HP Inc. recently announced what company officials call “innovative new solutions designed to meet the unique needs of small and medium-sized retailers and hospitality operators.”
The new HP Engage One Prime “expands HP’s portfolio of point-of-sale systems with an all-in-one solution optimized for SMB retail and hospitality businesses,” according to the company announcement.
In addition, HP announced a strategic collaboration with PayPal to provide small businesses with a complete solution of hardware, point-of-sale software and payment processing to deliver a solution for small retailers.
“With more than 600,000 SMB retailers in the U.S. alone, small retailers want affordable, highly reliable and easy to manage systems with the same elegant design of those used by their larger enterprise counterparts,” according to the HP announcement.
“Additionally, counter space is at a premium so they need point-of-sale systems that are compact and include essential peripherals that leave their counters clutter free.”
“To effectively compete in today’s market, small and medium-sized retailers and hospitality operators need more than a cash register and a storefront,” said Aaron Weiss, VP and GM of retail solutions for HP Inc., in the company announcement.
“They want solutions that enable them to improve customer experiences in their retail and hospitality environments.
“HP Engage One Prime is built to meet the needs of smaller retailers, and our collaboration with industry leading payment processor PayPal delivers an end-to-end solution that’s versatile, reliable and secure,” he said.
HP also announced a strategic collaboration with PayPal to release a complete solution of hardware, point-of-sale software and payment processing that provides SMB retailers and hospitality operators out-of-the-box simplicity while maintaining the flexibility to change and update their solution as their business grows over time.
The complete Engage One Prime solution includes:
- HP Engage One Prime: The new sales terminal with one-year warranty, extend protection with Care Packs up to three years
- HP Retail Peripherals: Includes new receipt printer, barcode scanner, I/O hub, fingerprint reader, iButton, Cash Drawer, and other accessories to complement and extend the functionality of the HP Retail System
- PayPal payment device that accepts chip, tap and swipe payments
- HP Warranty, with additional support and service provided by PayPal and partners
HP Engage One Prime is expected to be available in February 2019 direct from HP and the company’s global network of authorized point-of sale partners. Retail ISVs including talech, RetailDDS Asia and Wynd plan to support the solution.
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