No, I’ve never actually thought that, but someone did and now there’s Gnome – a tablet-based, point-of-sale device specifically designed for businesses who promote through Groupon.
The tablet will let merchants instantly recognize their Groupon customers as they enter their business, seamlessly redeem Groupons and save time and money with a simple point of-sale system and credit card payment processing service.
Really? There are enough merchants using Groupon coupons on a regular basis that they need a system like this? Okay, maybe NEED is too strong a word. How about want? And what if you don’t ‘want’? Doesn’t matter. Word around the farm is that Groupon is going to (gently) insist that any merchant who works with Groupon, use Gnome to process their transactions.