May 19, 2014
Flash sale company Groupon has unveiled a new iPad-based point-of-sale (POS) system called “Gnome.” The device is designed to make it easier for merchants to administer Groupon campaigns. Described as “Marketing. Point of Sale. Payments,” Gnome works with the free Groupon app, or as a standalone POS. Gnome recognizes when a user with the app installed on their mobile device enters a store. This allows the user to redeem their purchase without a printed receipt or pulling out their handset. As a POS system, Gnome works a lot like Square’s Square Register device, logging transactions with cash or bank cards. It also has the ability to issue printed or emailed receipts, calculate tax, and manage inventory. Groupon is offering payment processing services through Gnome at 1.8 percent plus $0.15 per transaction. Users must also pay a $10-per-month Gnome fee. According to Eric Lefkofsky, Groupon CEO:
When it's complete, Gnome will serve as an operating system for merchants to run their entire operation and enable them to create real-time promotions that bring customers into their business when they need them the most.Take of look: http://youtu.be/hFaH1iJC4GE For more information on Gnome, visit the official site here. See also: The Square Order Pickup App Launches As Square Wallet Closes For Good, Apple Not Amazon Holds The Most Credit Cards On File, and Could Apple's Bigger, 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Also Feature NFC?