WASHINGTON — The Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), a division of the National Retail Federation here, announced the release of Version 2 of its Digital Receipts standard.
Several POS providers have already committed to supporting the standard and plan to make digital receipts available to their retail clients in upcoming versions of their POS software, said ARTS.
“Retailers love digital receipts because they are environmentally friendly and provide their shoppers with added convenience, especially since mobile devices now play such a large role in the shopping experience,” said Richard Mader, ARTS’ executive director, in a statement. “We believe the release of Version 2 of the standard will accelerate the adoption of digital receipts in years to come.”
“Our team goal in developing Version 2 was to meet the consumers’ demand to have all of their receipts stored in one place and in the same format for easy access regardless of the issuing retailer or retail channel,” says Birame Sock, chief executive officer of Third Solutions and chair of the ARTS Digital Receipts committee.
“Implementing Version 2 will enable all companies offering digital receipts applications to provide retailers, consumers and POS providers a complete solution for storing and accessing receipts for various purposes in a secured and private manner.”