ShopKeep


 

ShopKeep is an iPad-based POS for retail businesses, restaurants, bars, franchises and quick-serve businesses. The multi-feature solution offers tools to manage registrations, booking, marketing, inventory, staff, and payments. The touch screen interface allows users to add and remove orders from the wish list. Users can also scan barcodes for adding items to the shopping cart.

ShopKeep offers a built-in register to keep track of checks and payments. Users can maintain multiple payment registers and split, merge or transfer payments between different accounts. With ShopKeep, retailers can manage large inventories and configure alerts for items to ensure that they never run out of adequate stocks.

ShopKeep also offers tools to track employee working hours and calculate their weekly and monthly payroll. Business owners can clock in and out their staff for different shifts and know their exact working hours. The software also offers the provision to generate and add gift cards and promo codes. ShopKeep integrates with multiple marketing tools as well as lets users create reports and analyze business data to find trends.

 

ShopKeep - App
 
  • ShopKeep - App
    App
  • ShopKeep - Back office
    Back office
  • ShopKeep - Product line
    Product line
  • ShopKeep - iPad POS
    iPad POS
  • ShopKeep - Track cash flows
    Track cash flows
  • ShopKeep - Track business performance
    Track business performance
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Bruce from R&B services
Specialty: Rentals
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

May 2018

May 2018

works for me

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Pros

at first i had difficulties understanding basic functions but customer service was very helpful in assisting

Cons

i dont have any issues with this product. my only setback was simply not having any previous experience with any similiar software

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Debbie from Deb's Body Jewelry and More LLC
Specialty: Jewelry
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

ShopKeep helps me keep my business inventory and sales organized.

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Value for Money

I'm glad I purchased this program and feel confident that the company will keep improving it.

Pros

Keeps track of inventory; I used to buy things I didn't need. Now I get a list from ShopKeep that tells me what I need to re-order.
I have a customer loyalty program that's easy to keep track of with ShopKeep.
This company is always working to improve their systems.

Cons

In order to use the keyboard on the tablet you have to turn off the scanner. So you're constantly turning it on and off.
No layaway program in the system, which the salesman told me was there.
UPC labels I've created with this system don't always scan.

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Amanda from Groundswell Cafe
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

General Manager

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Pros

Intuitive, easy to navigate, low learning curve, colour coded, customization buttons that can be drag and dropped into place made for easy set up.

Cons

1 dimensional, only offers one visual layout. For restaurant application, a floor plan map is always welcome.

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Ed from Cigar Shop
Specialty: Tobacco
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Major hardware issues with 30% price increase

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We used Shopkeep now for over three years and i have been really happy with the app itself, however, their Ingnecio IP320 credit card machine has been nothing but trouble. The WI-FI connection between the CC machine and the iPad keeps dropping, 10-20 times per day. We changed machines twice and followed support suggestions to the T and we still have issues. There nothing worse that having your CC machine down when you have a line of customers. Last week, I was at my favorite coffee place in town, that uses shopkeep, and they were having the same issue. The employees were so frustrated, they were giving free coffee drinks. The problem is that the Ingencio IPP machines are the only machines that work with shopkeep. We are currently looking at another POS company. Also, We were given the ultimatum between having our credit cards processed through them or pay 30% more in monthly fees.

Pros

I think the initial programing and setting up the system was easy. The system itself is easy to use

Cons

The only credit card machine that works with the system is unrealiable and constantly loses connection

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  Response: Catherine, ShopKeep POS

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Hi Ed,

Thank you for providing feedback. Feel free to reach out to us at feedback@shopkeep.com for any assistance or questions

Thank you,
The ShopKeep Team

 
 

Miles from musiciansupply
Specialty: Other specialty retailer
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Good for simple retail

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Value for Money

We enjoyed using shoopkeep for about a year and half as a gateway to bringing our very 1900's music store into the 21st. After we realized we could actually do business on a system I started looking for something with more integrated features.

Pros

Very easy to train on. The "back office" web portal interface is also very common sense to work with and has all the features you would need for maybe a gift shop or cafe sort of operation. Great cash tracking ability. Great features like pop ups that suggest add on / up size discounts to the clerk.

Cons

Not sophisticated enough for a business model that has multiple streams of business like services, rentals, classes, lessons. The iPad based idea is cool but it means that all peripherals end up being Bluetooth which isn't as stable as you might want for POS hardware.

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Julie from Cross Sound Cruises
Specialty: Gifts
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Great for a small retail business

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Pros

The ease of use and customer Service was exceptional. This was a great starter software for one small space with one inventory.

Cons

Not much control on customizing reporting nor having the ability to control users access based on individuals but rather in groups. Also, unable to support having multiple locations with 1 warehouse/inventory

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Lauren from Sole Active Apparel
Specialty: Apparel & fashion
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

ShopKeep Review

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Over for solely in store retail use ShopKeep is great. If you need a POS that syncs both in store and your eccomerce business STAY FAR AWAY FRM SHOPKEEP + BIG COMMERCE. The integration needs some serious work. This is the reason we will be changing POS system at the end of our contract

Pros

In store ShopKeep is the absolute best POS system. It is very user friendly and very rarely has issues. I am able to confidently go about my work day using ShopKeep knowing my boutique is functioning properly.

Cons

The ShopKeep and Bog Commerce integration is absolutely AWFUL. I have had so many issues which have caused me a lot of money. The two systems do not sync perfectly causing the wrong amounts of inventory to be listed and customers ordering things we no longer have. It also will has issues pulling new color ways of existing styles on to the site, ShopKeep and Big Commerce also push the blame back and forth to one another and have you ping pong between customer representatives to fix it. The customer service representatives also only provide "fixes" that cause you hours upon hours of more work

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Audree from Auggie's Doggies Pet Supplies
Specialty: Pets & supplies
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Have been a Shopkeep user for many years - but not any more

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If you have a retail store - RUN - far and fast - from this system. The inventory management is horrible. The reports are useless. There's no way to order product or add inventory efficiently. This is only slightly better than an excel spreadsheet. DO NOT BUY. STAY AWAY.

Pros

Once you figure out how to set it up, it's relatively easy to use. There are big buttons that fat fingers can hit.

Cons

Difficult to set up. I needed to hire someone to set it up for us. No help in getting products into the system. Big issue with inventory. Always had a problem with it, and as they grow, they've beome less helpful. Trying to talk to a senior advisor is impossible. Very very bad follow up. Ordering/recieving also very bad. It's too bad - I had high hopes for this system, but competely dissapointed.

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  Response: Catherine, ShopKeep POS

Date: January 2018

January 2018

 

Hi Audree,
Thank you for reaching out. We appreciate our feedback and someone will be reaching out to you address the issues you have been running into further.
Thank you,
The ShopKeep Team

 
 

Tom from Black Pearl Tattoo and Body Piercing
Specialty: Other specialty retailer
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Awesome.

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Value for Money

Pros

Customer Service is the top PRO for mr. this company had it 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, and they are all NICE! A+
Second is the amount of useable feedback the software gives me. Even in the pocket app. Going from a 4 button register no inventory, to this allows me to make educated decisions rather than guessing.
The register is pretty easy to use and I set it up in back office before I had my meeting with support to learn how to set it up. Meaning it's user friendly.
This has been a huge upgrade to our shop.


Cons

Inventory control is a little buggy. If you receive inventory and hit save more than once it adds the amount of times you click save. ( receive 20 items hit save twice on accident it saves 40) then having to remove those items 1 by 1 can eat up a lot of time and if frustrating.

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June from Clothing Store
Specialty: Other specialty retailer
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Do Not Pay Upfront for Shop Keep

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I would encourage any small retail business to explore all your options! Think twice before using their service. You should not have to pay for something you do not use.

Pros

From what the salesperson said, we think we would have liked the features and functionality.

Cons

1. The sales people failed to explain paying upfront for the year would not be refundable, if you were dissatisfied with the product. There is No trial period
2. Our salesman claimed they would transfer out inventory from our current system to theirs, but their technical specialist were unwilling to facilitate that process correctly.
3. They refused to refund the annual upfront charge although we never used the service and we asked for the refund within 30 days.

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  Response: Catherine, ShopKeep POS

Date: January 2018

January 2018

 

Hello June,

We're sorry to hear of your experience with ShopKeep. We strive to provide the best experience to our customers and would welcome the opportunity to speak with you again and come to a final resolution. Please call or email us at your convenience.

Thank you,
The ShopKeep Team

 
 

Jackie from Antilles Trading Company
Specialty: Gifts
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Too Restrictive

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This system is too restrictive and only built for a small shop where the owner is doing everything. Dont buy if you are a business with employees. For instance, when a customer purchases an item, I would like an employee to be able to put an item back on the shelf with a price tag. HOWEVER employees can only create price tags if they are a manager in Back Office. In Back Office then the employee can change their time clock, see your vendors and what you have paid for everything, etc. So you as the owner of the business better plan on doing everything with this system. This system is based on Excel and very rudimentary and then never make enhancements. Their support is never online and when your salesman is done selling things to you he just tells you to go back to Support. You have to do business the Shop Keep way or nothing.

Pros

Easy to use, support is great until after you purchase, access to inventory from anywhere because it is web based

Cons

Too restrictive, no upgrades, poor customer support, only built for a one person business, based on a very rudimentary excel spreadsheet.

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  Response: Catherine, ShopKeep POS

Date: December 2017

December 2017

 

Hi Jackie,

Thank you for taking the time to speak with us last week. We appreciate your feedback and have forwarded this information along to our development team. If you have any other questions feel free to email feedback@shopkeep.com

Best,
Catherine

 
 

Brian from Golf Store LLC
Specialty: Sporting goods
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Not overly satisfied.

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It does a decent job acting as a cash register, but with the Cons I've listed, I wouldn't do this system again.

Pros

Simple for employees to use, (most of the time.)
Keeps up with employee hours
Decent job of tracking inventory (once you get it in)

Cons

Merchant services. If you don't use their processing service (shopkeep payments) expect no EMV. You can use an external credit/debit terminal, but you lose the communication with the app requiring the charge information to me manually put into separate terminal. This increases the chance of error.
Adding inventory is not all that friendly. Even with the .csv import.
Printer stops almost every day requiring a reboot of the software.
No place in the checkout options to allow for merchandise trade-in.

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  Response: Catherine , ShopKeep POS

Date: November 2017

November 2017

 

Hi Brian,
Sorry for any issues you have run into with ShopKeep. If you give customer care a call they can get a sense of what is going on with your printers and do some network troubleshooting. You can call them at 800-820-9814.
Thank you,
The ShopKeep Team

 
 

Sabrina from Truly Fine Wine
Specialty: Other specialty retailer
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Horrible and unreliable - not a business solution

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We have been trying for 6 months now to get Shopkeep to work and it has been an absolute NIGHTMARE! I have never been through something like this. BUYER BEWARE! This may be ok for a mom / pop coffee shop or similar, but it is absolutely not a reliable solution for anyone with more than basic needs. We have been coming off Microsoft RMS and wanted to switch to a modern tablet based system. The functionality of Shopkeep is a lot more limited to what we were able to do in RMS. We were willing to live with that, but just FYI, especially when it comes to pricing / discounts etc. it is a lot more limited. The major problem came when we were trying to get the hardware to work. The ethernet credit card terminal is absolutely unreliable. It REQUIRES a direct hard-wired connection to the modem (not the router or a switch), which the sales rep failed to really explain in our call. We spent countless hours setting up all our product etc. only to find out that it is not working. Then, months more to try and troubleshoot. We are at a location where we only have AT&T internet service and it is not very fast. So, in the end, even after connecting everything direct, it still didn’t work. According to Shopkeep, this is because we don’t have the bandwidth. I don’t know how that can be, since we were always able to run transactions through RMS (and even Square, which we use for events and which seem so be much much more reliable). We were also always able to run transactions without being directly connected to a modem. So, after we finally got everything working (we had to bring in a second AT&T line just for Shopkeep) and after six months of effort, we had to run an transaction (yay!) only to get an email from Shopkeep THE NEXT DAY that per our agreement, we can only run max $3k transactions. No one in the office ever remembers hearing about this and, mind you, Shopkeep processed the transaction just fine and told us about this AFTER THE FACT (and after the product was out the door). Absolutely ridiculous and in my opinion worthy of a lawsuit. Luckily we know the buyer, so I think we can get our money back, but I WOULD NEVER EVER EVER EVER WORK WITH SHOPKEEP AGAIN. We are switching to Square and good riddance!

Pros

Kinda nice user interface
Backoffice interface is intuitive
Price point is okay
Supposedly works with Quickbooks well

Cons

Has to be connected directly to modem
Will tell you after the fact that it can't process some transactions (after buyer left)

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  Response: Catherine , ShopKeep POS

Date: October 2017

October 2017

 

Hello Sabrina,

We are sorry to hear about your recent experience. We understand your frustration and welcome the opportunity to speak with you further to understand how we can improve our services.

Thank you,
The ShopKeep Team

 
 

Neeve from Lounge
Specialty: Bar / nightclub
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Customer/Technician Service Below Standards

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Can't wait to switch to a different POS system. I've looked into clover and it's is more expensive than shopkeep but I have a feeling they will work with my business needs.

Cons

Printer doesn't work properly, always malfunctioning tech support is horrendous.Highly unrecommended. One call to Portland than a call to the U.K., with not one person able to solve the problem. Each time given a different solution that only temporarily fixed it. This has caused problems of me having to pay employees for a longer shift since we are unable to close out the drawer, due to reciepts not printing and customers unable to close out tabs. On one occasion I called I was told to delete the app and reinstall it before doing this I told the rep that I had 12 open tabs. He said no problem they will still be there when I reinstall, well they weren't everything was wiped.

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  Response: Catherine, ShopKeep POS

Date: October 2017

October 2017

 

Hi Neeve and Ronald,
Thank you for taking the time to speak with our care representatives. I am glad that we were able to come to a satisfactory resolution. If you have any other feedback do not hesitate to reach out.
Thank you,
The ShopKeep Team

 
 

VIREN from KIIAN SILVER LLC
Specialty: Jewelry
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Excellent POS.............

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Pros

Ease of use, the overall looks and above all the SERVICES SUPPORT...........
The staff actually listens to your point of view with regards to the changes you suggest and gets in touch with their developers and try to incorporate those features ASAP.

Cons

The back end could have been better. I was not impressed with the inventory reporting aspect and also it lacked a few features which were more specific to the jewelry industry.

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Rena from Patricio's Mexican Taqueria
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

The worst customer service I have ever received

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I have been a loyal customer for 5 years with 2 restaurants and Shopkeep in both restaurants and I would not but it in another shopkeep system based on the customer service that I have had recently.

Pros

Shopkeep is easy to use for anyone. The back office is helpful and provides good information. I like that you can customize the pages to fit your needs.

Cons

Shopkeep's customer service is really bad. I rarely have an issue that I need to call Shopkeep about, usually I can trouble shoot most of the issues that we have. However, when I do have a problem, the people that answer the customer service lines seem to have very little or no knowledge of their own system. The people they hire repeat things over and over instead of trying to problem solve. On one call, the person kept putting me on hold and asking someone what I was asking him and then he would get back to me. It seems as though before they try to trouble shoot they try to blame it on something else. They usually try to blame it on my internet provider before they finish hearing what my problem is. Today when I called, I asked to speak with a supervisor because the CS person didn't know how to resolve my issue. He said there was no supervisor there today. What kind of unprofessional business is this that they don't have anyone to help when the CS person can't. In addition, call wait times are ridiculously long. Lastly, there is a real problem with their system that allows employees to steal money with their void system. I have told them several times for over a year that their system should be able to produce a report for all checks that are voided. They have not considered it a priority since a year later there is still no report for voided tickets. I had an employee steal thousands of dollars from me due to Shopkeep not being able to produce a voided checks report.

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Adam from PS
Specialty: Other specialty retailer
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

It seems they have gone downhill.....

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If someone asks for a call don't email. I have lots of questions and need someone knowledgeable for a few minutes to answer them all. Email is inefficient when one of your "answers" leads to more questions and you can't get responses slowly. I would love one person to take ownership of issues and be in easily reachable until the issue is resolved. I don't like having to talk to a new person every time.

Pros

The system is fairly easy to use and my new employees are able to learn it quickly. The bird's eye view is very helpful in knowing how we are doing day to day. I really like the comparisons to the same day last year and last month to see we grow month after month. I like the free MailChimp integration, They recently made a lot of updates that have made the system better and returns smoother.

Cons

It seems they are slow to implement updates, they didn't have an android phone app until recently and you can't see tons of info on it. I wish you could pull up past inventory values for specific days or time periods. The EMV capability on our card reader took well over a year to go active. The battery on the ICMP card reader dies in about 30 minutes of being unplugged not even used. You can't edit saved checks and can't do exchanges. They have a newer integration with BigCommerce that I was excited about because we already have a BC store and have to manually sync the inventory between the two. The problem is the integration isn't working with our store and they don't seem to know why. They have escalated the issue and supposedly the Q&A team is working on it but it's been over a month with no progress and it takes days for them to respond to requests for updates. They recently increased the price which is a large percentage increase. I've called service several times and asked for a manager to talk to and no one is ever available. I was told I'd get called back and one time a "lead" emailed me back and never responded to my follow-up email when I asked for a call. I then called again and asked for a manager and was told someone would call me back in 24 hours and no one ever did. I am now actively looking at other systems to replace Shopkeep because they don't call me back. I even tried to look for a regular non "800" number to call and attempt to call and speak to a supervisor but one doesn't seem to exist. I thought the customer service was good in the past but recently it has been horrible.

  Response: Catherine, ShopKeep POS

Date: August 2017

August 2017

 

Hi Adam,

Thank you for your feedback. We've been actively trying to get in touch with you hoping that we can address some of your concerns. We will continue to reach out to you but please don't hesitate to contact us directly by responding to the most recent email you received from us.

Thank you,
The ShopKeep Team

 
 

Kevin from Twisted Taps
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Getting better but still needs work

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Be careful with BYOD equipment (they prefer you buy from them). I recently added a wireless receipt printer and had problems with the system printing multiple receipts. When I contacted support they stated my solution is not supported but they would try to help me. The problem got fixed by deleting all three printers and re-adding them but I was concerned about the not support comment. Seems like they are way behind on current technology.

Pros

Quick to learn and easy to operate. A recent update made navigating tabs easier if you have more than one screens worth of tabs.

Cons

Serverless sync needs work. If you have a second register you do not open shifts on very often, you will have to clear out old tickets on it before you can use it without confusion.
Would love to be able to view, adjust, and receive inventory from a single screen. If you have lots of adjustments to do, you have to run a report and print it then go to adjust or receive separately.
Just raised monthly subscription prices 30%+ unless you committed paying to at least two years in advance. Who knows where you might be in two years?

 
 

Adam from Custom Carpet Centers
Specialty: Other specialty retailer
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

I needed some advice and someone to help point me in the right direction.

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For someone who had no idea where to start this is the company I would recommend any person to start with their search.

Pros

I was happy that there wasn't a fee to talk to someone and the fact that I could easily ask questions. My rep was so friendly and had a lot of great pointers and asked questions I would not have even thought to ask.

Cons

The only downside I noticed was not even in this company. My rep set me up with 5 potential companies for my needs and only two reached out to me.

 
 

Noel from 7 & 7
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

They sold products they haven't finished the programming on and do not work

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Shopkeep has been responsive, but:
1. Shopkeep encourages you to set up your items using in the form of "Variant" on their training videos, but then neglect to tell you that those items will not ever print on the ticket printer they sold you until you do a deep dive into their online library.
2. Shopkeep uses www.BigCommerce.com to set you up with an on-line e-commerce capacity. However, from May 29th through June 19th or so hundreds of use were unable to connect and use our E-commerce accounts because of a programming issue (like in #1) that they just weren't smart enough to handle promptly.

When I asked for a refund on the $295 unusable printer...here was the response:

Allen (6/22/2017, 3:14:45 PM): Thank you for contacting ShopKeep support! Give me a moment to pull up your account.
Allen (6/22/2017, 3:15:39 PM): Hi Noel! It'll take me a minute to look into this, I'll get you an answer ASAP
Me (6/22/2017, 3:15:50 PM): Thank you
Allen (6/22/2017, 3:28:41 PM): Hey Noel, I'm still working with people on this. I haven't forgotten about you
Allen (6/22/2017, 3:34:03 PM): Alright. I spoke with some of the supervisors, your sales rep, and your ShopKeep Expert. Greg confirmed that he recommended modifiers, not variants. Jeff confirmed that he didn't say that variants would work with a ticket printer. Given that the printer is more than 30 days from the date of purchase, we will not be accepting it back, per the policies laid out here: https://shop.shopkeep.com/returns
Allen (6/22/2017, 3:35:03 PM): You do still have an hour with your ShopKeep Expert, Jeff, who would be more than willing to assist with transitioning to items with modifiers, and who can explain more about the printer's capabilities. There's an hour left, which would be 2 30 minute appointments.
Me (6/22/2017, 3:39:23 PM): This is Theft!!! Of course he never said it would work. He never mentioned it. It is the SHOPKEEP system that is set up to suggest and recommend use of variants when you complete your set up. If you will not refund then I will consider myself wronged and review accordingly.
Allen (6/22/2017, 3:43:44 PM): Noel, this is not theft. Neither the sales rep nor the SKE suggested using variants for food, because they will not print to the ticket printer. The support article clearly states that variant items will not print to a ticket printer. http://www.shopkeep.com/support/inventory-management/adding-an-item-with-variants
Allen (6/22/2017, 3:44:22 PM): Your printer will print food items with modifiers, and is intended to be set up that way.
Me (6/22/2017, 3:58:46 PM): THAT ARTICLE IS CLEAR AND ONLY AFTER I SPOKE WITH LAYLA LAST WEEK WAS I MADE AWARE OF THAT ARTICLE!!!!
Me (6/22/2017, 3:59:31 PM): NEVER EVER BEFORE TODAY HAS ANYONE EVEN MENTIONED SUCH A THING AS MODIFIERS. RIGHT FROM THE START THE SYSTEM GUIDES YOU TO USE VARIANTS!!
Allen (6/22/2017, 4:00:31 PM): Noel, Greg and Jeff both suggested modifiers, as did Ryan. The support articles were sent to you in an email before your first appointment with Jeff.
Me (6/22/2017, 4:01:20 PM): NO. SENDING SOMETHING AMID A MIX OF INFO IN AN EMAIL IS NOT NOTIFICATION; IF THAT WAS DONE, TO MAKE ANY ONE AWARE THEY SHOULD NOT FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF THE SHOP KEEP SYSTEM DURING SET UP.
Allen (6/22/2017, 4:06:15 PM): I'm sorry that you feel like the information wasn't clear enough. Transitioning your items to modifiers will allow the printer to print tickets for those food items. As we've stated, Jeff can help you with that during an appointment. You still have an hour of time with him available.

Pros

Available to talk to via chat at extended hours...though you wait a long time between sentences and better not have a client come in needing attention because then you will get dropped and or distracted and have to start over.

Cons

They proudly suggest you set up your store using the updates to their program (variations under each item), but then neglect to tell their staff, much less the client, that they didn't finish the programming and your ticket printer won't print ANY of these items.

  Response: Catherine, ShopKeep POS

Date: June 2017

June 2017

 

Thank you for your feedback. We are actively trying to reach you in hopes that we can address some of your concerns. We will continue to reach out to you but feel free to contact us directly by responding directly to the most recent email we sent you.

 
 
 
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June 2018

June 2018

Very detailed and well written program

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Best POS screen ever in a cloud based POS system, you can use it on just about any platform (Apple, PC, Ipad

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The sheer amount of customization and reporting options, more reports than i've ever seen in a cloud based POS. POS screen is very easy to use and navigate. POS screen is one of the best I have ever use period. Lots of integration options available as well.

Cons

The Pros above are also its Cons. Because their is so much detail in this program it can become very overwhelming for someone with a small amount of pos experience. there are reports on reports on reports, While all the information is great it can be overkill for people who don't need it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Stacey from Obec Brewing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Great experience with Shopkeep, great product

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Reliable POS that is easy to use

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Super easy and intuitive for new hires to use and get comfortable with quickly. Easy to create new items and to create all the reports I need. Especially love the Pocket app so I can keep track of things even when away from the brewery.

Cons

The cost. The monthly fee, terminal fees and then other adds on make it a little pricier than I'd like it to be.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

If I had it to do over, I definitely would not have purchased this system.

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It "worked". I could use it as a POS, but any other feature was JUNK.

Pros

it was fairly simple to set up and use and fairly easy to train people on the system. Tech support was Ok, the folks were always nice and friendly, but they also were kneecapped by the ridiculous limitations of the program. I found it WAY more frustrating than it was worth.

PS if you do decide to go with the program (which I don't suggest), spend the time on ebay to purchase the equipment used. I saved money!! (I think you are required to use their card swiper, but that may have changed).

Cons

the reports on the back end (which you may not realize are CRUCIAL) are junk. And no matter how many times I made a suggestion, nothing ever changed. They kept sending me "satisfaction surveys" and I would write in the survey, "I don't know why I am filling this out, no one will contact me for at least 4 months!" and most times, no one EVER contacted me, even though I gave detailed information about my dissatisfaction with the product.

Even the techs in tech support were extremely frustrated with the limitations of the system. As an example, there is a way to set various tax levels (in my state, the tax on prepared food is different than regular sales tax), but then there is no way to detect how much was paid in for each tax. There was a work-around, but that took at least half an hour each month, which as most people know, is an enormous amount of time to waste for a small business owner.

I can honestly say that I was frustrated every single day for two years by the limitations of the software. I WOULD NOT recommend this program!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: ShopKeep, ShopKeep POS

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hi,
Thank you for reaching out and providing feedback on your experience with ShopKeep. We would like the opportunity to look into your account and speak with you. Please send your account information to feedback@shopkeep.com
Thank you,
The ShopKeep Team

 

Brayden from Donnies Donuts
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Not for restaurants!

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None

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Its Pretty
Responsive customer service
no more to add.

Cons

Slow software development
No raw goods management thats worth anything
Many feature are there but aren't built well enough to be useful.
Poor analytics
No integrations
Inventory management is only good for retail
FOR RETAIL ONLY!

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

Great ipad-based retail sales platform.

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The setup was super-fast. As we ran into issues we just called the help desk and they solved things right away. Great data exports.

Cons

Not too much to complain about. Perhaps a little bit more custimizability of the front end would be nice.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Melisa from Daviess Martin Joint Parks and Rec
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

I managed a gatehouse with this software. It was very simple to train employees on its daily use.

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The benefit of ease of use and training as well as the ability to print and access reports and track daily sales enabled me to trouble shoot work issues.

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I found this software very user friendly. It was easy to learn new functions and to train employees in its function.

Cons

The help option with this software is sometimes very time consuming. Solving issues can take employees long periods of time on the phone on hold.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

Great help in running and organizing my business!

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The best part of this software is that it syncs up with Quickbooks! It's the perfect combination. It is also very easy to use.

Cons

I found that, like a lot of people, getting in touch with customer support for help and questions was sort of difficult. I wish they would improve on that.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Leslie Bridget from Small Batch Standard, LLC

May 2018

May 2018

Reports work well, easy to understand; can be used for inventory; syncs well with QuickBooks Online

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Syncs to QuickBooks Online
Reports are comprehensive and easy to understand
Customer Support is pretty helpful

Cons

There are a couple of sync issues they're unable to fix. Discover doesn't sync with other CC types; Gift Cards sync as regular sales although they're set to sync to a Gift Card Liability account (payments work, sales don't) . Customer Support doesn't seem to comprehend these problems which are easy to fix in QB. The only sync options are to SK-accounts so all payments have to be moved to Undeposited Funds to create deposits in QB.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Works for a small business with limited retail

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ShopKeep is easy to set up from the get-go, which is important for a small business owner who has just opened and simply needs a way to process customer payments and organize retail products. Customers are pretty familiar with the experience of purchasing products through ShopKeep, which keeps transactions moving smoothly, however their system for linking cards to telephone numbers/past customers is not as smooth as Square's system.

Cons

Because ShopKeep offers so many different ways to enter in retail products, this can actually be a problem for users because tings can quickly get disorganized. We've also encountered issues with ShopKeep not wanting to scan credit cards, which has forced our team to manually enter the cards (this can create higher user error). We also do not prefer the mobile app version of ShopKeep compared to Square and only use the ShopKeep system in our brick-and-mortar retail store.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: ShopKeep, ShopKeep POS

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hi,
Thank you for providing feedback on your experience with ShopKeep. We would like the opportunity to speak with you further about the inventory and credit card issues you have run into. Please feel free to send your account information to feedback@shopkeep.com
Thank you,
The ShopKeep Team

 

Danica from Jewels905

April 2018

April 2018

horrendous waste of time

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Cloud Based, iPad based, user friendly but that's about it, nothing much else. No transparency, no follow-up this system is terrible.

Cons

Filled with inventory tracking bugs. For example, when receiving inventory and pressing save once, it will often update twice and double what you show in stock. When calling customer service to resolve this issue, they say they will get back to you and never do. I'm still waiting for a response from March 2017! Today I'm working on receiving more inventory into the system and have had 2 for 2 errors happen. Received 12 pieces into inventory, hit save, it shows 1. Why? Just now I received 2 pillows, hit save, and it shows I have 41 pillows. If your system can't do basic math then why do I need it? Who has time to be on the phone with the help desk 4 times when trying to accomplish 2 tasks?

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: ShopKeep, ShopKeep POS

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Hi Danica, thank you for reaching out and providing feedback. One of our Senior Care Advisors will be in touch with you today in regards to your feedback.
Thank you,
The ShopKeep Team

 

Donavan from Automotive, Aircraft & Boat

April 2018

April 2018

This is a great program. The few times that I've needed to use Customer Service, they've been great

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This is a very easy system to use. I love the reports that I can generate at the end of every month. The ease of adding items on the fly is great as well.

Cons

It would be great if the scan tool could convert all types of item codes. Unfortunately we have to do things the old fashion way. Since our business is mobile, it would be great to have a receipt printer that was a little more slim and light weight.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tony from SK

March 2018

March 2018

Very very easy to use Software! Great inventory tracking and includes in house processing!

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I love how easy it is to add products to my store, track whats hot thats selling, and also replenish my inventory.

Cons

It is rather pricey and the swipers that they use (ingenico ipp 320's) are very expensive. Although customer support is 24/7 it was hard to get a hold of a rep at certain times.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rickie from Real Estate
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

March 2018

March 2018

Easy to use. Shop Keep is very simple, user friendly & inexpensive. I have really loved using it.

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It is really easy to use. As a small business owner, I really like how inexpensive the soft ware is.

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What I like most about shop keep is how simple it is to use. It is very user friendly. It is also very inexpensive, compared to most soft ware systems.

Cons

There are not many things that I do not like about shop keep. If I had to choose one, it would be that I have to charge my ipad. Haha, I know that is not a valid complaint, but because it is cloud based, I use an Ipad and Ipad's need to be charged.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeremy from CS LLC

March 2018

March 2018

Decent POS software that lacks most features

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I liked how easy it was to set up and onboard users to run it, and that the pricing is pretty decent.

Cons

Lacks some features that other POS software ipad apps have, and the design is pretty bad. Switched to a competitor pretty quickly.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Juan from 3 Punto Zero
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

To all our customers dealing with online sales we recommend ShopKeep

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We have had small brands that start with your e-commerce, so the simplest way and those that we recommend is that we use this tool together that can be used and managed from an iPad

Cons

We would like the tool to have more dynamic functions so that when we teach users to use it by themselves they can achieve it easily, quickly and effectively

Review Source: Capterra
 

Paulino from Armario Joyería
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

At the time of creating my company, I had no idea how I would do when taking control

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If you are a person who starts with your own company, I highly recommend using ShopKeep, it is very easy to use and it will help you a lot since managing your point of sale from an iPad is a marvel

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Since I heard about Shop Keep and its functionality in a simple iPad I decided to try it and I have never repented, I have been using this valuable tool for a couple of months, which has given a solution for my mobile sales points with which I sell in bazaars

Cons

As a recommendation I would ask ShopKeep to keep up to date, as well as the iOs is updated every year you keep on trend with an increasingly better functionality

Review Source: Capterra
 

Constance from Cjs Hobby

March 2018

March 2018

This software was not easy to understand

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I liked the features of the software and the value. The customer services was very responsive. However this needs some attention.

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It was not easy to understand and maneuver around the software functions. This software could be great but I had some problems with it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Karan from University

March 2018

March 2018

Good for small and medium-sized businesses

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I own a small bakery shop and have been using this software for some time. I mainly use it to buy and sell hardware required for the shop. It is really great and easy to use.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alex from Joe's Garage BBQ

February 2018

February 2018

Time Saving

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This software allows us to use an iPad to take orders at the restaurant. We save paper by putting our order directly into the iPad.

Cons

This software sometime has glitches and requires a lot of updates within the App Store on our iPad. It also drains the battery on our iPad.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Arabella from Pink Turtle SHoppe, LLC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Great POS system for small business

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The POS system captures all my sales and it goes into my quickbooks which makes my bookkeeper very very happy.

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Easy to use, it offers very detailed reports and easy to get a hold of customer service with any questions.

Review Source: Capterra