Pop-up start-ups offered mobile payment package
Temporary tenants of PopUp Britain retail space in London to get free m-commerce package
Online accountancy software company Intuit is to supply pop-up shop tenants with free access to its mobile payment devices.
Announced at the launch of the latest PopUp Britain store in the Victoria-based offices of the Department for Communities and Local Government, the partnership will see every tenant provided with a free Intuit Pay device for the duration of their trading time.
The latest pop-up shop follows on from the success of the flagship shop opened in Richmond in July and aims to provide 150 budding entrepreneurs with the opportunity to sell their products from the location for two weeks at a time.
Launched in beta in late November, Intuit Pay joins a host of new devices, including iZettle, mPowa and SumUp, in enabling small business merchants to take debit and credit card payments on the go.
Last month Startups.co.uk announced a partnership with Huddlebuy to provide up to 10,000 iZettle mobile card readers and mobile site worth £193 for free.
Compatible with iPhones, iPads and a range of Android handsets, the iZettle device enables small shops and market stall holders to take payment from American Express, Mastercard, Visa and Diners Club cards. Set to launch officially in the new year, new arrival Intuit Pay connects to smartphones via Bluetooth, enabling business owners to accept chip-and-pin payments from their customers through a free downloadable app.
It is hoped that the partnership will aid pop-up shop tenants who are lacking the time and resources necessary to sign up for the long-term contracts often associated with traditional card payment devices.