The optical industry supplies frames for prescription and non-prescription eyewear. The industry produces and provides customers with all sorts of eyeglass frames. Many optical stores support an onsite optometrist for eye exams so that patients can fit their eyewear with prescription lenses. Optical lens and frame manufacturers produce a wide array of styles for different looks and purposes. Optical store staff distributors help customers pick out the right frame style for their physical appearance and functional purpose. Optical stores are similar to other stores that sell a small selection of eyeglass frames; but since they specialize, they have many more unique products to choose from. Stores are typically owned and run by managers and staff with knowledge in the field of optical science. Many optical businesses operate under national brands like Costco Optical Department and LensCrafters but private equity and family owned and operated single location and multi-location optical shops continue to thrive in communities all over the world.
Operating an optical business requires a central location within a community. Some stores offer online purchasing and delivery as an additional convenience. Other optical stores operate exclusively online. These exclusively web-based optical stores often have unique items that are difficult to access as supply may be limited. Online ordering is common as an offering for at home delivery. Optical stores are typically staffed with optometrists, sales and fitting specialists and cashiers. These enterprises often run using on premise software and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology. Such applications offer inventory records, employee management, point of sale, online ordering, billing, invoicing and optical payments.
Payment Integrator works with optical stores to integrate payment processing with new and existing on premise and SaaS based point of sale systems. Our payment gateway handles credit card and debit card payments as well as e-wallet transactions like Apple Pay and Google Pay. We can communicate with optical store accounting modules through integrated APIs and a hosted payment page (HPP) solution that is secure and PCI Compliant. Our solutions come equipped with a variety of P2PE secure countertop credit card processing terminals. Advanced tokenization makes it possible to create customer profiles to setup scheduled payments, optical payment plans and to manage invoicing for regular customers.
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