ShopKeep Launches on Android to Broaden Hardware Options

Point of sale technology provider ShopKeep is offering its small business clients more options this week. That’s because the company launched an Android version of its software.

The company’s plan with the new Android version of the ShopKeep Register app is to broaden the hardware choices for small and independent business owners. ShopKeep currently serves more than 25,000 independent retailers and restaurants and aims to lower startup costs for entrepreneurs, who can now buy a turnkey hardware solution for $499.

Until today’s announcement, the New York-based company had deployed its app exclusively on Apple’s iOS platform. ShopKeep, which originally partnered with First Data in Q1 2017, is piloting the Android launch on First Data’s Clover Mini device. It will be available on the larger Clover Station in the third quarter of this year. ShopKeep also plans to leverage additional partnerships to deploy its Register app on other devices later this year.

“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 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 founder Jason Richelson demoed the point-of-sale platform at FinovateSpring 2012. The company supports more than 289 million transactions annually and has processed $7 billion in transaction volume since it was founded in 2008. Last month, ShopKeep expanded its payment processing capabilities to include TSYSProPay.

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ShopKeep Integrates First Data’s Clover POS Technology

Cloud payments and point-of-sale system startup ShopKeep has integrated with the Clover Mini by deepening ties with First Data.

First Data, which acquired Clover in 2013 for its point-of-sale (POS) technology, first strengthened its strategic partnership in February of last year by making ShopKeep’s software available to clients in First Data’s distribution network. Following that move, First Data participated in a strategic investment round in ShopKeep in late 2017.

Adding ShopKeep to the Clover Mini, an all-in-one POS device with an integrated receipt printer, will help streamline merchant operations, improve the customer experience, and expand business intelligence in a secure environment.

Michael DeSimone, CEO of ShopKeep said, “We highly value our partnership with First Data and their continued investment in expanding the capabilities of the Clover platform clearly demonstrates their commitment to U.S. small businesses.”DeSimone added, “We are excited for both our present offering, as well as all future initiatives with First Data and Clover technology.”

And this seems to be just the start of even further integration. ShopKeep, which began selling Clover Mini in December, plans to further expand its partnership with First Data across multiple hardware and payment platforms.

ShopKeep founder Jason Richelson demoed the point-of-sale platform at FinovateSpring 2012. In November of last year, the New York-based company integrated with digital knowledge management company Yext to offer merchants access to the Yext Knowledge Manager directly from the ShopKeep back office interface.

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