At ShopKeep, we pride ourselves on offering a system that is feature rich, yet simple, fast, and intuitive. Our latest release contains a number of ‘tweaks’ designed to ensure we deliver just that.

Our product team spends a lot of time on the road and on the phones with small business owners across the country, listening to your requests and finding ways to better meet your needs. This release is dedicated to putting into place a large number of those requests. A lot of the changes are quite small but we think they will add up to a big impact on your business.

Our feedback loop is really important to us, so if you have any requests for product changes, big or small, we’d love for you to email us at ProductTeamFeedback@shopkeep.com. Please note, we won’t be able to respond to emails to this address, so if you have questions, your best bet is still to call our friendly customer care team.

In the meantime, here’s a list of the improvements we’ve made in this latest app release:

1. If you’re ringing up a customer to cash, we’ve changed the button you’ll see when completing the transaction. The “Charge” button on cash workflow now says “Cash” in order to avoid any confusion.

ShopKeep Charge Button

2. The “Return” button on return/void screen now says “Begin Return” to better indicate what that button actually does!

ShopKeep Return Button Changed to Begin Return

4. While the Zip Code field still accepts full alphanumeric entry, we’ve now hidden the full keyboard and the default display will now only display a numeric keypad. For anyone looking to enter an alphanumeric Zip Code, simply click the “Show Keyboard” button.

Updated Zip Entry Flow

5. While many small business owners are growing large mailing lists, we know that most stores and restaurants will be using our CRM tools to input new customers, rather than to retrieve existing customer data. With that in mind, we’ve made it so the search field on the customer popover is now active by default. We think this is going to be a big time-saver.

Customer Popover with Default to Search - Feature Tweak

6. “Print Receipt” and “Email Receipt” lines in payment flows are now fully tappable.

ShopKeep Tappable Email and Print Receipt

7. If you’re opening and naming a check, you can now simply swipe a customer’s card and the name that’s on the credit card will automatically be applied. We think this is going to be a huge time saver, especially for all the busy waiters and waitresses using ShopKeep. Note: this feature has no impact on the high level of data-encryption, PCI-compliance, and overall security you and your customers enjoy when using ShopKeep.

ShopKeep Swipe To Name Check Feature

The Open Checks screen can now be filtered to show all checks or just checks that belong to the user by tapping the control at the bottom left of the screen:

ShopKeep Open Check Filtering Screen

Above: Open Checks screen showing all checks.

Below: Open Checks Screen filtered to show only checks that belong that particular user. In this case, ‘Manager Manager.’

ShopKeep Open Checks Screen Filtered to 'Mine'

We hope you enjoy the new features and here’s to a busy end of the summer!

About the Author

Paul Nugent is a small business advocate, and Head of Marketing at ShopKeep point of sale’s UK headquarters. Paul uses his background in the startup space, along with his POS system expertise, to allow small business owners to make informed decisions within their specific budgets.