development director at Griffin Technology. “People who use iOS devices understand and expect not only a solid user experience but also a solid design aesthetic. Olli breaks the mold of other mobile POS hardware and offers mobile POS with curb appeal.”
ShopKeep Mobile is in production beta. Interested retailers can register at ShopKeep.com/Mobile-POS or follow @ShopKeep on Twitter for updates on availability (#EndOfTheLine).
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