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ZipZap brings mobile commerce to Microsoft

ZipZap has partnered with Microsoft Mobile to offer businesses and retailers a mobile solution that enables them to accept payments from customers wherever they are, transacting anywhere, anytime.

“Microsoft is committed to reinventing productivity and business process, and this extends to the important collaborations embarked on with Business-to-Business partners, like Paycorp. Whether in the solutions we provide for large corporations or those aimed at smaller businesses and enterprises, it is about continually enabling new and efficient ways of working and doing business” says Veran Maharaj, B2B Lead Microsoft Mobile.

ZipZap mPOS, coupled with a Lumia smartphone, enables merchants to accept all card payments, issue e-receipts via SMS or email, and view a detailed transaction history via the free app or the online merchant portal. The combined package allows for enhanced business insight and management through Microsoft Office preloaded on Lumia.

Wayne Abramson, CEO of EFTPOS, the point-of-sale (POS) subsidiary of Paycorp said: “This is exactly the kind of innovative business solution we like to bring to market. It immediately capitalises on smart technologies to make it possible for a wide range of businesses – from small retailers to businesses on-the-move – to accept immediate payment for goods and services. Our partnership with Microsoft creates an even more powerful mobile business solution for more merchants.”

“Together with Paycorp, we are able to offer businesses a mobile payment solution that is not only convenient, but also safe and reliable, further extending our mission of enabling productivity anywhere and anytime. Our dependable Lumia devices running Windows Phone software that by design is secure, means business can be done and financial transactions processed with complete peace of mind” Maharaj continues.

ZipZap mPOS uses a smartphone or tablet to accept credit and debit card payments by connecting via Bluetooth or USB, to a separate and secure ZipZap PIN pad.  The safe and secure system enables merchants to take instant card payments from clients instead of cash or EFTs. The free ZipZap app is available for download on all current mobile operating systems but is the only mPOS solution compatible with Microsoft Windows.

In partnership with Microsoft, Paycorp is offering rent-to-own contracts payable over 18 months. The first includes the ZipZap card reader, a Microsoft Lumia 535 and 1gig of data per month for R380.00 (incl VAT) per month for 18 months. The second package also includes a Mecer Express A801 tablet for R513.00 (incl VAT) per month for 18 months.

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