ShopKeep POS recently announced that they will include PayPAl as an alternative method of payment in their system.
Point Of Sale (POS) is the term used to describe the system that takes place when consumers approach the checkout to pay for goods. POS systems usually incorporate both hardware and software. Software is installed in the till, and various hardware items such as bar code scanners, credit card card readers, etc., are connected nearby.
The whole system is designed to make it easy for consumers to pay for goods, and offer choices about the method of payment.
PayPal can now be included as one of these choices, at any store where merchants utilise ShopKeep POS. There are no upgrade requirements for the merchants, meaning that the new system does not need equipment to be replaced, and can be included quite easily.
Customers can then use their smartphone and PayPal account to make payment.
Here is an excerpt from a recent article:
Using the system is simple: for shoppers, simply check-in to the local business using the PayPal iPhone app. At the checkout the shopper’s name and picture will come up on the merchants ShopKeep POS iPad register. The shopper then finalizes the payment. A receipt is sent via email.
For the merchant, the system checks out shoppers but also helps to manage inventory, build loyalty programs and can access real-time sales.
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