Top 3 Add-Ons For ShopKeep POS
Welcome to a special edition of the POS integration Hunger Games! In past weeks, we have covered the top 11 Revel POS add-ons, top 7 Shopify POS add-ons, top 5 Vend POS add-ons, and top 5 Breadcrumb add-ons. This is a special edition because the POS system in question – ShopKeep POS – only has three integrations to offer. Why are we including it in the series at all? Easy. This particular system is one of our highest rated and its add-ons deserve a shout-out.
ShopKeep was established in 2008 by a business owner who was fed up with his malfunctioning POS. Instead of simply trashing the old software and buying a different one, he decided to create a more intuitive and modern POS to fit his needs. In doing so, he developed a system that is now used worldwide by over 20,000 customers.
If you’re reading this, presumably you already use (and are pleased with) ShopKeep POS. Congratulations! Now, why not take a look at a few ShopKeep integrations that could make your life easier? To the victor belongs the spoils, right? Without further ado, here is a run-down of the ShopKeep POS integrations:
Email Marketing: MailChimp
Founded in 2001, MailChimp has solidified itself as a powerful force for email marketing. The proof is in the pudding: 12 million businesses utilize this company’s services across the globe. To learn more, read our complete MailChimp review.
Email marketing can be overwhelming – especially when you’re trying to design emails that don’t smack of spam. MailChimp has perfected the art of creating professional and unique templates that are user-friendly and easily customizable (you can even code your own templates if you are so inclined). It’s also possible to arrange products and images to your taste with a slick drag-and-drop tool.
MailChimp lets you send test emails and collaborate with others to get quick and specific feedback. If you want to personalize emails to each individual customer, merge tags let you insert information such as the subscriber’s first name or social links. If you are unable to login to MailChimp, you can just create a campaign from your normal email address and send it to MailChimp; they will automatically generate a draft campaign.
MailChimp assembles subscriber profiles with details such as time zone, mobile access, and purchase history, as well as a record of all opens, clicks, subscribes, etc. If you like, you can follow up automatically with new subscribers, check in with customers after purchases to suggest other products they might like, reward your top shoppers with coupons, touch base with customers who abandoned their carts, and reconnect with inactive subscribers to remind them what they’re missing. And that’s just scratching the service. Other features include geo-location, segmentation, predicted demographics, analytics, and mobility. You can check the rest out here.
The Takeaway: MailChimp specializes in aesthetically pleasing email campaigns to your customers, and allows you to create meaningful engagement with your shoppers.
QuickBooks (see our review) has been one of the biggest names in accounting software since its launch in 1992. Currently, it boasts nearly 1.5 million users and has maintained an excellent reputation.
QuickBooks allows you to automatically download, categorize, and reconcile bank and credit card transactions. This integration also helps you record your expenses and create professional invoices that suit your business and carry your company brand.
Accessibility is a must in any business; you should be able to access your business’s data no matter where you are. QuickBooks allows you to manage your account at any time, in any place, on any device. If you already have an eCommerce app such as Shopify, BigCommerce, or Square, there is a solid chance QuickBooks can help you sync information (so you don’t miss any important data points). It also offers inventory management capabilities, automatically adjusting quantities and values when inventory is bought and sold, so you always know what you have and what you need.
QuickBooks has a financing arm that advises you (based on QuickBooks data and credit) about loans for which you might qualify. Best of all, if you ever have any issues, QuickBooks support is based in the United States. Still not convinced QuickBooks is the right pick for you? Check out some of the features, or better yet, test the software yourself.
The Takeaway: Known for leading the industry in modern accounting software, QuickBooks continues to deliver with easy-to-use and varied services.
Loyalty Program: AppCard
It would be nice if running a successful business only required you to produce quality items and manage your finances. But alas, you also have to engage your customers and earn their loyalty if you want to keep your business afloat. AppCard is a simple solution that allows merchants to engage customers via membership cards.
AppCard helps you interact with consumers in a number of ways – through a mobile app, push notifications, text messages, digital receipts, and emails – whichever they prefer.
AppCard can also predict the buying behavior of your customers. By collecting product-level data, it is able to track overall purchasing trends and automatically set up triggers and personalized marketing campaigns.
Finally, AppCard allows you to measure success with over 100 actionable real-time reports. This way, you can see how your campaigns are performing whenever you want from any device.
The Takeaway: AppCard offers an affordable way to interact with your customers, monitor trends, and assess the buying behaviors of your shoppers.
So there you have it! Have any questions or thoughts? We’d love to hear them!