Elavon and Poynt announce plans to bring the Poynt Smart Terminal to Europe.
US Bancorp subsidiary Elavon and California-based Poynt have announced their plan to bring the Poynt Smart Terminal to the wider international market, beginning with Europe. The terminal is expected to disrupt the European market, It will bring the same advanced payment device that features the latest in payment acceptance technology, pre-installed security features and software application platform.
Currently only available in the US, it will now be available for small to mid-sized businesses across Europe.
“We are excited to introduce the Poynt Smart Terminal to our European customers and are confident that they will find the form factor, features and app capabilities particularly appealing,” says Hannah Fitzsimons, Elavon’s General Manager for Europe. “The ability to add new apps and functionality to support business growth in the future means we can support our customers at every step of their journey. With Elavon’s unique suite of security products, we are able to help businesses build trust among their customers while protecting their payment data.”
“We are pleased that our initial launch with Elavon was met with great success, and are excited for this next phase of our partnership. We expect Poynt to fill a major gap in the European market - benefitting both merchants and their customers,” says Osama Bedier, CEO of Poynt.
The Poynt Smart Terminal’s sleek, dual-touchscreen design makes it easily identifiable - its features make it indispensable. Some of Poynt’s most compelling features include:
- Ultimate payment flexibility: customers can pay via chip and PIN or contactless, including mobile payments using Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.
- Truly mobile terminal: built-in WiFi, broadband and optional 3G enables businesses to accept payments at the counter, in-aisle, at the table or wherever their customers want to pay.
- Built-in Apps Store: businesses have the ability to leverage many curated apps for their business - enabling order ahead functionality, employee check-in and other valuable services, directly on the device.
- Flexible reporting and settlements: with access to real-time reporting available on the terminal, web or on their mobile phones, Poynt HQ gives businesses the capability to settle remotely, amongst other useful features.
Elavon Inc., is a processor of credit card transactions and a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp. Elavon offers merchant processing in more than 30 countries and supports the payment needs of more than 1,000,000 merchant locations across the globe. Elavon is the 4th largest U.S. credit card processor and is a top six acquirer in the European marketplace.
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