ISVs Integrate new mPOP™ Mobile POS Solution

Star Micronics is pleased to announce that more independent software vendors (ISVs) have incorporated mPOP™, a unique all-in-one mobile point of purchase solution, into their retail and hospitality software. Designed for the micro merchant, mPOP will be available from September 2015. Combining a 58mm Bluetooth thermal printer with a cash drawer, mPOP provides the ultimate space saving mobile POS system for retail and hospitality. Outstanding connectivity and compact design alongside intuitive functionality and simple integration define Star’s unique easily integrated mobile POS system. Read...

ISVs Integrate Unique All-in-One Mobile Point of Purchase Solution mPOP™ from Star Micronics

Star Micronics is pleased to announce that more independent software vendors (ISVs) have incorporated mPOP™, a unique all-in-one mobile point of purchase solution, into their retail and hospitality software. Designed for the micro merchant, mPOP will be available from September 2015. Combining a 58mm Bluetooth thermal printer with a cash drawer, mPOP provides the ultimate space saving mobile POS (MPOS) system for retail and hospitality. Outstanding connectivity and compact design alongside intuitive functionality and simple integration define Star’s unique easily integrated mobile POS system. AirPOS (AirPOS) offers simple to setup and easy to use POS and payments software for UK and Irish retailers. AirPOS helps its customers to sell efficiently both in their shops and online, control their inventory and analyse crucial business data like never before. www.airpointofsale.com “Star is really leading the field with mPOP. It’s a fantastic solution for micro merchants and I can already see many customers finding this the perfect mPOS solution for their business.” Martin Neill, CEO, AirPOS eirpoint (m-Point : Mobile POS) specialises in the delivery of mobile retail solutions for those who want to mobilise their store staff or trade at pop-up mobile retail events and has deployed over 3000 mobile licenses in over 800 stores in the UK, Ireland and more recently in mainland Europe. eirpoint also provide a range of mobile POS solutions including Apple POS, iPad POS and Windows mobile POS systems. www.eirpoint.com “Star has really identified a niche in the mPOS marketplace for such a solution. mPOP demonstrates Star’s forward thinking and leading position in terms of new product development.” Niall Cannon, Founder/CEO, eirpoint. ShopKonnect (ShopKonnect / Engage)...

Star launches two new Bluetooth receipt and label mobile printers

STAR MICRONICS CONFIRMS ITS MARKET LEADING POSITION WITH THE LAUNCH OF TWO NEW BLUETOOTH RECEIPT AND LABEL MOBILE PRINTERS The fast growing mPOS market is demanding lighter, smaller and easier to use mobile printers and Star has stepped up to the mark with two new 58mm Bluetooth printers offering increased reliability and one of the world’s first Bluetooth 4.0 mobile printers designed for today’s evolving micro merchant. The super compact MFi certified SM-S230i features auto connect pairing for automatic Bluetooth connection with previously paired Apple iOS™, Android™ or Windows™ mobile devices, making it perfect for everyday use in busy environments. From queue busting to mPOS receipting in retail and hospitality, the SM-S230i provides seamless mPOS transactions with an 80mm per second print speed, 13 hour battery life and automatic sleep mode. With its small lightweight design, easy “Drop-In and Print” paper loading, 1.5m drop test capability that is comparatively higher than similar products, informative LED light display indicating battery life and Bluetooth connection, the SM-S230i is the ideal solution for reliable, high performance printing on the move. In addition to this model, Star launches the SM-L200 receipt / label printer for fast low cost connection to Apple iOS, Android, Linux and Windows mobile devices. This solution is designed to be simple and just literally connects without the need for traditional pairing. It is therefore ideal for environments where security is not paramount or where mobile printers are shared. Featuring a 13 hour battery life, 35mm per second print speed, automatic sleep mode, LCD display and 1.2m drop test capability that is comparatively higher than similar products, the SM-L200 offers...

New Compact 2″ Bluetooth Mobile Printers

Star’s latest SM-S230i and SM-L200 2″, 58mm Bluetooth mobile receipt and label printers have a more compact, yet durable design with next generation features including Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and auto-connect pairing to Apple iOS, Android, Linux & Windows devices for Mobile POS and Mobile Payment...

Small merchants can now benefit from the same POS software tools as larger players

The mobile POS revolution is here. The balance of power is shifting between the merchant and the consumer with the latter increasingly in control. With the growth of social media, consumers are sharing information, posting reviews and, as a result, becoming far more powerful in terms of their influence on the retail sector. The market is keeping pace with the growing needs of merchants and consumers and transforming commerce.  And now POS software is becoming available enabling any business, large or small, to redress the balance. Traditionally only affordable to larger retailers, for the first time small merchants can benefit from the same tools as the larger players. Designed by a team of people who have worked for major global software companies, myCircle differentiates itself from other players in the market by leveraging this expertise, to make intuitive software that transforms the way you do business, sell to and connect with customers in all businesses, regardless of size. Feature rich with a powerful set of myCircle smartTools – one touch apps, smartPOS runs on an iPad making it easy to be in control from wherever you are. And, it grows with you and your business.   myCircle smartTools • SmartPOS – manage your till effortlessly. • myCircle Dashboard – easy-to-use centralised management centre. • SmartReports – one touch entry point to detailed views, charts and reports tailored to your business. • Cash Drawer – directly from your till, the Closing POS Report allows you to manage and track sales and all the transactions processed by shift for your trading period. • Open APIs – third-party applications can be created...

New V6.0 Driver available for Star TSP100 supporting AllReceipts Digital Receipting

Retailers across the UK using the Star TSP100 series can now take advantage of Star’s unique free of charge digital receipting service, AllReceipts. Our established TSP100 customer base has the opportunity to benefit from this market changing software that offers a low cost, fast route to providing the customer with a digital image of a print receipt and coupon using the Star App on their mobile. The service also provides the retailer with access to analytics, an in-store customer survey and device management tools. With zero development required, AllReceipts™ is enabled within the Star TSP100 printer driver and works independently of a retailer’s POS software. Triggered by a traditional printed receipt, a digital copy of the receipt is sent to the AllReceipts App on the customer’s mobile with no email address required. Receipts can only be claimed once and are then deleted, while saved receipts can be viewed by date or by retailer. Digital receipting eliminates the issues typically associated with email receipting including the time taken to record email addresses and the potential problem that these could be taken down incorrectly. The immediate advantage perceived by the customer is the choice to remain anonymous and yet still receive a digital image of the receipt and coupon when offered. AllReceipts is currently available in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand with other regions to follow. Download Star TSP100 V6.0 driver...

Star AllReceipts Cloud Based Digital Receipting

NEW FREE OF CHARGE CLOUD BASED DIGITAL RECEIPTING SERVICE FROM STAR MICRONICS AVAILABLE WITH STYLISH ULTRA WHITE TSP100 PRINTER Retailers across the UK using the Star TSP100 series can now take advantage of its unique free of charge digital receipting service. Star’s established TSP100 customer base that includes Selfridges, Hamleys and McDonald’s has the opportunity to benefit from this market changing software that offers a low cost, fast route to providing the customer with a digital image of a print receipt and coupon using the Star App on their mobile. The service also provides the retailer with access to analytics, an in-store customer survey and device management tools. With zero development required, AllReceipts™ is enabled within the Star TSP100 printer driver and works independently of a retailer’s POS software. Triggered by a traditional printed receipt, a digital copy of the receipt is sent to the AllReceipts App on the customer’s mobile with no email address required. Receipts can only be claimed once and are then deleted, while saved receipts can be viewed by date or by retailer. Digital receipting eliminates the issues typically associated with email receipting including the time taken to record email addresses and the potential problem that these could be taken down incorrectly. The immediate advantage perceived by the customer is the choice to remain anonymous and yet still receive a digital image of the receipt and coupon when offered. The Coupon Marketing and Text Trigger Tools, available free of charge with the TSP100, offer the automatic generation and printing of coupons based on pre-determined key product words. The facility to easily produce coupons that can...

Clean up your receipting with iZettle and Star at the right price

We are making it easier to take payments. iZettle’s Chip & PIN reader stands out as one of the first mobile payment systems to accept all major cards. This solution is perfect for small and growing businesses that want the flexibility a mobile POS solution can provide. An iZettle Chip & PIN device can be used with any compatible mobile printer from international POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics. Star mobile printer models – SM-S220i, SM-T300i, SM-T300DW and SM-T400i are compatible with the iZettle solution, offering customers Bluetooth and WiFi solutions in a range of print widths and designs. Supporting iOS and Android, Star’s range of 2”, 3” and 4” Bluetooth MFi certified (Made for iPad®, iPhone® and iPod Touch®) compact mobile printers and WiFi mobile printer with extended battery life provide the versatility and reliability sought in today’s expanding mobile POS market. Neal Dodson, a window cleaner who is using iZettle with an SM-T300i says: “As a window cleaner I have customers of all ages. While some customers are happy to pay by cash or cheque, others prefer to pay by card. This meant I had to call back which cost me time and money so that’s why I decided to try a card payment method. I am very pleased with the iZettle Chip & PIN device and Star printer. There are no set up costs and the fees are very good.” For extra security, the SM-T300i benefits from a rubberised design with IP54 dust/splash proof certificate and 1.5m drop reliability. Featuring a maximum 13 hour battery life and 75mm/second print speed, the SM-T300i also benefits from a belt...

Payments on the Move

Cash is King for small businesses … until your customer wants to pay by card. And when that happens, mobile point of sale quickly becomes an attractive option for instant, secure transactions and maintaining customer loyalty. Working with major mobile payment players in the market, Star’s printing and mPOS hardware solutions are being adopted along with mobile payment terminals for micro merchants and traders who want to provide simple card payments on the move. As Neal Dodson, a window cleaner who is using the iZettle card reader with the Star SM-T300i mobile receipt printer says: “I have customers of all ages. While some customers are happy to pay by cash or cheque, others prefer to pay by card. This means I have to call back which costs me time and money so that’s why I decided to try a card payment method.” Supporting iOS, Android and Windows devices, Star’s range of 2”, 3” and 4” Bluetooth mobile printers with extended battery life provide a versatile and reliable solution for today’s expanding mobile payment...

Star demonstrates mPOS and Cloud Tablet Printing at the Retail Show Middle East 2015

At the Retail Show Middle East (12-13 May 2015, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai), international POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics (Stand X40) will be exhibiting the industry’s largest range of traditional POS and mPOS tablet printing solutions, including a new digital receipting service and unique mobile point of purchase solution to provide the ultimate space saving mobile POS system for retail and hospitality. Providing hardware solutions for mobile payment and mPOS applications, Star offers the largest range of MFi certified Bluetooth and WiFi enabled POS printers, mobile printers and hardware accessories for iOS™, Android™ and Windows™ applications including a stylish range of ultra white printers and cash drawers to aesthetically match today’s tablet world, as well as a unique WebPRNT™ interface and browser for web based solutions. With Star’s experience in hardware integration in the ever-expanding mobile payment market as well as comprehensive multi-product API and SDKs, developers can easily integrate custom Android, iOS and Windows based apps for retail, hospitality, event ticketing and queue management. Reflecting its commitment to the mPOS marketplace, Star has developed a new free of charge digital receipting service, offering the retailer a low cost, fast route to providing the customer with a digital image of a print receipt and coupon using the Star App on their mobile. The retailer also benefits from access to analytics, an in-store customer survey and device management tools. With zero development required, AllReceipts™ is enabled within the Star TSP100 printer driver and works independently of a retailer’s POS software. With over 5 million installations worldwide, the Star TSP100 printer has an established customer base that will...