New Android version broadens hardware options and reduces start-up costs for small business owners

ShopKeep, the top-rated tablet-to-cloud payments and point-of-sale platform chosen by more than 25,000 independent retailers and restaurants, announced it has launched a version of the ShopKeep register app designed to run on the Android operating system – making ShopKeep’s industry-leading software available to run on the wide variety of POS hardware platforms that now leverage Android as their base operating system.

The software will initially be deployed on First Data’s Clover devices. ShopKeep register app for Android launched earlier this month on the Clover Mini device and is slated to be available on the larger Clover Station in Q3 of this year. ShopKeep plans to expand the availability of its Android Register via additional partnerships that will be announced later this year.

The release of ShopKeep for Android is a major development for the company, which up to now has deployed its app exclusively on Apple’s iOS platform. In addition to providing small business owners with a wider range of hardware options, it also helps reduce start-up costs for entrepreneurs, who are now able to purchase a dedicated all-in-one hardware solution retailing for just $499.

“Extending ShopKeep to Android-based hardware platforms ensures that both our customers and partners have access to the full range of device options available in the market,” said Michael DeSimone ShopKeep’s CEO. “We are very excited to deploy our solution on the Clover platform as a first step in expanding the availability of ShopKeep in the market, and plan to extend our reach onto several hardware platforms through the back half of 2018.”

ShopKeep first announced an expanded partnership with First Data in February, 2017.

 

About ShopKeep

Everything ShopKeep does supports growing and independent businesses. Built by and for small business owners, ShopKeep provides an intuitive, secure, iPad point-of-sale system with POS software that empowers merchants to run smarter businesses by optimizing staffing, managing inventory and accessing real-time sales reports and customer information on one seamless, cloud-based platform. With more than 25,000 customers, ShopKeep’s award-winning customer care team is available to help 24/7 and provides a robust support network for growing business owners. ShopKeep is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Portland (OR), Chicago (IL), and Belfast (NIR). Visit www.shopkeep.com to learn more about ShopKeep’s POS system. You can also join the conversation on the ShopKeep blog and follow us @ShopKeep on Twitter.

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, the #1-rated 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.