PASADENA, Calif., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DoubleBeam, provider of various mobile retailing solutions, today announced the first e-Check app for local merchants built on the Leaf commerce platform. The app enables small and medium size businesses (SMBs) to quickly and easily accept checks from their customers and have the associated funds delivered into their merchant accounts as quickly as the next business day. Merchants using Leaf to run and grow their business can simply download the e-Check app to their LeafPresenter POS and then begin processing checks by snapping pictures of them with the tablet's built-in camera.
"Leaf has done a great job focusing on the needs of SMBs and building an open and accommodating platform to meet their varying needs. We're very excited to partner with Leaf and leverage our mobile SDK to add value to their solution, merchant customers, and ultimately provide flexibility of payments to consumers," says DoubleBeam CEO Ted Tekippe.
DoubleBeam's e-Check app is one of the first publicly-announced apps for the Leaf Appstore, the first app store dedicated to the needs of brick and mortar businesses. The recently announced Leaf Appstore enables third-party developers such as DoubleBeam to extend the core features built into the LeafPresenter POS tablet and LeafBusiness, the company's cloud-based management and analytics portal.
"Running a small business has become much more complicated than it should be, and many times that's because merchants are forced to work the way their technology works," said Aron Schwarzkopf, Leaf's founder and CEO. "By building our own POS tablet that includes the latest technology, and then opening the platform for creative developers to solve common challenges merchants face, we're making sure they can work the way they want to. DoubleBeam's e-Check app is a great example of that."
In addition to its open platform for third-party developers, Leaf maintains an agnostic approach to payment acceptance, meaning that merchants using its platform can work with virtually any payment provider of their choice – from traditional credit card and gift card processors, to next generation payment methods and a number of digital wallets. With DoubleBeam's e-Check app, they can now use the LeafPresenter to accept checks just as easily.
DoubleBeam provides white-labeled mobile retailing solutions for retailers, including payment, data capture, and targeted marketing services. DoubleBeam allows retailers to see huge savings on transaction fees, increased marketing ROI and enriched customer engagement. Additionally, because DoubleBeam operates in a secure cloud-based environment, the solution is easily integrated into existing POS systems. DoubleBeam is located in Pasadena, California. Visit www.doublebeam.com for more information.
Leaf empowers local merchants to run and grow their businesses by providing a mobile payment platform built for local commerce. Leaf's cost-effective product helps retail stores, restaurants, and other local merchants improve the speed and ease of checkout and offers easy-to-use business management, analytics, and customer engagement. By making the complex tasks of running a business easy, Leaf allows merchants to spend more time focusing on what's important – the needs of their customers. For more information on how Leaf is transforming Point of Sale into Point of Smart, visit http://www.leaf.me.