September 12, 2015
Star Micronics is pleased to announce that iVend Retail, a recognised industry leader for cloud management and mobile retail, has incorporated mPOP™, a unique all-in-one mobile point of purchase solution, into its retail software to provide the ideal affordable mPOS solution for the small to medium sized retailer.
Combining a Bluetooth thermal printer with a cash drawer, mPOP offers the ultimate space saving mobile POS system for retail. Outstanding connectivity and compact design alongside intuitive functionality and simple integration define Star’s unique easily integrated solution.
The iVend Retail management suite is a leading omnichannel and mobile retail solution from Citixsys, which provides a powerful and fully integrated retail management system that allows retailers to engage with shoppers at a new level and deliver enhanced customer service.
Today’s shoppers expect function and form, increasingly demanding seamless experiences, Richard Kolodynski, Senior Vice President European Operations at iVend Retail, commented: Now more than ever mobile technology is becoming the key enabler, allowing retailers to mirror the online experience in their bricks-and-mortar outlets to drive additional sales. Our partnership with Star Micronics delivers a ‘best in class’ solution for SMEs, who need a compact point of sale system that’s equipped to deal with the complexities of the omnichannel consumer.
Simple and stylish, the lightweight and portable solution is just 10cm high and 30cm wide with a sleek design that will complement any counter top. Alternatively, mPOP with front feed receipting can easily be secured under the counter for enhanced space-saving. With intuitive top loading and easy front feed as well as a partial cut guillotine, the reliable 100mm/second printer automatically cuts the 58mm wide receipt.
mPOP has received Apple Inc.’s MFi (Made for iPhone, iPad, iPod) certification and works with all major operating systems including Apple iOS, Android and Windows to provide users with a versatile solution.
Annette Tarlton, Marketing Director, Star Micronics EMEA, adds: As a leading mobile retail solution specialist, I’m very pleased that iVend Retail has joined the growing number and variety of software houses to integrate mPOP allowing retailers to benefit from an innovative, high-performance yet affordable mPOS solution.
iVend delivers omnichannel retail management solutions for the way retailers work today, implementing technology that is built to enable change, not just built to last. We believe that retailers shouldn’t have to worry about managing hardware, software licenses, upgrades – they just need the tools to deliver great customer service. Part of Citixsys worldwide, iVend stands for innovation in retail technology and leadership in Cloud management and mobile retail. In addition to providing traditional fixed till and back office server solutions as required, we are experts in developing solutions for complex retail – multi-format, multi-location, multi-channel and multi-sector retailers.
About Star Micronics
Founded in 1947, Star Micronics is one of the world's largest printer manufacturers and has facilities for worldwide production, marketing and support. Employing over 1900 staff and achieving turnover in excess of £250 million, Star Micronics has developed a POS printer portfolio that spans thermal and dot matrix printers and mechanisms, designed for barcode, ticketing, receipts and labelling. Star's proven technology is also being utilised to develop reader/writer systems for visual/smart and magnetic stripe cards and to install print mechanisms in multimedia kiosk environments. The Star Micronics' range is available internationally via a distribution channel comprising distributors and dealers.