Groupon today revealed Gnome, a new point-of-sale system that integrates with the business’s network of everyday neighborhood bargains. The iPad-based system provides a repayment processing system and also customer management devices for business that provide Groupon offers.
Aside from functioning as an all-in-one sales register remedy, Gnome permits clients to redeem their acquired Groupon supplies either by hand via the system or instantly if they have the Groupon app set up on their mobile phone.
Merchants can then access this consumer data and use it to help enhance future offers. It also enhances the overall experience by reducing those regrettable incidents when a user enters a company to redeem a bargain, and the company is not geared up to refine the offer.
“When it’s total, Gnome will offer as an os for merchants to run their entire operation and enable them to create real-time promotions that make consumers into their business when they need them one of the most,” Groupon Chief Executive Officer Eric Lefkofsky shared in a release. “Gnome is a crucial step towards our long-lasting mission of producing a world where merchants are regularly attached to the Groupon regional business platform.”
Extending beyond Groupon vouchers, the POS system also can approve traditional repayments, much like Square’s Square Register. This Gnome system supplies emailed invoices, determines taxes, and assists handle inventory for the merchant. According to Re/Code, Groupon is billing 1.8 percent plus 15 cents for Visa and Mastercard transactions, in addition to a $$ 10 month-to-month Gnome fee, for the POS service.
Groupon Gnome is already in usage by pick merchants with “tens of thousands” of business anticipated adopt the device in the coming months.