Leads mobile POS marketplace with introduction of payment technology powered by Ingenico Mobile Solutions
New merchants receive a free reader at signup
NEW YORK (December 16, 2014) – ShopKeep, the cloud-based technology provider trusted by more than 10,000 small business owners to manage retail shops and restaurants with iPads, today released its new Apple Pay™ and chip card reader. This reader allows merchants to accept Apple Pay, along with traditional magnetic swipe credit card payments; chip card capabilities will be available next year well ahead of October’s liability transition deadline.
ShopKeep’s new reader offers independent business owners the latest in payment technology and additional security features for each credit card transaction. The device, powered by Ingenico Mobile Solutions, the leading mobile commerce platform provider, connects to the ShopKeep register app via Bluetooth. It retails for $249, and for a limited time, new customers will receive a free reader upon signing up for a ShopKeep account.
“We are seeing strong demand for Apple Pay acceptance among small businesses, and ShopKeep is a popular POS option in that category,” said Greg Burch, VP of Mobility, Business Development & ISV Relationships at Ingenico Group. “We’re very pleased that ShopKeep selected Ingenico Mobile Solutions as the provider for its new mobile payment solution to accept Apple Pay and any other type of electronic payment.”
“ShopKeep’s goal is to provide local business owners with the latest tools and technology so they can run smarter businesses and stay competitive with their larger counterparts,” said Norm Merritt, ShopKeep’s president and co-CEO. “That’s why we’re excited to partner with Ingenico Mobile Solutions and be one of the first point of sale systems to offer Apple Pay, with chip card acceptance soon to follow.”
The Apple Pay and chip card reader is an ideal solution for brick and mortar business owners who want to use the latest payment technology and satisfy customer demand. ShopKeep’s merchants are already using the ShopKeep platform to run their businesses, send email receipts and implement marketing campaigns, and having this new reader will allow them to continue developing and engaging with their customer base as technology changes. Several ShopKeep businesses have already had the opportunity to use the new reader and accept payments using Apple Pay, universally praising its ease of use and rapid transaction times.
To learn more about ShopKeep’s new Apple Pay and chip card reader, visit http://www.shopkeep.com/free-chip-reader-offer.
ShopKeep's Apple Pay Reader
ABOUT INGENICO GROUP
Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 – ING) is the global leader in seamless payment, providing smart, trusted and secure solutions to empower commerce across all channels, in-store, online and mobile. With the world’s largest payment acceptance network, we deliver secure payment solutions with a local, national and international scope. We are the trusted world-class partner for financial institutions and retailers, from small merchants to several of the world’s best known global brands. Our solutions enable merchants to simplify payment and deliver their brand promise. Learn more at www.ingenico.com. twitter.com/ingenico
Everything ShopKeep does is about supporting small and independent businesses. Founded by a successful small business owner who had a point of sale system that was not meeting his needs, ShopKeep provides an intuitive, secure, iPad-based point-of-sale system. ShopKeep empowers small business owners to run smarter businesses by optimizing staffing, regulating inventory and accessing sales reports and customer information on one seamless, cloud-based platform. ShopKeep has already helped more than 10,000 business owners in the United States and Canada set-up their registers in minutes, accept cash and credit cards with their choice of processor, view real-time sales on their smartphone and easily track inventory and staff. Most importantly, ShopKeep’s award-winning customer care team is available to help 24/7 and provide a robust support network for small business owners. ShopKeep was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in New York. Follow @ShopKeep on Twitter, join the discussion on the ShopKeep blog or visit www.shopkeep.com to learn more.