Japanese point-of-sale (POS) hardware provider Star Micronics and retail management software Vend are working to make digital receipts accessible to SMB retailers.
A subsidiary of Star Micronics, Star Cloud Services offers a suite of digital receipt and customer engagement tools that is free to all retailers using the Star Micronics printer peripherals with Vend's POS and inventory management software.
The launch of Vend's new integration with AllReceipts and the recent release of Star Cloud Services' Micro Receipt feature will enable retailers to offer their customers a new digital receipt solution.
Star Cloud Services sales and marketing vice-president David Salisbury said: "Vend has become a very popular choice for POS technology among SMB retailers.
“We are providing tools to help increase customer engagement, and the ability to personalise the customer experience, at no cost to the retailer."
Using Micro Receipt customers can scan a printed QR code into the AllReceipts app or the Itemize digital expense app and get instant access to the full receipt on their smartphone.
Retailers can also increase engagement with their customers and gather useful data.
Vend general manager Pierre-Emmanuel Perruchot de La Bussière said: "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.
“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."
Vend already supports Star Micronics mPOP, TSP100, TSP100IIIL, TSP100IIIW, FVP-10, TSP700II, TSP800II, SM-T400i, SM-T300i, TSP650II, SM-S230i, and SM-S220i printers.
Its cloud-based Vend POS and retail management software lets retailers run their business in-store, online, and on-the-go.
Image: Star Cloud Services’ suite of digital receipt and customer engagement tools is free to all retailers using Star Micronics printer peripherals with Vend's software. Photo: courtesy of Roger Kirby via Freeimages.com.