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ShopKeep.com Selected as Point of Sale System for Telluride Film Festival(September 13, 2011)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 09/13/11 -- ShopKeep.com is proud to announce their service as the Festival point of sale for tickets, concessions and souvenirs at the 38th annual Telluride Film Festival in Telluride, CO (September 2nd-5th 2011). A leader in iPad POS, ShopKeep turns a tablet computer into a full point of sale system including wirelessly popping the cash drawer, printing receipts on a Star Micronics TSP100LAN Printer and swiping credit cards on an iPad with an attachable encrypted reader that processes credit cards through Mercury Payments Systems. ShopKeep.com turns any Mac, PC or iPad into a full point of sale with real time reporting on sales and inventory that is accessible from any computer anywhere.
The Telluride Film Festival's Director of Support Services, Muffy Deslaurier, contacted ShopKeep directly after seeing the system in action at Maglianero Cafe in Vermont, one of the hundreds of retailers nationwide who are currently using the service. "I've steered clear of conventional point-of-sale systems because of their complexity. Our event is four days, we require an army of people to help put the Festival on. Because our staff arrives seconds before they are on duty, any systems we employ have to be two things: simple to use and smart. ShopKeep is that, and more."
The Star Micronics TSP100LAN printer, that pairs with the ShopKeep App, is a dedicated Ethernet receipt printer that offers an internal power supply, interface cable, power cable, complete mounting kit and paper roll. Star's TSP100LAN printer is certified by many leading POS software companies including ShopKeep.com and features a high throughput of 22 receipts per minute (RPM). The printer also includes an "Error Reporting Feature" which indicates if there has been a lost network connection by flashing its "error" lights.
ShopKeep's ability to integrate with Mercury Payment Systems for credit card processing allowed the Telluride Film Festival to take credit cards at the Festival Box Office and SHOWShop and for the very first time at 9 venue concession stands. Jason Richelson, co-founder of ShopKeep, says, "Our system has handled a number of pop up stores for retailers like Tom's Shoes and museums like the Milwaukee Art Museum and I was excited at the opportunity to show what ShopKeep can do on a larger scale and for such a prestigious organization like the Telluride Film Festival."
ShopKeep.com was founded by Jason Richelson and Amy Bennett, co-owners of The Greene Grape retail stores in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. After suffering two simultaneous server outages that brought the point of sale system down, he decided that there had to be a better way and he created ShopKeep, a way for a retail store to outsource point of sale inexpensively using the power of cloud computing.
ShopKeep.com allows any retailer to manage their store from the web where they can run reports, create and manage inventory, track customers and much more. ShopKeep allows retailers to use an iPad, Mac, or PC as their Register and utilizing patent pending technology, the ShopKeep Register will keep ringing up sales even if the Internet or cloud servers go down.
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