Cloud-based point-of-sale specialist Vend is partnering with iZettle to add the company’s portable card reader to the Vend Register iPad app.
Vend’s software is already used in over 15,000 stores worldwide, and works with any computer or tablet device with a web browser. It offers a combination of customer management, inventory management and business reporting solutions, and now, thanks to the iZettle integration, can take secure debit card and credit payments with iZettle’s card reader.
iZettle’s card reader uses the product and pricing information already programmed into Vend’s point-of-sale platform, avoiding the need to manually key in prices on a cash register or credit card terminal.
Not only does this partnership simplify and speed transactions for customers, the companies say, but it also limits errors from dual entry of prices – once into a point of sale and once into the card reader, which can lead to significant values of transaction errors every year.
The solution is combined with a barcode scanner and a Bluetooth receipt printer.
“We want to make life as easy as possible for retailers,” said John Coulston, vice president of sales at Vend says.“Our partnership with iZettle creates an incredibly flexible platform, which is simple to set-up, manage and customise. It also improves the experience for shoppers, slashing queuing time and enabling them to make purchases from sales assistants as they move around the store.”
The payments solution is available in the UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Mexico and Brazil.
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