Shopping app Jisp has partnered with Star Micronics EMEA, a global manufacturer of POS hardware, to further develop their home delivery and click & collect services.
As the company breaks into the takeaway and food-to-go sector, retailers and small business owners will now be able to purchase Star’s printers and use their CloudPRNT technology to have receipts printed at the point of customers placing their delivery or collection orders wherever they are.
The technology will be offered to existing Jisp clients as well as part of any future sign-up processes.
“Jisp is truly becoming a Swiss army knife for small businesses, as we continue growing our partnerships and services across retail, convenience and hospitality sectors,” Julian Fisher, founder and chief executive of Jisp, said.
“We always welcome feedback from retailers, and Star’s CloudPRNT technology gives us a real point of difference to serve our customers more efficiently. We are excited at the possibilities that this technology is opening up for us as we are looking to fully rollout our solutions for takeaways, coffee shops and other food-to-go businesses”.
Star’s mC-Print3 with CloudPRNT technology is a cost-effective printer providing a range of connectivity options for future-proof solutions that cater for orders from any channel whether in-store POS or tablets, online or kiosk.
The mC-Print series provides intelligent printing for cloud applications and unparalleled flexibility for remote receipt and order printing. Enabling remote printing directly and securely from a business’ web server to connected printers in a store or takeaway restaurant without complicated network configurations, CloudPRNT is billed as ideal for a range of applications including click & collect orders, home delivery, print in kitchen, rder and pay at table,etc.
David Pearce, Technical Director, Star Micronics EMEA, said: “We are seeing strong demand for cloud technologies that are able to pull orders directly from an online ordering system at defined intervals and print these remotely in a store or kitchen without needing an additional tablet or device to key in the order. Auto-printing simplifies operations and staff do not have to worry about anything other than receiving the orders. Furthermore, it is extremely straight-forward to set up.”
With Jisp accepting pre-orders up to seven days in advance, retailers can customise their printers to activate the printing process at the time when the order needs to be prepared.
“For example, if a customer places an order for a takeaway meal five days in advance, the receipt will only be printed 20 or 30 minutes before the customer needs to pick it up, depending on the configurations set by the retailer. This way we ensure the retailer doesn’t forget about the order, and all meals are always fresh and hot for customers – it’s such a simple technology,” Fisher explained.