Joe The Art of Coffee, in Grand Central Terminal (NYC), sells coffee like many other people but starting next week, coffee drinkers will be paying for it much differently. They're installing an iPad Point-of-Sale device, or cash register, via ShopKeep.com.
ShopKeep.com is testing an iPad Point-of-Sale device designed for coffee shops, bakeries or specialty retail shop with less than 150 items. It prints receipts and opens the cash drawer like a standard register, except its form factor takes up very little space. The "register" also transmits sales to ShopKeep's web-based BackOffice so that managers can track real-time sales and manage inventory, run reports and export their sales data.
Back in November we told you the JFK Airport in New York was adding iPads menus, and now ShopKeep's new product could be the first cash register to debut in a high-traffic area.
ShopKeep also intregrates with Shopify as well. You can keep your inventory in sync by creating items on ShopKeep.com and then they're pushed to Shopify.com where you can add pictures and descriptions. When you sell an item on the iPad register the inventory is updated on Shopify.com within seconds. Also, when you sell an item on Shopify.com your ShopKeep inventory will also be adjusted.
[via Cult of Mac]