Paysafe Group announced last week the US launch of MobilePay, its new cutting-edge mobile point of sale (mPOS). Featuring apps developed with Apriva, an omnichannel payments solutions company, and patented hardware from AnywhereCommerce, a mobile payments pioneer, MobilePay offers a highly flexible approach to mobile payments.
The solution was developed following strong interest from US small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in integrating mobile payment apps. Thirty percent of American card-present SMBs surveyed by Paysafe in September 2018 planned to add mobile apps by end-2020.
Responding to this market need, Paysafe’s MobilePay, which was soft-launched in Q3 2019 and has already been adopted by close to 17,000 US SMBs, allows merchants to action a full suite of payment methods wherever they are and whenever they have a smartphone or tablet to hand.
Powered by iOS, Android, and Amazon apps developed with Apriva, the mPOS transforms everyday mobile devices into credit and debit card processing terminals by connecting them to an AnywhereCommerce-designed Walker BT card reader via Bluetooth (with a USB cable also available).
EMV chip- and MSR swipe-enabled, MobilePay’s lightweight and user-friendly card reader, which is powered by a battery with extended lifetime, enables merchants and customers to choose how cards are authorized, with keyed entry via the app also available. Traditional payment methods such as cash and checks are also supported as well as subscriptions and other recurring payments.
Larger and growing SMBs will be further empowered by MobilePay’s responsive dashboard with multi-merchant and user functionality, plus the ability to store detailed stock and product information in its cloud-based inventory. The dashboard features real-time reporting and analytics, allowing in-depth reports on inventory, transactions, sales taxes, and other payment metrics.
MobilePay also offers merchants’ customers the security of EMV and PCI DSS compliance as well as convenience. Among other functionality, the mPOS supports fully customizable mobile receipts (via email and SMS text message) as well as paper copies (via Bluetooth printers).
O.B. Rawls, President Payment Processing North America at Paysafe, said: “Smartphone and tablet usage in the US has never been higher, which is serving as a catalyst for the strong growth in mobile payments, especially in the SMB space. We’re therefore excited to unveil MobilePay, an mPOS solution that marks a true step forward in mobile payments through our partnerships with two ‘best in class’ technology companies, Apriva and AnywhereCommerce.”