Joining the dozens of mobile payment solutions poised to take on Square, Groupon has launched is new iPad payment system.
Four months ago, the company acquired the point-of-sale app Breadcrumb. Relaunching under the same name, Breadcrumb caters to restaurants, cafes, and bars, helping your staff take and manage orders, book tables, and process payments through Groupon Payments.
Following a successful, yet limited trial in New York City, Groupon is now offering Breadcrumb to all hospitality merchants in the U.S. ranging from $99 to $399 per month — compared to Square’s fixed rate of $275 per month. Pricing depends on the size of your venue and how many iPads you’ll require.
Businesses that sign up for Breadcrumb will receive a Breadbox containing an iPad, iPad stand, cash drawer, credit card swipe, printer, router, wireless access point, and cables — everything you need to get setup and running quickly.
There’s no telling if Breadcrumb will expand to include other small businesses, or if it will remain restaurant-focused. If you’re looking for a unique pricing model and hardware customized to meet the needs of your industry, you might want to schedule a free demo of Breadcrumb in action.
[Disclaimer: Sprout Social has financial ties to Groupon.]
Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.