PayPoint has unveiled the full epos version of its One platform, the PayPoint One Pro, and developed a mobile phone app to help retailers access the technology on the move.
The Pro system adds back-office real-time stock and sales data and ordering capability to the features already available via the earlier Base and Core versions, which includes contactless card payment, parcel collection management and till-point scanning, as well as the range of PayPoint products such as bill payment. Network integration has already been agreed with Nisa, with other wholesalers and symbol groups expected to sign up shortly.
The system is cloud-based, meaning that no data is lost in the event of a fault with the hardware, and in the new year a mobile app will be available allowing users full access to the system via their phones. The app contains a barcode scanner, meaning that users can book stock onto the system or make price changes while away from the store.
There are 6,700 sites currently using the One platform, out of a network of 29,000 in total, and the company is hoping to achieve 8,000 installations by the end of the financial year in March. PayPoint has stated that the old T2 terminals will no longer be supported, and will eventually be switched off. The Pro system has been tested with 15 independent retailer customers.
PayPoint One with Epos Pro costs £30 a week, while the Core unit is £20 per week for new customers, or £15 per week for existing PayPoint customers who want to upgrade. The entry level Base system costs £10 per week.
The mobile app is free of charge, but is callibrated to the retailer’s existing PayPoint level.
Dominic Taylor, chief executive at PayPoint, said: “When we launched PayPoint One last year, we committed to creating a platform that meets retailers’ current and future needs and flexes as their businesses grow. Epos Pro delivers on that commitment, particularly through the new mobile app which puts the retailer’s ‘store in their pocket’ and enables them to manage their store from anywhere.
“We are incredibly pleased with the adoption of PayPoint One across our network so far and Epos Pro expands its appeal further to retailers wanting full stock management, symbol links, news management and mobile connectivity.
“PayPoint One offers everything a modern convenience store needs, from parcels and payments services to Epos and cashless payment acceptance.”