SOURCE: Merchant Warehouse

Merchant Warehouse

November 13, 2013 09:00 ET

Merchant Warehouse Announces Partnership With Keystroke POS

Genius Integration Offers Unified Solution With Advanced PCI Compliance

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2013) - Merchant Warehouse®, a leading innovator of payment technologies and merchant account services, today announced an expanded partnership with Specialized Business Solutions (SBS) with the integration of Keystroke POS, a point-of-sale (POS) solution that enables merchants to manage and control inventory through advanced reporting capabilities. Now combined with Merchant Warehouse's Genius™ Customer Engagement Platform™, Keystroke can deliver a more deeply unified, reliable solution with stronger PCI compliance.

Keystroke, an offering from SBS, specializes in selling POS inventory control solutions for retailers to ensure shelves are continuously stocked with items their customers are shopping for. Serving customers for more than 25 years, the Keystroke POS system is an easy-to-use, affordable and full-featured retail store management system that can be easily customized to meet various retailer needs.

"We pride ourselves in delivering reliable retail solutions for our customers," said Michael Gebb, president, SBS. "With the integration of Merchant Warehouse's Genius solution, we can expand on this promise as a result of enhanced PCI compliance and the flexibility of a POS solution that can evolve with the market, removing the need for any expensive hardware or software updates. We're thrilled to bring this integrated solution to our customers and look forward to the additional benefits Genius presents, as well."

Genius is a payment technology solution that enables merchants to accept any type of payment, discount or loyalty program through a single transaction from a single customer engagement device. As a PA-DSS validated solution, Genius separates all sensitive data from the POS system, ensuring the protection of transactional data through tokenization and point-to-point encryption. And unlike other software and hardware solutions, Genius is designed to evolve with the market, delivering ultimate flexibility and scalability, and offering merchants the opportunity to turn a transaction into an interaction through integrated commerce and marketing functionalities.

"For consumers to complete a seamless transaction, merchant platforms must accommodate a customer's preferred means of payment, a strong security solution to keep any card data or personal information secure, and a stable system to ensure transactions can be processed quickly and efficiently. All of this together can dictate the ultimate experience for both merchant and customer," said Henry Helgeson, CEO, Merchant Warehouse. "Genius integrates each of these assets into a single platform, allowing merchants to deliver a high-quality, unified experience while effectively managing transactional data."

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About SBS/Keystroke POS
SBS is the developer and publisher of Keystroke POS software, a leading point of sale and inventory control system for retail stores, regional chains and wholesale vendors. Keystroke provides the tools needed to efficiently manage day to day operations in most any type of retail store -- including gift, liquor, convenience, bicycle, nutritional supplements and dozens of other diverse specialty businesses. Keystroke serves highly configurable core POS functionality with full integration to back office accounting, digital sign, store security and payment systems. For more information on SBS or Keystroke POS software, visit

About Merchant Warehouse
Merchant Warehouse is a recognized leader in payment acceptance solutions and merchant services. With Merchant Warehouse, merchants, agents, POS developers and VARs can achieve strategic business advantage through the delivery of current and emerging payment, offer and program solutions and merchant services that dramatically enhance the merchant-customer experience. The company's new Genius Customer Engagement Platform enables businesses to always connect with customers in the most important place -- the sale. A single, intuitive platform that integrates every transaction technology, loyalty program and more, Genius ensures businesses never lose a sale to lack of compatibility. Merchant Warehouse is one of the fastest growing payment technology companies in North America. For more information on Merchant Warehouse, visit


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