Customers can now simply “check-in” when entering retailers and have PayPal data automatically sent to register for faster check-out;
Retailers can accept PayPal payments in-store
NEW YORK, NY – ERPLY, the leading provider of cloud-based POS software, has announced a major partnership with PayPal to provide businesses from single to multi-store a new way to accept mobile payments and manage business operations. Consumers can simply “check-in” to their favorite stores accepting PayPal on their smart phone, triggering their PayPal data and picture to be sent securely to the store’s register.
With this new development, retailers can accept payments from a consumer’s mobile device while providing a more social experience for both retailers and consumers. The service delivers innovative ways to interact with customers in a cost effective manner. The offering helps retailers bridge the gap between the physical and social media worlds, by allowing customers to “like” and follow them automatically over Facebook and Twitter. In addition, Tweets/posts regarding the store or specific product are visible right at POS, allowing retailers to issue automatic coupons to the customer.
The ring-up process – which now will only requires the cashier to match the name and photo – provides a quicker transaction at the register while eliminating traditional ways of purchasing products through card swiping or reaching into pockets for cash. Funds will be instantly available in the retailer’s account.
Consumers wishing to use the new payment method will need to download the free PayPal app for iOS or Android. To use the service, they will log in to the PayPal app, click the “Local” button and select a store from the list. Shoppers will slide the “pin shape” icon down to the dotted outline to let the store know that they have arrived. To pay at checkout, the consumer will simply say if they want to pay with PayPal. The shopper can then slide the “pin” back up on their mobile device to let the store know you left.
With ERPLY’s ability to handle hundreds of thousands of SKUs and millions of dollars in transactions daily, this new solution will grasp the attention of larger retailers. Some early chain businesses adapting to this new technology at launch include: Sway Clothing, Rudy’s Barbershop and Relax Feet Spas.
“We continue to be excited by our decision to run ERPLY as our store point of sale solution,” said Jane Lee, CEO of Sway. “The PayPal integration allows us to give customers more choice and a better experience at the point of sale.”
While managing point of sale, ERPLY separates itself from competitors operating multi-platform from iPad and/or the web to its proclaimed Windows client which allowing retailers to run sales both online and offline – a feature that encourages enterprise companies to move to cloud technology. Popular social media services such as Facebook and Twitter are also integrated into ERPLY’s platform. Some key ERPLY features include the ability to generate sales reports, create gift cards and coupons, and set commissions for employees.
Key benefits for retailers include:
· Attract more customers: Grow your business by gaining access to more than 100 million active PayPal buyers around the globe. Your business will appear in the PayPal mobile app, used by millions of PayPal customers looking for local shops and services.
· More insight: See what your customers buy and when they shop, to provide them a better shopping experience.
· More productivity: Paying with PayPal is a quicker transaction so staff can focus on more customers and providing better service.
· More loyalty: Help customers save money by offering them what they want, when they want it, and build coupons or incentives around what matters to them.
· Decrease fraud: Because PayPal customers are already verified, retailers don’t have to worry about bounced checks or stolen credit cards.
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ERPLY is a provider of business software as a service. With over 45,000 stores using globally, the software allows retailers to track data across multiple store locations and online webshops. Noteable customers include: Elizabeth Arden Retail, BMW and Specialized Bikes. ERPLY is a winner of start-up competition Seedcamp and is funded by Redpoint Ventures, Index Ventures and among others. To learn more about ERPLY, visit www.erply.com.