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- In The News
- ShopKeep POS Wins Technology Innovation of the Year Award from Electronic Transactions Association
ShopKeep POS, the leader in iPad point of sale to brick and mortar merchants across the U.S., announced today that the company is the winner of the Technology Innovator of the Year Award given annually by the Electronic Transactions Association's (ETA) Star Awards Committee. In addition, ShopKeep POS has been selected to be one of only four companies included on the 2013 ETA Technology Tour.
The announcement closely follows the launch of the ShopKeep POS Surround 360° Program designed specifically for credit card processors, indirect sales organizations, and other reseller partners to offer innovative cloud-based iPad point of sale technology to small and medium size businesses. Partners can generate significantly more revenue and provide value added services by offering merchants an easy-to-use POS system.
"We are thrilled that ETA has recognized our innovative technology and are excited to showcase our iPad point of sale at this year's conference," said Jason Richelson , CEO and Founder of ShopKeep POS. "Our Surround 360° Program gives partners the flexibility they need to integrate their products and services into our POS system and offer their clients something much more robust than ever before." Through the ShopKeep POS Surround 360° Program, partners have the opportunity to resell the existing POS system or to white label it based on the needs of their clientele. Over 600 partners are already part of the program and are selling ShopKeep POS to retailers across the U.S.
The ETA Star Awards are designed to recognize and showcase individuals and companies that have made a significant difference in the payments industry, whether through innovation, business practices, or contributions to the association. The Technology Innovation Award honors one company that makes significant advancements for the industry and has demonstrated results with a product that is currently available in the marketplace.
ShopKeep POS has over 6,000 active merchants nationwide and will be exhibiting their innovative new technology in booth #1039 at this week's ETA conference in New Orleans, LA.
- Introducing Spring Conference Speakers
Colgate Mattress, the third generation, family owned company that specializes in high quality, handmade crib mattresses, has released their latest line of durable products – except this time, they are only available at independent retailers. The EverTrue line by Colgate Mattress is a high-quality, durable line of baby and toddler mattresses that feature the proprietary SecureCore Technology, an innovative advancement from the company that has introduced many new features to the crib mattress industry.
The new line features four exceptional mattresses consisting of a Supreme and Elite foam, an Eco and a Gel mattress all with the SecureCore Technology advantage. SecureCore Technology combines the exceptional quality components for which Colgate Mattress is known, with exacting fabrication methods that results in a superior sleep surface for babies' and infants' rest and proper development.
"For fifty years our independent retailers have been a strong partner for Colgate Mattress," said Dennis Schuetz, Director of Marketing at Colgate."These stores have asked for a way to help them as they compete with the big retailers and an online sales. We are excited to offer them this exclusive line that will only be found at their establishments."
Colgate Mattress has been working with Brixy, the independent juvenile stores' trade association, to provide the unique mattress line to their members.Colgate Mattress is also conducting a consumer public relations and marketing campaign to support the launch of the new line.
In addition to containing SecureCore Technology, each of the mattresses, like all of the Colgate Mattress products, are GREEN GUARDO Certified and C.P.S.I.A compliant to guarantee that they contain no harmful chemicals. Bedbug and dust mite proof, the mattresses are hypoallergenic and have square corners for a snug fit. In addition to being made in the USA with the highest quality components, all fit standard sized American crib and toddler beds. Additional features of each mattress are listed below.
- SnoozeShade Allows Baby To Nap And Protects Baby’s Delicate Skin While Moms Power Walk
Fitness is important for new moms, but oftentimes it can be tough to fit in a workout with a newborn's erratic sleep schedule. SnoozeShade, a company that offers award-winning, breathable sun & sleep shades, and Stroller Strides, one of the country's fastest growing fitness franchises, have partnered up to help make regular workouts possible for moms with newborns and young children. SnoozeShade was invented by a mom in England to ensure proper naptime in the stroller and to protect her infant from sun, wind and insects while enjoying the outdoors.
With over 1,300 classes countrywide, Stroller Strides’ stroller-based workout is now possible even during baby's naptime due to the protective covering of a SnoozeShade sun and sleep shade for strollers. Not only does mom benefit from a total body workout that includes 60-minutes of power-walking, strength toning, and songs and activities geared towards little ones, she also benefits from bonding with other moms through organized play dates, mom’s nights out, and activities for the whole family.
SnoozeShade designed a hassle-free sun and sleep shade that fits virtually any make or model of single strollers (and they have a model for twin strollers too). Its light and breathable fabric provides shade and UV protection from the sun while allowing good airflow to create a comfortable environment for baby. For moms who participate in a Stroller Strides fitness program, the single layer 'lookout' window gives mom the ability to keep an eye on baby while working out. If it’s naptime, zipping the outer layer of the 'snooze' panel creates a cozy, distraction-free atmosphere to allow baby to fall into a restful slumber.