CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features ShopKeep.
In 2004, Jason Richelson opened a wine store in Brooklyn, New York. Over the next few years, one store grew into four as he added a second location, a grocery store and a coffee shop, and keeping track of a seven million dollar business, 70 employees, sales and inventory became increasingly important and more complicated.
At the time, Jason used a traditional Windows-based point of sale system from a large software company and regularly experienced a considerable amount of technological problems. In 2008 while on vacation, the stores’ server crashed and Jason had to essentially close all of the stores indefinitely. As soon as he returned home, Jason tried to find a cloud-based point of sale system but he couldn’t find anything. ShopKeep was born that day.
Today, Jason Richelson and Norm Merritt lead a very talented group of people who work diligently to ensure that each of our merchants is well cared for. From coffee shops in Chicago and boutiques in Boston to bakeries in Billings and restaurants in Riverside, ShopKeep is now used to ring up hundreds of thousands of transactions each day – with information about each one securely stored in the cloud.
We turn iPads into cash registers by providing point of sale hardware and cloud-based software to more than 10,000 independent businesses across the United States, Guam and Canada. Founded and designed by a small business owner, ShopKeep gives customers management tools and data analytics that are usually only accessible to larger companies.