ShopKeep, the cloud-based technology provider that works with more than 10,000 small business owners to manage retail shops and restaurants with iPads, today released its new Apple Pay and chip card reader.
This reader allows merchants to accept Apple Pay, along with traditional magnetic swipe credit card payments; chip card capabilities will be available next year well ahead of October’s liability transition deadline.
ShopKeep’s new reader offers independent business owners the latest in payment technology and additional security features for each credit card transaction. The device, powered by Ingenico Mobile Solutions, a mobile commerce platform provider, connects to the ShopKeep register app via Bluetooth.
It retails for $249, and for a limited time, new customers will receive a free reader upon signing up for a ShopKeep account.
“We are seeing strong demand for Apple Pay acceptance among small businesses, and ShopKeep is a popular POS option in that category,” says Greg Burch, vice president of mobility, business development, and ISV relationships at Ingenico Group. “We’re very pleased that ShopKeep selected Ingenico Mobile Solutions as the provider for its new mobile payment solution to accept Apple Pay and any other type of electronic payment.”
“ShopKeep’s goal is to provide local business owners with the latest tools and technology so they can run smarter businesses and stay competitive with their larger counterparts,” says Norm Merritt, ShopKeep’s president and co-CEO. “That’s why we’re excited to partner with Ingenico Mobile Solutions and be one of the first point of sale systems to offer Apple Pay, with chip card acceptance soon to follow.”
The Apple Pay and chip card reader is an ideal solution for brick-and-mortar business owners who want to use the latest payment technology and satisfy customer demand. S
hopKeep’s merchants are already using the ShopKeep platform to run their businesses, send email receipts ,and implement marketing campaigns, and having this new reader will allow them to continue developing and engaging with their customer base as technology changes.
Several ShopKeep businesses have already had the opportunity to use the new reader and accept payments using Apple Pay, universally praising its ease of use and rapid transaction times.