New wireless, serverless technology allows business owners to easily and reliably keep registers in sync
Pre-registration for early access to Serverless Sync available throughout March
NEW YORK (March 4, 2015) – ShopKeep, the cloud-based technology provider with more than 16,000 registers in use by retail shops, restaurants, and other organizations, today launched Serverless Sync™. The new feature allows merchants to open and close checks from multiple registers, with orders seamlessly updated across all devices in real-time with or without an internet connection. By removing the need for costly servers and cables to keep registers in sync, ShopKeep is streamlining business operations while providing business owners with significant savings in time and money.
“Serverless Sync is a huge asset for anyone in the hospitality industry, but our patent-pending technology also allows this feature to work for any high traffic business with multiple terminals,” said Norm Merritt, President and CEO at ShopKeep. “At ShopKeep, we are committed to providing merchants with the most effective tools to run their businesses in the smartest way possible, and Serverless Sync marks another significant step forward in that journey.”
“With Serverless Sync, waiters and bartenders will no longer have to return to an individual register to update their checks or wait for a register to become available to input orders, commented ShopKeep’s Founder and Chief Strategy Officer. “Instead, open checks will be accessible from any register running on the same WiFi network, allowing staff members to spend more time providing the best possible service.”
Serverless Sync will be available to all ShopKeep customers at no additional cost. Coupled with the ability to remove expensive servers, the savings to any business — currently or considering syncing registers — will be significant.
ShopKeep has been testing the feature in beta with a select group of customers and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with one customer, Kevin Canfield owner of O’Neill’s Irish Pub, sharing:
“So far, we’ve increased our overall efficiency by at least 20% just by having our terminals synced like this. It’s allowing us to push 20% more product during busy times. The increase in efficiency has more than paid for the cost of adding an additional terminal. For any business with medium to high volume, this will more than pay for itself right away.”
Serverless Sync will be available to both new and current ShopKeep customers via an update to the ShopKeep app. For more information on the new feature or pre-registering for early access, visit https://www.shopkeep.com/
Everything ShopKeep does is about supporting growing and independent businesses. Founded by a successful 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 growing 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 already has more than 16,000 registers in use at businesses in the United States and Canada. Business owners can 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 growing 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.