SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Revel Systems, the leader in iPad point-of-sale (POS) solutions today announced the opening of their first pop-up store in historic Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco. The initiative is a joint effort between Revel Systems and PopUpShopUp. The Revel pop-up store will be a multi-use space hosting a variety of QSR & retail businesses that Revel has invited to be given the opportunity to have a physical store for the first time. Revel is committed to having their platform empower local businesses, and this local initiative has brought that commitment to a new level.
"We are seeing that urban development groups and businesses are willing to work together to establish temporary retail spaces in major cities across the states. One of the biggest barriers to entry for many small businesses has been payments and a proper POS system, which Revel has made easy," said Steven Lucero of PopUpShopUp. "The potential for local businesses to benefit from this type of arrangement is limitless."
A total of 15 local merchants will be using Revel for their business operations at Ghirardelli Square. The following merchants will be in Revel's pop-up location from May 13-19th:
- Beautiful You - Handmade beauty products
- Blank Shoppe - Contemporary fashion brands & hand selected items with a social cause
- Bushakan - Artisan Wood Gifts
- Dodocase - American made iPad and iPhone cases, laptop sleeves
- The Fizzary - Artisan Soda
- Nazqiz - Artisanal Peruvian snacks
- Paulcity - Handmade leather goods
- Project Juice - Organic Cold Pressed Juice made in San Francisco
- Slim Pockets - Upcycled Wallets
- Stikwood - Reclaimed Wood Artifacts
- SOMA Water - A New Approach to Filtered water
- Urban Antiq - Handmade Urban Jewelry
- Westward Leaning - Sunglasses
- Woodthumb - Artisan Wood Gifts
- Holy Stitch - Hand Made Jeans by Julian Dash
This collaboration is one of the first of its kind where a technology vendor is empowering makers and SMB's to combine the best of payments innovation while using the historical legacy of the iconic Ghirardelli Square to innovate San Francisco's maker movement with a new and exciting retail experience in a temporary space.
"Our informal motto at Revel is the American Dream in a box. As a startup, we understand how hard it is to get a business up and running, which is part of the reason why we wanted to help local businesses through this initiative," said Lisa Falzone, CEO and Co-Founder of Revel Systems. "This event has allowed merchants to get setup in literally 24 hours. With the addition of the pop-up store concept, it has never been easier for businesses of all sizes to get off the ground and thrive. We invite you to come down and see our 12 merchants in action all this week."
The Revel pop-up shop is located at Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point Street, at the Apartment House. It will be open from noon - 9pm daily. The downstairs will host a variety of merchants from the San Francisco local maker community, and the upstairs will be a VIP demo area for business owners who want to learn more about Revel's QSR, Restaurant, & Retail iPad POS platforms. Follow the event on social media on hashtag #popupsf.
About Revel Systems
Revel Systems iPad POS was founded in 2010 in San Francisco, CA with the goal of changing the point-of-sale market. Founders Lisa Falzone and Chris Ciabarra developed a quick, intuitive and secure iOS-based point-of-sale system by combining cloud-based technology and the mobility of the iPad. Revel Systems software offers a feature-rich POS solution for restaurant, retail and grocery establishments with integrated payroll, inventory tracking, customer relationship management and more. With the introduction of the Revel Marketplace, Revel iPad POS users can now integrate directly into third-party enhancements, including mobile payments, online ordering, gift or reward cards and advanced financial software suites. For more information on the future of point of sale, please visit http://revelup.com.
Launched in 2011 in London, PopUpShopUp is preparing the re-launch of its digital platform from its new home, San Francisco. As in London, where the company launched 300+ popups in 2012, almost entirely in the maker space, PopUpShopUp seeks to innovate retail by providing solutions that allow makers, brands and retailers to receive the maximum potential of the popup as the new retail channel, specifically to optimize the value of brand/consumer engagement in order to provide a lifetime value in the physical world. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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