Ecwid, the eCommerce platform with over 900,000 customers, has teamed up with Square, a Point of Sale (POS) software, to make selling easier for those who wish to do so from physical stores or stalls.
The demand for POS systems is increasing throughout the eCommerce community.
Many merchants are now aiming to reinvigorate their bricks-and-mortar stores, setting up pop-up shops, attending markets, and so forth. Each of those scenarios requires a POS system in order to run smoothly.
Although native POS systems aren't quite yet standard across the most popular eCommerce platforms, there have already been a few POS system unveilings from around the niche.
Ecwid though, can still be classed as one of the first major eCommerce platforms to put their weight behind an integrated POS system.
This partnership between Ecwid and Square means that merchants can now:
Expand beyond their physical locations and grow their business online
Auto-create an online store with Square payments pre-installed
Easily add their store to any site online, including their Facebook page
Synchronize and easily manage their product, inventory, and sales data
Essentially, Ecwid imports all products and catalogs from Square user's accounts, and gives its own users the flexibility to use Square's services if they so wish.
Products, inventories and orders are all synchronized, too across the two platforms.
Jim O’Hara, Ecwid's president, spoke of his company's excitement:
“Ecwid is excited to team up with Square, the leader in POS and payments for small businesses. Together our multi-channel solution is helping small businesses grow more quickly and realize their dreams.
Retailers need the flexibility to sell anywhere without the complexity of manually managing multiple sales channels. Now they never have to worry about online or offline commerce – just selling.”
To learn more about this partnership, check out Ecwid's website.