On Monday, news came out that Groupon had a new POS app for the iPad available in the App Store. Well, it turns out there's a little more to the story than that.
"What happened was that a limited beta version of the app that we're announcing today slipped out into the store for a short period and was quickly taken down," a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews.
The official announcement is now out, and it's really the new Breadcrumb POS. It's a free iPad app for eateries, salons, spas and retail merchants to "replace their outdated cash registers".
"Breadcrumb POS expands the number of merchants currently served by the company’s Breadcrumb family of POS products from restaurants and bars to include all brick-and-mortar businesses," the company says.
“With this launch we can help every local business replace their outdated cash registers with a modern, affordable, money-saving tool that allows them to save on credit card transaction fees and run their businesses better,” said Mihir Shah, VP Merchant OS at Groupon. “The successful adoption of Breadcrumb Pro by restaurants and bars has been very encouraging, with some of the finest venues in the country using it to run their businesses. As a result, we decided to launch Breadcrumb POS and bring the power and simplicity of this product to more merchants.”
Rates are 1.8 percent plus $0.15 per transaction (MasterCard, Visa and Discover) with no hidden costs or monthly fees. Processing is free on the first $5,000 in credit card transactions (promotional offer).
More on the offering here.