NEW YORK, NY and CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jun 6, 2012) - Say goodbye to paper punch cards and coupons. This weekend, at Coffee Fest Chicago 2012, Perka and ShopKeep POS, the simplest way to make smarter business decisions, will announce plans for an integrated iPad POS solution to enable merchants to get to know their customers on a first name basis, and electronically record repeat purchases so that customers can earn credit towards perks. Customers can pay with their mobile phones and transactions are managed through the ShopKeep POS system.
"The goal of ShopKeep POS is to provide store operators with competitive advantages that older retail cash registers cannot offer," says Jason Richelson, CEO and Founder of ShopKeep POS. "That's why we've forged partnerships with PayPal and Perka, to provide tremendous added value to both merchants and their customers."
Merchants who use ShopKeep POS are more efficient than those who use traditional cash registers to manage their business, partially due to the increased automation of store processes. For $49 per month, ShopKeep POS rings sales, processes credit cards and mobile payments, prints receipts, and prints orders remotely. Merchants can also manage sales in real time on their mobile smartphone, track inventory and customers, as well as view ClearInsight™ reports.
For those using both ShopKeep POS and Perka, loyalty programs become more successful with higher customer engagement and repeat visits. Here's how it works:
- Merchants sign up for monthly subscriptions with ShopKeep POS and Perka and set up custom loyalty programs through a personal Perka advisor.
- Customers check in using the free Perka smartphone app or via SMS text messaging from any mobile device.
- At that time, the ShopKeep POS system alerts the cashier to the customer's arrival, provides the customer's name and displays the frequency of visits.
- At checkout, customers receive a loyalty program credit and the Perka app alerts them to how close their next perk is.
ShopKeep POS and Perka will be promoting their partnership at Coffee Fest Chicago at the Navy Pier this weekend, June 8 - 10. First-time Perka subscribers will get a discount of 30% when they sign up for both systems by June 30, 2012. To sign up now, visit ShopKeep.com or GetPerka.com.