Telluride Film Festival Debuts Mobile Payments Powered by PayPal and ShopKeep POS ShopKeep POS and PayPal to Facilitate Tens of Thousands of Transactions at World-Renowned Event
NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopKeep®POS and PayPal are changing the way moviegoers can pay for popcorn by offering mobile payments at the world-renowned Telluride Film Festival. Powering the festival for the second year in a row, ShopKeep POS, a nimble iPadPOS (Point-of-Sale) start-up is showcasing PayPal's mobile payment functionality this year and spurring adoption among well-respected influencers in the movie industry.
"We are thrilled to be a part of the Telluride Film Festival again and to be able to showcase our PayPal integrated feature in high-caliber events like this," said Jason Richelson, CEO and Founder of ShopKeep POS. "The Telluride Film Festival offers the perfect place to show how a mobile payment solution can move you through lines quickly without having to deal with change while you juggle your drinks and popcorn to rush to get the best seat in the house."
The film festival organizers needed to find a POS solution that would allow them to train 50+ cashiers in a very short amount of time and support the sales for 400 movies over a four day time period – amounting to tens of thousands of transactions. Because of these specific needs, ShopKeep POS, the simplest way to make smarter business decisions, was chosen to power all concessions, including the gift store and ticket offices.
"Mobile payments are a big focus for us at PayPal and partnering with ShopKeep at the Telluride Film Festival is a great way to showcase our innovation in this area," said Hill Ferguson, VP of Global Product at PayPal. "Our payments integration allows people to pay for their purchases seamlessly, with no cash exchanged, to help customers get through lines quickly so they can enjoy the main event."
"We needed a solution that would handle high volumes and ensure no hiccups. Going with ShopKeep POS again was a no-brainer for us," said Julie Huntsinger, Telluride Film Festival Executive Director. "It's easy to set up, highly reliable and their customer care is out of this world. Plus, they bring us cool innovations like PayPal to help move our lines faster."
Embraced by thousands of merchants across the country, ShopKeep POS is an easy-to-use and flexible point-of-sale solution that helps brick and mortar retailers to manage inventory and customers, and facilitate transactions, all from an iPad. The subscription-based service includes unlimited seven day a week customer care by phone, email and online chat so its customers are never in the dark and always able to get the help they need when they need it.
The Telluride Film Festival runs through Friday, August 31 to Monday, September 3, 2012.
About ShopKeep POS
The simplest way to make smarter business decisions, ShopKeep® POS is the affordable and complete platform for running a shop from an iPad with real-time reporting on the web. Backed by the industry's best customer care, The ShopKeep POS iPad app rings sales, processes credit cards and mobile payments, prints receipts, and prints orders remotely to the kitchen. Manage inventory and customers and view ClearInsight™ reports from any web browser. Plus, access real-time sales remotely via a smartphone. Sign up now atShopKeep.com or call us today at 800-820-9814.
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