Puerto Rican technology firm e-Nabler Corp. has reached an agreement with big-box retailer Costco to sell an all-in-one mobile point of sale solution for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch products. The device has been developed in conjunction with CHERRY, which has developed and produced innovative computer input devices and systems since 1967.
The solution pairs e-Nabler Corp.’s eMobilePOS app with the CHERRY’s iTransigo mobile POS sled, which adds a credit card reader, receipt printing and a barcode scanner to the iPhone and iPod touch. The solution is offered to more than 6 million Costco business and executive members via its website.
The solution enables businesses to turn iPhones and iPod touch devices into low-cost cash registers. It provides the ability to process sales transactions, manage inventory, track sales, and integrate with QuickBooks and Sage 50 ― and it can be operated from anywhere, enabling line-busting, tableside orders and mobile payments.
“A POS system is no longer a complex and costly investment; eMobilePOS makes it affordable for small businesses and you can be up and running in minutes,” says Joel Vázquez, president of e-Nabler. “Costco gives us the opportunity to have a huge footprint in terms of reaching customers and equipping them with a true business-grade mobile POS system.”
Coffee shops, restaurants, retailers and other small businesses such as daycare centers, landscaping contractors and car detailing businesses can benefit from this solution.
“By partnering with eMobilePOS, we can provide all the features of a traditional POS system but at a fraction of the cost, and it is available wherever your business takes you,” says Mark Bondzinski, CID product manager at CHERRY. “The solution works right out of the box and has been through the Costco vetting process to ensure good quality.”
Founded in 2001, e-Nabler, the company behind the eMobilePOS software, and is one of the pioneers in mobile POS solutions and cloud-based software-as-a-service. eMobilePOS was the first full-featured POS app on iTunes and has to date processed more than 1.3 billion transactions.
The company was recognized with the “Best New Mobile App” by AT&T during CTIA in 2008 and was awarded RSPA’s Innovative Solution Award at RetailNOW 2011. eMobilePOS is available through the Apple App Store, and a version for the Android market will soon be launched, company officials said.