Somerset, NJ – April 3, 2017 – Star Micronics, leading provider of point of sale hardware and proof of transaction technology, is now working with world-leading retail management software Vend, to bring the digital receipt revolution to their retailers at no extra cost.
Star Cloud Services’ suite of digital receipt and customer engagement tools is free to all retailers using Star Micronics printer peripherals with Vend’s sophisticated POS and inventory management software. With the launch of Vend’s new integration with AllReceipts™, and the recent release of Star Cloud Services’ Micro Receipt™ feature, retailers can now offer their customers an innovative digital receipt solution while saving on paper, reducing the receipt length up to 80% of its original size.
Micro Receipt allows customers to scan a printed QR code into the AllReceipts app or the Itemize digital expense app, giving them instant access to the full receipt on their smartphone. It also allows retailers to increase engagement with their customers and gather useful data – for example sharing a survey where shoppers are asked to rate their retail experience.
New Jersey based retailer The Sunglass Menagerie has already seen the benefits of bringing Star Micronics and Vend together in their six store locations. “Now everything runs so much more smoothly at checkout and we have far better inventory control,” says Colton Karch, Store Leader at Sunglass Menagerie. “It’s comforting to know that we can rely on the system and our printer when making a sale, and our employees really understand and enjoy using it.”
“We are very excited to welcome Vend to our list of point of sale providers supporting AllReceipts,” said David Salisbury, VP of Sales and Marketing for Star Cloud Services. “Vend has become a very popular choice for POS technology among SMB retailers. With this new solution, we are offering much more than just a digital receipt service. We are providing tools to help increase customer engagement, and the ability to personalize the customer experience, at no cost to the retailer.”
“We built Vend to bring mobility to retailers – our software runs on iPad and we work closely with Apple to help retailers manage their business on the go. With AllReceipts we can now offer an even more mobile solution,” says Pierre-Emmanuel Perruchot de La Bussière, General Manager at Vend. “Retail staff will be able to serve customers from the shop floor and provide a digital receipt right to their smartphone, without the need to take down customer details. This will help retailers to speed up the checkout process and provide a superior shopping experience for their customers.”