Retail POS systems these days are expected to provide more than just a computerized checkout process; with the right solution, business owners should be able to perform tasks such as employee scheduling, inventory management, analytics evaluation, and others. Business owners do not need to make expensive hardware investments to implement a sophisticated POS system; all they need is an iPad, an internet connection and a ShopKeep subscription.
Shopkeep is an iPad-focused and cloud-based POS solution that currently handles about 289 million retail transactions on an annual basis. Instead of providing one-for-all digital POS platforms, ShopKeep offers separate restaurant POS, bar POS and quick-serve POS subscriptions—it even has a solution specifically developed for managers of franchises. ShopKeep shifted from desktop terminals to the iPad as soon as Apple introduced the device. These days, ShopKeep is a highly rated provider of POS solutions, and one of its strong points is its merchant payments processing integration.
In terms of pricing, ShopKeep offers very reasonable monthly subscriptions that are very attractive for owners of small and medium-sized businesses. Unlike some competing POS software, ShopKeep is not offered as part of a hardware system, which means that subscribers must provide their own iPads, but the company also sells various hardware accessories, add-ons and even supplies. A free trial is available.