Cloud-based point of sale platform for retailers ShopKeep POS has teamed-up with popular accessory maker Griffin to launch the ShopKeep Mobile, a handheld point of sale device that makes it super-easy to accept credit card payments.

“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, Founder & CEO, ShopKeep POS. “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.”

The thing about this accessory is that it’s designed for the iPod touch rather than iPhone, making sure retailers can use it without big upfront expenses. It rocks an encrypted credit card swiper as well as laser barcode scanner to “ring-up sales right from the showroom floor.”

The two companies are targeting an array of different stores for ShopKeep Mobile, ranging from clothing boutiques to specialty retailers, which can maximize revenue per square footage by removing their counter and providing customers with a better shopping experience.

As part of the deal, ShopKeep Mobile users get full suite of reports, inventory management and QuickBooks integration via the BackOffice, customer database, ability to send receipts via email, discounts by $ or %, rapid item search, ability to turn tax on or off, printer and offline mode support.

We kinda like how this sounds. The idea to end the shopping process right on the floor (rather than waiting in line to pay for goods) does promise an improved experience that ultimately leads to increase sales.

The ShopKeep Mobile is in production beta, and if you want to know more – you can register your interest from here.

Alissa McCue

Alissa McCue

Alissa McCue has over 10 years of marketing and public relations experience working for top brands in retail and technology. As Senior Manager of Public Relations at ShopKeep, a leading iPad Point of Sale System, Alissa is focused on highlighting ShopKeep's major achievements and thought leadership in the POS and technology space for independent businesses.