Thursday, February 16, 2017 — 11:19:59 (CST)
First Data expands partnership with ShopKeep
New York, Feb. 16, 2017 -- First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, and ShopKeep, a cloud-based technology solution that transforms an iPad into a smart, connected cash register, announced a new partnership that expands their existing relationship. ShopKeep is the latest software developer to integrate with First Data’s Clover® platform as part of First Data’s recently-announced Integrated Solutions Group.
First Data will make ShopKeep’s POS software available through First Data’s vast distribution network including major bank partners, retail partners, and its network of independent sales organizations. In addition, ShopKeep will incorporate First Data’s payment processing and security tools, as well as the Clover Go® software developer kit (SDK) and the Clover hardware portfolio as its strategic infrastructure. The Clover product family includes a suite of sleekly-designed devices that accept a wide range of payment types, including EMV, NFC, and mag stripe transactions.
First Data’s Integrated Solutions Group is focused on enhancing the company’s engagement with software developers across the payments ecosystem, and making it easier for developers to integrate their solutions with First Data. ShopKeep will utilize Clover’s Platform-as-a-Service, integrating ShopKeep’s best-in-class software with the Clover platform.
As a long-standing First Data partner, ShopKeep is a natural fit to extend First Data’s offerings within the Clover environment. ShopKeep’s POS solution, featuring inventory tracking, employee management, and detailed reporting is built for the millions of businesses First Data works with every day.
“We are thrilled to announce this partnership with ShopKeep, a pioneer in point-of-sale software,” said EJ Jackson, SVP, Integrated Solutions Group, First Data. “The agreement illustrates First Data’s commitment of providing an open platform that supports innovation across industries.”
“Having worked closely with First Data for many years, we recognize that they have set the gold standard for payments,” said Etie Hertz, Chief Revenue Officer, ShopKeep. “This partnership allows us to extend our relationship with First Data and ensures that the expansive universe of independent retail and restaurant merchants they touch will now all have access to ShopKeep’s best-in-class POS solution.”
For more information about First Data’s Integrated Solutions group, visit firstdata.com/integratedsolutions .
About First Data
First Data (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around the world. The company’s 24,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,800 transactions per second and $2.2 trillion per year.
Everything ShopKeep does supports growing and independent businesses. Built by and for small business owners, ShopKeep provides an intuitive, secure, iPad point-of-sale system with POS software that empowers merchants to run smarter businesses by optimizing staffing, regulating inventory and accessing sales reports and customer information on one seamless, cloud-based platform. With more than 23,000 customers, ShopKeep’s award-winning customer care team is available to help 24/7 and provide a robust support network for growing business owners. Ranked one of the fastest growing North American tech companies by Deloitte and a member of Apple’s Mobile Partnership Program, ShopKeep is headquartered in New York, with offices in Portland, Chicago, and Belfast. Follow @ShopKeep on Twitter, join the discussion on the ShopKeep blog or visit www.shopkeep.com to learn more about ShopKeep’s POS system.
Source: Company press release.
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