New Android version broadens hardware options and reduces start-up costs for small business owners
ShopKeep, a leading tablet to cloud payments and point of sale platform trusted by over 20,000 customer locations, 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.
ShopKeep empowers tens of thousands of businesses to thrive in the modern economy by enabling them to take payments and manage their operations smarter, quicker, and easier. ShopKeep merchants are able to easily manage inventory, optimize staffing, and access real-time sales reports and customer information all from one, seamless, cloud-based platform. ShopKeep’s award-winning customer care team is available 24/7 and provides robust support to businesses in the retail, quick serve, and full service restaurant & bar space. 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 our small business software. You can also join the conversation on the ShopKeep blog and follow us @ShopKeep on Twitter.