The sporting goods industry supplies its customer base with items required to play all sorts of games. Their products include athletic clothing, and accessories for playing team and individual sports, as well as hunting and fishing gear. They also sell shoes, clothing, and accessories to those who have no intention of hunting, fishing, or playing any sport at all. These clients are interested in athletic apparel solely based on its comfort and style. Sporting goods stores are similar to other specialty stores with many products to choose in their specific category. Stores are typically owned and run by managers and staff with sporting goods industry knowledge. Many sporting goods stores operate under national brands like Dick’s Sporting Goods and Big 5, but family owned and operated single location and multi-location sporting goods stores continue to thrive in communities all over the world.
Operating a sporting goods store requires a central location within a community and ideally a trusted brand online. Some sporting goods stores offer online purchasing and delivery as an additional offering. Other sporting goods stores operate exclusively online. These exclusively web-based sporting goods stores can specialize in unique items that are difficult to access as demand or supply is limited. Web based ordering is common as an offering for at home delivery. Sporting goods stores are typically staffed with managers, stock laborers, department specialists and cashiers. These enterprises regularly 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 sporting goods payments.
Payment Integrator works with sporting goods stores to integrate payment processing with new and existing on premise and SaaS based point of sale systems. With an omnichannel payment platform payment transactions can be made in person, online, or over the phone. Our gateway handles credit card and debit card payments as well as e-wallet transactions like Apple Pay and Google Pay. We can communicate with sporting goods 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, payment plans and to manage invoicing for regular customers.
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