West Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) May 03, 2013
Goodsmiths, The Marketplace for Makers, released its first app, Swipe, this week. Swipe allows Goodsmiths shop owners to manage handmade inventory and accept credit card payments on their Apple mobile devices. The app comes with a complimentary credit card reader from PayAnywhere and is available to Goodsmiths Rockstar shops.
“As the show season kicks off across the country, we are really excited to launch our Swipe by Goodsmiths iPhone application,” says James Eliason, CEO and co-founder of Goodsmiths. “This app allows handmade artisans who sell at shows all across the United States to accept payments on the go and to keep their online shop in sync with their life.”
Eliason says this app is needed in the handmade space. Leveraging mobile technology to manage inventory and process payments increases efficiency for those who sell at craft shows and fairs. “We recognized a market opportunity at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago last September,” he says. “Artisans love keeping their lives simple while they are selling their wares. We are excited to be a part of that with Swipe.”
Using Swipe, a customer can sync the handmade inventory on their Goodsmiths shop to their mobile device. Upon purchase, the maker will select an item (or items) from their shop inventory and complete a mobile transaction with a credit card or cash payment.
Goodsmiths worked with mobile payments company PayAnywhere to build the app. PayAnywhere provides a free card reader that plugs into the phone. Goodsmiths users will get up to $1,000 in transactions in the first 30 days free of charge. After that, there is a low 2.69% transaction fee to use the PayAnywhere device.
The app is only available on iOS devices, but Goodsmiths plans to release an Android version. More information can be found at http://www.goodsmiths.com/swipe.
Goodsmiths is an e-commerce marketplace that serves over 5,000 shops and over 40,000 users. Users can open a shop for free, or purchase a paid plan with premium features ($5/month Classic, or $12/month Rockstar). Transactions on Goodsmiths are 2.5% — the lowest in the industry. Goodsmiths builds features and tools to simplify selling and marketing handmade wares. For more information please visit http://www.goodsmiths.com.
To learn more about the Swipe app or Goodsmiths, please contact
Riane Menardi, Community Builder
218-1/2 5th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
Office: (307) 258-2869