Elavon, a wholly owned subsidiary of US Bancorp and a global payment solutions provider, has released MobileMerchant, following its highly successful, first to market, pilot project, which commenced in January 2012. MobileMerchant is an innovative, secure, complete payment solution that transforms mobile devices into payment terminals, allowing businesses to accept card payments quickly and securely anywhere, anytime, without a major investment of money or effort. MobileMerchant’s payment app is paired with a Chip and PIN card reader, allowing payments to be processed using BlackBerry or Android smartphones and tablets.
The solution combines the ease of using a mobile phone for payments, with an affordable, easy-to-understand rate programme, making it the ideal solution for small businesses on the go, or for companies that have mobile field operatives that would like to extend the convenience of credit and debit acceptance to their customers.
“Elavon is committed to delivering solutions that enhance business opportunities for its customers, of all sizes, helping to make them more efficient and more profitable. This solution is perfect for the thousands of very small, often mobile, businesses in the UK today. Such businesses have previously not been able to accept card payments easily or cost effectively,” said Guy Harris, managing director, Europe. “Not only does our solution enable mobile commerce but it has in-built EMV Chip and PIN security, so small business owners and their customers are fully protected.”
Rachel Birtwell of Your Inspiration at Home, who took part in the MobileMerchant trial, found that she has increased revenue and extended convenience to her customers by accepting credit and debit card payments on her Blackberry device. “I would definitely recommend Elavon’s MobileMerchant to any business on the go. It has made my life easier and my business more successful.”
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