With the iPad tipped to phase out of the cash register over the next year, it came to little surprise when iPad point-of-sale provider ShopKeep reported some strong sales figures from its clients recently.
The firm said that its merchants experienced a 17% in total sales in January over the same store sales from a year earlier.
In particular, the firm noted that speciality food stores “led the way” with a year-on-year sales increase of 45%, followed by quick serve restaurants with 31% and coffee shop with 23%.
However, the New York-based company did explain in a blog post that “it’s not just ShopKeep POS merchants experiencing this growth” with the firm citing a Wall Street Journal article highlighting growth for chain retailers Macy’s (up 12% YoY) and Kohl’s (up by 13% YoY).
ShopKeep CEO Jason Richelson spoke on different app strategies at the TabletBiz conference in November and the firm has had a busy time since, raising $10 million in venture funding at the back of last year before releasing a version of its point-of-sale software for the iPad mini just last month.