MICROS and payleven launch new smartphone point-of-sale model for start-ups

Integrated chip & PIN system claims to offer setup within 24 hours

Point-of-sale software provider MICROS and hardware manufacturer payleven have announced the launch of a new cloud-based point of sale solution, which they claim will allow start-ups to begin taking credit and debit card payments via mobile almost instantly.

The offering will allow start-ups to begin taking payments through their point-of-sale device immediately after registering on MICROS’s Kachng website – which payleven claims eliminates the need for specialist setup staff.  The system will work over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi mobile connections and will be offered on a mixed subscription and pay-as-you go basis, with users charged from £49 per month for the MICROS service as well as a 2.75% levy on each payment taken.

The card reader device itself costs £89 + VAT. Payleven claims its offering is fully scalable from the smallest to the largest businesses, with options to manage multiple card readers, tills and branches.

Rival provider iZettle recently launched a development of its own chip and pin payment device, allowing businesses to accept Visa payments directly for the first time. iZettle launched its card reader in November of last year, with digital communications giant EE named as its exclusive UK partner.

E-payment provider Intuit Pay have also announced that tenants of StartUp Britain’s new ‘pop-up shops’ will be given free use of its mobile payment devices.

Commenting on the MICROS and payleven partnership, payleven founder Alston Zecha said: “Today marks another important step on that journey partnering with MICROS, a proven leader in Point-of-Sale technology. “We are continuing to help growing businesses expand, by designing a system that can scale to offer increasingly sophisticated functionality as required.”

For more information on selecting the best mobile card payment device for your business read our Startups Guide – but bear in mind the market is changing fast!

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