ShopKeep launches on Android to broaden hardware options
The company’s plan with the new Android version of the ShopKeep Register app is to broaden the hardware choices for small and independent business owners.
ShopKeep currently serves more than 25,000 independent retailers and restaurants and aims to lower start-up costs for entrepreneurs, who can now buy a turnkey hardware solution for $499.
Until the announcement, the New York-based company had deployed its app exclusively on Apple’s iOS platform. ShopKeep, which originally partnered with First Data in Q1 2017, is piloting the Android launch on First Data’s Clover Mini device.
It will be available on the larger Clover Station in the third quarter of this year. ShopKeep also plans to use additional partnerships to deploy its Register app on other devices later this year.
The company supports more than 289 million transactions annually and has processed $7 billion in transaction volume since it was founded in 2008.
Last month, ShopKeep expanded its payment processing capabilities to include TSYS’ ProPay.